“To understand MUI’s growing power, it is necessary to look beyond these traditional modes of Islamic legal authority to modern organizational forms and their attendant strategies for exerting social control. In the modern age, Islamic legal authority reflects the dominant logic of political authority in society.”
Dean Najam argued that the divided country desperately needs a narrative of healing; however, none seems to be available at this time.
“A country where the many wounds of division were already deep and deeply felt has now become even more divided with new lines of polarizations having emerged.”
Dean Najam argues that April 9, 2022, in Pakistan – the day in which Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote – is akin to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot in the United States in that it signifies a fundamental sea change in political conduct and the impacts are going to be pervasive and long-term.
Professor Schmidt discussed discourse analysis in the context of her analytic framework of “discursive institutionalism,” which focuses on the substantive content of ideas and the interactive processes of discourse in an institutional contex.
From immigration concerns to the disconnection between politicians and constituents, Old Dominion University Professor Georg Menz outlines the recent poor electoral performance and membership of Europe’s center-left parties.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik spoke at the forum hosted by the United States-Indonesia Society in Washington D.C.
Author and Professor Justin Gest discussed the politics of the white working class in relation to immigration and inequality.
Pack your suitcases – the Pardee School is leading a trip to Washington, DC!
Jessica Stern testified before the Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D. C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Pardee School faculty give their views on what was the most important international story of 2015. Syria and the rise of ISIS was the overwhelming choice.
Pardee School Professor Timothy Longman said that President Kagame’s attempts to stay in power were causing a crisis in Rwanda.
Pardee School Professor John Woodward highlights a surprising consequence of the potential government shutdown – the harm it could do to national security.
Pardee School Professor Henrik Selin said that the next president elected in the U. S. should be bold on environmental issues.
Pardee School Professor Susan Eckstein said that the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U. S. and Cuba was a welcome change.
Joel Fajardo brings his Pardee School wisdom to the community of San Fernando, serving as their first openly gay mayor.
Pardee School Emeritus Professor Andrew Bacevich says that the Presidential candidate most likely to offer substantive insight on foreign policy issues is one most voters have never heard of.
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University is proud to welcome a new working group, “The Political Economy of Security.”
Scholars gathered at the Pardee School for a symposium on religion and politics co-hosted by Boston University’s Center for the Study of Asia and Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for the Study of China.
The Pardee School of Global Studies is proud to announce the latest installment in their Inaugural Lecture Series, “The Politics of Leadership in China.”