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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Garčević Discusses Montenegro’s Transition

In the aftermath of Montenegro’s recent political transition, Professor Garčevic shared insights into the formation of the new Montenegrin government. He highlighted the challenges it faces in maintaining Montenegro’s commitment to Euro-Atlantic integration, emphasizing that significant foreign policy shifts might not be on the horizon.

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Schmidt’s Vision for Revitalizing EU Economic Governance

Professor Schmidt presented a visionary op-ed on EU economic governance. Advocating a shift to strategic investment, she emphasized a permanent debt facility, decentralized European Semester, and EU-level solidarity to address challenges. Her thought-provoking insights were detailed in the revised policy brief, published in the Social Europe journal.

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Garčević Comments on Formation of New Montenegrin Government

Amb. Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, recently made a suite of appearances to comment on the current negotiation on the formation of a new Montenegrin government and the interference of third actors in Montenegrin  internal affairs. On August 23, 2023, Garčević was quoted in…

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Schmidt Argues for European Union Policy Reform in Policy Brief

On July 24, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, published a policy brief article entitled “Making EU Economic Governance Fit for Purpose: Investing in the Future and Reforming the Fiscal Rules While Decentralizing and Democratizing” in an EconPol journal for CESifo Network. The policy brief…

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Heine on Chile on the EU-Latin America Summit

On July 16, 2023, Ambassador 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, wrote an article for La Tercera, titled “Columna de Jorge Heine: Chile en la cumbre UE-América Latina,” or “Jorge Heine’s Column: Chile on…

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Garčević & Storella Join Panel on Russian Foreign Policy in the 1990s

All speakers agreed that in the first half of the 1990s, Russia acted as a world power that harmonized its interests with the other powers and shared the responsibility for global peace and order. However, Garčević noted that as time went on, the feeling grew among the Russian hardliners that this policy didn’t bear fruits.

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CSE Hosts Lecture with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič

With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.

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