The Role of Eco-Villages in Tanzania

  In another installment of the Spring 2024 Walter Rodney Seminar series, the African Studies Center hosted Dr. Christopher Graham, Research Affiliate at the Boston University African Studies Center, on March 25 to lead his presentation, titled “Eco-Villages Revisited: the Role of the Media, Political Ideology, and Public Opinion in Regreening Africa.” In a far-reaching…

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Exploring the Nuances of Taiwanese Politics with Ryan Hass

In a recent installment of the Taiwan Forum lecture series, Ryan Hass, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, engaged with Pardee School faculty and students in a compelling discussion on pivotal aspects of Taiwanese politics, particularly following the January 2024…

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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Rethinking European Identity: Insights from Kundnani’s Book Talk

Center for the Study of Europe explored the intricate layers of European identity during Hans Kundnani’s ‘Eurowhiteness’ book talk. This discussion challenged conventional narratives, shedding light on the historical roots of European identity, its complex evolution, and the influence of colonial motivations. A thought-provoking exploration that left an engaged audience reevaluating established perceptions.

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Vanessa Nakate’s Impactful Visit to Boston Culminates in African Studies Center’s 70th Gala

Vanessa Nakate, a prominent climate activist, Nobel Prize nominee, and Time Magazine cover feature, embarked on a transformative journey to Boston, where her visit left an indelible mark on various communities and culminated in the celebration of the 70th anniversary gala for the African Studies Center, which took place on September 29, 2023. Vanessa Nakate’s…

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Pardee Works: Careers in Intelligence Agencies

To kick off the academic year, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University hosted a Pardee Works event, showcasing insiders’ insights into intelligence careers on September 28, 2023. The panel featured Pardee School professors with distinguished careers in the intelligence community, including: Professor Joseph Wippl, a former overseas Central Intelligence Agency…

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Heroic Espionage: Richard Fecteau’s Story and Cold War Conference

Espionage, covert operations, and heroism were at the forefront on September 21, 2023, during the conference titled “Clandestine Operations Against China During the Early Cold War.” The conference was convened by Prof. John Woodward, in his capacity as a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow. Delta Phi Epsilon, the BU chapter of the International Business and…

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Lung Yingtai’s Insightful Discourse

On September 18, 2023, Pardee School of Global Studies’ Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University hosted a captivating and exciting signature event, A Look Inside: Taiwanese in a Time of Cross-Strait Crisis with Lung Yingtai, Taiwan’s former Minister of Culture, that provided valuable insights into the intricate challenges facing Taiwan today. This…

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Pardee School Hosts Annual Welcome Back Event

On September 6, 2023, Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies welcomed its undergraduate and graduate students back to campus with an event centered around Pardee community building and facilitating student-faculty interaction.  The event provided Pardee School students the opportunity to get to know their faculty mentors in an informal setting. Students also learned more about the…

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Storella and Weinstein Host the U.S. Department of State, International Visitor Leadership Program

This past Wednesday, September 13th, Ambassador Mark Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s African Studies Center, and Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, USAF (Ret), Professor of the Practice of International Security at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies hosted…

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Scott Taylor and Jack Weinstein Present: “Global Security: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century”

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies Dean Scott Taylor and Professor of the Practice Jack Weinstein were the featured speakers at recent BU events in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The LA event, hosted by Ali Brodie (Pardee’04) was held at the offices of Fox Rothschild LLP and the San Francisco gathering was…

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Heine Panels at Hemispheric Security Conference

Professor Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was invited to Miami, Florida on May 1-2, 2023 to speak at Florida International University for the VIII Hemispheric Security Conference.  The VIII Hemispheric…

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Garčević Panels Seminar on Religion and Geopolitics

On May 4, 2023, Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, spoke at the seminar Religion and Geopolitics: Epiphany or Apocalypse?, which featured scholars, practitioners, and experts from Europe, the US, and Africa. The European Institute of Public Administration organized this training…

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Pardee School Faculty Explore the Future of Diplomacy in Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform

On April 19, 2023, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University hosted a panel of faculty members to discuss a new book — The Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation — edited by Amb. Amb. Paul Hare, Pardee School Senior Lecturer, with featured chapters from Amb. Jorge Heine, Pardee School Research Professor, as…

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