Former UN Secretary-General Kicks Off BU Think Tank

Ban Ki-moon encourages students to think globally Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, gave the keynote speech kicking off the opening of BU’s new Global Development Policy Center. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon told a standing-room only crowd at BU’s Metcalf Trustee Center on Wednesday that […]

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Trump’s Top Intelligence Advisor Visits BU

Dan Coats speaks to Pardee School of Global Studies students and faculty Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence (standing), spoke with students and faculty at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies on September 29. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi. The man responsible for briefing President Donald Trump daily on national and global security issues […]

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BU’s Peter Berger Remembered as Outstanding Sociologist

Scholar who did landmark research into religion and development dies at 88 Peter Berger, a CAS professor emeritus who did pathbreaking sociological research into religion and the developing world, died June 27. Photo courtesy of Pardee School of Global Studies. New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks once confessed his debt to BU sociologist Peter Berger, “whose […]

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US-Russian Relations Under the Microscope

Pardee expert: Trump-Putin connection unnerves allies President Donald Trump has been criticized for his rosy assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his administration’s contacts with that nation have been problematic so far. Trump photo by Flickr contributor Gage Skidmore; Putin photo by the Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images. Robert G. Loftis knows diplomacy after three decades in […]

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Taking Stock of the New President’s Foreign Policy Proposals

BU experts predict “a ride like we… have never seen before” Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, has close ties with Russia, which concerns both senators who must confirm him and some BU foreign affairs scholars. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACA (Sipa via AP Images). rom vowing to pull out of last year’s United […]

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Terrorism Expert Joins Pardee School of Global Studies

Jessica Stern on how ISIS works and what we can do to stop it Terrorism expert Jessica Stern, who has joined the Pardee School faculty, inspired Nicole Kidman’s character in The Peacemaker. Photo courtesy of Jessica Stern. Working with a military intelligence officer, a future BU professor hunted for terrorists who’d stolen a nuclear bomb, […]

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