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.”
Pardee School Alumn Among First to Return to Peace Corp Service After COVID Restrictions
The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; Stephanie Hince (BA IR ’20) and Hallie Nothmann (BA IR ’22) will be among the first of the Corps’s volunteers to return to overseas service.
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.
Gina Ortiz Jones (GRS’03, Pardee’03) Awarded BU Distinguished Alumni Award
Ms. Jones, Under Secretary of the United States Air Force, was one of seven of BU’s most influential alumni to receive the prestigious award. These awards recognize alumni who are working to change the world in their fields.
Pardee School Alumna’s “Diaries in Exile” Documents Stories of Ukrainian Refugees
As two individuals who have also been displaced by this war, Kent and fellow producer Romana Isabella speak to individuals not as foreigners trying to extract a quotable story, but as fellow displaced people who understand and empathize with their trauma.
Pardee School Alumni Confirmed as Ambassador to Malawi
David John Young (STH ’87, Pardee ’88), a career member of the Senior Foreign Service will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Malawi.
De La Fuente (CGS ’04, Pardee ’06) Discusses Her Work at Amal Alliance
In both a feature interview and event appearance, Danielle De La Fuente (CGS ’04, Pardee ’06) discusses the impactful work done by her nonprofit – Amal Alliance – and the immense opportunities and challenges posed by migration.
Pardee School Alumna Discusses Importance of Independent Journalism in Ukraine
When the highly respected Kyiv Post was shuttered in late 2021, members of the editorial staff – including Pardee alumna Elina Kent – launched their own news site.
Pardee Alumni Appointed Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government
As the most senior civil servant in Scotland and head of the civil service supporting the Scottish Government, the Permanent Secretary is the principal policy adviser to the First Minister and Secretary to the Scottish Cabinet.
PGC Hosts Pardee School Alumni for Career Panel
Pardee School Alumni emphasized the importance of networking, establishing relationships with Pardee School professors, making meaningful connections with peers, and taking advantage of the study abroad programs at BU.
Pardee Alumni Win BU New Venture Competition
Albert Jimenez (Pardee ’18, Wheelock ’21), Yasmin Morais (Pardee ’18), and Abhishek Valivarthi’s (SGT ’21) RefEd won first prize in the Boston University New Venture Competition’s (NVC) Social Impact Track.
Pardee School Young Alumni Feature: Zach Crawford
“Pardee has played an important role in my professional trajectory. The coursework, research opportunities, and faculty all provided me with the tools and support I needed to launch into the workforce.”
Pardee School Young Alumni Feature: Aseem Kulkarni
“The courses I took at Pardee as well as some of the alumni and professional networking opportunities have helped to expand my knowledge of how the private sector can affect change as it relates to international relations and policy.”
Pardee School Young Alumni Feature: Kirstin Buchanan
Buchanan (MAIA ’20) discusses her professional experience, how the Pardee School helped her reach her career goals, and what advice she has for current students.
Pardee School Young Alumni Feature: Hafiz Asad
Asad (MAIA ’19) discusses his professional experience, how the Pardee School helped him reach his career goals, and what advice he has for current students.
Pardee School Alumni Awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal
“Receiving this award was definitely a highlight of my experience. Any time one is recognized in the military, it is always a special moment, as those moments are fairly rare.”
Pardee School Alumni Discusses Sustainability in BU Video
Elaine Weidman Grunewald (Pardee ’95) discussed the importance of sustainability and emerging technologies.
Pardee School Hosts Alumni for Global Town Hall
Dean Najam discussed the state of the Pardee School, its community, and how the school has grown over the last 7 years.
Pardee Students Awarded for Academic Achievement
Tima Dasouki (’22), Michael Eschmann (’21), Theresa Ginter (’20), and Farah Sonde (’22) have received various awards from across BU.
Najam Speaks to BU Alumni in Boca Raton
Pardee School Dean Adil Najam met with Boston University and Pardee School alumni in the Florida region at an event organized in Boca Raton.