Foresight forging common futures in a multi-polar world

  • About Foresight

    Foresight is a programme of investigation and debate that aims to promote greater awareness, understanding and cooperation amongst the BRICS and the West. Through a series of events and research, it seeks to forge a network that will help build communities of interests to promote international prosperity and security.

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  • On January 23, 2014, the sixth edition of the Foresight Lecture series will take place at the University of Potsdam. The Deputy Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Professor Elisabeth Prügl will speak about "Feminist Perspectives on International Institutions".
  • On December 5, 2013, the fifth edition of the Foresight Lecture series will take place at the University of Potsdam. During the subsequent Fireside Chat at Alfred Herrhausen Society, Peter J. Katzenstein, Professor of International Studies at Cornell University will discuss the topic "Two Faces of Power Again: Control Power and Circulatory Power in the American Movie Industry and World Politics" with participating students.
  • Following on from the Foresight China symposium the Foresight Report 2013 - "At a crossroads? China in a multi-polar world" was published. This report argues that relations between China and the world are at a critical juncture. ... more
  • On July 2, 2013, the fourth edition of the Foresight Lecture series took place in Berlin: Stephen Krasner, Professor of International Relations at Stanford University, spoke about "State-Building Outside In: Can External Actors Improve Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood?” ... more
  • On June 4, 2013, the third session of the Foresight Lecture series took place in Berlin. Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Professor in International Relations at SOAS, University of London, discussed the question: “Are Universal Norms Universal?” ... more
  • In preparation of the Foresight China symposium, a conference reader was published that examines China's role in an increasingly interconnected world by focusing on issues related to the country's economic development, domestic and international resource security, and its interaction with the Asian regional order. ... more
  • Advisory Council meeting taking place in Beijing: In the run-up to the upcoming Foresight China symposium, the Foresight Advisory Council will convene on 19 April to discuss progress and perspectives of the Foresight Project. ... more
  • In late March 2013, AHS released the second issue of its quarterly newsletter, focusing on the role of rising powers in global governance. If you are interested in news from the Foresight network, please click here: ... more
  • The Global Policy journal has published an interview with Professor Amitav Acharya, our Foresight lecturer at Potsdam University: Entitled "Don’t let the Superpowers Run the Show: How Regional Institutions can Stabilize Southeast Asia", Professor Acharya emphasises the importance of regional institutions in ensuring stability in Southeast Asia. ... more
  • On January 24, 2013, the second edition of the Foresight Lecture series took place at the University of Potsdam: Andrew Hurrell, Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, spoke about "The Rising Powers: Challenging Global Order and Changing International Society?" ... more
  • The first session of the Foresight Lecture series took place in Potsdam on December 13, 2012. In front of over 70 interested students, Professor Amitav Acharya delivered a speech titled "Understanding ASEAN - Do We Need Alternative IR Theories?" ... more
Latest Foresight Events

The Foresight project brings together a wide range of policy-makers, experts, business leaders and commentators from different parts of the world for its events.

Latest Foresight Publications

Foresight publications analyse social, economic, cultural and security issues from a range of different perspectives