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Prof Sohail Inayatullah Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Sohail Inayatullah


  • Ageing
  • Communication
  • Futurist
  • Globalisation / World Affairs
  • Science
  • Society / Social Trends
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Technology
  • Workshops
  • World Affairs


Professor Sohail Inayatullah is a leading political scientist and futurist. He presents on futures thinking, strategy development, innovation and foresight, and bio-securities futures around the world, including at the Hague, MBS-Mt Eliza Executive Education, Macquarie University, Tamkang University (Taiwan), and for other leading institutions across Asia. 

He also an associate with Mt Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School, where he co-teaches an annual course titled, "Futures thinking and strategy development.”  

He is one of 2010 Laurel award winners for all-time best futurists as voted by the Shaping Tomorrow foresight network, an association of 2900 foresight professionals. He received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii in 1990. In 2011 he received an honorary doctorate from the University Sains Malaysia, Penang.  

Professor Inayatullah has authored/edited thirty books (with titles such as Questioning the Future; the University in Transformation; Youth Futures; Macrohistory and Macrohistorians; Alternative Educational Futures), journal special issues and over 350 journal articles and book chapters as well as contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Future and was the Unesco Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.  

Among other groups, Sohail has addressed or conducted foresight workshops for the Bangladesh Government, Ministry of Health (in association with the Rockefeller Foundation); Ergon Energy; BUPA Health Insurance; Queensland Government Smart Services Division; The Local Government Managers Association, Queensland; The New South Wales Department of Local Government, the Victorian Government, Department of Justice; The Victoria Leadership Forum; the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (workshops in Vietnam, Indonesia and Canberra, Australia); the Executive Challenge Academy, Brisbane; Suncorp Bank; The Australian Government National Mineral Visions 2040; the Canadian Police College, Ottawa; Health Canada, Ottawa; Fore-Can: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health, Ottawa; Government of Canada, Policy Research Institute, Ottawa.

Keynote Titles

  • World futures 2030
  • Health futures 2025
  • City futures 2025
  • Technology futures
  • Methods and tools in forecasting



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