The Policy and Security Initiative (PSI) at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University hosted a May 7-8, 2019 workshop that brought together leading scholars from the United States and abroad to evaluate the legacy of NATO enlargement in advance of the 20th anniversary of the start of NATO’s formal expansion into Eastern Europe.
Participants not only sought to highlight the various ways in which NATO enlargement has affected European security affairs, but to dissect the different consequences for the different actors involved.
Building on the results, the participants hope to publish a special issue of International Politics in order to spur greater policy and scholarly engagement with the critical issues raised in the discussions.
The Pardee School Policy and Security Initiative, funded by the Pardee School and the Charles Koch Foundation, brings together students, faculty, outside experts, and policymakers to strengthen Boston University’s research, education, training and curriculum development on pressing issues of international and national security. Building on the Pardee School’s rich tradition in international security and diplomatic history and its specific mission to advance human progress, PSI aims to become a powerhouse of research, teaching and professional training in security. In addition to hosting regular colloquia and workshops with top scholars and practitioners to discuss the changing security landscape and the ways in which scholarship can inform policy, PSI also offers faculty and student seed grants for independent research on international security issues. Learn more here.