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Recent Publications

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

“Anthropogenic Climate Change: A Worst-case Scenario” Executive Summary

“Energy Challenges” Executive Summary

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


Planned Events

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• Town Hall Seattle
• October 13, 2020

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 3–6, 2010



11th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 22, 2020

Talk by Sesh Velamoor

• "Managing the Future"
• July 2010

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• April 2010  [AUDIO FILES]

Brian Fagan Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• November 2009






Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series




Brian Fagan, Ph.D.

One of the world’s leading archaeological writers

Author of The Great Warming: Climate Change and
the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology,
University of California at Santa Barbara




Title of Lecture: “Water: The Elixir of Humanity”

When: November 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Where: Town Hall, 8th and Seneca, Seattle

Cost: Free to the public


Brian Fagan takes us on a journey through humanity’s complex relationship with water over the past 5,000 years. He shows us how irrigation was not necessarily a factor in the emergence of urban civilization and looks at some of the myriad ways in which human societies have defined their relationships with water. From the present, he looks into the future, into a world where the wars of coming generations are likely to revolve around access to water in an increasingly warmer and drier world.