Najam Speaks at Royal Society on Science in Muslim Societies
Professor Najam challenges environmentalists to engage with religion and faith because these will invariably be the front line of people’s coping strategies when they are confronted with ever-more-frequent climate calamities.
Pardee School Faculty Discuss China’s Global Impact During “Research on Tap” Event
This “Research on Tap” convened BU faculty and researchers from across schools and disciplines. Through a series of individual presentations on a wide range of topics, the suite of experts expanded BU’s reservoir of knowledge on China and helped inform research and teaching on China at global and local dimensions.
Storella Joins Panel on U.S. Foreign Policy and War in Ukraine
In discussing how to explain U.S. support for Ukraine, Ambassador Storella urged that we explain that support for Ukraine is “forward defense,” supporting the country’s ability “to fight there so we will never have to fight here.”
Najam Delivers Oxford Lecture on Climate Change, Islam, and Muslim Societies
Based on the new research Najam has been conducting at Oxford as the Mahatir Mohamad Visiting Fellow, the talk reviewed what the role of religion in general and Islam, in particular, would be in Muslim societies in the “Age of Adaptation” where climate impacts have become a reality.
Mako Speaks at Symposium Exploring Legacies of the Iraq War
Professor Mako broke down the changes in Iraq 20 years since the country’s regime change, as well as the pre-war legacies of post-invasion governance outcomes.
Najam Keynotes on Law, Justice, and Climate Change in Bhutan
Professor Najam outlined the nature of the global climate change challenge, particularly for developing countries and especially in what he describes as the “Age of Adaptation,” and reflected on the role of law and philanthropy in addressing global climate change, particularly in national and local implications and impacts.
Garčević Speaks at IEMS George E. Danis Security & Diplomacy Seminar
Ambassador Garčević joined fellow scholars and practitioners to examine how the war in Ukraine may reflect on the situation in Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkish-Greek relations.
Amb. Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) & Pardee Alum Discuss Upcoming Nigerian Election
Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) and Sterling Roop (Pardee ’09), Deputy Director of Peace and Democratic Governance at USAID, Nigeria explore the significance of this election in Nigeria, the wide field of candidates, the potential for violence and intimidation, as well as the country’s current and future political landscape.
Storella Keynotes BosMUN XXII Conference
Ambassador Storella shared three lessons with delegates drawn from his over three-decade career as a United States diplomat. He noted that in an era of broad international disruption, effective multilateral diplomacy is needed now more than ever.
Mondesire Presents Walter Rodney Lecture on South Sudan and East African Cultural Politics
Professor Mondesire discussed the accession of South Sudan into the East African Community, issues that have cropped up amidst South Sudan’s membership, the challenges of a burgeoning state undertaking global citizenship, and the process of broader regional cooperation within the EAC.
Najam Leads Seminar on Religion and Environment
Professor Najam suggested that the view that “if we only get the science right, the right values will themselves emerge” has proven to be insufficient and it is time to move from a science-faith divide to a common strategy for confronting one of the great moral crises of our times: climate change.
Garčević Discusses Russian Global Influence at West Point Security Seminar
Ambassador Garčević joined scholars and practitioners from Europe and the U.S. to discuss how Russia transforms its soft power into “sharp power,” examining the role of local political players, including the Orthodox Church, Russian or pro-Russian media outlets, economic footprint (energy projects), and defense cooperation with Serbia.
Lori Presents Ongoing Book Project and Discusses Student Research Collaboration
Professor Lori’s latest book project – “Passport Power: Global Mobility Hierarchies” – explores the idea of “passport power” as well as how states can increase the value of their passport and unlock additional access to cross-border movement.
Hefner Attends International Conference on Islamic Law and Inclusive Citizenship
Professor Hefner argued that Indonesia, and NU specifically, has the potential to make enormous contributions to the global community; “it’s time for NU to rise to the international stage, speak out, and make such a positive contribution to solving political problems as well as intellectual and moral challenges faced by all humanity.”
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.
Najam Speaks at Launch of AIIB Report on NetZero
Professor Najam suggests that until countries do not begin “owning” the climate change problem – not because they have caused it, but because they will invariably suffer its consequences – we will not see meaningful action on climate change in developing countries.
Pardee School Faculty Explore Trends in Global Democracy and Democratic Decline
In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
Weinstein Delivers Lecture on Nuclear Deterrence and Global Security
Lt. Gen Weinstein (Ret) discussed the nuclear capabilities of Russia, China, and North Korea; the need to modernize the United State’s nuclear forces; the nuclear component of the war in Ukraine, and more.
Najam Joins Panel Discussion on Population and Climate Change
Professor Najam noted that curbing population growth and managing the impacts of climate change may be amongst the most vital problems developing countries face, but that is not a reason to just lump the two together.
Fewsmith Expounds Findings of “Rethinking Chinese Politics“
Up until a couple of years ago, most observers viewed the Chinese political system as institutionalized; party leaders would serve two terms and another party leader who had been named at the previous party congress would take their place. Professor Fewsmith breaks from this notion and explains Xi Jinping’s political maneuvering.