Research Committees

RC07 Futures Research


  • Concern for the future of societies, centering on agency and envisioning scenarios for the future: the possible, the probable, and especially the preferable.
  • Emphasis on values, moral concern, and related issues of culture.

Board 2014-2018

President Elisa REIS, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Vice-president Jan NEDERVEEN PIETERSE, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Secretary-Treasurer Celi SCALON, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Secretary-Membership Radhamany SOORYAMOORTHY, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa,
Newsletter Editor Vibha ARORA, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India,
Board Members William CARROLL, University of Victoria, Canada
Mariolina GRAZIOSI, University of Milan, Italy
Dmytro KHUTKYY, Kiev International Institute of Sociology, Ukraine
Emma PORIO, Ateneo University of Manila, Philippines
Sonsoles SAN ROMAN, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Emil Albert SOBOTTKA, PUCRS, Brazil
John URRY, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Erik Olin WRIGHT, University of Wisconsin at Madidosn, USA
Past President Markus SCHULZ, New York University, USA


RC07 newsletter aims to be a means of communication among the members of RC07 as well as other scholars interested in futures research. It is published non-periodically according to the needs of our scientific community. In addition to announcements of events organized by our RC, or related to our research concerns, we include news from our members, reports of activities, information on new publications, ongoing projects and works-in-progress as well as short thought-pieces on pressing issues and current debates in our field.

2015 39 40    
2014 37 38    
2013 36      
2012 32 34    
2010 26 27 28 29
2009 24 25    
2008 22 23    
2007 21      

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