On July 2, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, was quoted in a Bloomberg news article about French President Emmanuel Macron’s role in the latest round of protests in France, with the latest spark being the point-blank shooting of a French teenager by police….
In an interview with Candian television network CHCH-DT, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed on French President Emmanuel Macron’s stance on the ongoing pension reform protests. Schmidt gave an overview of Macron’s position…
Professor Schmidt reflects on the social sentiment that has sparked France’s pension reform protests, addresses the issues of wealth gaps and inequality, and describes the political implications of approval or rejection of the proposal for the Macron government.
Ambassador Hare argues that the Cuban government is clearly reverting to Cold War-era strategies against protest movements claiming, “they’ve lost the narrative, the battle of ideas, especially with young people.”
“What Cuba’s government has always dreaded is a coordinated movement, as opposed to sporadic protests…They see it as the possible genesis of an organized rival political movement.”
Professor Menchik and Professor Mary Callahan, the preeminent scholar of the military in Myanmar, explore the military coup in Myanmar as well as the resistance that has arisen in its wake.
Ambassador Hare discusses unrest between artists and the Cuban government as well as the use blame pinned on the U.S.
During a special online edition of Beyond the Headlines (BtH), a panel of experts from BU, Marquette University, and the U.S. Air Force discussed civil-military relations.
Ambassador Vesko Garčević explores the issue of racism from a different angle in his new op-ed.
Professor Jessica Stern discusses the rise of misinformation amid recent protests and the struggle American’s are having identifying genuine messages in a new op-ed.
Professor Igor Lukes discusses recent international protests against police violence and the destruction of monuments to historical figures.
Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published an op-ed in Remarker discussing the issues of racism and higher education in the U.S., comparing it with Southeast Europe. The op-ed titled Strange Fruit – a story about racism in America, discusses the roots of racism in…
In a new op-ed, Ambassador Vesko Garčević examines the historical roots of racism in American society, how the American identity has changed over time, and how racism remains an element of it.
Professor Jessica Stern offers her perspective on how extremists are capitalizing on U.S. civil unrest amid nationwide protests.
Professor Jeremy Menchik was interviewed by BU Today’s for a Q&A Segment on Anti-Lockdown Protests and the 2020 Election
Prof. Igor Lukes explores whether political protests in the Czech Republic can lead to meaningful change.
Amb. Vesko Garcevic discusses the recent wave of anti-government protests in Serbia, Montenegro, and Albania.
Prof, William Keylor contributed a recent chapter on the 1968 student protests at Columbia University that he participated in.
Prof. Michael Woldemariam discusses crackdowns on recent anti-government protests in Ethiopia.
Prof. William Keylor said he agrees with Princeton’s decision to continue using Wilson’s name on school buildings.