Peter Engelke

Peter Engelke serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is senior fellow in the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council.Engelke identifies long-range global trends, connects these trends to current challenges, and designs strategic responses for policymakers in Washington and beyond.

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Peter Engelke serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is senior fellow in the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

Engelke identifies long-range global trends, connects these trends to current challenges, and designs strategic responses for policymakers in Washington and beyond. His research in global urbanization is informed by the confluence of global and regional futures, innovation and technological disruption, geopolitics, climate change, natural resources, and other topics.

His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Hill, The National Interest, Citiscope, Meeting of the Minds, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda platform, and other outlets. Prior to the Atlantic Council, Engelke was visiting fellow at the Stimson Center’s Environmental Security program. He served as research faculty at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he co-authored his first book, Health and Community Design. His second book, The Great Acceleration, is a history of global environmental change since 1945. Engelke is a former Bosch Fellow with the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart, Germany. 

He holds a Doctorate of History from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University.