Exploring the Evolving Pathways of Futures Studies Histories

Instructor: Victor Motti

This seminar delves into the rich tapestry of the historical development of futures studies, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of its roots, waves, traditions, and influential figures. Through an engaging academic lecture format, participants will explore the evolution of futures studies from ancient to modern times, recognizing its global dimensions and non-Western contributions. The learning strategy includes a combination of lecture-style presentations, interactive discussions, and multimedia materials to provide a holistic learning experience.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the historical roots and development of futures studies.
  • Identify key waves, traditions, and schools that have shaped the discipline.
  • Recognize influential authors and milestone publications contributing to the evolution of futures studies.
  • Examine the institutionalization of futures studies and its connections to related disciplines.
  • Analyze the role of futures studies in research, education, and academia.
  • Explore the practical dimensions, including the professionalization of the field and its real-world applications.
  • Gain a global perspective by acknowledging non-Western contributions to futures studies.

Offering Details


1 Day

Class Size

Up to 30 participants


Suggested for middle or
experienced managers

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