Ambassador Garčević and the Director of UMass’ Applied Ethics Center talk about what it means to diplomatically engage with Russia and whether it makes sense to think of it as a pariah state.
Professor Fewsmith’s book is a re-examination of the events of the Chinese revolution and the transformation of the Chinese Communist Party from the years 1927 to 1934. Describing the transformation of the party as “the forging of Leninism,” Fewsmith offers a clear analysis of the development of the party.
Professor Gallagher and Richard Kozul-Wright discuss the findings of their latest book – “The Case for a New Bretton Woods‘ – and the need to reform the international economic order to address pressing climate and development challenges.
A vocal proponent of creating what he calls “Non-Aligned 2.0,” Ambassador Heine discussed his proposed strategy of active non-alignment, what brought about the need for such a strategy, and the importance of regional collaboration in making it a reality.
In their remarks, Gallagher and Kozul-Wright outline the motivation and purpose of the new book – “The Case for a New Bretton Woods” – which is to call for a global discussion to realign global economic institutions for our collective climate, social and development goals.
While Shifrinson admitted that the world is closer to WWIII than in December 2021, he said we are still a number of steps away from a conflict akin to the first two world wars.
Professor Gallagher and Cecilia Han Springer talk about new findings from the GDP Center’s “China’s Global Energy Finance Database,” and outline China’s declining energy sector loans and what that means for future development financing and global green energy investments.
Professor Longman discusses Burundi’s history, the impact European colonialism had on the country, the different ethnic groups that make up the population and the conflict between them, as well as how ethnic identity has come to identify Burundi.
Ambassador Heine discusses the delivery of medical supplies and sale of Chinese vaccines to Latin America, China’s goals for COVID-19 diplomacy and success in achieving them, as well as his proposed adoption of active non-alignment for Latin America.
In her “Iraqi Voices” appearance, Professor Mako discusses state-building in post-2003 Iraq and how legacies of exclusion continue to shape politics today.
Professor Brulé talks about her academic journey, the origins of her research for “Women, Power, and Property,” as well as the key findings of her book.
Professor Woldemariam discusses the origins of Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war, what it’s meant for civilians living there, and how it might shape the country’s future.
Professor Mako and coauthor Valentine Moghadam discuss the key findings of their book and how they go about examining the key elements in explaining the divergent outcomes of the Arab Spring uprising.
Najam and host Huma Yusuf reflect on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and offer thoughts on how Pakistan – a country that emits less than 1% of global greenhouse gases but counts among the most climate-vulnerable – should craft its climate policy.
Professor Fewsmith joins fellow scholars to discuss Wáng Hùníng and his background and rise to prominence in the Chinese government, as well as his views on American society and government.
Professor Mako discusses how her work explores De-Ba’athification as a means of lustration, the policy’s origins and legacies, as well as how it and foreign influence affected the Iraq coalition government.
Appearing on an episode of the SEPADPod, Mako discusses her work on Iraq, a special issue of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding – titled “Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq” – that she guest-edited, as well as her new book.
Professor Woldemariam and fellow experts discuss how East Africa’s politics changed as post-9/11 Western policy toward the region shifted focus to security concerns and counter-terrorism above all else.
Pardee School Professor emeritus Andrew Bacevich discusses the state of American security 20 years after 9/11 and President Biden’s decision to pull troops from Afghanistan.
In her podcast appearance, Professor Schmidt answers questions including how she applies the “input/output/throughput” method to your analysis of the Eurozone crisis and why the EU’s initial response to the crisis was inaccurate.