2024 Janetos Distinguished Lecture: “Is Globalization Over?” by Ernesto Zedillo

Is globalization over? If not, is it under fatal threat? Who should care about its possible demise? Ultimately, what’s at stake? Join the Pardee Center for the 2024 Anthony C. Janetos Memorial Distinguished Lecture by Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, titled “Is Globalization Over?” The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:00-5:30 pm ET at Barristers Hall, BU School of Law. Learn more and register to attend.

Pardee Center Welcomes 12 New Faculty Research Fellows

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce its 2024 Faculty Research Fellows. With seed funding from the Pardee Center, the 12 new Faculty Research Fellows will launch one- to two-year interdisciplinary research projects. Over the course of their projects, the Fellows will produce publications and lead Pardee Center-sponsored seminars, conferences, and workshops related to their research. Read more.

New Report: The Role of Development Banks in Catalyzing South American Infrastructure in the 21st Century

In a new report, experts argue that South America’s lack of investment in infrastructure is holding the region back, and that development bank support for infrastructure investments could unlock unlimited growth and development opportunities for the region. The report is the result of an international workshop which took place in Cali, Colombia, co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Long-Range Future, and the Global Development Policy Center. Read more.

Book Launch: “The Concertation Impulse in World Politics”

Join us at the Pardee Center (67 Bay State Road) on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:00-5:30 pm for the U.S. book launch of The Concertation Impulse in World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2024), featuring the book’s author, Andrew F. Cooper. The event will feature the Pardee School of Global Studies’ Sanne Verschuren and Grant F. Rhode as discussants, and will be moderated by Pardee Center Interim Director Amb. Jorge Heine. Learn more and register to attend.