Archive of Pardee Center Speakers and Events

The RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, as well as related RAND centers and programs, frequently host speakers and events related to futures methodologies, decisionmaking, and similar topics.

This page provides an archive of past events and speakers; a list of more recent events is also available.


Shaping Tomorrow Today: Near-term Steps Toward Long-term Goals

A Pardee Center Workshop

Santa Monica, CA

March 17-18, 2009

The Pardee Center hosted a workshop for policymakers an analysts to discuss the most important long-term decisions in several key international policy areas and to suggest the long-term policy analyses that can most usefully inform these decisions.

Read the Workshop Report


Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Human Security

Adil Najam, Director, Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee Center
Professor of International Relations and Professor, Geography and the Environment

Santa Monica, CA

July 30, 2008

Hard and Soft Futures Thinking

Tom Ling, Director of Evaluation and Audit, RAND Europe

Santa Monica, CA

May 20, 2008

When are “softer” futures approaches such as scenarios most appropriate and effective? Drawing on recent experience with several RAND Europe futures efforts, Tim Ling described when, why and how these softer and intuitive approaches can be the most appropriate means for informing policy decisions.

Futures Thinking in Europe

Michael Hallsworth, RAND Europe

Santa Monica, CA

April 1, 2008

This talk provided an overview of the current demand for research around futures thinking in Europe, particularly scenario techniques; showed what RAND Europe has already accomplished in this area; and indicated some possible opportunities for collaboration with the RAND Pardee Center.