Founder and President of The Academy for Future Science, an international NGO (non-government organization). He is a social scientist, futurist, remote sensing and space law specialist. He is author of twenty books, his best-seller is The Keys of Enoch®. Among his many other books is one he co-authored with physicist, Russell Targ, entitled End of Suffering. He has two Ph.Ds, one from the University of California (1977), and one from the University of Minnesota (1993). His M.Th. is from Luther Theological Seminary where he studied early Greek, Latin and Coptic literature from the Patristic period under Dr. Carl Volz.
Dr. Hurtak has accomplished extensive archeological studies in Egypt and was one of the principal discoverers in 1997 of the “Tomb of Osiris” on the Giza Plateau. He also worked in the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt doing GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) and acoustic sound tests. He is research director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association.
In the 1980s he was a Director at Technology Marketing Analysis Corporation, San Francisco, which sponsored RETSIE (Renewable Energy Technology Symposiums) and worked with six government agencies, in addition to NASA, to bring together over a thousand engineers, scientists and industrial leaders to exchange information on renewable energy technology. In the late 1980s and 1990s, he was scientific consultant for LASERTECH in Brazil which developed lasers for industrial applications and for the study of rapidly changing environmental conditions, particularly in the study of deforestation and the soil conditions in the Brazilian farmlands and throughout the Amazon. He and The Academy For Future Science are the holders of fourteen gold and silver medal film awards for his work in bringing science and art together in the media.
Dr. Hurtak was a scientific consultant for Sidney Sheldon’s bestseller of an alien encounter entitled The Doomsday Conspiracy (1992) and a researcher in the field of extraterrestrial investigation for over 35 years. He was a speaker at The First International Conference on ET Research in Acapulco with Dr. J. Allen Hynek.
Dr. Hurtak was a speaker at the United Nations Rio+20 (2012), the UN DPI Climate Forum, New York (2007) and was a participant at the UN World Summit for Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002). He has spoken at major universities in Europe, South Africa, South America and the United States, and has spoken before the Russian Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Science.
He is a pioneer in the area of space law, having published papers with the American Astronautical Society and the Mars Society. In 2005 and 2012, he was an invited speaker to the Law School at Northeast University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, on space law and safeguarding non-renewable resources, and his papers have been published in McGill’s University’s Institute of Air and Space Law and The University of Mississippi, School of Law’s Journal of Space Law.
The Academy for Future Science, which he founded with his wife, Desiree, has helped the indigenous people in Africa and South America through their outreach of food, clothing and education and for this, Dr. Hurtak was made an honorary member of the Xavante Nation in Mato Grosso, Brazil. He has worked to promote clean water resources and environmental habitats using remote sensing with an understanding that time is running out for many non-renewable resources.