Pardee School Students Join Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


Students from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies were welcomed into the Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon of Massachusetts at Boston University honor society at a ceremony held at the Boston University Castle on December 7, 2016.

Pardee School Professor of International Relations and History and President of Epsilon Massachusetts Erik Goldstein presided over the ceremony, and welcomed 12 students to the honor society including Devon Siobhan Flanagan (International Relations and Economics) and Evangelia Afroditi Koronios (International Relations and Middle East and North Africa Studies).

“Our initiates today are part of the continuous recognition of academic excellence and scholarship at this University, in which this Society has played its part for a century now” Goldstein said.

Goldstein highlighted the notable Phi Beta Kappa members that the initiates would be joining, including 39 United States Supreme Court justices, 17 United States presidents and 136 Nobel laureates.

“The challenge to the individual and to the Society is to provide thoughtful leadership to the campus community, to create an environment of scholarly communication and to pursue goals and ideals at the highest level,” Goldstein said. “The commitment  is to extend these ideals of liberal scholarship, leadership and service to the broader community.”

Houchang Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History at the Pardee School, is also a Phi Beta Kappa member and also attended the ceremony.