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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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  • Beyond Rio+20: governance for a green economy 

    Bigg, Tom; DeSombre, Elizabeth; Halle, Mark; Hoogeveen, J.P. (Hans); Huq, Saleemul; Lee, Bernice; Levy, David; Melendez-Ortiz, Ricardo; Najam, Adil; Selin, Henrik; VanDeveer, Stacy; Verkooijen, Patrick; Wapner, Paul (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-03)
    As an intellectual contribution to the preparations for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, a.k.a. Rio +20), the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Regulating global capital flows for long-run development 

    Bhattacharya, Amar; Blyth, Mark; Burlamaqui, Leonardo; Epstein, Gerald; Grabel, Ilene; Griffith-Jones, Stephany; Mohan, Rakesh; Ocampo, José Antonio; Rodrik, Dani; Spiegel, Shari; Subramanian, Arvind; Takagi, Shinji; Zhang, Ming (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-03)
    This report is the product of the Pardee Center Task Force on Regulating Global Capital Flows for Long-Run Development convened in September 2011 on behalf of the Pardee Center’s Global Economic Governance Initiative led ...
  • 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 ...
  • Development that works, March 31, 2011 

    Balfour, Doug; Banerjee, Abhijit Vinayak; Bhattacharya, Amar; Brody, Liam; Epstein, Gerald; Gallagher, Kevin P.; Harris, John R.; Juma, Calestous; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Kumar, Kabir; MacPherson, Nancy; Mookherjee, Dilip; Najam, Adil; Quadir, Iqbal Z.; Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Ryan, Una; Sapiro, Virginia; Simon, Jonathan Lee; Wade, Robert H. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-03)
    The theme and the title of the conference—”Development That Works”—stemmed from the conference organizers’ desire to explore, from a groundlevel perspective, what programs, policies, and practices have been shown—or appear ...
  • Connecting the dots: information visualization and text analysis of the Searchlight Project newsletters 

    Gopal, Sucharita; Najam, Adil (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-02)
    This report is the product of the Pardee Center’s work on the Searchlight:Visualization and Analysis of Trend Data project sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Part of a larger effort to analyze and disseminate ...
  • Technological nightmares: Frederick S. Pardee distinguished lecture, October 2003 

    Streeten, Paul (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2003-10)
    Paul Streeten, 2003–2004 Pardee Visiting Professor of Future Studies at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, discusses the topic of technological progress—namely, the negative consequences often ...
  • The future of North American trade policy: lessons from NAFTA 

    Gallagher, Kevin P.; Wise, Timothy A.; Peters, Enrique Dussel; Zamora, Rodolfo García; Shadlen, Kenneth C.; Stumberg, Robert K.; Van Harten, Gus; Weller, Christian E. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-11)
    This Task Force Report written by an international group of trade policy experts calls for significant reforms to address adverse economic, environmental, labor and societal impacts created by the 1994 North American Free ...
  • Africa 2060: good news from Africa, April 16, 2010 

    Clapp, Richard; Dawit, Seble; Eagle, Nathan; Fromkin, David; Kariuki, Julius Gatune; Kazianga, Harounan; Longman, Timothy; Mahajan, Vijay; Mbuende, Kaire; McCann, James; McMillan, Margaret; Najam, Adil; Ngom, Fallou; Oyewumi, Oyeronke; Paliwala, Abdul; Rotberg, Robert; Sereke-Brhan, Heran; Simon, Jonathan; Sommers, Marc; Zewde, Bahru (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-04)
    This report provides commentary reflecting upon and information pertaining to the substance of the conference. An introductory overview looks at the major issues discussed at the event, which are placed within the larger ...
  • Connecting the dots: information visualization and text analysis of the Searchlight Project newsletters 

    Arikyan, Azathui; Zaman, Muhamad H. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-10)
    This report is the product of work by Azatuhi Ayrikyan and Pardee Faculty Fellow Muhammad H. Zaman, with support from the Pardee Center, looking at the role of governance in the creation of knowledge-based economies. By ...
  • Remittance flows to post-conflict states: perspectives on human security and development 

    Feeley, Frank; Foster, Susan; Galer, Kara; Gioli, Giovanna; Harris, John R.; Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raúl; Khan, Talimand; McKee, Martin; Nabar-Bhaduri, Suranjana; Natter, Raymond; Pheiffer, Chantel F.; Rodima-Taylor, Daivi; Scheffran, Jürgen; Terry, Donald F. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2013-10)
    Migrant remittances – that is, money or other goods sent to relatives in the country of origin– play an increasingly central role in post-conflict reconstruction and national development of conflict-affected states. Private ...
  • Capital account regulations and the trading system: a compatibility review 

    Anderson, Sarah; Aruaz, Andres; de Paula, Luiz Fernando; Francis, Smitha; Montes, Manuel F.; Prates, Daniela Magalhaes; Siegel, Deborah E.; Tian, Feng; Torres, Hector R.; Tucker, Todd; Viterbo, Annamaria; Xu, Qiyuan; Waibel, Michael (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2013-03)
    This report is the product of the Pardee Center Task Force on Regulating Capital Flows for Long-Run Development and builds on the Task Force´s first report published in March 2012. The Pardee Center Task Force was convened ...

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