Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

From Political Star to ‘a Sacrificial Object’ in China

New York Times quoting Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “All the political stars seemed aligned for Sun Zhengcai to be promoted to a top national post in China at the Communist Party’s congress this fall…” Expert quote: “…was just the wrong guy in the wrong place.” View […]

Downfall of Chinese Rising Star Points to Xi Power Play

Bloomberg quoting Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The fall from grace of a rising star in China’s Communist Party sheds light on how a reshuffle of the country’s top officials may play out under the leadership of President Xi Jinping later this year…” Expert quote: […]

Presidents Trump and Macron exchange warmth in Paris

CGTN America quoting William Keylor, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “France celebrated Bastille Day with an honorary guest from America…” Expert reference: “William Keylor, Professor of International Relations at Boston University, breaks down the high and low points of President Trump’s Paris visit.” View full article.   

Why North Korea Is An Untapped Goldmine For Tech Companies, And For China

Forbes quoting Julie Michelle Klinger, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “It was revealed recently that North Korea is sitting on approximately $6 trillion worth of natural resources, which the country lacks the technology or expertise to extract…” Expert quote: “The magnetic and conductive properties of these elements […]

Genetics guides gaze during social interactions, study finds

Spectrum quoting Helen Tager-Flusberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The tendency of people with autism to not make eye contact is rooted in genetics, suggests a study of identical and fraternal twins, published today in Nature…” Expert quote: “This is probably the most exciting paper I have read in the last several months.” […]

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 […]