On September 8, 2023, Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, discussed on The Heat, a subsect of China Global Television Network (CGTN) the impacts and implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on…
Najam talks on BBC on why GDP is a flawed measure of development but is unlikely to be dethroned.
Dean Emeritus Adil Najam is interviewed and profiled in Südwind-Magazin, Austria’s leading development magazine.
This “Research on Tap” convened BU faculty and researchers from across schools and disciplines. Through a series of individual presentations on a wide range of topics, the suite of experts expanded BU’s reservoir of knowledge on China and helped inform research and teaching on China at global and local dimensions.
“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 Grimes and Yaechan Lee show that in times of economic stress, the NPS has shifted its investments to support state objectives of financial stabilization rather than profit maximization, demonstrating the ways in which developmentalist legacies live long after their official mandates have changed.
Professor Najam posits that “the onset of climate change fundamentally changes the nature of climate policy and of climate politics, and in the ‘Age of Adaptation’ climate IS development.”
“It is essential that [the Inter-American Development Bank] resume its task of promoting the development of Latin America and not become a foreign policy tool for the United States.”
The Belt and Road Initiative’s importance in China’s global strategy will stay and its global reach will likely expand gradually. However, Professor Ye argues that the BRI faces three significant hurdles moving forward.
Professor Najam argues that the world is entering an era of intense contestation not only on facts but on expertise and knowledge itself.
Professor Najam argues that we are now in “The Age of Adaptation” and we need to look at climate not just as a “carbon management” challenge but as a development challenge, and maybe even a sustainable development opportunity.
“Before we can ever see a shift in U.S.-Pakistan relations we will first have to see a shift in how we think about (imagine) U.S.-Pakistan relations.”
Mission personnel briefed Ambassador Storella’s class on the challenges and rewards of U.S. multilateral diplomacy, including some recent wins, such as the ejection of Russia from the Human Right Council following its invasion of Ukraine.
While he had hoped for more from President Joe Biden in regards to Latin America, Ambassador Heine describes his approach to the region as “Trump-lite,” where the “rhetoric has been toned down, but the policies have continued very much along the same lines.”
In his remarks, Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, discussed the importance of development strategy as opposed to particular policies and called for a “good jobs” development model.
Dean Najam’s remarks highlighted three areas that population experts, demographers, and social scientists will have to confront.
Over the next 18 months, the Task Force will engage in and utilizes rigorous, empirical research to advance IMF policies that align international financial stability and growth with global climate goals
“While the World Bank’s development projects are not without their risks to biodiversity and Indigenous communities, the approach to environmental and social risk management taken by China as the world’s largest bilateral lender has global ramifications.”
Ambassador Garčević discussed “Social Cohesion: Cooperation, Trust and Development” as part of the 2021 “Dialogue for the Future.”
What should the top policy priorities be for supporting human development in the year ahead?