The Global Knowledge Mobility Nexus (2020)



In today’s complex world, intelligent decision-making in both the public and private sectors is contingent on an in-depth knowledge of global mega-trends and their interconnections.  

The Global Knowledge Mobility Nexus establishes an interpretive framework for understanding these converging mega-trends as well as their political, economic, and social implications.  

As a forward-looking document, it supports the foresight activities (ie., environmental scanning and scenario planning activities) featured in Developing A Global Mindset: Adopting a Strategic Approach to Knowledge Mobilization. 

How this Strategic Intelligence Brief is Structured

Part One surveys the geopolitical shifts and realignments that are overturning many core assumptions about international power relations and systems of governance.

Part Two examines powerful transportation and mobility infrastructures that are extending their networked connections through a complex process of interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, rapid adaptation, and continuous learning. 

Part Three explores how intensive urbanization and city-to-city diplomacy is redefining the global knowledge economy and traditional notions of national sovereignty. 

Enterprising organizations that understand these forces can better anticipate the cascading effects of disruptive change and establish a solid basis for complex problem solving.