This past Wednesday, September 13th, Ambassador Mark Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s African Studies Center, and Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, USAF (Ret), Professor of the Practice of International Security at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies hosted…
Scott Taylor and Jack Weinstein Present: “Global Security: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century”
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies Dean Scott Taylor and Professor of the Practice Jack Weinstein were the featured speakers at recent BU events in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The LA event, hosted by Ali Brodie (Pardee’04) was held at the offices of Fox Rothschild LLP and the San Francisco gathering was…
Lt. Gen Weinstein (Ret) discussed the nuclear capabilities of Russia, China, and North Korea; the need to modernize the United State’s nuclear forces; the nuclear component of the war in Ukraine, and more.
“While the best defense is a strong offense, our strategic tunnel vision is clouding our thinking on what it means to keep America safe. While adequately resourcing the US military is important, it isn’t the only requirement in our collective security.”
During this special WorldBoston event, Professor Weinstein and Major General Leavitt discussed the importance of public engagement for the service, Air Force recruiting, and the role of the U.S. Air Force in national security.
During this edition of “Beyond the Headlines,” a panel of Pardee School professors explores the threat the Ukrainian conflict poses to global security, the politics and strategies shaping the war, the impact of the war on the Global South and China, and much more.
“While nuclear isn’t the panacea to peace, a strong, modernized nuclear Triad is essential to U.S. national security.”
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.
In reflecting on 2021, Pardee School faculty offer their thoughts on the lessons that can be gleaned from this past year. Chief among the responses: multilateralism and global democracy are in decline.
The committee will collect and analyze data on community demographics, plan for training and events, and make recommendations to the Dean and faculty on ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Pardee School community.
Lt. Gen. Weinstein (Ret.) discussed the continuous presence of United States forces in the Middle East since Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the need for all Americans to understand its military, as well as the need for a new doctrine of military force to be applied before the U.S. gets into another conflict.
Professors Najam, Schilde, Stern, Weinstein, and Wippl reflect on how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States reshaped our lives over the last 20 years.
“You’re going to have to have a deadline. You’re going to have to stick to a deadline. And that deadline is going to get moved.”
In multiple articles, Lt Gen Weinstein applauds President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal strategy stating, “you can’t focus on all those other activities when you’re mired in Afghanistan.”
Professors Garčević, Erik Goldstein, Hare, Najam, Selin, Storella, and Weinstein took part in UNITAR’s Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, which aims to triangulate education, research and leadership.
“If allegiance to a political party comes before maintaining and repairing our democracy, then we are allowing this nation to crumble before our very eyes.”
“The real threat to America is not Afghanistan. China is the real threat. Until you can extricate yourself, you can’t put the resources into the real threat.”
Experts discussed the United States’ image abroad, how it can engage with international stakeholders, and how the Biden administration can work to restore the country’s reputation as a global leader.
“We have a new president of the United States, and we’re going to have a new secretary of defense…We can tackle these problems now.”
What’s the role of the U.S. Space Force in cybersecurity, and how does it work with other branches of the military?