Tag: Costs of War

Faculty Research Fellow Heidi Peltier Participates in CODEPINK Webinar on the Costs of War

Heidi Peltier, a Research Professor at the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently participated in a webinar in which she was interviewed on military spending, employment, and contracting for CODEPINK, a grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars. In the conversation, facilitated by CODEPINK co-director Carley Towne, Prof. […]

Pardee Center Hosts “20 Years of War” Seminar Series

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a series of webinars in the fall of 2020 exploring various costs and consequences of the post-9/11 wars. The webinars were part of the “20 Years of War” research series, a two-year collaboration with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at […]

Faculty Research Fellow Neta Crawford Authors Costs of War Paper on Rising Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan

Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently authored a new paper for The Costs of War project detailing the dramatic increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the United States military relaxed its rules of engagement for airstrikes in the country […]

Faculty Research Fellow Neta Crawford Authors Piece on Biden Administration’s Foreign Policy Approach for The Conversation

Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently co-authored a new article for The Conversation exploring how the Biden administration will impact the future of racism, the Supreme Court, and foreign policy. In the article, Prof. Crawford specifically addresses the future of foreign […]

Faculty Research Fellow Heidi Peltier Gives Talk on Post-9/11 Military Spending for MIT’s Radius Initiative

Heidi Peltier, a Research Professor at the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently gave a talk exploring the impacts of post-9/11 military spending. In the talk, Prof. Peltier drew on her recent research for the Costs of War project to illustrate the scale of post-9/11 U.S. military spending […]

Faculty Research Fellow Heidi Peltier Authors Article on Environmental Costs of Strained U.S.-China Relations

Heidi Peltier, a Research Professor at the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, authored an article for The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft exploring the environmental costs of recently proposed increases in military spending to “enhance U.S. deterrence of China.” In the article, Prof. Peltier reflects on the financial […]

New Report Finds Pentagon’s Heavy Reliance on Contractors Obscures True Costs of War

The Department of Defense has increased its spending on contractors by 164 percent since 2001, according to a new report from the Costs of War project’s “20 Years of War” research series, a collaboration between the Pardee Center and Brown University’s Watson Institute. By relying so heavily on contracting in the post-9/11 wars, the Pentagon has […]

Faculty Research Fellow Neta Crawford Co-Authors Op-Ed on Impact of Defense Spending on COVID-19 Preparedness

Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently co-authored an op-ed in The Boston Globe arguing for decreased funding for the military and increased investment in public health programs and infectious disease research. In the article, Prof. Crawford and Prof. Catherine Lutz, […]

Faculty Research Fellow Neta Crawford Co-Authors Op-Ed on Coronavirus Response in The Hill

Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently co-authored an op-ed in The Hill comparing the coronavirus response to fighting a war. In the article, titled “Fighting a virus with the wrong tools,”  Prof. Crawford and Prof. Catherine Lutz, co-founders and co-directors of […]