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.

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.​

The Future of Diplomacy

1 Apr

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New Tools for a New Global Order The international environment is changing rapidly as new technologies shape and enhance the engagement of both state and non-state actors. At the same time, the relative decline of US hegemony has driven instability and conflict, from which old geopolitical agendas have re-emerged.  Diplomats and Diplomatic Services, under ever […]

‘With Wikistrat, crowdsourcing gets geopolitical’ – FT

15 Sep

The Financial Times has published an article on the innovative crowdsourcing forecasting method of Wikistrat, an organisation that Cat is actively involved with. ‘I agree with the sentiment in the article’ commented Cat, ‘We need more innovation and networks of views into the foreign policy dialogue space.’

Exploring Ranepa’s Summer Campus 2014

7 Jul

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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 Singapore Consultation on Developing Foresight Capacity within the Public Service

4 Jul

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On 29 April 2014, Cat participated in a Consultation on Developing Foresight Capacity within the Public Service, held in Singapore by the UNDP. This consultation was convened to engage thinkers and practitioners in discussion to advise UNDP on avenues for building government foresight capacity in developing countries. Alongside Cat, the consultation consisted of 16 participants, […]