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Future of Citizenship

What will citizenship of the future look like? Will global issues like climate change, food security, and human migration project us into greater global cooperation? Will this cooperation manifest as global conceptions of citizenship? Or, might we retract our sense...

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The Future of Sex Policy

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The Future of Childhood

Project Manager:  Sue Goodney Lea Whitney Houston sings in The Greatest Love of All (1985) that “the children are our future.”  What, though, is the future of childhood?  What does it mean, in our society, to be a child-- or to have a childhood?  And what might it...

How Will We All Retire?

Editor - Adolf Gundersen The retirement project discussions explored retirement as an area of public policy concern. This project and its group discussions explored–and developed multiple and contrasting ideas and responses to--some important underlying concerns...

The Future of K-12 Education

Editor - Adolf Gundersen The education project discussions explored the nature of education and learning, asking--and attempting to answer in different ways--a number of key, foundational questions, including-- What do we want education to achieve for individuals?...

The Future of Family

Project Managers – Jack Byrd, Jr. and Jeff Prudhomme This Project Discussion is representative of IF’s ongoing developmental approach to our discussion processes.  This project is different from our other Project Discussions in a few key respects:  there were 2...

Rewarding Work

Project Manager – Dennis Boyer What if citizens had an opportunity to reinvent the world of work?  This project arose not only from the sense that our hopes and expectations for our work were not always met by existing employment relations and human resources, but...

Anticipating Human Genetic Technology

Project Manager –Jeff Prudhomme What if, through the use of genetic technologies, all children could be born without disabilities? What if they were required to be?  Or what if these choices were only open to the wealthy?  What if your entire personal genome could...