Desiree Hurtak, Ph.D., MS.Sc. is a social scientist, futurist, and film producer.ﾠ She is the NY representative to the United Nations for the Academy For Future Science, where her focus has been to work with the Committee for Sustainable Development. She has also taught at the State University of New York in the area of public policy.ﾠ In addition, Desiree is a producer at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New Yorkﾒs public access television. Desiree travels throughout the world to investigate ancient cultures and works closely with indigenous people, including the Zulu Shaman Credo Mutwa and the Xavante Indians (Brazil). She was a presenter at the Partnership Forum of the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002) and the recent UN-DPI Climate Change Forum (New York, 2007) where she was invited to present her solutions to some of the planetﾒs environmental crises. With a special interest in indigenous cultures, she has also participated in the film documentation of cultures worldwide to preserve their heritage which can be seen in the award winning graphic films entitled The Light Body (1997) and Initiation (2003).