“Europe in the World” explores the process of European integration from a number of angles: development, humanitarianism, and crisis management; security and defense; migration; enlargement; and energy.
Professor Marina Henke describes the geostrategic confusion in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, summarizes three of the “grand strategic positions” for Europe, and highlights some of the pros and cons of each option.
Investigative journalist and podcaster Nicky Woolf outlined the origins of Qanon, its absorption of other conspiracy theories, how it came to influence modern politics, as well as the global spread of this and other movements.
With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.
During this Beyond the Headlines, Boston University diplomacy, history, and global affairs scholars and practitioners explored how the late Queen reinforced the monarchy within Britain, how she shaped public perception of the monarchy, the role she played in colonial governance and decolonization, and much more.
Hundreds of patrons gathered at the Boston University Beach to partake in Ukrainian music and food, celebrate Ukrainian independence, and show solidarity with the country in crisis.
Faculty, staff, and students from across BU joined in opposition to the war and to stand for the protection of the sovereign nation of Ukraine.
During their discussion, Dalibor Rohac and Professor Vivien Schmidt analyzed the war in Ukraine and how Russia’s invasion of the sovereign nation will affect the global liberal democratic order going forward.
Independent journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr describes the treatment of ethnic and racial minorities in Ukraine and Russia, the vast humanity in Ukraine and the diverse racial experiences in the country, as well as how identity has played into the Russia-Ukraine war.
As the Jean Monnet Chair in European Security and Defense, Professor Schilde will further the Pardee School’s agenda of preparing students to meet the international challenges of the 21st century through a rigorous and sustained presentation of the EU as a global power with responsibilities over European security, international order, and global security.
From immigration concerns to the disconnection between politicians and constituents, Old Dominion University Professor Georg Menz outlines the recent poor electoral performance and membership of Europe’s center-left parties.
This event series will examine the economic, social, political, and security impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Global experts discuss the role of faith-based actors in the areas of forced migration and humanitarian issues, ways in which religion offers both motivation and resources to tackle these challenges, as well as how religion and politics intersect to address migrant crises.
Boston College Professor James Cronin outlined changes in the nature of politics and political parties since the 1970s leading to Brexit.
Wake Forest University Professor Lina Benabdallah discussed China’s human capital investments in Africa, current versus historical arrangements, as well as some of the factors driving human capital investments.
University of Nottingham Professor Anna Meier joins Pardee School Professor Jessica Stern to discuss remembrance culture in Germany and whether Germany could serve as a model for the U.S. and the larger project the country faces of fighting white supremacist violence.
W. Scott Lucas, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Birmingham and an associate of the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin, discussed on the irrationality of Brexit, the UK’s relationship with the U.S. and the EU in the aftermath of Brexit, as well as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tactics on the economy, Scotland, Ireland, and more.
Professor Goldstein explains how Britain got to where it is today, the deep history underlying the Brexit decision and the role of Boris Johnson in particular, as well as his thoughts on where the United Kingdom is headed
Pardee School professors and fellow scholars comment on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s legacy, the implications for transatlantic relations following the German elections, as well as how the results might affect the balance of power and policies in the EU.
While some variants of populism are indeed incompatible with constitutionalism, Bojan Bugaric and Mark Tushnet argue that the tension between populism and constitutionalism is narrower than much of the commentary suggests.