Transforming the Future Seminar – “From social injustice to metaphors and mantras that can transform: a stepped approach to using the future” with Sohail Inayatullah

When :

from Wednesday 26 June, 2019
to Thursday 27 June, 2019

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room IX, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Riel Miller,, Léa Chaussis,

UNESCO as a pioneering force in the development of Futures Literacy worldwide since 2012 will organise a seminar with Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia. The event will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (Room IX) in Paris, on 26 June 2019. br /br /Based on case studies in the practice of foresight on a global basis, this presentation will explore the stepped movement of /
A political scientist and one of the most innovative contributor to future thinking, Sohail Inayatullah is Professor at Tamkang University in Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies), Associate at Melbourne Business School (Mt Eliza Executive Education), and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and the Arts). In 2010, he was awarded the Laurel award for all-time best futurist by the Shaping Tomorrow Foresight Network. In 2015 Professor Inayatullah has become the first UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies at USIM, Malaysia. br /br /His seminar will be based on case studies in the practice of foresight, by means of which he will explore the stepped movement of futures from 1. it's not fair (social injustice) to 2. risk mitigation to 3. creating alternatives to 4. directionality to 5. making the futures real and concluding with 6. personal illumination and the metaphor to mantra /br /Case studies from Interpol, FAO, Hong Kong Police, the Government of Armenia, the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, Rural Health Victoria, the Government of Malaysia, the Asian Development Bank, the Government of Singapore, Communify, the Government of New Zealand, the Department of Agriculture, the Government of Australia, the FBI, Disability Queensland, Mind Australia, and Asahi will be presented.