Delegation from Mozambique Explores Academic and Diplomatic Opportunities

The Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future  and the African Studies Center within the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies were honored to jointly host a distinguished delegation from Mozambique. Led by Dr. Frederico Benito Congolo, Director of the Diplomatic School at Joaquim Chissano University in Maputo, the delegation comprised representatives…

Lights. Camera. African Language in Action!

The Pardee School’s African Studies Center hosted its annual African Theater Night and Community Dinner on April 3rd, 2024, featuring nine original skits performed in person and on film by ASC’s African language students. Skits included Swahili, Akan Twi, Amharic, Igbo, Wolof, IsiXhosa and isiZulu presentations touching on traditional African customs, challenges of modern life, the African…

Insights from Portuguese Africa

The African Studies Center hosted Simmons University Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations Abel Djassi Amado March 18 for another in the Center’s Walter Rodney seminar series.  Professor Amado, a BU PhD in Political Science and African Studies, spoke on “Anticolonial Nationalism in ‘Portuguese’ Africa and the Language Question.,” Professor Amado focused on…

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African Studies Center Hosts Delegation of International Visitors Leadership Program Members

The African Studies Center hosted a delegation of nine International Visitors Leadership Program members from eight African Countries on March 20, 2024.  The program, organized by the Department of State brings emerging leaders from around the world to the U.S. for focused study trips.  The delegation included members from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Mali, Morocco,…

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Diwali Delight: Center for the Study of Asia Hosts a Vibrant Celebration

The Center for the Study of Asia, along with the BU Hindi Urdu Program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures successfully hosted their annual Diwali Celebration on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The event turned out to be a resounding success. Attendees were immersed in the joyous atmosphere, celebrating the festival of lights with…

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Hare Takes the Helm as Interim Director of the Center for Latin American Studies

Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Paul Hare as the Interim Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Ambassador Hare, a Senior Lecturer of International Relations, brings a wealth of diplomatic experience and expertise in intercultural communication, public diplomacy, and Cuban affairs to his…

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ASC Commences Spring 2023 Walter Rodney Seminar Series

In the premier Rodney seminar, Chao Tayiana Maina presented her ongoing research and projects, including the Museum of British Colonialism and Open Restitution Africa (ORA), which aim to reverse the historical erasure and erosion from colonial enterprises and how the digital transfer of history helps to preserve it.

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Pardee Center Accepting Applications for 2023 Graduate Summer Fellows Program

Open to all BU graduate students from all Schools and Colleges, the Graduate Summer Fellowship offers graduate students from across BU an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics aligned with the future-focused research interests of the Pardee Center.

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GDP Center Seeking Applications for 2023 Summer in the Field Fellowship

The GDP Center Summer in the Field Fellowship Program provides stipends to a select group of qualified BU Masters and/or Ph.D. students to participate in unpaid internships or field research for a dissertation project related to GDP Center’s mission of advancing policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability across the globe.

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Pardee Center Kicks Off Spring 2023 Global Health Politics Workshop

In presenting her findings from research on barriers to treating high viral load (HVL) HIV/AIDS cases in Malawi, Dr. Ann Swidler outlines her experiences in Malawi and called on global health infrastructure to tailor their global policies more specifically to individual countries. 

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Heine Appointed Interim Director of the Pardee Center

Upon announcement of his new role, Ambassador Heine stated, “I have always been a future-oriented person, and being appointed director of the Center, even if only on an interim basis, is a great privilege. At a time when the world is in turmoil, it is especially important to ask the big questions that need to be asked as to which way we are going, and that is what I plan to do.”

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