John A. Sweeney

Director of Curiosity, Play & Innovation

Dr. John A. Sweeney is an award-winning futurist, designer, and author. He has worked in over 40 countries on five continents with extensive experience in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the MENA region. John has organized, managed, and facilitated futures and foresight projects, trainings, seminars, and stakeholder engagement projects for numerous UN agencies, INGOs, government innovation units, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. Recently, he served as the Global Futures and Foresight Coordinator at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Deputy Director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. John completed a PhD at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa focused on futures and foresight. John tweets on trends, emerging issues, and all things postnormal at @aloha_futures.

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