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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Can technology help solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in Palestine? 

    Davidson, Frank P. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2004)
    This paper looks at the lack of land in Palestine as one part of the problem that might have a low technology solution if the right pressures were applied. If the Gaza settlements were extended and Israel itself was built ...
  • 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 ...

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