The Boston University Global Economic Governance Initiative is co-sponsoring a two-day workshop with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct 3 and 4. The workshop will bring together policymakers, negotiators, and experts on cross-border financial regulations to assess the rationale and proper use of cross-border financial regulations in developing countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. GEGI Co-Director and Pardee Faculty Fellow Kevin Gallagher will give opening remarks and serve as a panelist during two of the workshop sessions. More information is available here on the GEGI website. GEGI is a joint research program of the Pardee Center, the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, and the Center for International Relations.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a reception on September 17 to welcome the Center’s new Director, Prof. Anthony Janetos. Approximately 40 Boston University faculty and administrators along with faculty from neighboring universities came to meet Prof. Janetos and welcome him to his new post. Prof. Janetos joined the Pardee Center in May of this year.
Faculty Fellow Enrique Silva recently authored a journal article titled, Managing the citizen: privatized public works and the bureaucratic management of citizenship in post-authoritarian Chile, 1990–2005 in an issue of Citizenship Studies. Prof. Silva a native of Chile, writes about the construct of urban citizenship in Chile in the early 1990s.
Enrique is a contributor of the Pardee Center Urban Century Research Initiative.
Pardee Faculty Fellow Nathan Phillips was featured on a September 11th episode of the local Boston TV News Magazine, Chronicle on Ch. 5 WCVB. Prof. Phillips explains how roof space can be utilized to measure carbon dioxide and to promote sustainability.
Prof. Phillips is the Principal Coordinator for the Pardee Center’s Urban Century Research Initiative.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students who work on Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) met on Sept. 6 at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future to discuss upcoming events and publications, and the launch of initiative’s new website. GEGI is a joint research program of the Pardee Center, the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, and the Center for International Relations.
Pardee Faculty Fellow Kevin Gallagher is the author of a new book,
The Clash of Globalizations: Essays on the Political Economy of Trade and Development, published by Anthem Press (July 2013). In this collection of essays, Prof. Gallager writes about how the global trading regime reduces the ability of nation-states to pursue financial stability and economic growth, and how global trading regime policies have been changed over time.
Prof. Kevin Gallagher is the co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, a joint research program of the Pardee Center, the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, and the Center for International Relations.
On August 26, the Pardee Center Director Anthony Janetos and Pardee Center Associate Director Cynthia Barakatt met with the Boston University 2013-2014 Humphrey Fellows for a round table introduction and discussion as part of their orientation program. The new Humphrey Fellows, who arrived at BU this week, are mid-career professionals from all over the world who seek to gain experience in their fields in the United States.
The Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) has launched a new policy brief series with the first paper titled, “Safeguarding United States’ Trade and Investment Treaties for Financial Stability,” by Pardee Faculty Fellow and GEGI Co-Director Kevin P. Gallagher. The paper argues that capital controls are important measures in preventing financial crisis and the United States needs to work to include provisions that allow for capital controls in a future Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Pardee Center Visiting Research Fellows Pablo Suarez, Janot Mendler de Suarez along with Red Cross Climate Researcher Bidisha Banerjee are co-authors of an op-ed piece titled, “Geoengineering and the Humanitarian Challenge: What Role for the Most Vulnerable?” for The ‘Geoengineering Our Climate?’ Working Paper and Opinion Article Series. The authors discuss climate manipulation and weigh the role and effects vulnerable populations face.
Earlier in August, Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez lead a game session for 70 students at the Summer School on Geoengineering at Harvard to explore geoengineering risks. More on the duo’s work on climate games at the Pardee Center is available here.
The Pardee Center is pleased to announce the publication of a new Pardee Center book titled South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures, based on the Pardee Center Research initiative South Asia 2060. The book, published by Anthem Press, includes contributions by 47 leading experts on South Asia from various disciplines who write on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia’s future as a region. Former Pardee Center Director Adil Najam and former Pardee Center Graduate Research Fellow Moseed Yusuf are co-editors of the book and were the project coordinators of the 2009 Pardee Center research initiative.
Prof. Najam, former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Yusuf, now senior Pakistan expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace, participated in a panel discussion about the book on August 7 hosted by the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, one of Pakistan’s leading think tanks on international affairs.
This edited volume is the fourth book to result from a Pardee Center research project that included an authors’ conference. Previous books include How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands (2013, Duke University Press) edited by Adil Najam, and Pardee Faculty Fellow Susan Eckstein; China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy and Society (2010, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) edited by Pardee Faculty Fellow Joseph Fewsmith stemming from a 2008 conference, Where Is China Headed?; and more recently The Future of South-South Economic Relations (2012, Zed Books), edited by Adil Najam and Pardee Center Research Fellow Rachel Denae Thrasher and stemming from a 2010 Pardee Center conference by the same name.