Our World Today – The Deeper News – ALL SESSIONS – September 2021 to August 2022

This course is unique and is presented as a live Zoom webinar on the first Monday of each month, at 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Pacific time/8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thailand Time for 60 minutes. Each module includes extra background material provided prior to the session itself.

Dates: Monthly on the First Monday – September 6, 2021 to August 1, 2022 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Pacific/ 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thailand Time
Format: 60 minute live webinar on Zoom. These sessions will be recorded and will be posted on this page for access for registered attendees.
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Faculty: Richard Hames, PhD
Academic Credit: BA – 3 Credits, MA – 3 credits, PhD – 3 credits

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A Series of Monthly Strategic Inquiries with Dr. Richard Hames
[Executive Director, The Centre for the Future – www.cftf.global]
Workshop Description:

What elements of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic are being hushed up? How will the Biden/Harris years be different from those of Trump? What is the developing situation between US-China trade? Why are students protesting in Hong Kong? Is the Glasgow COP26 going to lead to decisive action on the climate crisis? Why are a variety of zoonotic diseases likely to become more prevalent? Is Bitcoin the future of currency? What is the future of work?

These questions, and others like them, will be for the basis for The Deeper News, a series of monthly interactive inquiries in which we take a ‘deep dive’ into global affairs – within the context of the emerging societal transition from the age of industrial economism to an era of regenerative enterprise.

Extracting issues from social, economic, technological and geopolitical matters, we examine what is actually going on under the surface of our perceptions from multiple perspectives.

After a brief framing of each month’s topic, Dr. Hames will curate an hour-long strategic inquiry into aspects of the topic the corporate press are not addressing. Distinguished guests and topic experts will join the conversation from time to time.

During each program we use principles from systems thinking, together with a variety of other sense-making technologies, to surface patterns, make connections, define unseen dynamics, sort propaganda from the truth, and look for qualities that help us to make better sense of the unfolding narrative.

Program Features:

  • Each episode will be a deep dive into one or more world headlines – covering economics, geopolitics, social development, current affairs, cultural narratives – and issues like sovereignty and ideology, for example.
  • Prior to each session you will receive a special communication from Richard regarding the content that will be discussed and a framework for the deeper discussion
  • Each session will introduce one or more aspects of systemic thought and practice including proprietary tools for you to use between sessions to expand your consciousness
  • Certain sessions will feature special guest appearances

Special Bonus:

Richard can mentor you personally and assist you with developing a more advanced praxis of understanding. Please visit this link for more information.

Dates: You do have the option to take single sessions if you would like without purchasing the entire package by clicking the links below. Each single session is $30.

  • September 6, 2021
  • October 4, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 6, 2021
  • January 3, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • May 2, 2022: Register for Single Session
  • June 6, 2022
  • July 4, 2022
  • August 1, 2022


Richard Hames, PhD Dr. Richard Hames is considered to be among the world’s most influential intellectuals and foresight practitioners. An Australian citizen, educated in Europe and domiciled in Thailand, he has been honoured with numerous awards including a French Government Scholarship, a Leverhulme European Fellowship, the Mondadori Professorial Fellowship and the inaugural Lord Attlee Fellowship. Richard is Executive Chairman and CEO of Centre for the Future, and Chairman of the Asian Foresight Institute. He is also an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science. Richard is a member of various advisory boards and has been a personal mentor to Presidents, Heads of State, and some of the world’s most innovative CEOs. A compelling public speaker, Richard is the author of seven books, the most recent being Heresies: Essays on the Future of Humanity.

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Course Modalities:

Non-Credit Options

Lite Level – (Not available until 2022). – This course is delivered on-demand with no faculty interaction and is perfect for lifelong learners who want to go at their own pace and who are not interested in academic credit but still want to experience the course.

Audit-No Credit – If you would like to participate when this course is offered in our Live Virtual Classroom mode, you may attend the live faculty webinars but will not be required to submit assignments for credit.

If you take a few courses and decide you want to officially enroll in a degree program, you can gain academic credit for Lite versions or Audit-No Credit versions by paying the difference between these course fees and a normal academic fee, successfully completing quizzes, submitting your reflection journals, and delivering a Final Creative Assignment that will be graded.

For-Credit Options

Live Virtual Classroom: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic coursework is accomplished through attendance in Live Webinars, with faculty and student interaction being a part of the Live Webinar content. To receive academic credit, you must not miss more than 3 live sessions, you must complete the quizzes and submit any other required assignments (if any), and a final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

Internal Online Independent Study: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic online coursework is engaged in independently on one’s own and does not include faculty interaction. To receive academic credit, you must complete the quizzes and submit your reflection journals and final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

The rules guiding our assignment collection and grading process can be found here: Ubiquity University Grading Policy


  • BA: $300
  • MA: $600
  • PhD: $900
  • Audit-No Credit: $288 (20% discount for buying the package instead of the individual sessions)

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We allow students at all academic levels to participate in our online courses. However, those students who are enrolled in MA or PhD programs are expected to offer a more sophisticated analysis on reflection tasks, writing assignments, and in the final creative assignment. You will be graded commensurate with your degree level. Except for the Final Creative Assignment, word counts are offered as guidelines. If you need to exceed the word counts to submit an MA or PhD level response, you may feel free to do so as long as the word count expansion is reasonable and necessary.

Live Workshop Contact Information:

Live Virtual Classroom macrocourses are delivered by faculty in live Zoom sessions. You will have a course facilitator who is available to answer questions and offer additional assistance and that information will be provided to you upon registration. Please do not email faculty directly with any technology or registration issues.

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