Past president of the Society for General Systems Research (now the International Society for the Systems Sciences), 1984.
see bio page at evolve_org: http://www.evolve.org/pub/doc/ls_guide_banathy.html[[http://projects.isss.org/Main/BelaHBanathy?action=approvesites|(approve sites)]]
small bio at: http://www.isss.org/2003meet/bios.htm#BHB
Bela H. Banathy was a founder of the White Stag Program for Scouts second page of their site discusses his 'systems views' http://www.whitestag.org/[[http://projects.isss.org/Main/BelaHBanathy?action=approvesites|(approve sites)]] - article by Bill Roberts 2005
Bela H. Banathy: a short story of my life is at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/108565525/ABSTRACT but there is a $25 fee for access Abstract: This article reflects an autobiographical account of Bela H. Banathy's life, providing a recorded history of his accomplishments, personally and professionally. Importantly, Bela's story provides insight into his early life and the historicity of his origins as a systems and design scientist. Copyright � 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
A Biography of Bela H. Banathy: A Systems Scholar by Patrick M. Jenlink another pay to view at: http://www.springerlink.com/app/home/contribution.asp?wasp=600a4ab3d1f54d9fa1049c3929882437&referrer=parent&backto=issue,2,10;journal,4,43;linkingpublicationresults,1:104295,1
Creating the Future written by Bela H. Banathy and Gordon Rowland free on the web at: http://www.ithaca.edu/rowland/ctf/index.htm[[http://projects.isss.org/Main/BelaHBanathy?action=approvesites|(approve sites)]]
The Evolution of Evolutionary Systems Design by Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D. and Kathia Laszlo, Ph.D. World Futures. Vol. 58, No. 6-7, 2002 - Special issue dedicated to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Bela H. Banathy is at http://www.syntonyquest.org/elcTree/resourcesPDFs/Evolution_of_ESD.pdf