Sohail Inayatullah


Professor Sohail Inayatullah is a political scientist/futurist at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan; and the Centre of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University, Sydney. He also an associate with Mt Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School, where he co-teaches a bi-annual course titled, "Futures thinking and strategy development.” 

He is one of  2010 Laurel award winners for all time best futurists as voted by the Shaping Tomorrow foresight network, an association of 2900 foresight professionals. He received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii in 1990. In March 2011, he received an honorary doctorate from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

In the past few years, among other groups, he has addressed or conducted foresight workshops for Cisco Australia; Queensland Library; the Global Higher Education Forum, Malaysia; Alfred Health; Engineers Australia; Suncorp Bank; the Malaysian Razak School of Government; the Centre for Investor Education; Queensland Ambulance Service; the Bangladesh Government, Ministry of Health (in association with the Rockefeller Foundation); Ergon Energy; BUPA Health Insurance; Queensland Government Smart Services Division; Pearl Fishers International Policing Executive Program (sponsored by the Australia Federal Police, Dutch Police, Europol and other agencies); the Asia-Pacific Cities Summit; The Local Government Managers Association, Queensland; The New South Wales Department of Local Government,  the Victorian Government, Department of Justice; the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia; Lifeline Queensland; The Victoria Leadership Forum; the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (workshops in Vietnam, Indonesia and Canberra, Australia); Organization of Islamic Conference, Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan; Australian Federal Police, Virtual Global Taskforce for Child Safety on the Internet, Sydney; The Interdepartmental Accounting Group, Gold Coast; the Gold Coast City Council Surfers Paradise Vision 2040 Project; the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Research Recovery, Melbourne; the Victoria Healthcare Association, Melbourne; the Executive Challenge Academy, Brisbane; Suncorp Bank, Brisbane; The Australian Government National Mineral Visions 2040, Brisbane; Workforce Council, Brisbane; the Canadian Police College, Ottawa; Health Canada, Ottawa; Fore-Can: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health, Ottawa; Government of Canada, Policy Research Institute, Ottawa; and, the Dutch Police Institute, the Hague. 

Professor Inayatullah has authored/edited thirty books (with titles such as Questioning the Future; the University in Transformation; Youth Futures; Macrohistory and Macrohistorians; Alternative Educational Futures), journal special issues and cdroms and over 350 journal articles and book chapters as well as contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Future and was the Unesco Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.