|Born||1958 (age 62)|
Sohail Inayatullah is a Pakistani-born Australian academic, futurology researcher and a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Born in 1958 in Lahore, Pakistan, to a father who worked as a diplomat for the United Nations and a Sufi mother, he grew up in countries like the United States and Switzerland, having as his main intellectual and spiritual influence the Indian mystic P. R. Sarkar.
Inayatullah is most famous for introducing and pioneering the futures technique of causal layered analysis, that uses a four-layered approach to bring about transformative change. He introduced the idea in a widely cited paper for Futures. He also edited and wrote the introductory chapter for the Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) Reader. He has also described the idea for a popular audience in an article for The Futurist and a TEDx talk.
Inayatullah's work on CLA was examined in a book by Jose W. Ramos in 2003.
In addition to his role at Tamkang University, Inayatullah is an Adjunct Professor, Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and the Arts).
Role in journals and web publications
Inayatullah is co-editor (along with Jian-Bang Deng) of the Journal of Futures Studies, one of the top journals in futures studies. He is also associated editor of New Renaissance and is on the editorial boards of Futures, Development, Peace and Democracy in South Asia, and foresight.
Inayatullah also co-runs the website Metafuture.org with Ivana Milojevic.
Inayatullah is a member of the World Future Society and has a blog there. He is also a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation. He has also voiced his support for the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, an organisation which campaigns for democratic reform in the United Nations.
- "Faculty, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies". Tamkang University. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Sohail Inayatullah". School of International Futures. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Chaudhary, Puruesh (11 January 2015). "The Pakistani Nostradamus". Dawn. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- José M. Ramos, From Critique to Cultural Recovery: Critical Futures Studies and Causal Layered Analysis, Australian Foresight Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, 2003, p. 34
- Inayatullah, Sohail (January–February 2014). "Causal Layered Analysis Defined". The Futurist. World Future Society. 48 (1). Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Causal Layered Analysis". Scenarios for Sustainability Recipes. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Inayatullah, Sohail (October 1998). "Causal layered analysis: Poststructuralism as method" (PDF). Futures. 30 (8): 815–829. doi:10.1016/S0016-3287(98)00086-X. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "The Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) Reader: Theory and Case Studies of an Integrative and Transformative Methodology" (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Inayatullah, Sohail (12 May 2013). "Causal Layered Analysis: Sohail Inayatullah at TEDxNoosa". Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Ramos, Jose W. (2003). "From critique to cultural recovery: critical futures studies and casual layered analysis". Australian Foresight Institute. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Sohail Inayatullah". Macquarie University. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Professor receives global futurist award". 19 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Editors". Journal of Futures Studies. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Articles by Sohail Inayatullah". New Renaissance Magazine. Renaissance Universal. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Futures Editorial Board". Futures, Elsevier. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Editorial team". foresight, Emerald Publishing Group. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Futures Studies by Sohail Inayatullah, Ivana Milojevic, and global futurists". Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Sohail Inayatullah's blog". World Future Society. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "WFSF Fellows". World Futures Studies Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Overview". Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly. Retrieved 12 October 2017.