Former CIA officer and Pardee Professor John D. Woodward, Jr., explored the history of intelligence in “Spying: From the Fall of Jericho to the Fall of the Wall.” This comprehensive study, drawing on the late Professor Arthur Hulnick’s work, delves into espionage from ancient times to the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, with a special focus on the American experience during the Revolutionary War to the Cold War’s end.
Espionage, covert operations, and heroism were at the forefront on September 21, 2023, during the conference titled “Clandestine Operations Against China During the Early Cold War.” The conference was convened by Prof. John Woodward, in his capacity as a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow. Delta Phi Epsilon, the BU chapter of the International Business and…
The book release took place in New Delhi just before S. Jaishankar gave the valedictory address at a conference hosted by the India International Centre entitled “Connected Histories, Shared Present: Cross-Cultural Experiences between Latin America, the Caribbean and India.”
Ambassador Hare expounds on the findings of “The Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation” and key areas where diplomacy can make reforms that will enhance its capabilities for the mutual benefit of all countries.
Professor Wippl talks about how reviewing these books taught him a lot about intelligence and where he stands on the issues described and considered by the various authors.
Ambassador Heine was asked about his latest book as well as the state of Sino-Latin American relations, trends in Chinese foreign direct investment worldwide, and the United States-China trade war.
Professor Mehrling joined Robert Johnson, President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), to discuss the conception of his book project, why he chose to use economist Charles Kindleberger’s life as a lens to explore the global dollar system, as well as how he helped shape that emerging system.
In discussing the findings of her latest book, Professor Eckstein’s focused on United States-Cuban immigration policies, their origins, their evolution over the years, and their consequences.
In his latest book, Professor Mehrling traces the evolution of Charles Kindleberger’s thinking in the context of a ‘key-currency’ approach to the rise of the dollar system, here revealed as the indispensable framework for global economic development since World War II.
In his interview, Ambassador Heine elaborates on the motivations behind writing his latest book in the first place and on the significance of China for Latin America in general and Chile in particular.
The new workbook from Boston University’s African Language Program offers twelve chapters spread over more than 200 pages that cover topics including childbirth, family health, hygiene, the body and environment, sexually transmitted infections, infectious diseases, and death.
The annual award is given to a book that makes a substantial and original contribution to the theory and/or empirical studies in any field of International Relations. To be considered in close competition for this prize is a great honor.
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.
In his presentation, Professor Heine elaborated on the secret behind the so-called “Chinese miracle,” and the factors that have driven China’s fast-paced growth over the past forty years.
Ambassador Heine’s latest book takes an extensive look at China’s history and explores how the country achieved unprecedented economic and social progress in the last forty years.
In his remarks, Professor Lukes discusses the manifestation of the “post-truth era,” the role of modern political figures in propagating this era of falsehoods, as well as the role of digital and social media in driving people to stop believing in facts and create alternative truths.
Since the 1959 Cuban revolution, Cubans have enjoyed a special status that the United States government does not bestow upon any other immigrant group. Professor Susan Eckstein discusses why in an interview on her latest book “Cuban Privilege: The Making of Immigrant Inequality in America.”
In his latest publication, Lukes studies the Czech history of the 20th century with its disasters and myths as well as today’s political problems in the United States, Russia, and globally. He argues that history does not repeat itself, but with a sufficiently critical and value-based perspective, we can reveal our own mistakes and stereotypes, and find parallels between the present and the past that are not obvious at first glance.
If you are looking for an enlightening and insightful book on international affairs, immigration, global economics, social movements in Arab societies, or China, consider picking up a piece published in the past year by our illustrious faculty.
For over half a century, the United States granted Cubans, one of the largest immigrant groups in the country, unique entitlements. In her latest book, Professor Eckstein discloses the racial and political biases embedded within U.S. immigration policy.