Foresight with Impact – a response to “Future blindness”

3 Jan

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Cat Tully, founder of From Over Here and School of International Futures responds to Farhad Manjoo’s NYT article on Alvin Toffler.

Brexit Another Strategic Surprise

23 Jul

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The School of International Futures has published Professor Michael F. Oppenheimer’s, Clinical Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs, reaction to the Brexit referendum and the role that strategic futures analysis could have played in anticipating and preparing for its outcome.

Sustainability, SDG’s and Futures Work

24 Jun

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On her recent visit to Finland, Cat was invited to speak by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, a future-oriented organisation that promotes Finland’s competitiveness and the well-being of the Finnish people. Finland’s global leadership of this area and existing championing of foresight means they are a pivotal case study to examine and should be given […]

Committee for the Future – Finnish Parliament

15 Jun

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Cat recently visited Finland and was invited to speak by the Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development. The purpose of this session was to discuss various models for enhancing synergies between sustainable development goals and foresight and other work on the future.

Call for proposals for foresight workshop production and facilitation support Short proposal including costing and details of previous work due by 13 June sent to jessica.bland@nesta.org.uk copying in harry.armstrong@nesta.org.uk. Project outline A new research project ‘Employment in 2030: Skills, Competencies & their Implications for Learning’ will assesses what mix of skills and competencies will be required for the types of jobs that the US and UK economies will need in 15 years time. The analysis will be used to develop recommendations as to how educators and policymakers should change their practices to address future skills gaps

11 Jun

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Call for proposals for foresight workshop production and facilitation support

IATA: Shaping the Future of Aviation

5 Jun

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) invited Cat to speak on Shaping the Future of Aviation session at the 72nd Annual General Meeting in Dublin. Cat discussed the preliminary findings from the School of International Futures (SOIF) and IATA’s foresight study for the airline industry.​

Capacity Building in Foresight for Development – a Global View presented at the CEPAL Foresight Conference

4 Jun

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Cat was recently invited to speak at the International Seminar: The Sustainable Development Goals and Building Futures for Latin America and the Caribbean round table as part of the CEPAL Foresight Conference held at the ECLAC headquarters Santiago, Chile.

The European Commission Research and Innovation Workshop into Strategic Foresight

10 Apr

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The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in Brussels held an introductory workshop to provide an insight into foresight.  As School of International Futures, Cat helped Prabhat Agarwal, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General and Nathalie Vercruysse, Scientific Officer at European Commission lead the training course. Twenty delegates from the department attended the workshop in […]