UNESCO Future Lecture: Foresight Frontiers

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The UNESCO Future Lecture on "Foresight Frontiers" will serve as a platform for sharing the latest developments in the field of Future Studies from around the world.

This edition welcomes three international futurists: Stefan Bergheim, Director of Center for Societal Progress, Roumiana Gotseva, Managing Director of Center for Strategic Foresight, and Per Koch, Special Adviser at Innovation Norway.

The guiding aim of the Lecture is to explore how this area of studies is advancing the capacity of decision makers to use the future to understand the complex emergent challenges of the 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’.

Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English and French.


You can watch the video on demand of the Lecture:


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 26.03.2014 10:00 local time
End 26.03.2014 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Miller, Riel
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Linda Tinio, l.tinio@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 Avenue de Suffren
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 60
Official Website
Link 1 Find out more about the three international futurists
Link 2 Abstracts of presentations
Link 3 More on UNESCO Future Lectures
Link 4 Anticipation and Foresight