Lukes Lectures at Conference on Central European Politics

Igor Lukes, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, spoke recently at a conference about the 30th anniversary of the independent Czech Republic at the University of Toronto. Lukes discussed Central Europe in broad terms during the conference, tracing countries’ growth and development throughout the past 30…

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Year In Review: 2022 Highlights from the Pardee School

In 2022, the Pardee School went through numerous big changes, welcomed new members to our community, and set the stage for a period of substantial progress as we approach our second decade as stewards of global studies education at BU. As the New Year approaches, we want to highlight some of the biggest stories and moments from the year. 

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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.

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Lukes, Schilde, & Wippl Participate in BU Town Hall Exploring Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Professors Lukes, Schilde, and Wippl participated in a Boston University town hall exploring the ongoing war in Ukraine. The panel of 10 leading academics discussed the environmental impacts of the conflict, the media bias evident in coverage of the war, as well as the United States’ involvement with and handling of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Pardee School Faculty Comment on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, the Pardee School asked its faculty of leading international affairs scholars and practitioners to share their thoughts on how they believe the leaders of the world – particularly Russia and the U.S. – should act.

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