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.
Heine Appointed Interim Director of the Pardee Center
Upon announcement of his new role, Ambassador Heine stated, “I have always been a future-oriented person, and being appointed director of the Center, even if only on an interim basis, is a great privilege. At a time when the world is in turmoil, it is especially important to ask the big questions that need to be asked as to which way we are going, and that is what I plan to do.”
Najam Leads Workshop on Teaching Leadership and Character
Najam highlighted that developing leadership and character cannot be easy or straightforward exercises, and trying to do so is fraught with challenges; however, there is probably little else that is of greater importance everywhere in the world than helping to develop a new generation of “leaders of character.”
Get to Know New Pardee School Dean Scott Taylor
The Pardee School sat down and spoke with Dean Scott Taylor to get a better sense of who he is, what motivates him and his work, as well as what his vision is for the future of the school.
Introducing Scott Taylor: New Dean of the Pardee School
Joining us from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Dr. Scott Taylor is among the nation’s most respected scholars in African politics and political economy. We are thrilled to have him leading the Pardee School into a bright new era!
Longman Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Longman, an outstanding scholar with extensive leadership experience having served as director of numerous bodies across Boston University, will continue to raise the profile of the school and find innovative new directions for our community.
Gallagher Named Interim Dean of the Pardee School
On July 1, 2022, Professor Adil Najam, will step down after eight years as the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Professor Kevin Gallagher will assume the temporary charge of Dean Ad Interim until a new Dean is appointed, which is expected to be by September 2022.
Garčević Joins Eos Tech Trust Advisory Board
Ambassador Garčević joins experts from all over the world on Eos Tech Trust’s advisory board. The organization makes technology accessible and sustainable for NGOs worldwide.
Hefner and Storella Appointed New Directors of Asia and Africa Centers
Professors Robert Hefner and Mark Storella both bring important leadership experience and a passion for the regions they work in; in these roles, they will continue the tradition of Asia and Africa-focused scholarship and Boston University and further enhance the great reputations that both of these Centers enjoy.
Garčević Comments on Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Leadership Qualities
“[Zelenskyy] doesn’t hide behind the thick walls of the presidential palace or humiliates his subordinates in front of cameras to show his power.”
Storella Named to NRC-USA Board
“NRC is the gold standard for humanitarian assistance and I am delighted to be joining the distinguished members of the NRC-USA board to help support the organization’s work on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.”
Pardee Graduate Council Elects New Leadership
The new leadership will help organize a variety of activities to enrich Pardee School students’ lives.
Garčević Discusses Character-Driven Leadership at the McCain Institute
Amb. Garčević spoke about different concepts of ethics, commented on American and Montenegrin cultural values, and much more.
Gallagher Publishes Op-Ed FT on China’s Climate Leadership
GDP Center Director examines China’s emerging leadership on energy and climate change.
Gallagher Interviewed on China’s Climate Leadership
Prof. Kevin Gallagher discusses the contrast between China’s plans to drastically reduce coal consumption and plans by the country’s energy companies for highly polluting projects.
Inaugural Lecture Looks at China Politics
The Pardee School of Global Studies is proud to announce the latest installment in their Inaugural Lecture Series, “The Politics of Leadership in China.”