Foresight Professionals

This is a community-developed list of Foresight Professionals in ten global regions, folks who look to and analyze the long-term (10+ year) future for paying clients (education, for-profit, non-profit, government, military) in any of 90+ different primary, secondary, and other foresight specialties. This list includes Foresight Academics, folks who publish on foresight topics in peer-reviewed primary foresight journals,or other journals, and/or who teach foresight courses at any academic level. 

In alpha order by last name. Two-line maximum detail description, thanks.


I. Foresight Professionals - Global List


We'd presently guess there are at least 100,000 living individuals that have given prescient talks or done serious work in various areas of long-term (10+ year) scientific, technological, business, or social foresight. Perhaps 20,000 of these have published peer-reviewed foresight research in academic or trade journals, and perhaps 3,000 have given dedicated university or other courses that are substantially focused on long-term foresight. How soon can we get this starter list of professionals, researchers, and educators above 1,000 (representing 1% of the community)? How soon can we get it above 10,000 (10% of the community)? 

This list is a stub. It is ready for your additions.  Do you know any foresight professionals or academics that should be listed here? Please add them, in the following format:

Format: Alphabetical order by last name, with name in bold, and your entry in 10 point Arial type, in the appropriate location.

First Line: Name with link to online bio, Title (if any), Institution (if any), Location(s), and Email (if public, in a mailto: format).
Second Line: Brief description (one to two lines maximum!) of their foresight specialties, as far as you know them. 




1. North and Central America 
(USA, Canada, Greenland, Bermuda, Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Nations)
Canada (Please Use Two Letter Province Abbreviation Codes for All Provinces in Canada)
Lynn-Elen Burton
, Emeritus Prof, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
George Dvorsky, Founder, BetterHumans, Toronto, ON
Ruben Nelson, Foresight Canada, Calgary, AB
Mark Walker, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Richard Worzel, Futuresearch.com, Toronto, ON
Futurist, speaker, consultant. Very nice general audience website.
Costa Rica
Maurice Strong, President, United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE), San Jose, Costa Rica.
Strong has held two UN conferences on the environment. UN-Sanctioned UPEACE offers eight one year masters degrees in Peace Studies at their Costa Rica campus.
Mexico (Please Use Two - Two Letter State Abbreviation Codes (MX - ??) for All States In Mexico)
Leonel Casanova,
 Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, MX-NL
Nicaragua
Ariel ZunigaInstituto Nicaraguense de Energia, Managua, Nicaragua
Developing Nicaragua's vast geothermal resources (currently supplying 9% of national electricity) for energy independence. Currently 77 MW installed geothermal plants and 1,000 MW estimated first-tier resources.
Panama
Jorge ArosemanaCiudad de Saber (City of Knowledge), Clayton, Ancon, Panama.
Sociologist, engineer, philosopher, and head of the Ciudad de Saber, Panama's largest business, scientific, and technology park. 

United States of America 
See > USA Foresight Professionals by State 



2. South America
(Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Fr. Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Falklands)
Brazil
Arnoldo J. de HoyosSao Paulo Catholic Univ. (PUC-SP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Colombia
Francisco Mojica, Universidad External de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Lucio Mauricio Henao ProSeres prospectiva estratégica, Medellín, Colombia
Peru
Fernando Ortega, Alas Peruanas University, Lima, Peru
Venezuela
Jose Cordeiro, University Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela



