Pardee Center

The RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition was established in 2001 through a generous $5 million pledge from RAND alumnus Frederick S. Pardee. The RAND Pardee Center aims to enhance the overall future quality and condition of human life by aggressively disseminating and applying new methods for long-term policy analysis in a wide variety of policy areas where they are needed most.

The Pardee Center organizes its activities around two main themes: (1) advancing the state-of the-art in conducting long-term policy analysis so organizations can implement better long-range policy; and (2) developing and disseminating approaches that will help make proper stewardship for the future be more commonly practiced.

Research & Commentary

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    Climate Change

    Climate Change represents one of the most daunting risk management challenges facing humankind. The Pardee Center uses robust decision making (RDM) and other Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) approaches to address this challenge.

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    Participatory Planning

    Today’s most pressing policy challenges require expert analysis to address. But public participation can also be essential to the decisionmaking process. The Pardee Center advances the state of the art in analytic facilitation of participatory processes.

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    Complex Adaptive Systems

    Some of the most pressing policy tasks for long-term improvement of society require understanding, managing, and shaping complex adaptive systems (CAS). Complexity is an increasingly salient feature of many of today’s most difficult policy challenges