Haiti’s Expectations Following Prime Minister’s Resignation

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, explored the future of Haiti, overrun by gangs, disease, and famine, in the wake of Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s recent resignation. The news special (in Spanish) can…

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The Contours of China’s Economic Influence Overseas

Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, presented for the Association for Asian Studies Presidential Panel, entitled, “The Contours of China’s Economic Influence Overseas?,” where she presented her latest research on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). During the presentation, Ye documented the rapid green…

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Ye Discusses Ramifications of Potential TikTok Ban

Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, recently penned an op-ed for BU Today, entitled, “If We Ban TikTok, What’s Next?,” discussing the potential ramifications of an American ban of the Chinese-owned social media app, TikTok. In the article, Ye advises against banning Tiktok, warning…

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Schmidt Presents on European Democracy in Seminar

On February 24, 2024, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor Emerita of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, delivered a presentation entitled, “How European Democracy Works in Practice and Who Decides What – Both Formally and Informally,” as a part of her participation in the recent Power to the People webinar series….

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Heine’s Solution to a Failing State

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, recently penned an op-ed entitled, “Vacillating While Haiti Burns,” for El Economista where he discussed Haiti, plagued by famine and gang warfare, and its steady disintegration into…

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Heine’s Insights on Sino-Russian Ties

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 recently featured in an El País article titled, “How Putin’s Global Network Aids and Abets his Ambitions,” on Russia’s allies with other countries, including China,…

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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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Heine Discusses China-Honduras Relations on CGTN America’s “The Heat”

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, recently shared his expertise on CGTN America’s flagship talk show, “The Heat.” Heine discussed the current state of relations between China and Honduras, shedding light on…

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African Studies Center Hosts Delegation of International Visitors Leadership Program Members

The African Studies Center hosted a delegation of nine International Visitors Leadership Program members from eight African Countries on March 20, 2024.  The program, organized by the Department of State brings emerging leaders from around the world to the U.S. for focused study trips.  The delegation included members from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Mali, Morocco,…

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Heine on Technology and China’s Foreign Policy

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, recently appeared on CGTN: Europe to discuss the connection between technology and China’s foreign policy. Heine argued that technology provided new avenues for economic growth worldwide…

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Deglobalization and China-Latin America Relations: Heine on The Heat.

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, recently appeared on CGTN: America’s The Heat to discuss how China’s evolving foreign policy strategy will shape international affairs. Heine first discussed interconnectivity in global affairs,…

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Heine’s Appeal for an International Intervention in Haiti

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, recently penned an op-ed entitled, “Dithering While Haiti Burns,” for Project Syndicate where he discussed Haiti, plagued by famine and gang warfare, and its steady disintegration…

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Verschuren Shares Research at MIT’s Security Studies Program

On February 14, 2024, Sanne Verschuren, Assistant Professor of International Security at the Pardee School of Global Studies, took the stage at MIT’s Security Studies Program to present her latest research. Titled “Imagining the Unimaginable: War, Weapons, and Procurement Politics,” her talk centered around her forthcoming book project of the same name. In her presentation,…

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Adil Najam’s Insights Featured in New York Times Article

The New York Times recently published an article titled “As Pakistan Installs a Prime Minister, the Road Ahead Looks Rocky,” shedding light on Pakistan’s political landscape and the challenges facing the newly elected government. Amidst discussions on civil-military relations and economic troubles, the article features insights from Dean Emeritus and Professor at Boston University’s Pardee…

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Verschuren Presents at West Point Conference on Modern Security Challenges

Sanne Verschuren, Assistant Professor of International Security at the Pardee School of Global Studies, was a featured presenter at the United States Military Academy at West Point’s conference held on February 7th and 8th, 2024. The conference, titled “States, Societies, and Security in the 21st Century,” convened military leadership and academic experts to delve into…

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Slobodian Challenges Conventional Views on Globalization in Recent Feature

In a recent Bloomberg Markets article titled “Everything You Thought About Free Trade Is Wrong,” Professor of International History, Quinn Slobodian was featured for his critical examination of globalization. The article explores Slobodian’s latest book, “Crack-Up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy,” challenging the prevailing narrative of free trade’s success….

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Pardee School Students’ Journey into the Heart of International Relations

Students from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies recently concluded a transformative trip to the vibrant city of New York, immersing themselves in the dynamic world of international relations. Guided by Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, alongside the Director of Career Services, Sonia Liang, and the Assistant Director…

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