Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

How Thoreau Helped Make Walden Pond One Of The Best Places To Study Climate Change In The U.S.

WBUR quoting Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Today is the 200th birthday of author, activist and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau…” Expert quote: “We know that climate change is partially responsible. A lot of the species that have declined the most are the cold-loving, northern wild flowers.” View full article. 

Eritrea’s picturesque capital is now a World Heritage site and could help bring it in from the cold

Quartz quoting Dan Connell, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In 1996 a German architecture firm proposed razing historic buildingsin the centre of Asmara, one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, to make way for glass high-rises…” Expert quote: “For some time the government has been seeking international recognition in whatever […]

In Roxbury, 13 candidates fight for a council seat — and to preserve a community

Boston Globe quoting Katherine Einstein, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The irony is not lost on Malaysia Fuller-Staten…” Expert quote: “What’s interesting in this district is that it crosses some of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city and also some of the poorest, so in many ways it represents the inequality […]

Hobby Lobby Accused of Hypocrisy Amid Smuggling Case

Associated Press quoting Bob Murowchick, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain whose devout Christian owners won a landmark Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, is caught up in an antiquities-smuggling scandal that has opened the company to accusations of hypocrisy…” Expert quote: “It’s like that scene in ‘Casablanca’: […]

Current Time broadcasts into Russia, Eastern Europe

Washington Times quoting Igor Lukes, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In a throwback to the Cold War, the U.S. government-run news channel Current Time recently began broadcasting into Russia and Eastern European counties to counteract the Kremlin’s unofficial propaganda arms RT and Sputnik…” Expert quote: “It’s high […]

Is Indonesia’s ‘pious democracy’ safe from Islamic extremism?

The Conversation by Jeremy Menchik, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison…” View full article.   

CPEC and the environment: good, bad or ugly?

Express Tribune quoting Adil Najam, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Mohammad Saleem and Badar Din have never heard of CPEC but they see plenty of Chinese people around…” Expert quote: “If we do that, I think the overall impact can be economically and environmentally beneficial.” View full […]