Big Problem Perspectives

The Big Problem Perspectives Working Group stimulates, guides and informs multi-disciplinary dialogue on assessing and addressing major global problems, underlying and disruptive forces and trends, and issues associated with mitigating solutions in an increasingly complex and volatile world.

The group considers problems in their full context. We are a cross-disciplinary community spanning the university—including vital perspectives of social sciences, business, law and engineering—and engaging other institutions, industry, and government. 

Programming includes a series of ongoing and emerging forums. We focus on a small set of selected problems on a standalone basis, but also look across problems to assess and refine approaches geared to big problems, and encourage regular interaction between problem-focused initiatives. 

Photo credit: Kali Gandaki dam, Asian Development Bank

Get involved

For more information, to join the group, or be on our email list, contact Jeffrey Strauss.