Stern Discusses Trauma and Extremist Influences
Jessica Stern, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed for a Boston Globe article on rising extremism in children and teenagers, as well as the role that childhood trauma may play in susceptibility to extremist influences. The article centered around a nonprofit, Parents for Peace, that helps families whose children are…
Stern Comments on Capitol Hill Riot & Path to Extremism
“The claimed rationale for violent extremism, which is a wish to protect people from some injustice – in this case, the injustice of a stolen election – often masks a deeper sort of pain.”
Najam Calls for Immediate Action on Climate Change in “Boston Globe” Op-Ed
“While all of us have consumed nearly three decades in talking ourselves hoarse about what to do and how, the planetary climate has changed, both physically and politically.”
Najam Discusses Devastating Floods in Pakistan & Efforts to Support Victims
“Those who are suffering most immediately are the ones whose emissions are nearly zero…Those of us who thought this was something that the future produces, the future is now. And it’s ugly.”
Lukes Discusses Global Impacts of Russia-Ukraine Crisis
“Whatever happens to Ukraine, life will continue in Kansas and California and New York and Florida. But it could be gradually a very different kind of life.”
Stern Outlines Research on Strategies to Prevent Political Violence
“Perhaps surprisingly, the most effective strategies don’t involve persuasion or debate. Sometimes compassion, empathy, and connection can convert someone who is on the precipice of violence.”
Alumni Spotlight: Globe Names Tolosano MVP Entrepreneur
Smaranda Tolosano (Pardee ’17) was recently named one of the Class of 2017’s MVP Entrepreneurs by The Boston Globe.
Stern Publishes Op-Ed in The Globe on Soft Target Terrorist Attacks
Prof. Jessica Stern discusses the likelihood of future terrorist attacks on soft targets following the Manchester arena bombing.
Stern on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order
Prof. Jessica Stern discusses President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration makes the United States less safe.
Keylor in The Boston Globe on Resonance of Pearl Harbor
Prof. William Keylor discusses whether the significance of Pearl Harbor has faded for younger generations.
Stern in The Boston Globe on Scale of Terrorist Attacks
Prof. Stern spoke at a recent a two-day National Security Conference in Cambridge that was sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston.
Bacevich in The Boston Globe on Presidential Forum
Professor Emeritus Andrew Bacevich details his experience at the recent NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum.
Stern OpEd in Boston Globe: ISIS Targets Gray Zone
Prof. Jessica Stern said ISIS’s goal is to eliminate the “Gray Zone” of moderate Muslims in the West.
Rollman in Boston Globe: The Importance of Lifelong Learning
Learning is a lifelong endeavor. That’s the lesson Wilfrid Rollman imparts – from an unexpected source.
Woodward in Boston Globe: National Security Woes
Pardee School Professor John Woodward highlights a surprising consequence of the potential government shutdown – the harm it could do to national security.
Bacevich in Globe: Outrage in Afghanistan
Pardee School Emeritus Professor Andrew Bacevich said that the U. S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was a compromise with moral consequences.
Norton Co-Authors OpEd on Helping Iraqis Save Iraq
Nortor and Núñez argue in their Boston Globe OpEd that the best role for the US in Iraq is to help Iraqis save Iraq themselves.