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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





“This Tiny Planet” Workshop

June 18–20, 2004 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington


What human-planet issues threaten the long-term livability of Earth? What is the carrying capacity of our planet? What is the prognosis of Earth’s sustainability? What about global warming? What issues will impact Earth’s very long-term future?

The Foundation For the Future brought together eight scholars in June 2004 to address these and related questions. Participants were selected for their high level of expertise in scientific fields related to climate, environment and ecology, oceanography, atmospheric research, earth ethics, population, sustainability, astronomy, and demographics and public policy.

Proceedings (4.3 MB PDF) of this workshop, including transcripts of presentations and all dialogic sessions, is available for download.

Keynote Presentations

“The Role of the Oceans in Earth’s Sustainability”
Dr. John Delaney
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

“Creeping Environmental Problems and Societal Responses to Them”
Dr. Michael Glantz
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO USA

Scholar Participants

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

Richard Clugston
Executive Director
Center for Respect of Life and the Environment
Washington, DC USA

John Delaney
Professor, School of Oceanography; Program Director of NEPTUNE
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Russell Genet
The Orion Institute
Santa Margarita, CA USA

Michael Glantz
Senior Scientist, Environmental and Societal Impacts Group
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO USA

Phillip Longman
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
The New American Foundation
Washington, DC USA

Elliott Maynard
Arcos Cielos Research Center
Sedona, AZ USA

Steven Salmony
Psychological Consultant, North Carolina Disability Determination Service
Social Security Administration
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Foundation Affiliates

Foundation affiliates participating in the “This Tiny Planet” Workshop included:

Jon Palfreman
President, Palfreman Film Group, Inc.
Executive Producer, The Next Thousand Years
Lexington, MA USA

Kirk Citron
Advertising Entrepreneur
Mill Valley, CA USA