Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center Appoints Four Scholars As Fellows

in Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
October 14th, 2003

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(Boston, Mass.) — The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University recently announced the appointment of four outstanding scholars as Fellows of the Center for the academic year 2003-2004. The scholars are Dr. Cutler Cleveland, professor of geography and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University; Dr. John Gerring, associate professor of political science, Boston University; Dr. Strom Thacker, associate professor of international relations, Boston University; and Dr. Adil Najam, associate professor of international negotiation and diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and formally with Boston University.
Professors Cleveland and Najam are conducting research in the field of human development, as well as organizing a related Pardee Center conference scheduled for November 13 – 15, 2003. The conference, “Making Great Transformations,” will focus on the transition towards the goal of furthering human development.
Professors Gerring and Thacker are conducting research on the relationship between quality of governance and economic and social development. They will also host a Pardee Center conference on this theme which will take place on the campus of Boston University in the fall of 2004.
In announcing the Fellowships, Professor David Fromkin, director of the Pardee Center, stated that “the Pardee Center is pleased and proud to recognize the value of the important research that these outstanding scholars are conducting under Pardee sponsorship. They are pursuing challenges and lines of inquiry of genuine importance.”
The Pardee Center at Boston University was founded by Boston University alumnus Frederick S. Pardee in 2000 to undertake futures studies with a view to illuminating the choices and decisions that lie ahead for the human race. For more information about Pardee Center sponsored research and conference date and locations, visit the Pardee Center web site at

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