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The Emerging Fellows Program is designed to recognize emerging futurists and mentor them to develop their Foresight capabilities. Over the two-year process, they will learn about foresight tools, develop their writing competencies on Futures issues, contribute to projects within the field, grow their networks of practitioners and mentor successive cohorts to make the program sustainable over time. From April 2021, Patricia Lustig is the program director.

During the program, they will be writing about their selected topics, and their work. The essays of the Emerging Fellows will be posted on the APF blog and collated into e-publication forms at the end of each program.



Patricia is a foresight, strategy and change consultant, and award-winning author.  She is an internationally recognised practitioner in foresight and strategy development, future thinking, scenario planning and innovation.  In her career she has worked for several blue-chip organisations before moving into consultancy.   She helps organisations develop insight into emerging trends, develop a successful strategy based on this insight and then implement the changes needed to carry the strategy out.  She has worked in Europe, EMEA, Asia and the USA and is multilingual. 


Patricia facilitates the Emerging Fellows programme for the APF and is a board member.  She is wants to develop more foresight capability and help Fellows communicate the importance of using foresight for better decision-making.

Patricia Lustig


Emerging Fellows 2022

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Seth Harrell


I’ve mostly been working on the future of eating and food packaging technologies, but I prefer the systems thinking side of foresight.