Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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 […]

As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

New York Times quoting Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the […]