Créée en novembre 2020 au sein du réseau de chaires UNESCO en Anticipation, prospective et littératie du futur, la chaire UNESCO Prospective et intelligence stratégique internationale a pour mission de contribuer aux objectifs de l’UNESCO de promouvoir un développement durable et innovant et de cultiver les capacités prospectives des futurs décideurs, chercheurs et de leurs communautés.
Within this framework, the Chair’s teaching and research activities are designed to strengthen the capacity to anticipate future trends and transformations, the capacity for strategic intelligence and responsible stakeholder engagement, and the capacity for creativity in organizations to develop innovative solutions.
Through collaborations with its international network of partners, the UNESCO Chair in Foresight and International Strategic Intelligence will strengthen teaching (master’s, doctorate, continuing education) and research activities linking these three capacities. In particular, the Chair’s activities will contribute to exploring the management challenges posed by the anticipation of extreme scenarios and associated risks, by the transformation of global and local value chains, by the time lags between ephemeral and long-term strategies, and by the tension between the search for standardization and the search for creativity and innovation.
The international network of partners
Within the IAE of Poitiers and the CEREGE laboratory (University of Poitiers), the UNESCO Chair in Foresight and International Strategic Intelligence is supported by an international network of academic partners:
ESCA Ecole de Management (Casablanca, Morocco), Excelia Group (La Rochelle, France), Institut National en Sciences Comptables et Administration d’Entreprise – INSCAE (Antananarivo, Madagascar), UNESCO Chair “Socio-Cultural Anticipation and Resilience”, South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies – SARAS (Maldonado, Uruguay), Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt), University of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt), UNESCO Chair in “Responsible foresight for sustainable development”, University of Lincoln, (Lincoln, Great Britain), UNESCO Chair in “Futures studies”, Sains Islam University (USIM), (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia), UNESCO Chair in “Anticipatory systems”, University of Trento (Trento, Italy), Unisinos University, (São Leopoldo, Brazil).
Fabrice Roubelat, titulaire de la chaire
Pauline Nevo, secrétariat de la chaire
Chaire UNESCO Prospective et intelligence stratégique internationale
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International Strategic Intelligence: what is it all about?
It is a collective – members of the CEREGE laboratory (led by the IAE of Poitiers) – whose mission is to deepen the scientific field covered by the title of the axis: International strategic intelligence, which they define as the ability to venture strategically into a risky, ambiguous, impossible to predict but accessible to foresight, open to international and research concepts / practices / managerial and societal solutions “intelligent” in the sense of Edgar Morin, that is to say “that do not let themselves be taken in by appearances”.
To conduct this research in international strategic intelligence, the theme combines its own scientific resources: economic intelligence, foresight, risk analysis, reticular approach and analysis of international managerial practices.
The work of the axis aims to develop fundamental research in the field of strategic intelligence and to analyze and accompany, through more empirical work, the entrepreneurial and organizational transition underway at the national and international levels.