International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future

8 Jul

CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organising an International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future which aims to bring policy makers, donors, practitioners, private sector, government and UN agencies to focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around migration. This conference will take place in London on 17-18 of July 2014. […]

Exploring Ranepa’s Summer Campus 2014

7 Jul

Last year Cat travelled to Russia to carry out a one-day training at Ranepa’s Summer Campus, which took place in Khazan, Tatarstan between the 18-28 July. The event hosted 350 top undergraduate and graduate students from across Russia and provided lectures and workshops from top figures in government, business and society. Aimed at developing a […]

Outcomes of the ISA Roundtable on Strategic Foresight in International Relations – Get Involved Now

24 May

At the International Studies Association 2014 annual conference in Toronto I organised a Roundtable entitled ‘Bridging the Gap: The Art and Practice of Strategic Foresight in International Relations’. About 45 of us discussed the role of Strategic Foresight in International Relations. We had a great mix of practitioners and academics, including, Antti Kaski, Rob Del, […]

Read more about the UNDP-LKYSPP ‘Development on Small Islands’ Conference

13 May

On 29 April, Cat attended the ‘Development on Small Islands– What does a complexity approach have to offer?’ conference, held by the UNDP in collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). In preparation for the 3rd UN conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the conference explored the value of complexity-aware […]

Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development Publish Live Blog on The Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future Conference

29 Apr

Between the 24 – 26 April the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD) attended and reported on the Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future conference in Budapest. Last year, the UN identified a handful of countries leading the way on future generations governance. Those countries met in Budapest this weekend to share ideas and […]

Launch of the 2014 Social Progress Index: Tuesday 8 April

20 Mar

The Social Progress Imperative is an organisation devoted to advancing human wellbeing by combining national social performance and capacity indicators with solutions-oriented outreach to sector leaders, and grassroots champions, in order to promote long-term, large-scale change. On Tuesday 8 April, the Social Progress Imperative is launching its Social Progress Index 2014 at the Deloitte Auditorium. […]

The Millennium Project Launch Latest Report: ’2013 – 2014 State of the Future’

17 Mar

On 20 March, 2014 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will launch the 2013-14 State of the Future report. This report integrates and distilles the rapidly changing global situation in technology, environment, social unrest, development gaps, security, energy, food, organized crime, gender relations, governance, health, education, and more. It gives an unparaelled overview of […]

Wanted – Your views on how Strategic Foresight should be integrated into the academic field of International Relations – for #futureday

28 Feb

Is the academic field of International Relations losing out because it doesn’t embrace foresight thinking? What can we do about this? If you have views and thoughts on this, read on and fill out the survey. This year, at the International Studies Association 2014 Conference, I am hosting a Roundtable on the use of strategic […]