Storella Discusses Zelenskyy’s Planned Attendance at G7 Summit
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, discussed the significance of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy‘s planned attendance at the G7 summit over the weekend in an interview on Fox‘s “LiveNOW.” In this interview, Ambassador Mark Storella explores the implications of…
Pardee School Faculty Explore the Future of Diplomacy in Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform
On April 19, 2023, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University hosted a panel of faculty members to discuss a new book — The Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation — edited by Amb. Amb. Paul Hare, Pardee School Senior Lecturer, with featured chapters from Amb. Jorge Heine, Pardee School Research Professor, as…
Pardee School Faculty Discuss China’s Global Impact During “Research on Tap” Event
This “Research on Tap” convened BU faculty and researchers from across schools and disciplines. Through a series of individual presentations on a wide range of topics, the suite of experts expanded BU’s reservoir of knowledge on China and helped inform research and teaching on China at global and local dimensions.
Storella Joins Panel on U.S. Foreign Policy and War in Ukraine
In discussing how to explain U.S. support for Ukraine, Ambassador Storella urged that we explain that support for Ukraine is “forward defense,” supporting the country’s ability “to fight there so we will never have to fight here.”
Shamim Garcia (CGS ’18, Pardee ’20, ’22) Appointed Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of State
“My placement at PRM combines my research interests in Central America and migration studies with my personal drive of serving refugee and migrant communities. I am beyond excited to work with like-minded individuals who are similarly driven by humanitarian ideals.”
Hare Publishes Op-Ed Arguing for Necessary Reforms to Global Diplomacy
Ambassador Hare expounds on the findings of “The Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation” and key areas where diplomacy can make reforms that will enhance its capabilities for the mutual benefit of all countries.
Amb. Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) & Pardee Alum Discuss Upcoming Nigerian Election
Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard (CAS’84) and Sterling Roop (Pardee ’09), Deputy Director of Peace and Democratic Governance at USAID, Nigeria explore the significance of this election in Nigeria, the wide field of candidates, the potential for violence and intimidation, as well as the country’s current and future political landscape.
Storella Keynotes BosMUN XXII Conference
Ambassador Storella shared three lessons with delegates drawn from his over three-decade career as a United States diplomat. He noted that in an era of broad international disruption, effective multilateral diplomacy is needed now more than ever.
Storella Interviewed on Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s U.K. Visit
Ambassador Storella noted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to the U.K. is just the latest stop in a strategic diplomatic offensive, which he needs to be successful if a subsequent military offensive to retake territory seized by Russia is to be successful.
Hare Coedits Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation; Pardee Colleagues Contribute Chapters
Diplomacy is now a neglected global issue; this text seeks to not only identify current problems diplomacy is facing but also identify some practical options for reform and innovation.
Storella Discusses Death of Ukraine’s Interior Minister and Ongoing War with Russia
“I do not think that Putin and the people around Putin…are going to back off until they realize that this catastrophic choice that Vladimir Putin made is only leading to disaster for Russia and the Russian people.”
Storella Interviewed Ahead of Zelenskyy’s Address to U.S. Congress
President Zelensky will have a delicate task appealing across the aisle for ongoing military aid to Ukraine. To do so, Ambassador Storella predicts Zelensky will likely deliver his appeal in terms of enduring American and western values, making clear that Ukraine’s struggle is not just for the people of Ukraine but for the values the American people hold dear, as well.
Storella and Holmes Argue for Stronger U.S.-Zambia Ties to Improve Governance and Health
Storella and Homes urge the Biden administration to challenge China to reinforce links between governance and health in Africa and conclude, “The Biden administration is wisely leaning into areas of shared values, priorities, and aspirations with Zambia’s Hichilema administration…to amplify the impact of investments to improve the lives of people in African countries.”
Hare, Rosen, and Storella Explore the Path Forward in Ukraine War
The discussion centered on the risks and implications of continued hostilities in Ukraine and how to balance those against the risks of pursuing diplomacy with an aggressive and apparently unrepentant Putin regime.
Madison Romo (Pardee ’22) Awarded Charles B. Rangel Fellowship
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. For Romo, “receiving the Rangel Fellowship is truly a dream come true.”
Garčević & Storella Join Panel on Russian Foreign Policy in the 1990s
All speakers agreed that in the first half of the 1990s, Russia acted as a world power that harmonized its interests with the other powers and shared the responsibility for global peace and order. However, Garčević noted that as time went on, the feeling grew among the Russian hardliners that this policy didn’t bear fruits.
Storella & Nichols (MAIA ’23) Publish Op-Ed on U.S.-China Support of African Public Health
“Tensions between the world’s two largest powers will persist. But collaborative health projects in Africa could build bridges, advance shared goals and strengthen African countries’ health systems.”
ASC Awarded Over $2 Million in Title VI Grant Funds
ASC’s National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants total just over $2.4 million and will support Africa-focused education, including African language instruction.
Storella Makes the Case for American Diplomatic Support for Rights Overseas
What can and what should American diplomacy do to help protect people overseas who are fighting for their rights? In his TEDx Talk, Ambassador Storella argues that the United States and American diplomats should not abandon the fight for rights overseas.
Storella Leads Summer Course Visit to U.S. Mission in Geneva
Mission personnel briefed Ambassador Storella’s class on the challenges and rewards of U.S. multilateral diplomacy, including some recent wins, such as the ejection of Russia from the Human Right Council following its invasion of Ukraine.