Verschuren Presents at West Point Conference on Modern Security Challenges

Sanne Verschuren, Assistant Professor of International Security at the Pardee School of Global Studies, was a featured presenter at the United States Military Academy at West Point’s conference held on February 7th and 8th, 2024. The conference, titled “States, Societies, and Security in the 21st Century,” convened military leadership and academic experts to delve into…

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Pardee School Helps Launch “University Network for Afghan Women”

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, along with 10 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and beyond launched the “University Network for Afghan Women,”in collaboration with the American University of Afghanistan.  Hosted by the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, the network is focused on supporting Afghan women and girls who face some of the…

Garčević Delivers Keynote Address at 23rd BosMUN Conference

Ambassador Vesko Garčević recently graced the 23rd annual Boston University Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN) as the keynote speaker. BosMUN, an undergraduate-led initiative under the auspices of the Boston University International Affairs Association (BUIAA), convened from February 2, 2024 to February 4, 2024, drawing over 2000 delegates from Europe, Asia, and South America. During his…

Hefner Keynote Address at Nahdlatul Ulama Congress in Indonesia

On January 29, 2024,  Robert Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s Center for the Study of Asia, gave a keynote address in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, at the annual national congress of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).  With some 90 million followers, NU is the largest…

Greenacre on the Potential of “Mobile Money in Africa” to Support Development

On January 29, 2024, Jonathan Greenacre, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, spoke at the Africa Studies Centers Water Rodney seminar series on “Mobil Money in Africa.”  Professor Greenacre drew from the book his is authoring on the same subject to explore the potential impact of…

Garčević Contributes to Balkan Policy Brief

Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies has made substantial contributions to the policy brief titled “Between Continuity and Change: Russian Influence and Security Challenges in the Western Balkans Since Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine.” This significant work, authored by Jeta Loshaj and published…

Slobodian Challenges Conventional Views on Globalization in Recent Feature

In a recent Bloomberg Markets article titled “Everything You Thought About Free Trade Is Wrong,” Professor of International History, Quinn Slobodian was featured for his critical examination of globalization. The article explores Slobodian’s latest book, “Crack-Up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy,” challenging the prevailing narrative of free trade’s success….

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Storella Joins Church World Service Board

Ambassador Mark Storella waws welcomed as new board members at Church World Service (CWS). The announcement on January 18, 2024, marks a significant addition to CWS leadership. Storella, with a history dating back to the 1990s, highlights CWS’ role in refugee resettlement and expresses pride in contributing to its global humanitarian efforts. His extensive diplomatic career, including serving as Ambassador to Zambia, adds valuable expertise to CWS.

Woodward Appointed New Director of the International History Institute 

Dean Scott Taylor of the Pardee School of Global Studies has appointed Prof. John D. Woodward, Jr., a professor of the practice of international relations, to be the new Director of the Pardee School’s International History Institute (IHI). Woodward succeeds Prof. Cathal Nolan of BU’s History Department, who led the IHI since 2018.  Prior to…

Heine’s Insights Published: Digital Diplomacy

In the ever-evolving world of international relations, the “Oxford Handbook of Digital Diplomacy” illuminated the intricate dance between technology and diplomacy. Released on January 4, 2024, it showcased Ambassador Jorge Heine’s invaluable insights, exploring the impact of digital diplomacy amidst global disparities, making it an essential guide.

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Welcome Quinn Slobodian: Professor of International History

We are thrilled to welcome Quinn Slobodian to the Pardee School of Global Studies in January 2024. A distinguished historian specializing in modern Germany and international history, Slobodian brings a wealth of knowledge and a global perspective to our community. Slobodian, the author of “Crack-Up Capitalism” and “Globalists,” was recently recognized as one of The…

Hefner Explores Nahdlatul Ulama’s Rights Revolution

On December 14, 2023, Professor Robert Hefner, renowned for his work in Anthropology and International Relations, addressed an international conference in Princeton. Presenting on Nahdlatul Ulama’s human rights reformation, Hefner emphasized the global significance of their efforts. His keynote marked the conference’s culmination, fostering dialogue on upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The Monroe Doctrine at 200: Unraveling Two Centuries of American Diplomacy

On Saturday, December 9, Professors Garčević, Goldstein (emeritus), Mayers, and Storella analyzed “The Monroe Doctrine: 200 Years of American Diplomatic History.” They traced its roots, explored its evolution into a pillar of American exceptionalism, and noted its impact on multilateral diplomacy. The Monroe Doctrine, at 200, continues to shape America’s global approach.

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Grimes Unveils New Report: ‘Leading by Design’

Professor Grimes co-authored the GDP Center report, “Leading by Design: Asian Lessons for Monitoring Global Financial Stability.” The report, presented at the ASEAN+3 Forum, delves into the regional surveillance efforts of AMRO, offering valuable insights and lessons for other regional financing arrangements.

Heine Authors Lead Article in France’s Esteemed IR Journal

Professor Heine authored a recent lead article in Politique étrangère, exploring the resurgence of the “Global South.” Highlighting the absence of major Northern powers at the UN General Assembly, Heine’s insights delved into the transformative global landscape and the growing impact of this geopolitical shift.