Events Archive

Experts Discuss Sea Level Rise and Coastal Cities at Pardee Conference

November 17th, 2014

More than 200 people participated in the "Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities" conference co-sponsored by the Initiative on Cities and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14 in the Metcalf Trustee Center. Pardee Center Director Anthony Janetos was the keynote speaker... More

Panel Speaks on Human-Induced Changes on Ecosystems in Cambodia

October 27th, 2014

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University held the Pardee House Seminar, “Freshwater, Floods, Fish, and the Future of a Nation,” on October 22 with approximately 35 BU students, faculty, and other guests in attendance. Panelists included Irit Altman (Biology, Boston University), Suchi Gopal (Earth... More

Panelists Speak on Impacts of Urbanization in Asia at Conference

October 15th, 2014

More than 90 people participated in the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future conference "The Future is Now: Urban Asia in the 21st Century." The conference was held Oct. 8 in the Metcalf Trustee Center on Boston University's campus. Experts from Boston University and elsewhere explored various aspects... More

Panel Speaks on Energy Efficiency in Urban Housing at Pardee Seminar

September 19th, 2014

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University held the first Pardee House Seminar of the academic year, “The Future of Urban Housing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency,” on September 17 with approximately 40 BU students, faculty, and other guests in attendance. Panelists included BU professors Robert... More

Rosina Bierbaum to Deliver Pardee Distinguished Lecture on April 30

April 9th, 2014

Rosina Bierbaum, a science advisor to the White House and international environment and development agencies, will deliver the annual Frederick S. Pardee Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 30 at the Metcalf Trustee Center at One Silber Way. The title of her lecture is "Past is Not Prologue: How Climate Change... More

Pardee Center Event on Higher Ed in Emerging Economies Set for April 24

April 4th, 2014

Members of a new Pardee Center Task Force on Higher Education and Innovation in Emerging Economies will give presentations at a public event set for Thursday, April 24 at the Metcalf Trustee Center at Boston University starting at 8:30 am. The day-long event, titled "Higher Education and Innovation in Emerging... More

Pardee Center to Host Event on the Latin American Urban Experience

March 7th, 2014

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future,  the Latin American Studies Program , and the Initiative on Cities at Boston University will cosponsor a mini-conference on "The Latin American Urban Experience: Crisis, Creativity, and Renewal" on Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 2 to 5 pm... More

Task Force Leaders Discuss Remittances at Pardee Seminar

February 6th, 2014

Members of the most recent Pardee Center Task Force Report Remittance Flows to Post-Conflict States: Perspectives on Human Security and Development discussed the findings from their groundbreaking research at a Pardee House Seminar held on February 4, 2014. The Seminar was led by Task Force co-conveners Donald F. Terry (BU School... More

Pardee House Seminar on Remittances Set for Tues, Feb. 4

January 17th, 2014

The co-conveners and lead researcher for the 2013 Pardee Center Task Force Report Remittance Flows to Post-Conflict States: Perspectives on Human Security and Development will discuss the report's finding at the next Pardee House Seminar "Remittances for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development" scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12 noon. More

Book Authors Discuss “South Asia 2060″ at Pardee House Seminar

November 22nd, 2013

The co-editors and two contributing authors for the book South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures spoke about how they see the future of the region at a Pardee House Seminar on November 20. Hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the seminar was... More

Next Pardee House Seminar Set for Nov. 20 on “South Asia 2060″

November 8th, 2013

The co-editors and three contributing authors of the recent book South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures will discuss the future of South Asia at the next Pardee House Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 20 starting at 12 noon. Seating is limited and advance registration is required by November 15. Click here to... More

Experts Discuss Future of Biogas at Pardee House Seminar

October 31st, 2013

Whether and how organic waste, such as food waste from homes, farms and restaurants, can become a significant source of fuel and electric power was the topic of discussion at the Pardee House Seminar on Oct. 31. Pardee Faculty Fellow Nathan Phillips organized and moderated the morning session, which featured panelists... More

Pardee Center to Host Oct. 17 Info Session on Science Policy Fellowships

October 9th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future will host an informational meeting about science and technology policy fellowships offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to recent PhDs as well as mid-career scientists and engineers. The meeting will take place on... More

