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“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 2011

Walter P. Kistler Book Award

• Dr. Laurence C. Smith
• October 2011

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Dr. Charles A. Murray
• September 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

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010






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“Future of Humanity: Seminar 4”

Convened August 21–24, 2003 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington


For Seminar 4, the Foundation For the Future reduced the number of scholars to 14 in order to conduct the meetings entirely on Foundation premises. These participants, who brought the perspectives of the physical, biological, and social sciences, articulated the three most critical issues for the next thousand years as: (1) facilitating the avoidance of social conflicts, (2) the need for an international body or early-warning mechanism dedicated to recognition of and education about impending risks, and (3) implementing global consciousness or the sense of being a planetary species. Each of these issues was the focus of a fishbowl dialogue.

A formal debate was engaged on the resolution: “Humanity’s long-term future will result from intentional, intelligent human design.” The final vote was in favor of the resolution.

Proceedings (5.3 MB PDF) of this seminar, including transcripts of all dialogic sessions, available for download. Featured is an interview of Arthur R. Jensen, winner of the 2003 Kistler Prize, conducted by Sesh Velamoor, Deputy Director, Programs, Foundation For the Future.


“The Role of Religion”
Dan Barker
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Madison, WI USA

“The Current State of the Three Great Frontiers in Physics”
Dr. Paul Davies
Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia


Dan Barker
Public Relations Director
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Madison, WI USA

Don Beck
Spiral Dynamics Group
Denton, TX USA

Charles Brass
Baytec Institute for Learning and Development
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Angela Close
Archaeologist, Dept. of Anthropology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Carl Coon
Former US Ambassador
Washington, DC USA

Peter Corning
Institute for the Study of Complex Systems
Palo Alto, CA USA

Paul Davies
Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

Russell Genet
Orion Institute
Santa Margarita, CA USA

John Hartung
Associate Professor
State University of New York
Brooklyn, NY USA

Ronald Moore
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Adriana Ocampo
Senior Research Scientist
European Space Agency
Noordwijk, Netherlands

Gary Schwartz
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ USA

John Smart
Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change
Los Angeles, CA USA

Seung-Schik Yoo
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Brookline, MA USA