The Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future kicked off its 2010 Summer Program today with the arrival of the 2010 batch of Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows. Launched in 2008 and formalized in 2009, this is the third year of the Summer Fellows program.
The 2010 class of Pardee Center Graduate Fellows include BU students from the departments of Economics (1), Political Science (2), Sociology (1), Geography (1), and the School of Theology / School of Social Work (1).
The Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows program is now the centerpiece of the summer activities at the Pardee Center and brings together some of the brightest graduate students from across Boston University to a 10-week program of inter-disciplinary research at Pardee House. Fellows conduct their individual research and are expected to complete a research paper within the 10-week program, but also benefit from a set of structured activities designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations amongst the Fellows and with faculty members and scholars from across Boston University. Selected papers are published in various Pardee Center publication series.
The Pardee Center will also continue its various events, including the series of Pardee House Seminars during the summer; the first Pardee House Seminar of the summer will be held on June 8 on global energy futures. A number of other events are also planned at Pardee House for summer 2010.
In addition to the Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows, the Pardee Center will also be welcoming a number of research visitors at various points in the summer and two research assistants – Natan Magid, a BA/MA graduate of the University Professors Program in Neuroeconomics at Boston University, and Faris Islam, a senior at Tufts University.