The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures was invited to present at the African Union Development Agency's (AUDA-NEPAD) 20th anniversary celebration in January 2021. The event provided an opportunity for prominent African scholars and thought leaders to reflect upon AUDA-NEPAD’s achievements and challenges since its inception in 2001.
The Pardee Center’s Taylor Hanna co-authored a blog post with Randa Aboul-Hosn, Resident Representative UNDP Egypt and Sylvain Merlen, Deputy Resident Representative UNDP Egypt, where they discussed the importance of women’s empowerment for accelerating development. The blog post may be accessed here:
Pardee Center Research Scientist Willem Verhagen took part in two UNDP panels, one hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the other by the AU, where he presented a joint UNDP study that discussed the policy implications of COVID-19 on socio-economic development throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Pardee Center Director Jonathan Moyer and Research Scientist Willem Verhagen hosted a virtual lecture to students at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa, where they discussed how the International Futures model could be used to look into the long-term economic and development effects of COVID-19 in ten African countries.
The Pardee Center and long-standing partner UNDP published a study assessing the impact of different COVID-19 recovery scenarios on the SDGs, evaluating the multidimensional effects of the pandemic over the next decade. The study may be accessed here: https://t.co/ViXKpjZF2e?amp=1
The Pardee Center engaged in a year-long collaborative planning process between March 2019 and March 2020 to set strategic directions for the Center. We are honored to share with you our strategic goals for the five year period from 2020-2025.
Where broad measures of material capabilities are concerned, the picture is clear: COVID-19 is closing the gap in relative capabilities for the U.S. and China and accelerating the U.S.-China transition.
University of Delaware data scientist Jing Gao & Pardee Director of Research Brian C. O’Neill published in Nature Communications their research paper, “Mapping global urban land for the 21st century with data-driven simulations and Shared Socioeconomic Pathways.” Access here.
The Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures’ Director of Research, Brian C. O’Neill, and colleagues published a study exploring the link between education and climate change in the journal Nature Sustainability titled, “The effect of education on determinants of climate change risks.”
Pardee Center Research Associate Collin Meisel, Diplometrics Project Manager Whitney Doran, and Pardee Center Research Aides Marianne Hughes and Caroline Plante published a piece, Does China have the most diplomatic pull on the planet?, in The Hill.