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.
Quinn Slobodian described the embrace of direct democracy by the political right in Europe as a weapon against the state, challenging the claim that neoliberalism is inherently ”anti-democratic.“
University of Leeds Professor Iyiola Solanke explains the impact of Brexit on residency rights of non-European Union (EU) nationals and how this affects the rights of EU citizens.
Veronika Wand-Danielsson discusses Sweden’s role in advancing the rights of women and her view that government has a responsibility to integrate gender perspectives in all policy areas, including foreign policy.
BU Law School Professor Ioannis Kalpouzos described his work with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and it’s efforts to highlight the structural injustice of the international legal system.
Experts discussed climate change governance within the European Union (EU), how it works, and the goals and policy instruments that the EU has at its disposal.
Speakers comment on the impact of international human rights law and challenge some scholarly critiques of human rights as ineffective or imperialist.