About the Center

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University conducts interdisciplinary research on globally important issues that affect the human condition over decades. Through programs of scholarship, outreach, and education, the Pardee Center works to improve public decision-making and policy and to train future generations of interdisciplinary scholars.

BrochureCoverThe Pardee Center was established in the year 2000 through the generosity of Frederick S. Pardee. Mr. Pardee, a Massachusetts native, received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University, and he pursued his passion for analyzing trends for the future as a systems analyst and an economic forecaster. In recognition of his intellectual contributions and knowledge in the area of futures research and human well-being, Boston University dedicated a historic brownstone at 67 Bay State Road as the Pardee House in the year 2000 and awarded Mr. Pardee an Honorary Doctorate Degree in 2006.

The Frederick S. Pardee Endowed Chair is appointed by the Trustees of Boston University, on the recommendation of the University President. The Pardee Chair acts as the Director of the Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

Prof. Anthony Janetos is the Director.

Click here to read our mission statement.

To learn more about the Center, view a PDF of our brochure or a PDF of our 2016-2017 Annual Review Highlights.

Remembering Founding Director Prof. David Fromkin, 1932-2017