About the Center

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is an interdisciplinary research center affiliated with the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.

The Center conducts interdisciplinary research on globally important issues that affect the human condition over decades. Through programs of scholarship, outreach, and education, the Pardee Center works to improve public decision-making and policy to train future generations of interdisciplinary scholars.

The Pardee Center was established in 2000 through the generosity of Frederick S. Pardee, a Massachusetts native, who earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University. He pursued his passion for analyzing trends for the future as a systems analyst and an economic forecaster. In recognition of his intellectual contributions and knowledge in the area of futures research and human well-being, Boston University dedicated a historic brownstone at 67 Bay State Road as the Pardee House in the year 2000 and awarded Mr. Pardee an Honorary Doctorate Degree in 2006.

Both the Pardee Center and the Pardee School are motivated by Mr. Pardeeā€™s global sensibility and his dedication to the creation of a better future for all of humanity.

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Remembering Founding Director Prof. David Fromkin, 1932-2017

Remembering Pardee Center Director Prof. Tony Janetos, 1954-2019