Ambassador Jorge Heine predicts in 2024 that great-power competition will persist alongside the rise of active non-alignment. This dynamic foreign-policy approach gains traction, shaping global responses, especially evident after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, with the support of CURA, Dean Scott Taylor launched a series of conversations about Israel and Palestine. The School’s goal is two-fold. First, to educate our community about the history, politics, and global factors that have led to the contemporary war and devastating bloodshed. Second, and just as important, our…
Professor Garčević voiced concerns in a recent interview about the far-right victories in Europe, particularly Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. His analysis delves into the potential repercussions for the EU enlargement process, especially for Balkan countries aspiring to join.
Ambassador Jorge Heine, in a recent interview on “The Heat,” shared insights into China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s decade of achievements. The discussion highlighted substantial investments, transformative projects, job creation, and poverty reduction. Regional impacts, concerns like debt diplomacy, environmental effects, and the BRI’s role in global connectivity were explored, offering a comprehensive overview.
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.
Pardee Professor Adil Najam, Dean Emeritus and President of WWF International, recently shared his climate expertise on the BBC podcast, “The Real Story.” Reflecting on COP28 in Dubai, he emphasized the urgency of global action, expressing skepticism about reaching the critical 1.5-degree Celsius goal and calling for immediate measures to combat climate change.
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.
Professor Mark Storella, featured on “The San Francisco Experience” podcast, discussed Henry Kissinger’s legacy and U.S.-China relations. Reflecting on Kissinger’s influential diplomacy, the conversation explored historical milestones, including Nixon’s 1971 China visit. Storella highlighted Kissinger’s enduring impact and insights into the evolving dynamics of geopolitics and artificial intelligence.
Professor Stern’s comprehensive analysis navigates the intricate psychological landscape of terrorism, urging for a cease-fire and advocating for nonviolent resistance in the pursuit of lasting peace.
In a recent Al Jazeera article, Professor Heine expressed concern over President-elect Javier Milei’s decision to avoid the BRICS bloc, calling it a ‘slap in the face’ to China and Brazil. Heine predicted Milei’s presidency could bolster the global far-right movement, reshaping Argentina’s foreign relations.
In a November 30, 2023, BBC interview, Professor Heine dissected Henry Kissinger’s nuanced legacy. Celebrated for U.S.-China relations, Heine delineated a stark contrast in Chile, cautioning against conflating diplomatic triumphs with questionable actions in the Global South.
Professor Wippl, former CIA officer and Professor of International Relations, reflected on Richard Lawless’ book, “Hunting Nukes.” Wippl praised Lawless for his extraordinary intelligence work, preventing South Korea’s nuclear pursuit and reshaping the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Professor Heine reflected on Henry Kissinger’s Chilean influence, exposing enduring consequences of geopolitical interventions. Recounting his ambassadorial experiences, Heine highlighted orchestrated efforts to undermine President Allende and support Pinochet. He critically examined Kissinger’s 19th-century worldview, emphasizing its impact on Chile.
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies proudly announces the 2023-2024 recipients of the Gilman Graduate Student Travel Grants and the William R. Keylor Undergraduate Student Travel Grants. These vital programs serve as steadfast pillars of support, enabling graduate and undergraduate scholars to participate in research on an international scale, exemplifying the Pardee School’s…
In a recent interview, Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of International Relations, shared invaluable insights on the Biden-Xi Summit. Analyzing the nuanced discussions, he characterized the meeting as a positive stride in global diplomacy. The interview, broadcast on November 21, explored key takeaways, offering a comprehensive perspective.
Ambassador 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 prominently featured in a recent article on Agencia EFE, discussing newly elected President Javier Milei’s equivocating stance on the economic and diplomatic relationship…
As world leaders and negotiators get ready for the latest round of global climate negotiations, COP28, which begin in Dubai on November 30th and will continue till December 12, 2023, Adil Najam, Dean Emeritus and Professor at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies and President of WWF-International, was featured on the BBC Climate Talk podcast in…
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…
Ambassador 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 a key participant in a recent webinar titled “Why in this time of War we need diplomacy more than ever.” Co-hosted by the…
Professor Heine played a pivotal role in discussions at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, offering expert insights on trade relations and broader cooperation between China and the U.S.