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Dr. Mariana Todorova is a futurist and associate professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She has specialized in leadership at Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State, and the Chinese Academy of Governance.
In 2019, Todorova co-authored a book titled “Future Studies and Counterfactual Analysis: Seeds of the Future” with the renowned American futurist Theodore Gordon (the ideologist of the third stage of the Apollo project for landing on the Moon). In 2020, she published her own book in Bulgarian titled “Artificial Intelligence: A Brief History of Development and Ethical Aspects.”
Todorova is the chair of the Millennium Project, Bulgarian Node. She was also representing Bulgaria at UNESCO in the intergovernmental meeting for the development of an ethical framework for artificial intelligence and is a member of ENISA Foresight Group.


Scientific forecasting, futurology, future of technology, ethical and humanistic aspects of artificial intelligence, AGI, counterfactuality, foresight, strategizing, scenario building, trend tracking, political philosophy, cultural theory

Ilieva, Blagovesta, Todorova Mariana. On Desired Remote Possibilities of the Future: Could Counterfactual Analysis Challenge Prognostic Reflexes? Journal of Future Studies, 2023, ISSN:1027-6084
Todorova, Mariana. Current State and Future of Women’s and LGBTIQ2+ Rights in Europe and Latin America. On the Right Track Initiative, 2022, ISBN:ISBN:978-619-7435-12-
Todorova, Mariana. Digitalisation of Education, the Role of Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Building New Soft and Hard Skills. Risks and Prospects. Inclusive Futures for Europe: Addressing the Digitalisation Challenges, Проф. Марин Дринов, БАН, 2022, ISBN:978-619-245-254-4
Todorova, Mariana. Global Trends in Education and Their Impact on Students and Learners. Philosophy Nowadays: REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION AND THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF KNOWLEDGE, CESNA, Belgrade, 2022, ISBN:978-86-85985-49-2
Todorova, Mariana. Blockchain Platform for the Organization of a Political Party, Social Movement, International Organizations, Public Companies, etc.. Eruditio, 2021, ISSN:2227-9679