Dr John A. Sweeney is a Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and a Co-Editor-in-Chief of World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight.
Sweeney has worked with NESTA, INTERPOL, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and numerous UN agencies. Additionally, he worked with public sector and civil service foresight and innovation units, such as Singapore's Centre for Strategic Futures, Georgia's Public Service Development Agency, and Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation.
From 2014 to 2018, he served as Deputy Director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies in the United Kingdom after serving as a Researcher at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies from 2009 to 2014.
Sweeney is a member of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Association of Professional Futurists and his work has been published in Futures, The Journal of Futures Studies, World Futures Review, and other academic and media outlets.