Pardee House Seminar on the Future of Biogas Set for October 31

October 4th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is collaborating with the Boston University Sustainable Neighborhood Laboratory to present a seminar on Thursday, Oct. 31 titled "Biogas: A Landing Pad for Natural Gas?"  It will take place at Pardee House, 67 Bay State from 9:30 to... More

Oct. 10 Talk to Launch New Task Force Report on Remittances

September 30th, 2013

The Pardee Center and Boston University's Center for Finance, Law & Policy are co-sponsoring a talk by the head of the central bank of Bangladesh on Thursday, Oct. 10 to mark the release of the new Pardee Center Task Force Report titled Remittance Flows to Post-Conflict States: Perspectives on Human... More

Experts Discuss Global Finance and Trade at Pardee House Seminar

April 16th, 2013

Three contributing authors to the new Pardee Center Task Force Report titled Capital Account Regulations and the Trading System: A Compatibility Review were the featured presenters at the Pardee House Seminar on April 12. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Center for Finance, Law and Policy, which also collaborated on publication... More

Pardee Center Co-Sponsors Global Video-Stream Gaming Session

April 11th, 2013

The Pardee Center is co-sponsoring a transcontinental gaming session titled "Broken Cities," designed to connect urban planning students and practitioners across the world in a conversation about climate variability via video stream. Other co-sponsors include the Boston University Metropolitan College, City Planning and Urban Affairs and Sustainability @ BU. The... More

Geoffrey West Discusses Growth of Cities in Pardee Distinguished Lecture

April 8th, 2013

In delivering the 2013 Frederick S. Pardee Distinguished Lecture on April 4, Prof. Geoffrey West discussed how the rapid pace of urbanization may be creating some extreme challenges, but noted that the same rapid urbanization is also likely to spur the innovative solutions to those issues. Prof. West, Distinguished Professor and... More

Experts Discuss Systems View of Development at Pardee Seminar

March 29th, 2013

Boston University faculty from the fields of international public health, anthropology, and biology spoke of the complex connections between human and natural systems and the impact of those relationships on development during the March 26 Pardee House Seminar titled Ecosystems, Culture, and Governance: A Systems View of Development. Pardee Faculty Fellow... More

Next Pardee Seminar on Capital Account Regulations and Trade

March 28th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce the April Pardee House Seminar titled Capital Account Regulations and the Trading System: A Compatibility Review. The seminar will take place Friday, April 12, 2013 from noon until 1:30 pm.  This Pardee House Seminar... More

Pardee House Seminar March 26, On a Systems View of Development

March 12th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center is pleased to announce the March Pardee House Seminar, titled Ecosystems, Culture, and Governance: A Systems View of Development. The seminar will take place Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from noon to 1:30pm. Pardee Faculty Fellow Les Kaufman (Biology, BU) will moderate and Pardee Faculty Fellow Susan... More

Geoffrey West to Deliver Pardee Distinguished Lecture on April 4

February 26th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce that theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the annual Frederick S. Pardee Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m. in the Trustee... More

Panelists Discuss New Global Mercury Treaty at Pardee House Seminar

February 26th, 2013

The Pardee House Seminar on Feb. 25 titled The New Global Agreement on Mercury: Will It Make a Difference? featured three panelists who attended some of the international negotiation sessions leading up to announcement of the new agreement in January.  The three offered their perspectives on how effective the new... More

Pardee House Seminar Feb. 25 on the New Global Agreement on Mercury

February 4th, 2013

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce the next Pardee House Seminar, titled The New Global Agreement on Mercury: Will It Make a Difference? The seminar will take place on Monday, February 25, 2013 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pardee Faculty... More

Expert Panel Discusses “The Urban Century” at Pardee House Seminar

December 14th, 2012

Three Pardee Center Faculty Fellows were joined by a former economic development official in New York City for a discussion on “The Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Matters” during a Pardee House Seminar on Thursday, December 13. Paul McManus, director of Boston University’s Sustainable Neighborhood Lab project, moderated the panel, which... More