The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures has an exciting year ahead. We’ll be releasing the last two volumes in our Patterns of Potential Human Progress (PPHP) series. The fourth volume, on infrastructure, will be released this spring, and the fifth and final volume, on governance, will be available by the fall.
As part of the center’s work with Oxfam International on their Future of Agriculture project, Dale S. Rothman will travel to Lima and Cuzco, Peru from March 17 to 24 to participate in scenario workshops. Oxfam and the Institute for Alternative Futures will organize the workshops, which will include participants from a range of other public and private organizations.
On March 18 and 19, Barry Hughes will travel to New Mexico to deliver a pair of lectures, titled “Alternative Futures for Energy Production and Consumption in the US and the World.” His presentations—the first at the University of New Mexico, and the second at Sandia National Laboratories—will focus on the results of simulations on
Be on the lookout for our latest African Futures Project brief, coming later this month, analyzing human development in South Africa’s Western Cape. The report will use UN’s Human Development Index as a measure of future development in the province.
The Pardee Center has completed Stage 1 of its two-year forecasting project for the SENS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that researches regenerative medicine solutions for the diseases and disabilities of aging. The project is exploring possible future trends in a world where regenerative medicine could extend, and possibly double, human lifespans.
Mohammod Irfan has installed Import XLS Batch in the International Futures system, significantly speeding up the process by which researchers can add large data sets to the IFs historical database. This process will allow major data sets to be uploaded from Excel to IFs as a batch, rather than sheet-by-sheet, as our research assistants had done in the past.
We are pleased to welcome Jakkie Cilliers, executive director of the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, who will join us at the Frederick S. Pardee Center in Denver for the months of March and April as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
On April 11, Jakkie Cilliers, founder and executive director of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), will speak to students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies on Africa’s security future.