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With so many members of our community going on vacation, the FiscalNote Executive Institute is exploring new formats for our discussions this summer.

We are excited to announce FNEI Reads, which invites senior executives to enjoy a selected book each month, followed by the opportunity to share their thoughts in a virtual discussion with the author.

We’re kicking off FNEI Reads with Learning From Tomorrow: Using Strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption by policy analyst Bart Édes. Join us for a virtual discussion with Bart 10-11 a.m. EDT July 14, during which readers can ask him questions about his predictions on post-pandemic trends.


Bart is a policy analyst who focuses on developing Asian economies, international development, innovation, social policies, cross-border trade, and transformative trends reshaping the world. Between 2001 and 2020, he held senior staff positions at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), most recently serving as the lender’s North American representative. While based in the ADB’s Manila headquarters, he oversaw teams responsible for policy; strategy; and operational guidance on education, governance, health, inclusive business, information technology for development, knowledge management, poverty reduction, social protection, and stakeholder consultation. From 1994-2000, Édes led communications for an EU-OECD joint initiative (SIGMA), supporting public administration reform in Central and Eastern Europe. From 1987-1992, he supported U.S.-Canada trade relations and contributed to U.S. government positions and negotiations on foreign direct investment agreements at the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration. Édes has a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

FNEI had an opportunity to speak with Bart about his new book. Get a preview of our July 14 discussion by watching this video interview.