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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.



“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






The Next Thousand Years
Television Series





Quotes from Scholars

“Somehow everything that humans do and are likely to do into the indefinite future will flow from our self-image. At some point we will agree on what we are collectively as a species, what it means to be human, what is human nature, why we are here, and thence, from all this knowledge garnered and sifted, what we wish to become and what we wish to do. Our science and technology to this point have been breathtaking; our self-examination is still primitive.”

Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

“What you propose is well conceived, highly informed, and persuasively presented.”

Wendell Bell, Yale University, New Haven, CT

“I will be honored to become a member of the Scholar Advisory Board and to help in any way I can. As you know, I believe that our future will be shaped by the close interaction of biological organisms, society, and machines – by its great potential, as well as by its inevitable pathologies.”

George Bugliarello, Polytechnic University, New York, NY

“I am particularly impressed with the way that you have melded past, present, and future, giving a sound jumping off point for the future….”

William H. Calvin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

“The television series that will be developed and produced … is indeed very ambitious and enlightening. It is an honor to be a member of the Board….”

Clement C.P. Chang, Tamkang University, Taipei

“I am deeply impressed with the magnitude of the project and with the thoroughness with which it is being prepared. Congratulations.”

Christian de Duve, Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology, Brussels

“Many thanks for sending me the details of this television project, which I read with great interest. I think it is a very timely and appropriate treatment of an important issue.”

Clive Gamble, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

“As I went again through the Preliminary Program Treatments, I want to congratulate you. You did an immense, wonderful job.”

Robert Muller, University for Peace, Cuidad Colón, Costa Rica

“I should be delighted to become a member of your Scholar Advisory Board, and give you all the help I can on your project. Obviously it will be essential for the project to be intellectually rigorous, and the people you have suggested for membership of the Board will be ideal for the purpose.”

Sir Crispin Tickell, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK