Professor William Grimes, along with Dr. Yaechan Lee and Dr. William Kring, published an article on financial cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Analyzing emergency liquidity provision mechanisms, they explored the intricate dynamics among major economies, shedding light on uncertainty during currency crises. The research, supported by the Japan Foundation, marks a significant contribution.
On September 18, 2023, Pardee School of Global Studies’ Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University hosted a captivating and exciting signature event, A Look Inside: Taiwanese in a Time of Cross-Strait Crisis with Lung Yingtai, Taiwan’s former Minister of Culture, that provided valuable insights into the intricate challenges facing Taiwan today. This…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.
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 and fellow experts explored the challenges Asia and Latin America have faced and the different approaches they took that resulted in wildly different outcomes.
“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.”
Dean Adil Najam spoke at two conferences related to environmental policies held at the Fletcher School (Tufts University) and at the Harvard Business School.
The BUCSA digital humanities project explores exhibits on Asian dance and architecture at the international fairs held in the 19th century.
Dean Adil Najam interviewed on VOA on US diplomatic moves in North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Prof. William Keylor discusses United States President Elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Asia.
Associate Dean Bill Grimes spoke on the considerable concern in Asia about the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.
Prof. Hefner focused on the challenge of intellectual renewal and political reform in Muslim countries in the face of radical challenges.