Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist, is Professor at Tamkang University,Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies), Visiting 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 Futures Foundation, Sydney.
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.
Inayatullah is co-editor of the Journal of Futures Studies and associate editor ofNew 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.
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.