3. Europe 
(EU States and Neighboring Nations, Iceland, Norway, Croatia, Bosnia, Turkey, Cyprus)
Belgium
Francis Heylighen, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
Denmark
Daniel Karpantschof, The Danish Academy for Futures Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark
René RohrbeckAssociate Professor for Strategy at Aarhus University, Denmark 
Finland
Juha Kaskinen, Finland Futures Academy, Turku, Finland
Mika MaanermaMaanermaa Futures Studies, Piispanristi, Finland
Anita Rubin, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku, Finland
Sari Söderlund, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku, Finland
Markku Wilenius, Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland
France
Michel Godet, Conservetoire Nat'l des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France
Germany
Heiko von der Gracht, Dir, Inst. for Futures Studies and Knowledge Mgmt, European Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
Focuses on foresight methodology research, and logistics and mobility foresight.
Ulrich Eberl, Science Journalist, Siemens Futurist In Residence
Editor, Pictures of the Future, Siemens Global Foresight Magazine; Author, Life in 2050, 2011; Innovative Minds, 2007  
Pero Micic, Future Management Group, Eltville, Germany
Hungary
Zoltan GalantaiTechnical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Erszebet Novaky, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Eva TothTechnical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Ireland
John Ratcliffe, Dublin Inst. of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Italy
Eleanora Masini, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Netherlands
Remco Buisman, Futureconsult, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jos de Mul, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Daniel Erasmus, Leiden University, Lieden, Netherlands

Norway
Helge Hasvold, Futurist and CEO of Strategier for Framtiden, Fredrikstad, Norway
Portugal
Antonio Alvarenga, Inst. for the Devel. of the Economic, Financial, and Mgmt Sciences (IDEFE), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon)
Focuses on strategic foresight and european affairs. Strategic foresight methods, scenario planning and thinking, European integration. Teaches SF at IDEFE-UTL.
António B. Moniz, Universidade Nova de Lisboa-FCT, Caparica, Portugal
Romania 
Trajan Rotariu, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Spain
Jordi S. del Pino, Centre Catala de Prospectiva, Barcelona, Spain
Sweden
Bo Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Jacob Palme, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Switzerland
Roberto Vitalini, Editor, Wheii.com Knowledge and Futures Portal (email)
Media futures, information technology futures, global and market trends.
United Kingdom
Barbara AdamCardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Stephen Aguilar-MillanThe Greenways Partnership, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Jeremy Bentham, VP Global Business Envir and Head of Strategy, Royal Dutch Shell (London, UK and Hague, Netherlands)
Very smart oil industry futurist, chaired Shell's Energy Scenarios to 2050 study. Strong supporter of industry foresight & scenarios.
Nick BostromUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Jeff GoldLeeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom
Adam Gordon, Turning Foresight into Value, Cardiff, UK
Susan Greenfield, Prof. of Synaptic Pharmacology, Lincoln College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Science popularizer. Future of human and machine interaction and thought.
David Hicks, Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom
Alec Howe, Breaking Trends in the Global Village, London, United Kingdom
Michael Jackson, Shaping Tomorrow's Foresight Network, Bishops Wood, UK
Denis Loveridge, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Mike Keenan, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
James Martin, James Martin 21st Cent Sch, Oxford U, Oxford, United Kingdom
Graham May, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom (Emeritus or Retired)
Ian Miles, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Maria Nedeva, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Martin Raymond, Strategy and Insight Director, The Future Laboratory (21 employees). 
Specialist in consumer trends, fashion, retailing, brands. Editor of Viewpoint magazine.
Anders Sandberg, Oxford, United Kingdom
Wendy Schultz, Infinite Futures, Oxford, United Kingdom
Ralph Stacey, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Steve WoolgarUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Brian WynneLancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom


4. Middle East 
(Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
 Bahrain, Quatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen)
Iran
Alireza Hejazi, Founder & Developer of Futures Discovery, Tehran, Iran
Ali Shamaee, Atinegaar Think Tank, Tehran, Iran
Israel 
Aharon Hauptman, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
David Passig, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Yair Sharan, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


5. Africa 
(Morocco to Egypt to South Africa to Madagascar)

South Africa
Barbel Haldenwang, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Andre Roux, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa


6. North Asia 
(Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, 
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Repub., Tajikistan)
Russia
Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (Emeritus or Retired)
Nadezhda GaponenkoRussian Institute of Economics, Moscow, Russia


