Futures of Pakistan (2008)

Essay on the Future of Pakistan: Possible Scenarios Beyond the pendulum of the general and the landlord-politician: Understanding and creating alternative futures  and scenarios for Pakistan By Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, University of the Sunshine Coast, and Prout College. In this essay, I outline Five futures for Pakistan: (1) the Pendulum continues forever, (2) […]

Australia 2026 – An Alternative Future (2007)

Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University; adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast. www.metafuture.org   Drawing inspiration from the recent Australian Association for Environmental Education conference, this essay paints a different possible scenario for the future of Australia. It has been almost twelve years since […]

Iraq, Lebanon, The Middle East: In Search of a Rational Foreign Policy (2007)

Foresight and connecting the Dots: The politics of worldviews and disowned selves/collectivities By Sohail Inayatullah For the foresight practitioner, what is most stunning about the war in Iraq, the recent war in Lebanon and the war on terror is the lack of capacity of Western governments to connect the dots. While surveillance continues to heighten, […]

We Discovered You! Alternative Futures for Asia (2006)

Sohail Inayatullah www.metafuture.org Professor, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Adjunct Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast and associate, Queensland University of Technology “The reported discovery of an accurate map of Asia by a 16th century Chinese explorer could create the context for Asia to transform its self-image, according to Professor Sohail Inayatullah of Tamkang University in Taipei […]

Seven Hypothesis and Doorways to a Knowledge Economy (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah SEVEN HYPOTHESIS AND DOORWAYS TO A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Speech, July 11, 2006 Creating a Knowledge Economy for the Sunshine Coast   The image of the future and the learning community The Sunshine coast currently stands between different images of the future. The first is the traditional, small scale, strong community, fishing village. […]

Which Identity for Australians? (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, University of the Sunshine Coast and www.metafuture.org What will happen to Australian identity? Can it transform, will new identities emerge,? Some of Australia’s best and brightest convened at Melbourne Business School for a two day workshop (February 14-15) on the futures of Australian identity, as a lead up to […]

Which Future for South-East Queensland? (2006)

Professor Sohail Inayatullah October 2006 The SEQ 2026 plan intends to: “protect biodiversity, contain urban development, build and maintain community identity, make travel more efficient, and support a prosperous economy. At the same time, the Regional Plan proposes that communities be built and managed using the most up-to-date and effective measures to conserve water and […]

An Alternative View of the Futures of South Asia (2003)

Steps to a Confederation Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Taiwan and Sunshine Coast University, Australia www.metafuture.org October 11, 2003 While we are all aware why we do not have peace in south asia, there is a paucity of explorations on how to create a better future.  The lack of peace defined as both individual peace […]

A Proutist View of the Futures of South Asia: Steps to a Confederation (2003)

By Sohail Inayatullah While we are all aware why we do not have peace in south asia, there is a paucity of explorations on how to create a better future. The lack of peace defined as both individual peace (inner contentment), social-psychological peace (how we see the Other), structural peace (issues of justice, particularly territorial […]

Alternative Futures of Korea: Beyond the Litany (1996)

By Sohail Inayatullah[1] Final days but hedge your bets In Papua New Guinea, farmers are refusing to plant numerous crops, convinced that the world will end in two years. In the year 2000, when the world will not end, not only will they face humiliation, they will face starvation. Lee Jan-Rim, 44, leader of Mission […]