Sohail Inayatullah is a political scientist. He is a Professor at Tamkang University and Associate, Melbourne Business School. He teaches from

In 2015, Professor Inayatullah was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. In 2010, he was awarded the Laurel award for "all-time best futurist" by the Shaping Tomorrow Foresight Network. In March 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii in 1990. Inayatullah has lived in Islamabad, Pakistan; Bloomington, Indiana; Flushing, New York; Geneva, Switzerland; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Brisbane and Mooloolaba, Australia.

Inayatullah is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Futures Studies. He has written more than 350 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and magazine editorials. His articles have been translated into a variety of languages. He has also written and co-edited twenty-two books, his latest (2018) being "Asia 2038: Ten Disruptions That Change Everything" and Futures thinking in Asia and the Pacific, with the Asia Development Bank.