Tag: Health

New Conference Report: Symposium on Global Health & the Social Sciences

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce the publication of a new conference report stemming from its Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences, a two-day gathering of nearly 30 leading political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists on November 9 and 10, 2017. The symposium, which was convened […]

Prof. Muhammad Zaman Discusses New Book on Counterfeit Drugs at Pardee Center Seminar

On Wednesday, June 20, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a seminar with Muhammad H. Zaman, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Pardee Center Faculty Associate, where he discussed his recent book, Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs.  The book, published by Oxford University Press in […]

Pardee Center Hosts Summer Fellows Alumni Reception

On Tuesday, June 12, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a networking reception for current and former participants in its Graduate Summer Fellows Program. The reception was attended by about 25 people, including current Fellows, alumni, Pardee Center affiliated researchers, and staff. On Wednesday, June 13, the Summer Fellows had […]

Former Graduate Summer Fellow Publishes Editorial on Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Philip Rotz, a PhD candidate in the Boston University History Department and a 2016 Graduate Summer Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored an editorial exploring the transmission of viruses — such as chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika — transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in urban coastal areas of South Africa. […]

Visiting Scholar Jianguo Liu Participates in Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Public Meeting

Pardee Center Visiting Scholar Jianguo Liu, Associate Professor at Peking University, recently participated in a public meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Toxics Use Reduction Act program. Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow Wendy Heiger-Bernays is a member of the SAB. Prof. Liu is an expert on environmentally sound management […]

Upcoming: Spring Symposium for BU Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health

The Boston University Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health invites you to attend its Spring Symposium on April 25 from 2:30-4:30 pm in BRB 113, 5 Cummington Mall. The Symposium will feature a series of lightning talks (see below) by BU faculty on a wide range of urban research themes in water, air, climate, […]

Faculty Associate Muhammad Zaman Authors New Book on Counterfeit Drugs

Muhammad Zaman, a professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Faculty Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, is the author of a new book titled Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs published by Oxford University Press. The book provides a journalistic account of the increasingly common problem of counterfeit pills — which […]

Pardee Center Sponsors Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences

More than 20 anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and global health specialists gathered at Boston University on Nov. 9 and 10 at the first Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences. Sponsored by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the gathering was convened and hosted by Pardee Center Faculty […]