Foresight Frontiers: Thinking the World Post-2015

A UNESCO Future Lecture Series

25 March 2013
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

The UNESCO Future Lecture Series – Foresight Frontiers: Thinking the World Post-2015 – serve as a platform for sharing the latest developments in the field of Future Studies from around the world. The guiding aim of the Series is to explore how Future Studies is advancing the capacity of decision makers to use the future to understand the complex emergent 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’.

This edition welcomed two international futurists:

Inaugural Lectures
(Bilingual – one lecture in French and one in English)

14:30

Hans d’Orville – Opening remarks

14:40

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment – L'abécédaire de l'action prospective

15: 15

Discussion

15:35

Coffee

15:50

Helene von Reibnitz – Foresight: from Institutional to Personal

16:25

Discussion

16:45

Riel Miller – Summary

17:15

Closing

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