Director

Victor V. Motti, USA

Victor V. Motti is an international writer, scenario builder, decision analyst, and strategic foresight adviser with a focus on civilizational and integrative futures studies.

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Finland

Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess, Finland

She is the Secretary General of the Government Report on the Future, Government Foresight Group and Ministerial Foresight Panel in the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland.

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Norway 2030

The project “Norway 2030” was launched in summer 1998. The idea was to try out new approaches to identifying long-term challenges for the Norwegian public sector. After visiting a number of institutions abroad that have experience with scenario development as a working method, we decided to try out the scenario method on public administration policy. We invited all ministries, several directorates and two state-owned companies with experience of scenario development to participate. The project has also invited the comments of a large group of people from industry, media, research institutions and NGOs. Fifteen out of sixteen ministries have been involved in the project.

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Futures: Past Present, and Future, WFSF 2008

Futures: Past, Present, and Future: Snapshots of a Short Retrospective (History) on Futures Studies
by Members of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)

Edited and compiled by Christopher Burr Jones and Guillermina Baena Paz
UNESCO Participation Programme Grant #375711 – 69ONG
© 2008 World Futures Studies Federation


WFSF President Fabienne Goux-Baudiment sent members the following invitation in August 2007:
We are embarked on a venture to compile Federation histories from the perspective of first, second, and third generation futurists. In a Special Edition of Futures, histories and stories of the Federation were shared by former executives or representatives of many of the periods of the Federation’s evolution [found on the wfsf.org website]. This effort hopes to build on that by developing a compendium of member responses to three items:
1) A biography with an emphasis on your professional futures and
foresight work
2) An annotated list of the primary influences, individuals, literature, and theories that inform your futures work, and
3) What are your thoughts about the development of the field of futures studies, its successes, failures, and progress?


Twenty-four members submitted complete responses to the invitation, which are compiled below.

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