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 July 15th, 2014, the 8th edition of the Foresight Lecture will take place at Freie Universität Berlin. Shalina Randeria, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva will speak about "The Shadow of the (Cunning) State: Legal Plurality and Governance of Life in India".
  • On May 27, 2014, the 7th edition of the Foresight Lecture took place at Freie Universität Berlin. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, spoke about "The Rise of China and the Future of the Liberal International Order".
  • On January 23, 2014, the sixth edition of the Foresight Lecture series took place at the University of Potsdam. The Deputy Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Professor Elisabeth Prügl spoke about "Feminist Perspectives on International Institutions".
  • On December 5, 2013, the fifth edition of the Foresight Lecture series took 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 discussed 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: β€œAre 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
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