UNESCO Future Lecture: Foresight Frontiers

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Linda Tinio, l.tinio@unesco.org

The UNESCO Future Lecture on "Foresight Frontiers" will serve as a platform for sharing the latest developments in the field of Future Studies from around the world.

This edition welcomes three international futurists: Stefan Bergheim, Director of Center for Societal Progress, Roumiana Gotseva, Managing Director of Center for Strategic Foresight, and Per Koch, Special Adviser at Innovation Norway.

The guiding aim of the Lecture is to explore how this area of studies is advancing the capacity of decision makers to use the future to understand the complex emergent challenges of the present.

Being able to think beyond extrapolation based on existing models is not only a necessity if humanity is to take advantage of the open character of the universe (non-deterministic, full of novelty) but also a capability that can be enhanced through the advancement and diffusion of ‘futures literacy’.

Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English and French.

The Lecture will also be available via webcast on mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_9_en.wmv (English) and on mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_9_fr.wmv (French).