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12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Dr. Charles Murray
• September 2011

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 2011

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“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

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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

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• April 2010  [AUDIO FILES]






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Workshop 8

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2100”

Humanity 3000 Workshop • October 2011

World population is on course to reach 9 billion by 2044, from today's 6.9 billion. China's long-held position as the world's most populous country will likely be surpassed by 2030 by India, which is adding 17.5 million to 20 million humans annually. At the same time, declines in citizen populations of many advanced economies, including the USA, are being offset by legal and illegal immigration so that their net populations are increasing. Still other long-established nation-states are providing incentives to procreate because they are seeing net declines. These significant changes lie at the root of an emerging complexity encompassing issues of sustainability, climate change, clashes between cultures, and many more factors that need to be properly understood.

The purpose of the workshop “Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2100” is to focus attention on these issues and gain understanding of the complexity, impacts, and possible attenuations.

This workshop is by invitation only. Foundation For the Future is inviting prominent US and international analysts, researchers, and scholars who are experts in the implications of shifts and growth in global population, and what humankind can expect going forward. An Executive Summary including the workshop conclusions will be published and available for download from this website following the conference.