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‘Crisis should not become the new normal’ concluded futurists at the SOIF summer school


By dxw

Rapid and dramatic shifts in the global economic and geo-political landscape have exposed shortfalls in long term strategic planning.

School of International Futures

Monday 13 – Friday 17 August 2012 (WP1179)

As governments grapple with the need to understand and plan better for the future, the School of International Futures taught new and innovative methods of horizon scanning and scenario planning, equipping participants with the knowledge to make better informed and long term policy decisions. Building on our annual ‘Futures’ conferences, the collaboration with the School of International Futures introduced participants to new methods of scanning the horizon and scenario planning. Through the creation of an open forum to discuss the application of strategic foresight, participants tested and developed new ways of addressing future issues.

Key note speakers at the SOIF included:

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton Professor and former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department,
  • David F. Gordon, Eurasia Group’s Head of Research, Director of Global Macro Analysis and also former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department,
  • Lord Peter Hennessy, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University,
  • Mansoor Dailami, Manager of the Emerging Global Trends Team of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank
  • Magnus Djaba CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi. 

View the video of SOIF´s aims and approach, filmed here at Wilton Park

School of International Futures



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