Hefner Explores Nahdlatul Ulama’s Rights Revolution

On December 14, 2023, Professor Robert Hefner, renowned for his work in Anthropology and International Relations, addressed an international conference in Princeton. Presenting on Nahdlatul Ulama’s human rights reformation, Hefner emphasized the global significance of their efforts. His keynote marked the conference’s culmination, fostering dialogue on upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Longman Comments on Recently Added BU Major

Timothy Longman, Professor of International Relations and Political Science and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), spoke to the Boston Globe about the new Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies major. As the associate director of…

Tagged: , , ,

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.”

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Najam Discusses Impact of Nobel Peace Prize in “TRT World” Interview

In discussing the ceremony and the ethos of the Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Najam highlighted that the Peace Prize is fundamentally different from all the other Nobel awards because it is given not only for past achievements but even more as a symbol of future aspirations. “In this aspect, the Peace Prize is essentially political.”

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

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.

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,