Dean Najam discusses his longstanding proclamation that the world is living in the “Age of Adaptation,” how the change in climate diplomacy requires a focus on development and the impacts of climate change, and the failures of multilateralism in addressing the climate and COVID crises.
“Bringing gender equality into focus has the power to transform not only relationships between citizens, but also trust in states, enabling resilience in the face of COVID-19 and the global challenges on our horizon.”
Dean Najam discusses the importance of putting citizens at the center of national security considerations, noting that it is important to remember that not all issues of human development are issues of human security.
Pardee School professors Kevin Gallagher and Mark Storella were joined by Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of BU’s CEID and Associate Director at BU’s NEIDL, to discuss the efficacy of vaccine diplomacy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Facing today’s intersectional economic, environmental and health crises and building a better tomorrow requires, according to the International Monetary Fund managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, ‘a new Bretton Woods moment.’ As we argue in our new book…she is right.”
Ambassador Heine discusses the delivery of medical supplies and sale of Chinese vaccines to Latin America, China’s goals for COVID-19 diplomacy and success in achieving them, as well as his proposed adoption of active non-alignment for Latin America.
Professor Gallagher outlines the dire state of the global economic system and calls for action to reform it in order to facilitate an equitable recovery from COVID-19 and achieve complementary development goals.
Dean Najam’s wide-ranging interview addresses questions on the United States’ relationship with Pakistan and India, tools of international power diplomacy, multilateralism’s decline due to COVID, climate security, and much more.
The documentary – “Religion in Quarantine: The Covid Pandemic in Indonesia” – traces the response of Indonesia’s diverse religious communities to the COVID-19 pandemic from early 2020 to late 2021.
In an interview with Tavis Smiley, Professor Menchik discusses why he resigned from the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trials and his efforts to mobilize fellow trail participants to pressure Moderna to share the protection provided by their vaccine globally.
“We have to treat this pandemic as a global crisis, as a global public health emergency. And that means that Moderna needs to think about not just selling vaccines to rich countries…but seriously scaling up the technology so that the world can be vaccinated and boosted.”
Dean Najam explores the biggest issues of our time – the great power conflict between the U.S. and China, COVID-19, climate change, etc. – as well as how these are shaping geostrategy and creating a sense of trepidation in the global community.
“While the process of science and the products it yields are noble, science for outrageous profit that costs people their lives is not noble. That is why I can no longer in good conscience be part of Moderna’s trials.”
In reflecting on 2021, Pardee School faculty offer their thoughts on the lessons that can be gleaned from this past year. Chief among the responses: multilateralism and global democracy are in decline.
Dean Najam states that countries like Pakistan will have to bear the maximum cost of climate change, hence, Pakistan has to change its efforts both nationally and internationally to address the issue diplomatically and make it a diplomatic cause.
Dean Najam’s remarks highlighted three areas that population experts, demographers, and social scientists will have to confront.
Drawing on lessons learned from the Pardee Center’s “World After Coronavirus” series, Dean Najam highlighted that COVID has alerted us to constantly interrogate the meaning of ‘normal’ and that the world before COVID was itself full of challenges and turmoil that have, in many cases, taken on new dimensions because of the pandemic.
The world was already complicated before COVID-19, but Pardee School Dean Adil Najam has wondered if the pandemic has given us the opportunity to reconfigure it.
Professor Schmidt’s panel at the Harvard Belfer Center event honored the memory of Henrik Enderlein, exploring his contributions to academic and policy debates related to European economic policy as well as the discussion of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Schmidt offers insights into how Europe can build lead a socially just transition from the pandemic and build a well-being economy that works for people and the planet.