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.
On March 14, the United Nations Development Programme released its annual Human Development Report, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.” The Pardee Center contributed significantly to Chapter 4 of the report, titled “Sustaining Momentum,” which forecasts ongoing development trends.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center is excited to showcase its two brand-new display monitors, recently installed in the conference room. The screens will be used in presentations for the center’s many VIP guests and will serve as great collaboration tools for the center’s staff and research assistants.
Arrow Electronics CEO Michael Long and CFO Paul Reilly joined the Pardee Center’s Director Barry Hughes and Interim Associate Director Jonathan Moyer last week to learn about the capabilities of the IFs system for long-term business strategy. Hughes and Moyer highlighted the usefulness of IFs for private sector firms, such as Arrow, in identifying growth potential in international markets.
Last month, the Pardee Center’s Interim Associate Director Jonathan Moyer traveled to South Africa to lead a two-day workshop with a wide range of South African issue-area experts. He worked with these experts to validate data used to forecast development in the nine provinces of the country using the IFs system.