What Was the Top Global Story of 2015?
Pardee School faculty give their views on what was the most important international story of 2015. Syria and the rise of ISIS was the overwhelming choice.
Najam OpEd in HuffPo on Borders Seen From Space
Adil Najam writes on India’s lit up border that can be seen from space, while 237 Million Indians go without electricity.
Najam in NYT: Modi Comes to Pakistan
Dean Adil Najam happy but not ecstatic on Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Lahore stopover.
Meet Graduate Travel Grant Winners
Five students have been awarded the second annual Pardee School Travel Grants. Congratulations!
Classroom Spotlight: ‘India and the World’
According to students at the Pardee School, a way forward for the embattled Kashmir region may be found through improvements in trade.
Menchik in NYT: Tolerance in Indonesia
Professor Jeremy Menchik said that Indonesian Muslim organization could set an example for religious tolerance.
Fewsmith in Bloomberg: Xi Jinping’s Tumultuous Year
Professor Joseph Fewsmith said that support in the military meant that Chinese President Xi Jinping was able to end 2015 in a position of power.
Keylor in Epoch Times: The Reasons Behind Paris
Why would ISIS target France? William Keylor lays out the reasons for the Epoch Times.
Keller Featured on Harvard Research Profile
Professor Renata Keller said the U. S.’ Cold War policy of isolating Cuba led to unexpected results in Latin America.
Najam in Yale Climate: Assessing Climate Migration
Dean Adil Najam said that climate change would impact migration across the world – but maybe not in the ways you think.
Selin and Najam in The Conversation: Assessing Paris
Professor Henrik Selinand Dean Adil Najam run down the good, bad, and the ugly of the 2015 UN Climate Conference agreement.
Najam on NPR’s RadioBoston: Deciphering Paris
Dean Adil Najam said that when it comes to the climate, there was a long road ahead if we wished to truly make a difference.
Latin American Studies Redesigns Curriculum
The Latin American Studies MA Program at the Pardee School has been redesigned to make graduates more competitive in the job market.
Eckstein Interviewed in BU Today
Professor Susan Eckstein was interviewed about her research on immigration from Cuba by BU Today.
Longman in CFR: Kagame’s Power Grab
Professor Timothy Longman said that Rwandan President Paul Kagame had followed precedent in extending his term in office.
Goldstein in Toronto Star: Trudeau’s State Dinner
Professor Erik Goldstein said that a 2016 official dinner hosting Justin Trudeau would focus on the special relationship between Canada and the U. S.
Video: Keylor on Urban Update
Professor William Keylor said that France was selected for attack by ISIS because of their support of U. S. foreign policy in a video panel from Channel 7.
Stern Writes OpEd for The Atlantic, on ISIS
Jessica Stern asks ‘What would George Kennan Do? about ISIS. And arrives at some fascinating answers.
Najam on India-Pakistan Talks on Singapore Radio
Najam says resumption of India-Pakistan talks is a good start, but only a start.
Najam OpEd in The Guardian: Testing the Climate Deal
Dean Adil Najam said that there is a way to determine whether the results of COP21 will make a positive difference in the climate.