Fewsmith’s “Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings: Volume IX & X” Published
Mao’s Road to Power consists of translations of Mao Zedong’s writings from 1912 to 1949; this final volume in the series, Volume 10, covers the period from the Chinese Communist Party’s Strategic Offense during the Civil War to the Establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
Pardee School Hosts Celebration of Retiring Professor Goldstein
Following a lecture by Professor Goldstein on the Congress of Vienna, the restoration of cultural objects after war or periods of great devastation, as well as how this practice of cultural restitution has also served as public diplomacy, colleagues and friends came together to celebrate the retiring professor and longtime international relations leader at Boston University.
Longman to Oversee BU’s New Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies Major
The HGHRS program, which includes an existing minor and a graduate certificate program, will closely and critically examine the Holocaust and other genocides in the context of modern history and culture, focusing on racism, anti-Semitism, nationalist ideologies, and other causes of genocide. The human rights component will look at the role of international conventions on human rights and international courts in responding to genocide.
Lukes Interviewed on Latest Book: “History and the Post-Truth Era“
In his remarks, Professor Lukes discusses the manifestation of the “post-truth era,” the role of modern political figures in propagating this era of falsehoods, as well as the role of digital and social media in driving people to stop believing in facts and create alternative truths.
Lukes Publishes “History and the Post-Truth Era“
In his latest publication, Lukes studies the Czech history of the 20th century with its disasters and myths as well as today’s political problems in the United States, Russia, and globally. He argues that history does not repeat itself, but with a sufficiently critical and value-based perspective, we can reveal our own mistakes and stereotypes, and find parallels between the present and the past that are not obvious at first glance.
Nolan Guest Edits Issue of “Journal of Social History“
“In Latin America and the Caribbean, as elsewhere, conflicts over credibility and truth abound in the historical archive, leaving traces of rumor, denunciation, and even outright forgery that pose interpretative challenges for historians.”
Pardee Center’s IHI Hosts Symposium on Impacts and Aftermath of Pearl Harbor
Over 200 attendees heard five diplomatic and military historians speak on a wide range of topics about the origins, course, and meaning of great power war in China and the Pacific between 1937-1945.
Najam OpEd Looks Back at Mountbatten, Partition
Dean Adil Najam examines the flawed partition process that led to the birth of Pakistan and the independence of India in August 1947.
Event Details History of Samurai
An event held at the Pardee School detailed the facts, myths, and history of the samurai – the storied warriors of feudal Japan.
Norton in NYT: Mystery of the Missing Imam
Augustus Richard Norton quoted in the New York Times on Iran’s charismatic missing Imam, Moussa al-Sadr.
Bacevich in Chronicle: Misreading the Past
Pardee School Emeritus Professor Andrew Bacevich said that misreadings of American history had disastrous consequences for current foreign policy discussions.
Task Force Calls for Reviving Universities of Muslim World
The high-level Task Force, which included Dean Adil Najam, calls for a revival of science education in the Muslim world.
Keylor in Daytona News-Journal on WWII Aftermath
Pardee School Professor William Keylor said that many draftees in World War II experienced unique challenges upon returning to civilian life.
Video: Renata Keller and the Snarky World of Tropico
Want to learn Caribbean history in a whole new way? Let Renata Keller walk you through the world of Tropico 5.
Keylor on the Sinking of the Lusitania
Pardee Professor William Keylor speaks on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.
Keylor Argues for New Diplomatic History
Pardee Professor William Keylor suggested a name change for diplomatic history in an H-Diplo essay.
Berger: Japan Makes Soft-Power Push
Pardee prof. Thomas Berger said that Japan must acknowledge its history as it makes a push for soft power in the U. S.
Lukes Writes About Tarnished Heroes in The Conversation
Igor Lukes reminds us that we should not expect too many untarnished heroes.
Video: Bacevich on Limits of Power
Andrew Bacevich on the limits of power and the end of American exceptionalism.