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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





Participating Scholars

Initial Scholar List

To date the following scholars have agreed to participate in the development of The Next Thousand Years television series. Some of these scholars will serve on The Next Thousand Years Scholar Advisory Board and most of them will serve as consulting scholars on individual programs.

Anchor Scholars

Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA USA

Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Professor, Oxford University, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, England

Participating Scholars

W. French Anderson, Professor, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA USA

Munawar A. Anees, Executive Director, Knowledge Management Systems, Tucson, AZ USA

Bela A. Banathy, President, International Systems Institute, Carmel, CA USA

John Banister-Marx, Education Coordinator, Tufts University, The Wright Center for Science Education, Medford, MA USA

Connie Barlow, Author, Pomona, CA USA

Wendell Bell, Professor Emeritus, Yale University, Dept. of Sociology, New Haven, CT USA

Clement Bezold, President, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA USA

Susan Blackmore, Reader in Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Stewart Brand, President, The Long Now Foundation, Sausalito, CA USA

Charles Brass, Chairman, Future of Work Foundation, Fairfield, Australia

George Bugliarello, Chancellor, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY USA

William Calvin, Author and Neurobiologist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA

Fritjof Capra, Physicist and Systems Theorist, Berkeley, CA USA

Eric Chaisson, Director, The Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University, Medford, MA USA

Clement C.P. Chang, Founder, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Arthur C. Clarke, Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Joseph Coates, President, Consulting Futurist, Inc., Washington, DC USA

Antonio R. Damasio, M.W. Van Allen Professor and Head, Dept. of Neurology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa USA

Julius Dasch, Manager, National Space Grant Program & EPSCoR, Washington, DC USA

Paul Davies, Principal, Orion Productions, Burnside, South Australia

Christian de Duve, Founder, International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Brussels, Belgium

John Delaney, Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA

Steven J. Dick, Historian of Science, US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC USA

Dee Dickinson, CLO, New Horizons Learning Center, Seattle, WA USA

Howard F. Didsbury, Director, Alternative Futures Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC USA

Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, President, Club of Rome, Madrid, Spain

Faye Duchin, Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA

Duane Elgin, Executive Director, Awakening Earth, San Anselmo, CA USA

Brian Fagan, Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA USA

Reuven Feuerstein, Founder and Director, The International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem, Israel

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Research Scientist, Zyvex Corporation, Pilot Hill, CA USA

Louis Friedman, Executive Director, The Planetary Society, Pasadena, CA USA

Clive Gamble, Professor, University of Southampton, Dept. of Archeology, Highfield, Southampton, UK

Jerome C. Glenn, Director, AC/UNU/ Millennium Project, Washington, DC USA

Geoffrey Godbey, Professor of Leisure Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA USA

Susantha Goonatilake, Center for the Study of Social Change, New School for Social Research, New York, NY USA

Steve Grand, Director, Cyberlife Research Ltd., Shipham, Somerset, UK

Mott T. Greene, John Magee Professor of Science and Values, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA USA

Albert A. Harrison, Director, Dept. of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA USA

Paul Hawken, Author/Principal, National Capital Institute, Sausalito, CA USA

Hazel Henderson, President, Center for Alternative Futures, Augustine, FL USA

Barbara Marx Hubbard, President, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Santa Barbara, CA USA

Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, International Management Centre, Queensland, Australia

Panos Ioannou, Group Leader, CAGT Group, The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

William W. Kellogg, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate Change Research Section, Boulder, CO USA

Lui Lam, Physics Professor, San Jose State University, Dept. of Physics, San Jose, CA USA

Guillermo Lemarchand, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Buenos Aires, Argentina

John Leslie, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Donald Louria, Professor Emeritus and Chairman, United Hospital for Medicine & Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ USA

James Lovelock, independent scientist, inventor, author, and creator of the theory of Gaia as a total planetary being, West Devon, England

Wolfgang Michalski, Director, Advisory Unit to Secretary-General, OECD International Futures Program, Neuilly sur Seine, France

Graham T.T. Molitor, President, Public Policy Forecasting Inc., Potomac, MD USA

Robert Muller, Senior Advisor, University for Peace, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

Siro Polo Padolecchia, Chairman, European Institute for Futures Studies, Monte Carlo, Monaco

David Perkins, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA USA

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA

Ilya Prigogine, Professor, Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie, Bruxelles, Belgium

David Pritchard, Author, Badgers Wood, Godalming, Surrey, UK

Daniel Quinn, Author, Houston, TX USA

Elisabet Sahtouris, Evolution Biologist and Author, Burlingame, CA USA

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Institute of Vedanta & Sanskrit, Saylorsburg, PA USA

Ziauddin Sardar, Author, London, England, UK

Robert Shapiro, Professor, Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, NY USA

Michael Shermer, Editor-in-Chief, Skeptic Magazine, Altadena, CA USA

S. Fred Singer, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project, Arlington, VA USA

Gregory Stock, Director, UCLA Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA USA

Woodruff Sullivan III, Professor, University of Washington, Dept. of Astronomy, Seattle, WA USA

Brian Swimme, Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness, San Francisco, CA USA

Crispin Tickell, Chancellor, University of Kent at Canterbury, Gloucestershire, UK

Allen Tough, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, North York, Ontario, Canada

Watts Wacker, CEO, FirstMatter LLC, Westport, CT USA

Peter D. Ward, Professor, University of Washington, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Seattle, WA USA

Spencer Wells, Geneticist, Writer, Filmmaker, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC USA