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Monday, 23 November 2020 15:13

Publish, Perish, or Flourish

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We are delighted to invite you to the Special Webinar: Publish, Perish, or Flourish: Transforming the Future of Research at WIUT by Dr. John A. Sweeney, Senior Research Fellow, Futures and Foresight, Center for Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO).

When: Monday, November 30, 2020, 4:00-5:30PM
Where: Zoom
Hosted by: Research Office / Center for Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO)

Description: Is there a relationship between anticipating the future and becoming a more effective researcher? Transformative foresight is a process that helps researchers, from any discipline, and the best universities, to think more critically and creatively about possibilities for the future—and the research needed to create it. Participants will join a live “Futures Triangle” to anticipate and explore assumptions about emerging trends in research. Using examples and case studies, this seminar introduces the history, key concepts, and frameworks of foresight used in diverse public and private sector organizations such as Intel, WEF, Singapore Prime Minister's Office, McKinsey & Company, BCG, NATO, InterPol, ADB, WBG, United Nations, et al.

BIO: Dr. John A. Sweeney (PhD University of Hawaii) is an award-winning futurist, designer, and author. Dr. Sweeney also serves as a Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Executive Education program focusing on futures thinking and scenario planning. He has worked in over 40 countries on five continents with extensive experience in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the MENA region. As project lead, John has organized, managed, and facilitated futures and foresight initiatives, trainings, seminars, and stakeholder engagement projects for numerous UN agencies, INGOs, government innovation units, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He tweets on trends, emerging issues, and futures thinking @aloha_futures. He is Editor of World Futures Review (Sage Publications) and Executive Director of the Central Asia Futures and Foresight Association (CAFFA), both are based at WIUT. Before joining WIUT, John was a professor of Futures and Foresight at the Narxoz Business School in Almaty, Kazakhstan where he served as Director of the Institute for Futures Studies. His recent work focuses on creating preferred futures post COVID-19. John is based in Belarus and will be developing new projects and partnerships with CPRO.

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