The Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future

Established in 2002, the Kelly Lecture series honors the vision of the late Frank K. Kelly, who was a founder and senior vice president of the Foundation. Each year, a lecture is presented by a distinguished individual to explore humanity’s present circumstances and ways by which we can shape a more promising future for our planet and its inhabitants.

2023: Ivana Nikolić Hughes

May 25, 2023

2019 Lecture: Elaine Scarry

May 9, 2019

2018 Lecture: Christine Ahn

March 7, 2018

2017 Lecture: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

February 23, 2017

2015 Lecture: Helen Caldicott

2014 Lecture: Noam Chomsky

Professor Noam Chomsky delivered the 13th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future on February 28 in Santa Barbara, California.

2013 Lecture: Dennis Kucinich

2012 Lecture: Daniel Ellsberg

2011 Lecture: Commander Robert Green (Royal Navy, Ret.)

2010 Lecture: Ambassador Max Kampelman

2009 Lecture: Frances Moore Lappé

2008 Lecture: Colman McCarthy

2007 Lecture: Jakob von Uexkill

2006 Lecture: Mairead Corrigan Maguire

2005 Lecture: Robert Jay Lifton

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2004 Lecture: Dame Anita Roddick

2003 Lecture: Richard Falk

2002 Lecture: Frank K. Kelly

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