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Lennart Meri Conference, Estonia

The findings of the Thinking the Unthinkable (TtU) project routinely stir new awareness of the destabilising impact on leaders from the new disruption.

The message both disturbs and reassures. It reflects the anxieties leaders are feeling in ways they don’t easily talk about in public.

Our Co-Directors Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon are regularly asked to present the findings to high level audiences.

Nik’s keynote to top policy makers in governments and corporates at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2018 is one example.

The impact of the speech was clear in a panel discussion after the presentation.

This reaction shows how TtU stirs new awareness and thinking of the kind needed by leaders to cope with the new disruption.

Three panellists highlighted the importance of Thinking the Unthinkable - Espen Barth Eide, a former defence and foreign minister of Norway, Lamberto Zannier, until recently Secretary General of the OSCE, and Senator Nathalie Goulet from the French parliament.