Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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 […]

Planned coup in Montenegro shows Russian efforts to hinder elections, Senate panel hears

McClatchy DC quoting Vesko Garcevic, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “By the time Montenegro’s police got wind of the plans, the 2016 election-day coup plot was about to launch…” Expert quote: “…brought Moscow to conclusion that only a change of the current government in Montenegro may enable […]

Mount Auburn Cemetery Tree Trackers Gather Climate Data Amid Changing Beauty

WBUR quoting Richard Primack, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “About 10 years ago, Liza Ketchum of Watertown noticed that the peonies in her garden were unfurling their big, showy blooms more than three weeks earlier than normal…” Expert quote: “What we know is that plants are now flowering about two weeks earlier than […]

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

ABC News referencing Vesko Garcevic, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn’t pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday…” Expert reference: “All […]