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


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“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.



12th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 30, 2020

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 27–28, 2011



Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 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]






Kistler Prize



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Advisory Panel

The Foundation For the Future is assisted in its evaluation of Kistler Prize nominees each year by the Kistler Prize Advisory Panel, which is composed of prominent members of the academic community. The Panel reviews candidate dossiers and offers recommendations concerning finalists to the Foundation Board of Trustees, which makes the final selection from the short list of recommended candidates. Current members of the Panel are:

Dr. Francisco J. Ayala
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Fakhri A. Bazzaz
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

Dr. Thomas J. Bouchard Jr.
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota

Dr. William H. Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
University of Washington

Dr. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Dr. Richard Dawkins
Department of Zoology
Oxford University

Dr. Ralph L. Holloway
Department of Anthropology
Columbia University

Dr. Leroy Hood
President and Director
Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Arthur R. Jensen
Department of Educational Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Vincent M. Sarich
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Edward O. Wilson
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University