Hefner and Storella Appointed New Directors of Asia and Africa Centers

Professors Robert Hefner and Mark Storella both bring important leadership experience and a passion for the regions they work in; in these roles, they will continue the tradition of Asia and Africa-focused scholarship and Boston University and further enhance the great reputations that both of these Centers enjoy.

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GDP Center Researchers Examine Legal Fees Associated With Climate Adaptation Efforts

The researchers find legal claims from oil and gas investors in response to government actions to limit fossil fuels could reach $340 billion, which would divert critical public finance from essential mitigation and adaptation efforts to the pockets of fossil fuel industry investors.

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CLAS Hosts Lecture by Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S.

In commemoration of the bicentennial of diplomatic relations between Colombia and the U.S., Ambassador Pinzón spoke about the history of the countries’ binational relationship, their partnership, and the political challenges that both countries face.

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Pardee Center’s IHI Hosts Northern Ireland Scholar for Lectures on Brexit

Dr. Michael Potter – Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Ethnic Conflict at Queen’s University Belfast and a member of the Research Service of the Northern Ireland Assembly – provided background information on the situation in Northern Ireland and explained how Brexit created significant political difficulties for the country.

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GDP Center Hosts Annual Paul Streeten Distinguished Lecture in Global Development Policy

In his remarks, Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, discussed the importance of development strategy as opposed to particular policies and called for a “good jobs” development model.

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GDP Center Releases New Findings from China’s Global Energy Finance Database

If and when Chinese development finance for overseas energy activity increases again, it should be directed towards cleaner sources of energy to match the trends in foreign direct investment, policy announcements, and global goals for mitigating climate change.

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