Strategic Foresight or How Not to Be Surprised.

Listen to Dr Helene Lavoix’s interview by Julien Devaureix for Sismique, “the channel with over 4 million listeners.

“In today’s highly volatile and rapidly changing environment, it is imperative for our contemporary societies and for all players, whether private or public, to reduce the uncertainty associated with the future. The primary objective is to survive and progress in the best possible way. To achieve this, we need to identify and assess the changes that are already underway and that we will have to face in the future.”

Julien Devaureix, Introduction to the Podcast “Anticipate and Get Ready for the Future – Hélène Lavoix”, Sismique, 2 April 2024

Interview in French (check below on Youtube for an automatic translation in English)
Access the page of the interview on Sismique (transcript and notes).

Interview recorded on 12 mars 2024

What are we talking about?
0:00 Introduction
9:04 The importance of Strategic Foresight
17:36 Understanding World Dynamics
22:16 Weak signals and anticipation
40:54 Mechanisms to restrict power.
49:29 Towards a Mad Max life.
52:41 Tensions between democracies and authoritarianism.
55:22 Kant on democracy and universal law.
1:06:14 Democracy in question
1:12:53 The impact of violence on society
1:19:58 Anticipate to better protect yourself
1:23:13 The importance of individual foresight

The sequences of the interview of Dr Lavoix by Julien Devaureix, Sismique

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Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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