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Includes Feature Films, Kistler Prize Acceptance Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Scholar Visions of the Long-term Future


Recent Publications

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

All Foundation publications are available for download from our Publications page.



Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 18, 2020

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Fall 2011



“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 2010

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• October 2010

11th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 2010

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• April 2010  [AUDIO FILES]






Walter P. Kistler
Science Documentary Film Award




The Walter P. Kistler Science Documentary Film Award was established to recognize producers of science-based documentary films that significantly increase the knowledge and understanding of the public regarding subjects that will shape the future of our species. The award is bestowed annually.


Named for the originator of the award program and benefactor of the Foundation For the Future, the Walter P. Kistler Science Documentary Film Award includes a cash prize of US$10,000 and a certificate. It is formally presented in ceremonies that include a short presentation by the winning producer, a screening of a portion of the winning film, and Q&A.

2007 Recipient

Thomas Levenson

Executive Producer of Origins (NOVA)

Associate Professor of Science Writing
MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies