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The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University conducts interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on a wide range of issues that contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition. Through programs of scholarship and outreach, the Pardee Center works to disseminate the collective knowledge and experience of scholars and practitioners in an effort to ensure that decisions made today lead to better outcomes tomorrow. Visit the Center's website to learn more.

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  • Making the great transformation, November 13, 14, and 15, 2003 

    Anderson, William P.; Banuri, Tariq; Bard, Kathryn; Catanzaro, Frank; Clapp, Richard; Cleveland, Cutler; Conceição, Pedro; Costanza, Robert; Dewar, James; Fromkin, David; Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko; Gerring, John; Quadir, Iqbal; Raskin, Paul; Saundry, Peter; Starr, Douglas; Sue Wing, Ian; Thacker, Strom; Tracy, James; Woodcock, Curtis; Zakaria, Fareed; Zolli, Andrew (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2003)
    The conference discussants and participants analyze why transitions happen, and why they matter. Transitions are those wide-ranging changes in human organization and well being that can be convincingly attributed to a ...
  • The role of religion in the longer-range future, April 6, 7, and 8, 2006 

    Aldrich, Sophie Lei; Ammerman, Nancy; Berger, Peter L.; Buultjens, Ralph; Connor, Walter; Craig-Hart, Patti; Cramer, Constance S.; Drill, Craig; Friedman, Benjamin; Fromkin, David; Gingerich, Owen; Glashow, Sheldon; Gross, Irena; Hammond, Norman; Harper, Charles; Hart, Douglas M.; Katz, Steven; Kimball, Roger; Kornberg, Hans, Sir; Kramer, Jane; Maitre, H. Joachim; Marsh, Chistopher; Mayers, David; McGahan, Anita; Meyer, Michael; Prothero, Stephen; Simon, Steven; Smith, Michael J.; Talbot, Phillips; Tracy, James; Watts, John; Wegter-McNelly, Kirk (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2006)
    The conference brought together some 40 experts from various disciplines to ponder upon the “great dilemma” of how science, religion, and the human future interact. In particular, different panels looked at trends in what ...
  • Looking ahead: forecasting and planning for the longer-range future, April 1, 2, and 3, 2005 

    Bacevich, Andrew; Bobbitt, Philip; Bremmer, Ian; Burrows, Matthew; Buultjens, Ralph; Chadda, Maya; Cleveland, Cutler; Connor, Walter; Dewar, James A.; Fromkin, David; Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko; Gell-Man, Murray; Gerring, John; Grimes, William; Haferkamp, Renée; Hughes, Barry; Karabell, Zachary; Keusch, Gerald; Maitre, H. Joachim; McColl, Colin, Sir; McGahan, Anita; Miscovic, Maureen; Morrow, Lance; Najam, Adil; Norton, Augustus Richard; Ra’anan, Uri; Raskin, Paul; Schmidt, Vivien Ann; Schoettle, Enid C.B.; Silber, John; Smith, Tony; Talbot, Phillips; Thacker, Strom C. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2005)
    The conference allowed for many highly esteemed scholars and professionals from a broad range of fields to come together to discuss strategies designed for the 21st century and beyond. The speakers and discussants covered ...
  • Economic development, human development, and the pursuit of happiness, April 1, 2, and 3, 2004 

    Alkire, Sabina; Aggarwal, Vinod; Banerjee, Abhijit; Buultjens, Ralph; Chadda, Maya; Connor, Walter; Dewar, James; Foster, Andrew; Fromkin, David; Gerring, John; Gilpin, Robert G.; Grimes, William; Griswold, Charles L.; Harris, John; Katzenstein, Lawrence; Keusch, Gerald T.; Kraus, Ellis; Maitre, H. Joachim; Mookherje, Dilip; Najam, Adil; Rosenthal, Joel; Schmidt, Vivien; Streeten, Paul; Stith, Charles; Smith, Tony; Talbot, Phillips; Thacker, Strom; Watts, John (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2004)
    The conference asks the questions, how can we make sure that the benefits of economic growth flow into health, education, welfare, and other aspects of human development; and what is the relationship between human development ...
  • Changing and unchanging values in the world of the future, November 8, 9, and 10, 2001 

    Etzioni, Amitai; Buultjens, Ralph; Chace, James; Fromkin, David; Goldstein, Erik; Jackson, Robert; Kimball, Roger; Maître, Joachim; Morrow, Lance; Prodromou, Elizabeth; Rosenthal, Joel; Silber, John; Smith, Tony; Stith, Charles; Zakaria, Fareed (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2001)
    This conference brought together a discussion of different perspectives on what future paradigm shifts will look like – in government, in foreign policy, in what constitutes “classics,” in economic and religious modes, and ...
  • One future or many? November 14, 15, and 16, 2002 

    Bamford, Mark; Bremmer, Ian; Buultjens, Ralph; Calleo, David; Chadda, Maya; Connor, Walter; Fromkin, David; Goldstein, Erik; Grimes, William; Jackson, Robert; Keylor, William; Maitre, Joachim; Mayers, David; Menges, Constatine; Rieff, David; Shifter, Michael; Smith, Tony; Talbot, Phillips (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2002)
    The conference brought together some 30 experts from various disciplines to discuss whether the trajectories of the future will be ‘global’ or ‘regional’ in nature. Different panels looks at the future trajectories for ...
  • The future of human nature: a symposium on the promises and challenges of the revolutions in genomics and computer science, April 10, 11, and 12, 2003 

    Annas, George; Berwick, Robert; Campbell, David; Cantor, Charles; Church, George; DeLisi, Charles; Fromkin, David; Gottlieb, Anthony; Fox Keller, Evelyn; Kevles, Daniel; Lewes, Kenneth; Margulis, Lynn; Minsky, Marvin; Peterson, Christine; Pinker, Steven; Rosen, Stanley; Schacht, Richard; Shattuck, Roger; Silver, Lee M.; Tauber, Alfred; Tommaso, Toffoli (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2003)
    This conference focused on scientific and technological advances in genetics, computer science, and their convergence during the next 35 to 250 years. In particular, it focused on directed evolution, the futures it allows, ...
  • The risks of multiple breadbasket failures in the 21st century: a science research agenda 

    Janetos, Anthony; Justice, Christopher; Jahn, Molly; Obersteiner, Michael; Glauber, Joseph; Mulhern, William (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2017-03)
    Written by an interdisciplinary team of leading researchers, this report describes a science research agenda toward improved probabilistic modeling and prediction of multiple breadbasket failures and the potential consequences ...
  • Latin America 2060: consolidation or crisis? 

    Blanco, Carlos; Espinasa, Ramon; Inclán, Silvia; Gallagher, Kevin P.; Helwege, Ann; Kunz, Tom; Palmer, David Scott; Rooett, Riordan; Robbins, Dylon; Saravia, Enrique; Thorhaug, Anitra (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-09)
    Latin America has produced vigorous ideas throughout its history, expressed in narratives about its struggles and successes, or its weaknesses and failures. Together, these have shaped a multi-faceted vision of the region ...
  • Heretical thoughts about science and society: Frederick S. Pardee distinguished lecture, November 1, 2005 

    Dyson, Freeman (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2005-11-01)
    Freeman Dyson illuminates the importance of having heretics to challenge assumptions, and gives six heretical predictions of his own. The first is that American hegemony will not last until the next century. The second is ...

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