Carol Dumaine has 30 years of experience as a U.S. Intelligence Community analyst with emphasis on strategic and emerging global security issues, including climate change. Now retired from government service, she began creating and leading scenario analysis workshops in the mid-1990s. In 2007, the U.S. Partnership for Public Service recognized Carol as a Finalist for the Service-to-America National Security Medal for her leadership in creating the “Global Futures Forum,” a multilateral 30+ nation effort focused on enhancing collective foresight for dealing effectively with transnational challenges. From 2014-2018, Carol taught a graduate-level seminar on Climate Change and Global Security at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She frequently addresses topics related to climate change, global and systemic risks, and redefining security for international security and university audiences in North America and Europe. Carol Dumaine is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has a Master’s in International Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Stanley Feder has 30 years of experience as a research political scientist and senior analyst in several parts of the Intelligence Community (IC) and as a strategic planning and political risk consultant in the private sector. His experience with multiple scenario analysis comes from his roles as the director of the Project on the Future of Global Relations (1992-96), a joint effort of the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to anticipate threats to U.S. national security after the Cold War; as principal and co-founder of Policy Futures (1998-2005), a consulting firm providing political risk assessments and strategic perspectives; as Consultant and Scenarios Analyst for New Directions for News, a project at the School of Journalism, University of Missouri (1994-96); and teaching several classes on scenarios analysis. From 2005-2019 Stan pursued his passion for charcuterie as president and co-founder of MeatCrafters Inc. in Landover, MD. Stanley Feder has a B.S. degree in Political Science from M.I.T. and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University.