Anger, Pride, Fear: BU’s Iranian Students React to Mahsa Amini’s Death
“This is not what the Middle East deserves” and “This is a revolution,” students say, responding to the killing of a young Iranian woman over her hijab.
US State Department Partners with Pardee School of Global Studies to Empower Afghan Women
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces the public-private alliance as Taliban curtails female education, prohibits women from the workplace.
Why Is the Cuban Immigrant Story in the US So Different from Others
Cold War politics led to special policies and domestic political power.
America the Miserly: How Our Refugee System Fails Desperate People
With thousands fleeing Ukraine and millions still displaced by the Syrian civil war, a BU sociologist’s new book faults the United States, Canada, and Germany for letting down refugees.
Russia and Ukraine Explained and Analyzed
Pardee’s Igor Lukes and Vesko Garčević assess the unfolding crisis: “This is not about Ukraine alone. This is about the future of democracies everywhere”
Three Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Rapid Movement on Climate Policy
BU international relations and environmental policy expert reflects on whirlwind of climate action issued from the Oval Office With just over a week in office, President Joe Biden has moved quickly to reinstate the United States into multiple international agreements and agencies through new executive actions that undo moves by the Trump administration—including rejoining the […]
Improving Life in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps
ENG students, researcher apply engineering skills to real-life problems There are nearly one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and about 350,000 of them make their temporary home in the Bekaa Valley. Just outside Zahle, the valley’s largest city, tens of thousands live in shelters made of wood, plastic sheets, and corrugated iron. Photo courtesy Helen […]
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 […]
Supreme Court Travel Ban Review Shouldn’t Affect Students, Staff
University still advises consultation with ISSO advisors The Supreme Court yesterday allowed certain travel restrictions sought by President Trump to take effect, but an exception appears to cover BU affiliates. Photo by sframephoto/iStock. BU students, faculty, and staff, including students admitted beginning this fall, apparently will not be barred from entering the United States and […]
BU Supports Second Lawsuit against Trump Travel Ban
University among 31 schools filing brief in US appeals court in Virginia Becca Heller (center) of the International Refugee Assistance Project talked to reporters after her group and others filed suit against President Trump’s travel ban. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images. Boston University is supporting a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order on […]