Barry B. Hughes, Ph.D.


B.S. Stanford University, Department of Mathematics, 1967

M.A. University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, 1969

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, 1970

Dr. Barry B. Hughes is John Evans Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.  He served the university as Vice Provost for Graduate Studies during the 1990s.  Dr. Hughes earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Stanford in 1967 (distinction) and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 1970.

His principal interests are in (1) global change, (2) computer simulation models for economic, energy, food, population, environmental, and socio-political forecasting, and (3) policy analysis.  The fundamental concerns that synthesize these interests are (1) developing effective response to long-term global change and (2) improving the long-term human condition.  He has developed International Futures (IFs), the widely used computer simulation for study of long-term national, regional, and global issues.  He has supported the U.S. National Intelligence Council's reports to the President on Mapping the Global Futures 2020Global Trends 2025,and Global Trends 2030.  He provided long-term global forecasting for the United Nations Environment Programme's Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO 4) and is an author on the forthcoming GEO 6 report. He was a principal researcher in European Commission projects on the New Economy and on Information and Communications Technology. He has contributed research to projects of RAND, the Central Intelligence Agency, the United Nations Human Development Report, United States Institute of Peace, and many other organizations.

Dr. Hughes has taught in Costa Rica and China.  He has written or co-authored The Domestic Context of American Foreign Policy (Freeman 1978), World Modeling (Lexington 1980), World Futures (Johns Hopkins 1985), Disarmament and Development (Prentice-Hall 1990), Continuity and Change in World Politics (Prentice-Hall 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000), International Futures (Westview 1993, 1996, 1999), Exploring and Shaping International Futures (Paradigm 2006), Reducing Global Poverty (Paradigm and Oxford University Press, 2009), Advancing Global Education (Paradigm and Oxford University Press, 2010), Improving Global Health (Paradigm and Oxford University Press, 2011), Building Global Infrastructure (Paradigm and Oxford University Press, 2014), Strengthening Governance Globally (Paradigm and Oxford University Press, 2014), as well as articles in publications including World Politics, International OrganizationInternational Studies QuarterlyFuturesL'Express, Energy Policy, Policy Studies Review, International Political Science Review, Simulation and Gaming, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.         

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