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.
Heine Offers Insights into Nearshoring of Industries from Asia to Latin America
Ambassador Heine argues that while there are certain countries, like Mexico and Colombia, that are well positioned to take advantage of that possibility, for others it will take a major effort to attract industries and to offer the right conditions for them to stay.
Center for the Study of Asia Welcomes New Assistant Director
The Pardee School is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria Elena P. Rivera-Beckstrom to CSA. A former Visiting Professor with extensive research publications under her belt, Rivera-Beckstrom brings a wealth of administrative experience and vision to the Center.
Goldstein Releases New Book: “The Road to Pearl Harbor“
Professor Goldstein’s latest book offers a timely examination of the conflict in the Pacific prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor and offers lessons applicable to understanding contemporary Great Power flash points between Asia and the West.
Hefner Explores Impact of Television on Indonesian Islamic Resurgence
Professor Hefner notes that a far-reaching Islamic resurgence has occurred over the past 24 years, coincident with Indonesia’s return to electoral democracy, and an often overlooked feature of that resurgence has been the role of television media.
Miller Explores Impact of War in Ukraine on Asia
“Some have argued that while the war will have an impact on Russia, its neighbors, and the rest of Europe, it will have little consequence for Asia or the global order. This is wishful thinking at best, and shortsightedness at worst.”
Heine Quoted on Degrees of Global Response to Ukraine Crisis
“Many countries in South America, Africa, and Asia…don’t want to be pushed into a position that would go against their own interests, economic or otherwise.”
Miller Discusses Asian Countries’ Response to Invasion of Ukraine
“Smaller Asian countries don’t want is to have two blocs: the U.S. and Western countries as well as Japan and Korea in one bloc; and Russia, and perhaps even China, in one bloc, which would then really have echoes of the Cold War.”
Najam Elected Trustee of The Asia Foundation
Najam previously served on TAF’s Board from 2013-2020 and was re-elected for a third term by the Board of the Foundation. In his role, he will help guide the organization’s mission of improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.
Heine Keynotes Pacific Alliance Conference
In his remarks, Ambassador Heine takes stock of the PA’s achievements over the past ten years, elaborates on what it needs to do to enhance ties with Asia, and makes some recommendations on the way forward.
Heine Speaks at Lecture Comparing Asia and Latin America
Heine and fellow experts explored the challenges Asia and Latin America have faced and the different approaches they took that resulted in wildly different outcomes.
Shifrinson Explores the Future of US-NATO Relations
“American strategists in the years ahead must be prepared to revisit the fundamentals of the U.S. presence in Europe and devolve authority to local actors.”
Najam Speaks at Environment Conferences at HBS and the Fletcher School
Dean Adil Najam spoke at two conferences related to environmental policies held at the Fletcher School (Tufts University) and at the Harvard Business School.
BUCSA Launches Website on Asia at the World’s Fairs
The BUCSA digital humanities project explores exhibits on Asian dance and architecture at the international fairs held in the 19th century.
Najam in VOA on Trump’s Asia Diplomacy
Dean Adil Najam interviewed on VOA on US diplomatic moves in North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Keylor on NHK World on Trump’s Asia Policy
Prof. William Keylor discusses United States President Elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Asia.
Grimes Speaks at Seminar on Brexit Fallout in Asia
Associate Dean Bill Grimes spoke on the considerable concern in Asia about the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.
Hefner Speaks at Conference in Singapore
Prof. Hefner focused on the challenge of intellectual renewal and political reform in Muslim countries in the face of radical challenges.
Event Details History of Samurai
An event held at the Pardee School detailed the facts, myths, and history of the samurai – the storied warriors of feudal Japan.
Event Examines Muslim Javanese Courtship
Pardee School centers came together to present an event examining courtship among Muslim Javanese youth.