Dr. Sohail Inayatullah
Dr. Sohail Inayatullah is Professor at
Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies),
Academic/Research Associate at
Queensland University of Technology
(Centre for Social Change Research); Adjunct Professor at the
University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and the Arts); and,
Associate, Transcend Peace University. Inayatullah is a Fellow of the
World Futures Studies Federation and the World Academy of Art and
Science. He is on the International Advisory Council of the
World Future Society,
and on the Professional Board of the
In 1999, he held the UNESCO Chair at the Centre for European Studies, University of Trier, Trier, Germany and the Tamkang Chair in Futures Studies at Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan. From 1981 to 1991, he was senior policy analyst and planner with the Hawaii Judiciary, where he coordinated the Court’s Foresight Program.
Sohail is coeditor of the Journal of Futures Studies and associate editor of New Renaissance. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of Futures, Development, Peace and Democracy in South Asia, and Foresight. He is theme editor of “Globalization and World Systems” for the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.
Sohail authored Forecasts and Alternative Futures and The Rights of Robots: Technology, Culture and Law in the 21st Century.
He has written more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries and magazine pieces. These have appeared in over 40 different journals including: American Behavioral Scientist, Australia Science, Contemporary South Asia, Convergence, Debats Technologics, Development, Edges, Euro-Asia Business Review, Future Generations Journal, Futures Research Quarterly, Futures, Futurics, Hawaii Bar Journal, In Context, International Foundation of Development Alternatives Dossier, International Journal of Science and Technology, International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Journal of Applied Social Behavior, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Futures Studies, Journal of Islamic Science, Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Law and Technology, On the Horizon, Periodica Islamica, Prospectiva, Seminar, Social Epistemologies, Suitcase, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Third Text, Tourism Management, Whole Earth Review, and World Futures.
He has authored many books including Transforming Communication : Technology, Sustainability, and Future Generations (Praeger Studies on the 21st Century), Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change, and The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University.
Sohail received a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii in 1990.