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Pardee Center Hosts Special Lecture on Affordable and Just Energy Access

July 20th, 2016

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a special lecture titled "New Paradigms for Delivering Affordable and Just Energy Access: Insights from the Social Sciences" with Prof. Benjamin Sovacool on Thursday, July 14. Prof. Sovacool discussed how small-scale renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels, cookstoves, biogas... More

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Pardee Center Hosts Workshop on Sustainable Energy Futures

July 15th, 2016

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a workshop July 13-15 for an international group of scholars, practitioners, and government officials from 12 developing countries as part of a research program titled The Future of Energy Systems in Developing Countries. Pardee Center Post-doctoral Associate Laurence... More

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Pardee Center to Host Special Lecture on Affordable and Just Energy Access

June 28th, 2016

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a special lecture titled "New Paradigms for Delivering Affordable and Just Energy Access: Insights from the Social Sciences" with Prof. Benjamin Sovacool on Thursday, July 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Metcalf Trustee Center. Prof. Sovacool discussed... More

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Pardee Center Hosts BU Conference on Sustainability Research

May 11th, 2016

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future co-sponsored the BU Conference on Sustainability Research on Monday, May 9. Approximately 100 people attended the one-day conference that featured presentations by Boston University faculty with a diverse range of expertise on their research related to sustainability issues (a full... More

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Sir Robert Watson Delivers 2016 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture

April 13th, 2016

Sir Robert Tony Watson, the world’s leading authority on integrated scientific assessments, discussed his experiences over the past 30 years and his views on the future of such assessments when he delivered the 2016 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture at the Metcalf Trustee Center on April 11. The event was sponsored... More

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Faculty Fellows Discuss Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in India

April 8th, 2016

A panel of experts discussed the public health impacts of climate change in India at a seminar hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on April 6. The seminar was organized and moderated by Prof. Sucharita Gopal of the Department of Earth & Environment and featured... More

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Experts Discuss China’s New Silk Roads Initiative at Pardee Center Seminar

March 25th, 2016

On March 21, a panel of experts spoke about the implications of China's "one belt, one road" initiative for transnational investment, foreign diplomacy, and regional geopolitics at a seminar hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. The seminar, which was attended by about... More

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Experts Panel Discusses Cancer and NCDs in Developing World

February 25th, 2016

A panel of experts spoke about the impact of cancer and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the developing world at a seminar on February 24 hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. The seminar, titled "Cancer and NCDs in the Developing World: The Looming Crisis in... More

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French Ambassador Gives Inside Account of Paris Climate Deal

February 9th, 2016

France’s Special Representative to the Paris climate change talks last December spoke publicly for the first time on Feb. 8 at Boston University about what it took to orchestrate both the two-week long climate change negotiation session and the agreement that came out of it. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana was the featured... More

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Prof. Marco Raberto Gives Talk on Agent-Based Modeling

January 29th, 2016

On Wednesday, January 27, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a presentation and discussion titled "Credit-driven bubbles and crises in the macroeconomic and financial system: the Eurace agent-based modeling approach," featuring Prof. Marco Raberto of the University of Genoa. Prof. Raberto presented the... More

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Experts Discuss Climate Adaptation Strategies at Pardee Center Symposium

November 19th, 2015

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a symposium on Tuesday, November 17 at the Boston University School of Law titled, “Adaptation Strategies: Coping with Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Developed and Developing Countries.” Pardee Center Director Anthony Janetos gave an introduction, followed by presentations... More

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Experts Discuss Environmental Governance in the EU at Pardee House Seminar

November 16th, 2015

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a book seminar Nov. 13 on European Union and Environmental Governance (2015, Routledge) with authors Prof. Henrik Selin (Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University) and Prof. Stacy D. VanDeveer (University of New Hampshire). Prof. Selin, a Pardee Center Faculty Associate, provided an overview of... More

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Anthony Janetos Gives Lecture at Colorado State University

October 15th, 2015

Anthony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently gave a lecture at Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability titled "Preparing for the Long Range Future: Observations from the Interface of Environmental Science and Policy." Prof. Janetos spoke about the growing... More

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Seminar Series on the UN Climate Change Talks in Paris

October 5th, 2015

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies recently co-hosted "Prospects for Paris," a two-seminar series featuring expert panels on the upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference to be held this December in Paris. The first seminar, More

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James McCann Speaks on Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia

September 29th, 2015

Prof. James McCann, a well-known scholar on the history of the food, ecology, and agriculture of Africa, spoke about his recently published book, The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia: Deposing the Spirits, at a seminar hosted by The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on Tuesday, September... More

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Pardee Director Delivers Board of Trustees Lecture on Climate Change Impacts

April 29th, 2015

Anthony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently gave a lecture at the third installment of a Boston University Board of Trustees forum series on fossil fuel divestment on April 28. Drawing on the findings from the U.S. National Climate Assessment, Prof. Janetos discussed the impacts... More

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Pathways to Emissions Reduction in China and India: Politics, Policy, and Administration

April 17th, 2015

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the Center for the Study of Asia co-sponsored a seminar titled "Pathways to Emissions Reduction in China and India: Politics, Policy, and Administration" on April 16 at the Pardee Center.  Bruce Gilley, Associate Professor of Political Science at Portland State University, spoke... More

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Pardee Director Speaks on Climate Impacts in Hudson, MA

April 17th, 2015

Anthony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, gave a public lecture titled "Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, and Water Issues in the Northeast" on April 16 in Hudson, MA. The lecture was a review of climate impacts and responses to climate change, with... More

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Pardee Center welcomes India’s MOS for Environment, Forests & Climate Change

April 16th, 2015

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted Prakash Javadekar, India's Minister of State for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, on April 15th. Mr. Javadekar participated in an informal conversation with a diverse group of faculty and experts from a range of academic disciplines across the... More

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Calestous Juma Delivers 2015 Pardee Distinguished Lecture

April 14th, 2015

New article: "Africa rebooting" by Calestous Juma published April 14th in New African Magazine Calestous Juma, an internationally recognized authority on the role of science, technology, engineering and innovation in sustainable development, delivered the 2015 Pardee Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range... More

Chemicals, Products, and Health: Global Challenges

March 19th, 2015

The health, business, and regulatory implications related to products that contain or are manufactured with toxic chemicals was the topic of discussion at the Pardee House seminar on Thursday, March 19. Pardee Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin moderated the session, titled “Chemicals, Products, and Health: Global Challenges.” Other panelists included BU Prof. More

Pardee Seminar Highlights Climate Adaptation in South Asian Mega-Cities

February 27th, 2015

At the Pardee Center lunchtime seminar on Feb. 25, architect and Metropolitan College Adjunct Professor Madhu Dutta-Koehler spoke of the need for urban planners to "look for synergies" between climate change adaptation opportunities and existing plans for urban development and improvements in the mega-cities of South Asia and elsewhere. Dutta-Koehler was... More

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