7. Central Asia 
(China, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Taiwan)

China
Marcus Anthony, MindFutures, Hong Kong, China
Zhouying Jin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Taiwan
Clement C.P. Chang, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chien-Fu Chen, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Jui-Guey Chen, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuo-Hua Chen, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
H.W. Cheng, Fo Guang University, Yilan County, Taiwan
Shun-jie Ji, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Mei-Mei Song, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Yu-Ying Teng, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan


8. South Asia 
(India, 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bengladesh)
India
Anandhavalli Mahadevan, Professor and Head, Centre for Futures Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021
V. Nandamohan, Chair, Dept of Future Studies, University of Kerala, Kerala
Ashis Nandy, Political psychologist and social theorist. Former Director, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
Lallan Rai, Agricultural marketing advisor, sustainable agricultural development, New Delhi.
Sanal R.P. Civil and transportation engineer, transportation planning, and future studies. Runs foresight website SanalNair.org, Kerala.
Mohan Tikku, Co-Chair, ACUNU Millennium Foresight Project - India Node. Gurgaon 122002
Pakistan
Ikram Azam, Pakistan Futuristics Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sri Lanka 
Chaminda Hettiarachchi, Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka


9. East Asia 
(Japan, North Korea, and South Korea)

Japan
Kaoru Yamaguchi, Osaka Sangyo University, Osaka, Japan
South Korea
Youngsook Park, South Korea Chapter of WFS, Seoul, Korea


10. Australasia 
(Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, 
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, New Zealand, Oceania)
Australia
Marcus BarberLooking Up Feeling Good Pty Ltd, Australia
Alex Burns, Australian developmental editor & Researcher, Melbourne Australia
Maree Conway, Thinking Futures, University Futures, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Philip DaffaraFuture Sense, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Peter Hayward, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Sohail InayatullahUniversity of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Ivana Milojevic, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Rowena Morrow, Owner, Prospective Services, Melbourne, Australia (email)
Jose Ramos, Action Futures, Brisbane, QLD Australia 
Richard Slaughter, Foresight International, Indooroopilly, QLD Australia (Emeritus or Retired)
Joseph Voros, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia (email)
Prof. of strategic foresight, Swinburne MBA, MS and PhD. Strat. planning, entrep, theory&practice of foresight, integral inquiry.
Jennifer Gidley, President, World Futures Studies Federation, Researcher, Academic, Consultant, Author. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 
New Zealand
Michael McAllum, President, Global Foresight Network
Strategic foresight, innovative thinking, new business models for a fast changing world.
Singapore
Kumar Ramakrishna, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thailand
Michel Bauwens, Chang Mai, Thailand
Integral futurist. Champion of decentralization. President, Foundation for P2P Alternatives.



II. Notable Deceased Foresight Professionals - Global List
Dennis List (New Zealand)
Developer of an extensive foresight glossary, great online facilitation and foresight materials. 
Rashmi Mayur (India) 
Indian futurist and urban planner, early champion of sustainable development with initially minimal industrialization.
H.G. Wells
 (United Kingdom)
Early science fiction author and nonfiction futures author (Anticipations, 1901), early champion (1930's) of the global need for Professors of Foresight
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III. Foresight and Futures Speaker Databases - Global List

AEI Speakers Bureau, Futurists and Future Trends, (58 entries)
All American Speakers, Futurists (143 entries)
A Speakers International, The Future/Futurists (40 entries)
Barber USA, Futurists (10 entries)
Capital City Speakers (IL, USA), Futurists & Future (31 entries)
Celebrity Speakers (New Zealand), Futurists (6 entries)



Know other people that should be on these pages? Add them here. Email the wiki moderators, susanchesleyfant{at}gmail{dot}com or johnsmart{at}accelerating{dot}org, with a brief paragraph on your background, and ask for editing access. We are always looking for more foresight students, professionals, grads, and advocates to post here, to work with, and to help the global foresight community.
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