Robert Hefner Delivers Keynote on Public Ethics in Democratic Indonesia at Islamic University

On May 3, 2024, Robert Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s Center for the Study of Asia delivered an invited keynote presentation titled “Mencari Etika Publik Inklusif di Alam Demokrasi” (“In Search of an Inclusive Public Ethics in Democratic Indonesia”) via zoom…

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Schmidt Presents on European Democracy in Seminar

On February 24, 2024, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor Emerita of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, delivered a presentation entitled, “How European Democracy Works in Practice and Who Decides What – Both Formally and Informally,” as a part of her participation in the recent Power to the People webinar series….

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Najam in Foreign Policy on Pakistan’s Constitutional Crisis

An analysis of Pakistan’s ongoing constitutional crisis, titled “The Many Trials of Imran Khan” by Betsy Joles published in Foreign Policy magazine on April 5, 2023, quotes Pardee School Professor and Dean Emeritus Adil Najam as suggesting that what we are now seeing in Pakistan is an implosion of all the major political institutions in…

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Amb. Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) & Pardee Alum Discuss Upcoming Nigerian Election

Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) and Sterling Roop (Pardee ’09), Deputy Director of Peace and Democratic Governance at USAID, Nigeria explore the significance of this election in Nigeria, the wide field of candidates, the potential for violence and intimidation, as well as the country’s current and future political landscape.

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Hefner Attends International Conference on Islamic Law and Inclusive Citizenship

Professor Hefner argued that Indonesia, and NU specifically, has the potential to make enormous contributions to the global community; “it’s time for NU to rise to the international stage, speak out, and make such a positive contribution to solving political problems as well as intellectual and moral challenges faced by all humanity.”

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Pardee School Faculty Explore Trends in Global Democracy and Democratic Decline

In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.

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