Global Conversations 2014

Over the two weeks of IEW 2014, BU students, faculty, staff, and friends joined us for four “Global Conversations” at the BU Castle sponsored by Santander Bank. Faculty experts from BU and beyond led participants in interdisciplinary discussions focusing on four important issues affecting our world.

Listen in on the conversation and check out our photo gallery from the series below.

Monday, November 10th

cuban temp photo“Cuban-U.S. Relations: What’s Up?  What’s Next?”

Partner: Latin American Studies (Pardee School of Global Studies)

  • Paul Hare, Lecturer in International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies; British ambassador to Cuba from 2001-04
  • Linda Heywood, Professor of African American Studies and History, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Renata Keller, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Stephen Kinzer, Journalist in Residence, Brown University

Friday, November 14th

20141114-12“Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Tian’anmen Student Movement”

Partner: Center for the Study of Asia (Pardee School of Global Studies)

  • Joseph Fewsmith, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Rowena Xiaoqing He, Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Eugenio Menegon, Director, Center for the Study of Asia; Associate Professor of History
  • Robert Weller, Professor, Anthropology; Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs

Tuesday, November 18th

DSC_0290“Global Efforts in Converting Waste to Energy”

Partner: College of Engineering

  • Rachael Garrett, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Earth and Environment, Boston University (starting July 1, 2015)
  • Jillian Goldfarb, Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Division of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Nathan Phillips, Faculty Fellow; Professor, Earth & Environment

Thursday, November 20th

DSC_0404“The Ebola Crisis: Examining the Legacy of Infectious Disease Outbreaks”

Partner: Center for Global Health & Development 

  • George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law; Bioethics & Human Rights of School of Public Health; and Professor in the School of Medicine and School of Law
  • Susan Foster, Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health
  • William Keylor, Professor of International Relations and History, Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Assistant Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health

(Speakers represent Boston University, except where noted.)



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