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Seminar: “Worst-Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance”

The Global Development Policy Center, the Institute for Sustainable Energy, and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invite you to a talk by Frank Ackerman about his latest book, “Worst-Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance.” Ackerman, Principal Economist at Synapse Energy and Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI), will […]

New NSF Report Led by Janetos Charts Research Agenda for Sustainable Urban Systems

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report released today establishes a research agenda for sustainable urban systems in coming decades. The report, titled Sustainable Urban Systems: Articulating a Long-Term Convergence Research Agenda, is intended to serve as a guide for the direction of research on cities in the face of unprecedented urbanization. Fewer than one-third of the world’s population […]

BU Conference on Sustainability Research

Session I: Measuring Sustainability Session II: Modeling Sustainability Session III: Human Dimensions of Sustainability Session IV: Future of Sustainability Please join us for the BU Conference on Sustainability Research on Monday, May 9 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Boston University Photonics Building at 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor. This one-day conference […]

Marta Marello Speaks at Sustainable Campuses Conference

Marta Marello, a researcher at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, spoke at the fifth Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference held on Friday, April 15th at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. The conference objective was to disseminate best practices and resources to advance sustainable development on campuses and […]

James McCann Appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor

Pardee Center Director ad interim James McCann has been appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor at Universität Hamburg‘s Hiob Ludolf Zentrum für Äthiopistik (Center for the Study of Ethiopia). In residence in Hamburg through early July, he is conducting research for his project on malaria landscape history and teaching a six-week seminar titled “African Environmental History: The […]

Pardee Podcast: Food in the City: Issues on the Horizon

Note: This podcast may not be visible on certain web browsers. “Food and the City: Issues on the Horizon” was the panel organized by The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Food and the City Conference in February 2012, sponsored by the Boston University History Department. Pardee Center […]

Pardee Center Welcomes Visiting Doctoral Scholar, Isabella Wedl

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future welcomes Isabella Wedl as a Visiting Doctoral Scholar.  She comes to the Pardee Center from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany where she is affiliated with the faculty of Sustainability Sciences, and a member of the Institute of Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU). […]

Pardee Center Task Force Report, March 2012

Regulating Global Capital Flows for Long-Run Development March 2012 (142 pages) ISBN: 978-1-936727-04-9 Download PDF version Download PDF version in Spanish produced by the Center for the Study of State and Society, Buenos Aires. Download PDF version in Chinese produced by the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, […]

Pardee Director ad interim, James McCann to give a talk, “Africa’s Malarial Landscapes: History, Complexity and Silver Bullets” at York University

Pardee Director ad interim, James McCann, is selected to give the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History at York University in Toronto, Canada on March 7, 2012. The title of his talk is, “Africa’s Malarial Landscapes: History, Complexity, and Silver Bullets.” It will begin at 4:30 in the Schulich School of Business Executive Dining room. […]