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J. Peter Scoblic

J. Peter Scoblic is a Fellow with the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, where he researches the ways in which organizations navigate uncertainty. He is also the co-founder of Event Horizon Strategies, a senior fellow with the International Security Program at New America, and an instructor in Harvard’s Professional Development Program.

Dr. Scoblic has published widely on forecasting and foresight, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Science, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs (forthcoming). His 2018 article on the CIA’s predictive office won the Bobby R. Inman Award in Intelligence Studies, and HBR named his recent cover story, “Learning from the Future,” one of its “10 Must Reads on Organizational Resilience.”

Previously, he was the executive editor of The New Republic and Foreign Policy. He also served as deputy staff director of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he worked on approval of the New START agreement and was the chief foreign policy speechwriter for Chairman John Kerry. In 2008, Viking Press published his book, U.S. vs. Them, an intellectual history of conservatism’s impact on American nuclear policy.

Dr. Scoblic received his doctorate from Harvard Business School, where his research on strategic foresight won the Wyss Award for Excellence. He received his A.B. in political science, with honors, from Brown University.