EP 22: From Metaphor to Mantra - Sohail Inayatullah

Professor Sohail Inayatullah is the first UNESCO Chair in Future Studies and also holds positions at two Australian Universities and Tamkang in Taiwan. In his interview, Sohail describes his journey into the Futures Community. He gives a detailed explanation of his approach to Futures and Foresight; the Six Pillars and how he now sees Futures work going through distinct phases. He gives us an exciting glimpse inside his adoption of Mantra with participants to create personal and lasting change.

Interviewed by: Peter Hayward

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Further Reading

  • Journal of Future Studies

  • Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians. Westport, Ct. Praeger, 1997. 

  • Sohail Inayatullah, Asia 2038: Ten disruptions that promise to change everything. Tamsui, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, 2018 

  • Sohail Inayatullah, What Works - Case studies in the Practice of Foresight. Tamsui, Tamkang University, 2015 

  • Sohail Inayatullah, Understanding Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Transformative Knowledge.  Leiden, Brill, 2002 

  • Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic,  Eds., CL2 2.0: Transformative Research in Theory and Practice. Tamsui, Tamkang University, 2015. 

  • Sohail Inayatullah, Prout in Power. Delhi, Proutist Bloc Publications, 2017.