Randolph Kent

King’s College

Dr Randolph Kent directed the Humanitarian Futures Programme at Kings College, London. The programme, established in 2006, was designed to enhance the adaptive and anticipatory capacities of humanitarian organizations to deal with the types of threat that need to be faced in the future.

  • The future of warfare: Are we ready?

    To what extent do the ways in which we anticipate threats, analyze their possible consequences and determine ways to mitigate them explain the causes of warfare in the future? This article – though never attempting to predict – poses plausible causes of future wars that may stem from transformative change over the next two decades.

  • Planning from the future: an emerging agenda

    This article suggests that it is time for humanitarian organizations to look far more systematically at the transformational factors that will increase disaster vulnerabilities around the world and also the opportunities that exist to mitigate them.