Over the years Dr. Calhoun presented papers at numerous conferences around the world. His insight was sought by a variety of organizations, from the sugar cane growers in Hawaii to the Corrections Department in the District of Columbia. Below are some of these instances.
1962 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University He was invited to join the Center for the 1962-1963 year.
- Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences website CASBS
- List of those attending 1962-1963 CASBS_class_of_1963
- He wrote two proposals while at CASBS. See Induced Mass Movements of Small Mammals and The Study of Velocity on the page for Papers.
- Given to each attendee:
1968 December AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) annual meeting. This meeting was in Dallas, TX. Dr. Calhoun was one of the key speakers at this conference.
One evening Robert Ardrey, the author of African Genesis, joined us for dinner.
- Paper presented by John Calhoun: (paper Space and the Strategy of Life to be added at a future date)
- AAAS Bulletin November 1968 1968 AAAS Bulletin
1971, April 1 Congressional Record His work was cited in the Congressional Record during a discussion of population growth .
1972 Nobel Prize nomination
His name was put forth to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
A card John Calhoun wrote regarding this nomination
- This document contains copies of emails I sent trying to confirm this. Nobel Prize 2012 email confriming Nobel Prize nomination
1972 NASA Forum
Letter and agenda: NASA Speculative Technology Forum
My mother told two stories about this conference.
One was that she walked into a conference room to find Jack (Dr. Calhoun) and Arthur C Clarke standing on their heads.
The second story was about the flight home. I gather it was a smaller plane and they hit turbulence. She commented that several of the scientists and space people were afraid of the turbulence, which she seemed to find ironic.
A few of the attendees, per Stuart Umpleby:
- Arthur C Clarke – science fiction author
- Fred Pohl – science fiction author
- Russell Targ – The Reality of ESP
- Edgar Mitchell – Apollo astronaut
- Werner von Braun – physicist
- James Fletcher – Chief Administrator of NASA
- George Pezdirtz – a NASA administrator for special projects
- Robert L Forward
- Marvin Minsky – MIT, robotics
- Stuart A. Umpleby – Professor Department of Management Science, George Washington University
1972 Calhoun’s insight was sought by the District of Columbia Jails regarding the housing of inmates. The date of the first paper is 1972 and is listed as “Part B”. Of the other three papers the only one in his file was “Part D”.
- 1972 Part B: DC Jail Case – Part B – Remarks about a visit to the DC Jail
- 1975 Part D: 1975 Humane vs Cruel Settings
1973, Rome: Special World Conference on Futures Research It was while he was attending this conference that Dr. Calhoun met Pope Paul VI.
- The Pope’s address to the conference in 973
- A document on the work of the groups at the Rome Special World Conference on Futures Research, 1973
A document on the work of the groups at the Rome Special World Conference on Futures Research, 1973 – 79pgs
- John Calhoun’s address to the conference: 9.30.1973 rome futures conferenc – calhoun’s address
- Conference announcement:
- Letters to and from Eleonora Masini regarding the conference: 11.9.1972 Letter to Eleonora Masini and 11.30.1972 Letter from Eleonora Masini
1973 Roberto Rossellini – consultant on film The World Population (A Question of People) (1974) Two hour documentary for UNESCO.
- Letter from Dominique to Jack 6.19.1977 after Rossellini’s death
- site with a direct reference to the film: http://sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/rossellini/
- Book titled “Roberto Rossellini” by Peter Brunette: Roberto Rossellini
Excerpt from this book:
The World Population. 1974. Documentary on the population explosion, produced by UNESCO for the United Nations. Approximately 120 minutes. [note: According to Aprà’s filmography in Roberto Rossellini: Le Cinéma révélé, the film was shown during a congress on world population held in Bucharest in 1974 and subsequently distributed by the United Nations throughout the world.]
- Roberto Rossellini in University of California E-Books: UC E-Book Roberto Rossellini
At a later date, John Calhoun’s niece Deborah recalls being at the Cheshire Dr house with her parents, Gene & Joyce Gressley, and Dad calling to say he was bringing Roberto Rossellini home for dinner. Apparently Edith Calhoun made an artichoke dish, which became a family favorite, for the first time that night.
1982 January AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) annual meeting. Dr. Calhoun presented a paper.