Pardee School Meet BU Alumni in Singapore
The Boston University Alumni Association organized a reception and talk by the Dean Adil Najam of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies in Singapore on January 6, 2017. Dean Najam who was in Singapore for the annual meeting of the Deans of APSIA schools of international affairs, used the occasion to meet BU alumni in Singapore and introduce them to the Pardee School and its mission and vision.
The well-attended event was organized with the BU Alumni Association in Singapore and its President Panai Avasadanond (ENG ’90, ’91) introduced Dean Najam. Following the presentation of a short introductory video on the Pardee School, Dean Najam talked about the the school’s aspirations to become a leading school of global studies. He pointed out that this is a particularly fortunate moment for the School to be established as he talked about the exciting research and teaching being done by its faculty.
This was followed by a talk by Najam on “What President Trump Means for the World?”. Najam began up summarizing some of the key ideas raised by Pardee School faculty on the “top story of 2016” and went on to present his own ideas on what foreign policy directions may be expected from a Donald Trump presidency. He suggested that the trends we are seeing in the election of Donald Trump are not just limited to the United States, but have much broader global roots and implications.
Dean Adil Najam invited the gathered BU alumni to keep in touch with the Pardee School and make sure to visit it whenever they are next in Boston.