On September 26, 2023, Amb. 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, analyzed the surge in popularity of far-right libertarian presidential candidate Javier Milei in a Q&A featured in Latin America Advisor,…
On June 11, 2023, Montenegro held their early Parliamentary elections. Following up with the elections, BBC the Serbian Service published an article, “Elections in Montenegro: How the Parties That Overthrew the DPS Power Changed, and What Does the Rise of the Europe Movement Bring Now” which featured Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice…
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.
Ambassador Heine discusses Lula’s political career from his role in helping form Brazil’s working party in the 1980s to his first successful presidential election in 2002 as well as the challenges ahead for the President-elect.
“Brazil is well positioned to play a key role in today’s turbulent world…It can be a hinge between North and South, East and West, in a way few other countries can.”
“Seen from afar, the dynamics playing out in the Brazilian election are a clear example of the broader crisis of liberal democracy, with right-wing authoritarians in ascent globally.”
“In twisting rules designed for political parties in order to favour independents who are accountable to no one, the Chilean Congress opened the door for the ‘disaster in the making’ that was Chile’s Constitutional Convention.”
“The big loser is the government of President Gabriel Boric, who came out strongly in favor of the new text, and, with barely six months in office, runs the risk of becoming a lame-duck president.”
The rejection of the draft constitution in Chile is a major setback for President Gabriel Boric who supported the text strongly. What now? Ambassador Heine offers his insights on the vote as well as what must be done next.
Iraq has the potential to serve as a partner to both regional and international states; however, Professor Mako argues that ongoing crises are stifling the country’s potential impact as a leader in the region.
Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric’s cabinet is composed of both veteran bureaucrats and young newcomers. How will they address the pressing issues facing the country?
Amb. Paul Webster Hare discusses the centre-right National Party’s victory in Uruguay’s presidential election run-off.
Prof. Robert Hefner coordinated a workshop on the role of Islam and Muslims in the 2019 presidential electoral campaign.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Pardee ’11) is one of several Pardee School alumni currently effecting change through public service.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik spoke as part of a discussion hosted by the New York Southeast Asia Network entitled “The Power and Perils of Elections: Indonesia and Malaysia in 2018-19.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Pardee ’11) won the June 26, 2018 democratic House primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District.
Dean Adil Najam a campaign mounted by Pakistan’s military establishment against its critics in the media ahead of national elections.
Prof. Michael Corgan discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landslide re-election victory, and what his win means for Russia, the U.S. and the Middle East.
Prof. Vivien Schmidt discusses the recent elections in Germany, Angela Merkel’s victory and her upcoming fourth term as Chancellor.
Amb. Vesko Garcevic testified before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Russian efforts to interfere in Montenegro’s 2016 election.