Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Woodrow Wilson expert: taking name off Princeton school ‘going too far’ William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The topic of President Woodrow Wilson’s segregationist values and whether to do away with his name on Princeton University has become hotly – and nationally – debated over the past week… Expert quote: “This is what I see as a teachable moment… There are […]

What can the ruins of a pre-Aztec metropolis teach us about today’s cities?

David Carballo, a Boston University College of Arts & Sciences archaeology professor, has studied Mexico’s Teotihuacan since 1999. He does this not by studying the grand pyramids and other remnants of Teo’s elite, but by studying a group of working class neighborhoods there called “Tlajinga.” Carballo plans to study them with the aid of a […]

The cost of sustainable development

Green Biz By Henrik Selin, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In the run-up to the Paris climate change conference, there is much focus on countries’ voluntary commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (their so-called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions). These are, of course, a significant aspect of any global effort to address […]

How do you solve a problem like Woodrow Wilson? William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies For decades, former president Woodrow Wilson has been hailed for his internationalism and influence on American diplomacy, but an activist movement born on the campus of Princeton University, where he once also served as president, has thrust his ugly record on race […]

China-Latin America Relations: In Ecuador, Dependency On Beijing Financing Of Development Projects Raises Fears, Uncertainty For Some

International Business Times Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The long stretch of roadway snaking through the parched, rolling hills outside this sleepy Ecuadorean port city will one day wind up at the foot of one of the country’s most buzzed-about development projects: a mega-refinery that will transform Ecuador […]

African Immigrants in Paris Fear Stigma, Anti-Muslim Sentiments After Attacks Allison Blakely, College of Arts & Sciences Muslim hairdresser Yomi Mohammed, an immigrant from Nigeria living in Paris, wasn’t caught up in the deadly terrorist attacks in the French capital, but he knows firsthand what it means to be under siege in his adopted country… Expert quote: “There is no doubt that the minority […]

University in Washington bows to Turkey’s pressure, expels critical student

Today’s Zaman Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences Adem Yavuz Arslan, a prominent Turkish journalist and (until this month) the Washington bureau chief of the Bugün daily, was told that he is no longer welcome at Bahçeşehir University, a newly established school in D.C. seeking state accreditation… Expert quoted: “Many of the scholars who […]

Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson? By William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies. “On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians […]