Eckstein Awarded Latin American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award
“Dr. Eckstein richly deserves this lifetime career recognition, on the grounds of prolific, high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship, truly exceptional service to LASA, and broader service to the profession.”
Heine’s New Book Released in India by Country’s External Affairs Minister
The book release took place in New Delhi just before S. Jaishankar gave the valedictory address at a conference hosted by the India International Centre entitled “Connected Histories, Shared Present: Cross-Cultural Experiences between Latin America, the Caribbean and India.”
Wippl Recounts Lessons Learned Reviewing Works by CIA Colleagues
Professor Wippl talks about how reviewing these books taught him a lot about intelligence and where he stands on the issues described and considered by the various authors.
Najam Named Mahatir Mohamad Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford
Professor Najam plans to work on two research projects during his fellowships: one on elaborating an Islamic vocabulary for environmentalism and particularly for climate change, and another related to elaborating policy pathways for the “Age of Adaptation” and particularly for Loss and Damage climate policy.
Najam Featured in Documentary on Collaborative Governance
“LAIAN.” released by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, highlights the experience of “Etorkizuna Eraikiz,” a major and all-encompassing initiative by the government of Gipuzkoa to incorporate deep citizen participation and grassroots democracy in policymaking, budget development, and institutional development.
Menchik’s “STAT” Op-Ed Tops the Publications Most Read of 2022
Of the nearly 500 First Opinion essays published by STAt in 2022, written by more than 700 authors from the biopharmaceutical industry, health care, academia, government, and private life in the United States and beyond, Menchik’s recollection of taking part in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial was the site’s most viewed.
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.”
Nolan and Sherman-Stokes Awarded CFD 2023 Seed Grant
Over the last ten years, Guatemala has consistently been at or near the top of the list of countries of origin for asylum-seekers in the U.S. Professor Nolan and BU Law Professor Sarah Sherman-Stokes will put together a peer-reviewed study of policing in Guatemala that will also help support expert witness reports for asylum cases.
Pardee School Hosts Celebration of Retiring Professor Goldstein
Following a lecture by Professor Goldstein on the Congress of Vienna, the restoration of cultural objects after war or periods of great devastation, as well as how this practice of cultural restitution has also served as public diplomacy, colleagues and friends came together to celebrate the retiring professor and longtime international relations leader at Boston University.
Karra Appointed Editor of “Studies in Family Planning“
SFP publishes public health, social science, and biomedical research with a primary focus on low- and middle-income countries. For almost sixty years, peer-reviewed research in the journal has played a pivotal role in shaping the field and building the evidence base for improving policy and practice.
Longman to Oversee BU’s New Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies Major
The HGHRS program, which includes an existing minor and a graduate certificate program, will closely and critically examine the Holocaust and other genocides in the context of modern history and culture, focusing on racism, anti-Semitism, nationalist ideologies, and other causes of genocide. The human rights component will look at the role of international conventions on human rights and international courts in responding to genocide.
Chehabi Awarded AIS Senior Mentorship Award
At the Association for Iranian Studies’ Thirteenth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, Professor Chehabi was awarded the first Senior Mentorship Award in recognition of his contributions to the field.
Get to Know New Pardee School Dean Scott Taylor
The Pardee School sat down and spoke with Dean Scott Taylor to get a better sense of who he is, what motivates him and his work, as well as what his vision is for the future of the school.
Zachary Mondesire Joins Pardee School Faculty
Professor Mondesire’s research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and religion in Africa as well as the institutional legacy of Pan-Africanism. His teaching addresses global ideas about social, economic, and political justice.
Gallagher Appointed to Export-Import Bank’s Council on China
As a member of the Council, Professor Gallagher will provide guidance on advancing the comparative leadership of the United States with respect to China and supporting U.S. innovation and employment through competitive export finance.
Mamolea Concludes Fellowship Exploring International Arbitration in Latin America
At iCourts, Professor Mamolea worked on several articles about international arbitration and adjudication in Latin America between 1881 and 1938 that seek to overturn some of the sweeping generalizations of earlier scholarship by highlighting the diversity of national and regional approaches, examining the circulation and development of legal practices, and explaining the relationship between politics and the law.
Greenacre Leading Development of Blockchain-Based Application to Support African Farmers
The project aims to better support Hello Tractor’s mission of supporting farmers in Africa and, by extension, helping feed the world into the 21st century. Insights from the project could also support the work of other firms trying to provide healthcare, clean energy, and other services to rural communities.
Longman Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Longman, an outstanding scholar with extensive leadership experience having served as director of numerous bodies across Boston University, will continue to raise the profile of the school and find innovative new directions for our community.
Bhadelia Joins White House COVID-19 Response Team
The Founding Director of BU’s CEID, Associate Director at BU’s NEIDL, and affiliate faculty at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Dr. Bhadelia will assist in creating a unified national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gallagher Named Interim Dean of the Pardee School
On July 1, 2022, Professor Adil Najam, will step down after eight years as the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Professor Kevin Gallagher will assume the temporary charge of Dean Ad Interim until a new Dean is appointed, which is expected to be by September 2022.