The Pardee Center 2015-16 Annual Review takes a look at projects, transitions and accomplishments of the 2015-16 academic year. Highlights include improvements in the International Futures (IFs) model, the development of a new cloud-based data aggregation tool, and expansion of the historical data in our Diplometrics dashboard.
In September 2016, Dale Rothman stepped down from his formal role as Senior Scientist for the Pardee Center to pursue other research interests and focus on his position as an Associate Professor with the Korbel School. He will continue to work with the Pardee Center on specific projects as a Faculty Affiliate.
A recent article uses the Pardee Center’s International Futures (IFs) forecasting model to explore poverty eradication in fragile states.
A new paper published today by the African Futures Project uses the International Futures model to forecast the possibility of Africa reaching targets 6.1 and 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals: universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
On June 15, 2016, a select group of researchers joined the beta release of DataGator, a new data-exploration and transformation tool being developed by the Fredrick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, partially funded by the Minerva Initiative.
The Pardee Center’s Director-Designate Jonathan Moyer and Research Associate David Bohl recently returned from a week of training USAID personnel and partner organizations in Jakarta, Indonesia. From May 23-27, 2016, Moyer and Bohl trained policy practitioners in the IFs forecasting model and how it can support their work.
On May 31 and June 1, the Pardee Center hosted the research workshop ‘Political Settlements in Fragile and Conflict‐Affected States: Measuring Governance Trajectories.’ In partnership with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Director-Designate Dr. Jonathan Moyer and Founding Director of the Pardee Center Dr. Barry Hughes welcomed a group of 27 to campus.
On June 14 in Kigali, Rwanda, Dr. Barry Hughes will present a keynote address at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). This pre-plenary meeting seeks to develop an “African foresight capacity” to help manifest the sustainable-agriculture goals of the CAADP.
Dr. Barry Hughes, Founding Director, and Janet Dickson, research consultant and analyst for the Pardee Center, have recently returned from three weeks of working vacation in Vienna. Dr. Hughes gave initial seminars at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Wittgenstein Centre, both premiere long-term forecasting organizations.
A new report from the Pardee Center for International Futures is helping shape South Africa’s national response to a burgeoning water crisis. Parched Prospects II, authored by the Pardee Center’s Research System Developer Steve Hedden (M.A.