Foreword: We live in an era of blurred lines – between disciplines, professions, pursuits. Phones are no
longer phones, but are camera and diaries, entertainment systems and work stations. Engineers have become environmental engineers – considering the environmental impact of their work, just as much as its structural integrity. Similarly, ecological modernizers attempt to unify development and industrialization with environmental protection and advancement in a synergistic, mutually supportive manner. In the realms of global health, diplomacy, security and international relations, as addressed in the following, such synergistic, interdigitated and smart approaches are also in play. In all such cases, such enlightened approaches are the hallmark of enlightened human evolution.