We're pleased to announce that Google is now hosting our forecast results on Public Data Explorer. The collaboration with Google is the result of Barry Hughes's continued work with the National Intelligence Council and the Atlantic Council. You can use the Google Public Data site to explore the following (and more): an updated global forecast replicating Hans Rosling's famous cross-sectional plot of fertility and GDP; global energy demand for UNEP GEO 4 scenarios; relative material power for the United States, China, and India; a map displaying the distribution of malnourished children; and the percentage of people by region with household connections to safe water.
Mohammod Irfan, Research Associate at the Pardee IFs Center, presented the IFs education model (the basis for our PPHP volume Advancing Global Education) to a leadership group at the UNESCO Institute of Statistics in Montreal during March. Following the presentation, discussion focused on possible Pardee Center-UNESCO collaborations involving analysis and forecasts of global education participation and outcomes.
The Pardee Center is proud to announce the release of the African Futures 2050 monograph that explores development for countries and regions of Africa to 2050 across key systems. The African Futures Project (AFP) is organized around providing African institutions with a common 'thinking tool' to help frame options for the future. The AFP is a collaboration between the Pardee Center for International Futures and the Institute for Security Studies, a Pan-African NGO leading a range of programs promoting human security on the continent.
Jonathan Moyer and Mohammod Irfan presented at this year's annual International Studies Association Convention in Montreal, Canada, from March 16th - 19th. The convention theme was “Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition." Dr. Irfan presented on "Universal Primary Education, Democracy, and the Millennium Development Goals," and Jonathan Moyer's presentation topic was "Measuring and Forecasting Country Embeddedness in Global Governance."