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Public Foresight Strategist
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced cultural radio shows for NPR in Berlin. Bettina received her MSc from Oxford University and BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Governance design, futures thinking, and how to grow the public imagination inform much of her research and project areas at the Institute for the Future, including in launching the Governance Futures Lab. As a Public Foresight Strategist at IFTF, Bettina works on a variety of strategic initiatives that push for foresight in the public realm, including the Future of Philanthropy, the Future of Learning, and the Future of Work. Bettina's current research examines the roles of creative social spaces in developing new models for generating value and systemic change.