Jim Dator is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science. He served as Secretary General and then President of the World Futures Studies Federation for a decade, produced numerous publications on futures studies and emergent issues, and has consulted with governmental, educational, religious, public-interest, military, and business organisations in over 40 countries. Jim Dator is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. More:http://www.soif.org.uk/introduction-to-dator-and-the-manoa-school/(externe link)
Ziauddin Sardar works across a number of disciplines ranging from futures studies and Islamic studies, over science policy, literary criticism and information science to cultural relations, art criticism and critical theory. The London-based scholar, is Chair of the Muslim Institute, a learned fellowship society that promotes knowledge and debate. He is editor of Critical Muslim, an innovative quarterly on contemporary Muslim ideas and thought. Zia is the Director of the Centre of Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. More: http://ziauddinsardar.com/(externe link)
Professor Ivana Milojević is a researcher and an educator with a professional background in sociology, gender, peace and futures studies. She has been delivering speeches, workshops and courses in these areas for governmental institutions and NGOs and has been teaching a range of sociology, gender and peace studies related courses at a number of universities since the early 1990s. In 2015 Professor Milojević was associated with the following universities: The University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (Adjunct Professor), University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Visiting Professor, October 2015 – September 2016) and Tamkang University, Taiwan (March-June 2015). Born in the former-Yugoslavia, she currently splits her time mostly between the Sunshine Coast, Australia, and Novi Sad, Serbia. More: http://www.metafuture.org/(externe link)
Jordi Serra Del Pino holds law degree from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii (Alternative Futures Option). Jordi Serra has trained with some of the top foresight experts, most notably Eleonora Masini, James A. Dator, Magda Mchale, Robert Jungk, Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, Josep Pereña and Hidetoshi Kato. He was Secretary General of the Center Català de Prospectiva, later assumed the role of director there. In 1998 he founded Periscopi a foresight and strategy consultancy which he continues to lead today. He is the Research Director of the Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. Jordi is a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and Vice-President of the Ibero-American Chapter of this organization. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Futures and Prospectiva. He is also a founding member of the GRIUB (Intelligence Research Group of the University of Barcelona) and Associated Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Senior Curator of M HKA, Anders Kreuger at M HKA in Antwerp and one of the editors of the art journal Afterall, published in London. He was previously Director of the Malmö Art Academy amd Exhibitions Curator at Lunds konsthall, in his native Sweden, and a member of the Programme Team for the European Kunsthalle in Cologne. A frequent contributor to Afterall, Kreuger has also published numerous catalogue essays and other texts (e.g.).
Working group members Cornelia Daheim, Denis Maksimov and exhibiting futurists Prof. Mei-Mei Song and Prof. Stuart Candy also take up reading.