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.
On Wednesday, April 17, Barry Hughes lectured at the EE Computer Systems Colloquium at Stanford University to share the capabilities of the International Futures (IFs) modeling system. While in California, he also gave a presentation in Menlo Park on the impact of emerging technologies on society.
The International Futures team finished the first round of data updates to the IFs modeling system using a batch-pull procedure, which was developed largely by Mohammod Irfan and vetted by Pardee Center research assistants.
On Thursday, June 20, Pardee Center Director Barry Hughes was a featured guest at “theHive,” an interactive community sponsored by the World Bank Center on Conflict, Security and Development (CCSD)
Dale Rothman attended the second Global Systems Science Conference from June 10 through June 12 in Brussels, Belgium. There, he joined colleagues to discuss a possible research program for Global Systems Science and to further expand the community of practitioners from science, policy, and civic society who work on today’s most pressing global challenges.