The Pardee Center is becoming The Pardee Institute for International Futures

April 18th, 2024

The Pardee Center for International Futures is honored to be one of just six organized research units across the University of Denver formally designated as a DU research institute this academic year. Not only does this designation formally recognize the far-reaching scope and scale of our impact in research and scholarship in the DU community and beyond, it also effectively opens additional doors for opportunities to grow and expand our reach. 

Click here to read about our new designation and accompanying name change to the Pardee Institute for International Futures


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The Frederick S. Pardee Institute for International Futures

The Pardee Institute builds and uses data and tools to analyze our complex world and the long-term dynamics of change in human, social, and natural systems. We share our resources with policymakers, academics, and others seeking to improve the ways we contemplate and plan for the global future. Our flagship tool is the International Futures (IFs) model, which combines interconnected models across multiple domains: agriculture, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, gender, governance, health, infrastructure, international politics, and technology.

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International Futures Platform

International Futures (IFs) is a sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modeling system that we use to forecast change and development in 186 countries worldwide.



Using IFs, we work in concert with a diverse array of partners to produce policy-relevant research, analysis, forecasts, and new analytical tools.



The Institute generates a range of publications, from volumes and peer-reviewed articles focused on the future of human development to working papers focused on documenting and extending the IFs model.


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