CLAS/CSE Hosts Panel on Efficacy of Sanctions
A panel of legal and political science experts explored the effectiveness of sanctions in inhibiting authoritarianism, using case studies from Hungary, Poland, and Venezuela.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CSE Launches “Europe in the World” Podcast
“Europe in the World” explores the process of European integration from a number of angles: development, humanitarianism, and crisis management; security and defense; migration; enlargement; and energy.
GDP Center Research Shows Decline in Chinese Overseas Development Finance
The new GDP Center policy brief shares insights on the state of China’s overseas development finance from 2008-2021 and how borrowers, sectors, and loan types have changed over the years.
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.”
Pardee Center Concludes Fall 2022 Global Health Politics Workshop Series
The monthly GHPW series brought together leading social scientists from the disciplines of anthropology, political science, and sociology, along with practitioners in Boston and around the world, to advance understanding of health phenomena in a globally interconnected world.
Center for the Study of Asia Welcomes New Assistant Director
The Pardee School is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria Elena P. Rivera-Beckstrom to CSA. A former Visiting Professor with extensive research publications under her belt, Rivera-Beckstrom brings a wealth of administrative experience and vision to the Center.
CSE Lecture Explores How Europe Can Thrive in World Politics
Professor Marina Henke describes the geostrategic confusion in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, summarizes three of the “grand strategic positions” for Europe, and highlights some of the pros and cons of each option.
GDP Center Hosts Book Talk on Mehrling’s “Money and Empire“
Professor Gallagher led a discussion with Professor Mehrling on his latest book, which is a biography of both Charles P. Kindleberger and the dollar system as well as the story of the development of ideas about how money works.
CURA Hosts Lecture on Veiling and Violence in Recent Iranian History
What constitutes proper attire for women – and men – has been a major issue in Iran’s culture wars for more than a century. Pardee School Professor Emeritus Chehabi provided an overview of the issue of veiling in Iranian society from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
CLAS Hosts Panel Exploring Latinx Electoral Politics
Ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, experts from across Boston University explored recent voting patterns, shifting demographics, generational divides, and diverging concerns among Latinx voters of different backgrounds.
CSE Hosts Discussion on Rise and Spread of Qanon
Investigative journalist and podcaster Nicky Woolf outlined the origins of Qanon, its absorption of other conspiracy theories, how it came to influence modern politics, as well as the global spread of this and other movements.
ASC Hosts Panel on LGBTQIA+ Advocacy in African Continent and Diaspora
Drawing on their experiences organizing with communities in Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Zambia, and beyond, speakers commented on how institutional mechanisms – legal, organizational, or societal – have impacted the perception of LGBTQIA+ populations across Africa and the African diaspora and thus made collaboration and advocacy more difficult.
GDP Center Hosts Premier Fall 2022 Human Capital Initiative Seminar
In discussing his research on COVID-19 misinformation in South Africa, Dr. Kevin Croke explains that while participants were able to improve their fact-checking skills, few were interested in independently fact-checking new sources.
ASC Publishes New Hausa Ajami Workbook for Public Health
The new workbook from Boston University’s African Language Program offers twelve chapters spread over more than 200 pages that cover topics including childbirth, family health, hygiene, the body and environment, sexually transmitted infections, infectious diseases, and death.
CLAS Faculty Publishes Op-Ed on Brazilian Presidential Election
“Seen from afar, the dynamics playing out in the Brazilian election are a clear example of the broader crisis of liberal democracy, with right-wing authoritarians in ascent globally.”
CSE Hosts Lecture with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.