Pardee Makes Splash at ISA


In its Inaugural Year, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University sent five of its professors to present their expertise at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference, held February 2015 in New Orleans, La. They also sponsored a private reception celebrating the school.

“The reception went very well,” said Kaija Schilde, assistant Professor of International Relations, who presented at the panel, “The Political Economy of Security” with Boston University colleague Rosella Cappella Zielinski. The reception, held at the Elmwood Room of the Hilton Riverside Hotel, brought together scholars from across the nation in the fields of International Studies, as well as served as a discussion forum for Schilde and Cappella Zielinski’s remarks.

In addition to Schilde, four other Pardee School scholars attended and spoke at ISA. They included:

  • Noora Lori, assistant Professor of International Relations. She presented a paper called “Civilizing Security: Active Policing and Interventions in the UAE’s Public Sphere” for a panel on Migration in Asia.
  • Cornel Ban, co-director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, presented a new paper on the emerging policy differences between the EU and the IMF regarding the resolution of the economic crisis in Europe. He also served as a discussant on a panel on how East European economies have coped with the challenges of the crisis.
  • Joseph Wippl, Director of Graduate Studies, served as Chairman and the Discussant for the Panel “Economic Intelligence and National Policy: The Lessons Of the Cold War.” He was also an oral presenter and discussant on the panel “Intelligence and Democracy: Case Studies from Three Continents.”
  • Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations, served as a discussant on the panels “The Politics of Migration Control in Asia” and “Domestic Drivers of International Politics in East Asia.”