Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Paul Hare as the Interim Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Ambassador Hare, a Senior Lecturer of International Relations, brings a wealth of diplomatic experience and expertise in intercultural communication, public diplomacy, and Cuban affairs to his…
Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, had an article published on the Smerconish website and newsletter. The article, “Ukraine and Beyond: Can China’s Diplomacy Match Its Economic Power?” answered the questions: “Is China ready to be a global diplomatic playmaker? And why might it…
Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published a letter to the editor in the May 11, 2023, edition of The Economist. His letter touches on the T25 and how they are using diplomacy, trade and investment to play more diverse global roles. In the letter, Hare…
In an interview with Latin American Advisor, Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, commented on the upcoming Cuban elections and their ramifications for the government. Within this set of elections, Cuban votes will decide on members of the National Assembly of the People’s Power and…
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.
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.
In discussing the impact of any nuclear weapons strike, Ambassador Hare warns of a “nightmare proliferation scenario” in which a nuclear strike by Russia could dramatically up the risk of a full-blown nuclear exchange as countries begin to think that they need nuclear weapons as well.
Did President Biden make the right call in exchanging imprisoned American basketball star Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout? Three Pardee School offer their thoughts.
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.
From Medicare and public schools to free COVID-19 vaccines and testing, Ambassador Hare notes that the U.S. already has implemented some level of socialist policies and the pandemic has increased the need for more.
During this Beyond the Headlines, Boston University diplomacy, history, and global affairs scholars and practitioners explored how the late Queen reinforced the monarchy within Britain, how she shaped public perception of the monarchy, the role she played in colonial governance and decolonization, and much more.
Ambassador Hare recalls Queen Elizabeth’s deep global knowledge, her impact on his life and the United Kingdom at large, and even how his connections to the royal family extended to how he and his wife met.
“The causes of the protesters’ discontent have not been addressed, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has only aggravated Cuba’s economic misery.”
“Cuba will be seen as complicit in Putin’s attempt to redraw the map of Europe and upend the world order.”
“Putin has shown – particularly to China – that he is obsessed with restoring Russian control over Ukraine even if it means threatening the interests and good will of his allies and friends.”
“Florida’s politicians need to assess the Ukraine issue in a broader historical context…Glib attempts to recast Putin as somehow aligned with America’s and Florida’s interests suggests a reckless case of amnesia.”
“A nuclear exchange…if it did not bring about civilization’s end, would make him a pariah not just to the world’s democracies but also to China.”
Ambassador Hare argues that Putin’s real goal is to “swallow Ukraine” and restore the historical power of imperial Russia, “not to bring the world to nuclear war.”
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.