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“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.

 

UPCOMING Events

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 30, 2020

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• November 3–4, 2011

 

RECENT Events

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

11th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 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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PROCEEDINGS & EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES | NEWSLETTERS

 

The Foundation’s Publications Program publishes proceedings with transcripts of Foundation seminars, symposia, and workshops, as well as books, newsletters, and other print and media materials on the future of humanity.

 

The following publications are organized by program and event, and are available for download as Acrobat PDF files.

Proceedings & Executive Summaries

Humanity 3000 Seminars, Workshops, and Symposia

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060”Executive Summary (2.1 MB PDF)
November 3–5, 2010
• Workshop Summary
• Participant Statements
• Participant Biographies
• Participant Bibliographies 
 
 

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”Executive Summary (2.1 MB PDF)
April 21–23, 2010
• Workshop Summary
• Participant Statements
• Participant Biographies
• Participant Bibliographies 
 
 

“Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario”
Executive Summary (1.8 MB PDF)
September 12–14, 2008
• Workshop Overview
• Worst-case Climate Destabilization
• What to Do About It; How to Do It
• Thinking Differently 
 

“Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario”
Proceedings (29 MB PDF)
September 12–14, 2008
• Workshop Summary and Recommendations
• Participant Statements
• Workshop Transcripts
• PowerPoint Presentations 

“Future of Planet Earth” (28.1 MB PDF)
June 3–5, 2008
• Seminar Overview
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts
• Participant Biographies
• PowerPoint Presentations 
 

“Think Globally – Act Locally” (21.4 MB PDF)
April 19, 2020
• Summary of Seminar
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts
• Participant Biographies
• PowerPoint Presentations 


“Energy Challenges: The Next Thousand Years”
Executive Summary (1.9 MB PDF)

March 30–April 1, 2020
• Workshop Overview
• Summary of Recommendations
• Main Issues
• Speaker Abstracts

“Energy Challenges: The Next Thousand Years”
Proceedings (34.9 MB PDF)
March 30–April 1, 2020
• Workshop Summary and Recommendations
• Participant Statements
• Workshop Transcripts
• PowerPoint Presentations

 

“Humanity and the Biosphere: The Next Thousand Years” (8.7 MB PDF)
Sept. 20–22, 2006
• Critical Themes and Issues
• Seminar Summary
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts

 

“Crossroads for Planet Earth” (16 MB PDF)
April 6-8, 2006
• Seminar Summary
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts
• Participant Biographies
• PowerPoint Presentations by Bob Citron 

 

“Future of Humanity: Symposium 2005” (10.2 MB PDF)
October 6–8, 2005
• Three Critical Questions
• Symposium Summary
• Executive Summaries of Humanity 3000 Events 1999–2004
• Participant Statements
• Symposium Transcripts


“Humans and Space: The Next Thousand Years” (5 MB PDF)
June 23–26, 2005
• The Critical Questions
• Participant Statements
• Workshop Transcripts
• “India's Space Progra” by Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
• “OECD Project on Space” by Pierre-Alain Schieb


“Future of Humanity: Seminar 5” (11.9 MB PDF)
August 11–14, 2004
• Three Critical Questions
• Participant Statements
• Some Thoughts on Threats and Opportunities
• Questions on Threats and Opportunities
• Seminar Transcripts 

 

“Future of Humanity: Seminar 4” (5.3 MB PDF)
August 21–24, 2003
• Three Critical Questions
• Seminar Summary
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts
• Interview with Arthur Jensen  


“Future of Humanity: Seminar 3” (9.6 MB PDF)
August 12–14, 2001
• Three Critical Questions
• Seminar Summary
• Participant Statements
• Seminar Transcripts
• Interview with Richard Dawkins and Norman Levitt  


“Future of Humanity: Symposium 2000
Volume 1 – 11.7 MB PDF

August 12–16, 2000
• Three Critical Questions
• Symposium Summary
• Participant Statements
• Symposium Transcripts

 

“Future of Humanity: Symposium 2000
Volume 2 – 15.9 MB PDF
August 12–16, 2000
• Symposium Transcripts (continued from Volume 1)
• Interview with Michio Kaku and Ervin Laszlo
• Interview with Edward O. Wilson
• Humanity 3000 Background Papers Bibliography and Abstracts


“Future of Humanity: Seminar 2” (9.8 MB PDF)
September 25–29, 1999
• Three Critical Questions
• Participant Statements
• Some Thoughts on Threats and Opportunities
• Seminar Transcripts 
• Interview with Christian de Duve and Crispin Tickell


“When SETI Succeeds:
The Impact of High-Information Contact”
(4.1 MB PDF)

July 31–August 1, 2020
• “An Extraordinary Event” by Allen Tough
• “Contact: Long-term Implications for Humanity” by Albert Harrison and Steven Dick
• “A Summary and Eleven Conclusions” by John Billingham



“Future of Humanity: Seminar 1” (9.8 MB PDF)
April 11–14, 1999
• Three Critical Questions
• Participant Statements
• Suggested Factors for Discussion
• Seminar Transcripts
• Interview with Jerome Glenn and Francis Heylighen 


 

Center for Human Evolution Workshops

“The Evolution of the Human Brain” (4 MB PDF)
March 19–20, 2005
• Three Critical Questions
• Workshop Description
• Workshop Transcripts
• Workshop Agenda
• Participant Biographies

 

“Cultural Evolution” (3.5 MB PDF)
May 18–19, 2000
• The Critical Questions
• Center for Human Evolution
• Workshop Description
• Workshop Transcripts
• Participant Biographies

 

“How Evolution Works” (4.3 MB PDF)
November 4–5, 1999
• The Critical Questions
• Center for Human Evolution Overview
• Workshop Description
• Workshop Transcripts
• Articles by Workshop Participants

 

“The Evolution of Human Intelligence” (7.7 MB PDF)
Workshop 1: November 12–13, 1998
Workshop 2: February 11–12, 1999
• The Critical Questions
• Workshop Description
• The Evolution of Human Intelligence
• Workshop Transcripts

 

 

Education and Outreach Seminars

“The Future: Young Scholars' Inquiry” Pilot Seminar (7.9 MB PDF)
June 9, 2005
• Seminar Summary
• Young Scholars' Research Abstracts
• Young Scholars' Observations
• Seminar Transcripts
• Powerpoint Presentations

 

 

The Next Thousand Years Television Series Workshops

“This Tiny Planet” (4.3 MB)
June 18–20, 2004
• Workshop Summary
• Key Components and Synopsis of Program “Earth and Beyond”
• Participant Statements
• Workshop Transcripts
• “The Next Thousand Years” Background Notes

 

“The Future Human” (4.3 MB PDF)
November 8–10, 2002
• Workshop Summary
• Theme Quotations
• Scholar Interviews
• “The Future Human” Preliminary Outline
• Workshop Transcripts

 

“First Producers Workshop” (3.6 MB PDF)
April 19–21, 2002
• Description of the Producers Workshop
• Summary of Workshop Results
• Producer Questionnaire Responses
• Workshop Transcripts
• Biographies and Credits