The Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) is founded at a time of great global uncertainty and growing interdependence. “We have entered a new age of uncertainty" are the words of Elemér Hankiss, who provided guidance for the Institute’s foundation over many years. More and more people feel that we have arrived at a crossroads. What is the best way forward? What will life be like in ten, thirty or fifty years? We are continually astonished by climate change, regional political instability, financial crises and the overall spread of violence. What will happen to us, our children, and to life on Earth?