by Ann Mettler, Chair, ESPAS
The future is now, and tomorrow’s challenges (and opportunities) are determined by today’s choices.
Florence Gaub is the Deputy Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and is the lead author of this ESPAS report Global Trends to 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe. In addition to overseeing the EUISS' research activities, Florence works on strategic foresight, geopolitics as well as the Middle East and North Africa. Florence is widely published, and her two latest publications include The Cauldron: NATO’s Libya campaign and Guardians of the Arab State: Why militaries intervene in politics.
Previously employed at NATO Defence College, she was educated at Munich University, Sciences Po, the Sorbonne, and holds a PhD from Humboldt University Berlin.
"Rather than predictability, we seek surprise to challenge our thinking; rather than ending in paralysis, we look for actionable possibilities; rather than pessimism, we write this in the spirit of constructive optimism about what we can and want to change – in Europe and the world."