Pardee School Faculty Discuss China’s Global Impact During “Research on Tap” Event
This “Research on Tap” convened BU faculty and researchers from across schools and disciplines. Through a series of individual presentations on a wide range of topics, the suite of experts expanded BU’s reservoir of knowledge on China and helped inform research and teaching on China at global and local dimensions.
Storella Keynotes BosMUN XXII Conference
Ambassador Storella shared three lessons with delegates drawn from his over three-decade career as a United States diplomat. He noted that in an era of broad international disruption, effective multilateral diplomacy is needed now more than ever.
Pardee School Graduate Students Visit UN and Diplomatic Missions in NYC
Students received a guided tour of the UN headquarters and visited four missions and a number of dignitaries where they learned about how much these states use the potential that multilateralism offers and what they do to overcome challenges stemming from their limited resources and inbuilt perception of their secondary role in global affairs.
Najam Discusses Global Costs of Climate Change During UN Keynote
Professor Najam argues that sufficient funds have not been allocated from the most developed and polluting countries of the world to address pressing climate justice demands, and the ongoing costs are being borne by the world’s poorest people who are least responsible for climate change.
Heine Discusses Latin America’s Role at UN General Assembly
According to Ambassador Heine, the war in Ukraine and climate change were major regional focuses of the General Assembly, but what wasn’t was the recovery of some form of regional cooperation and coordination.
CSE Hosts Lecture with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.
Gallagher and Mehrling Speak at UNCTAD YSI Summer School
Professors Mehrling and Gallagher joined UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates on the challenges and opportunities of a new international economic order.
Najam Speaks to the UN General Assembly on “Living Indus”
The Indus has cultivated civilization and prosperity for more than 5,000 years; however, due to climate change, Professor Najam says we cannot be sure that we will be able to maintain the health of this great river for even 100 more years.
Najam Moderates High-Level UN ECOSOC Discussion on SDGs
In leading the discussion with leading academic and policy leaders working on the SDGs, Professor Najam notes that “the most important determinants of what the global tomorrow may hold is the actions we take, or not take, today.”
Gallagher and Kozul-Wright Call for Reform of Global Economic System
“Only through a mixture of dedicated domestic policies and strengthened international cooperation can we hope to reverse the deep-seated inequities of hyper globalization and deliver the UN’s sustainable development goals.”
Storella Keynote Emphasizes Importance of Multilateral Diplomacy
Ambassador Storella averred that disruptions in the current international environment have simultaneously made multilateral diplomacy more complicated and more urgent. Despite pessimism about what multilateral diplomacy can achieve, he concluded that it is needed now more than ever.
Diplomats and IR Experts Discuss Prospect of a Second Cold War
During the “Beyond the Headlines” event, David Malone – Rector of UN University and Under-Secretary-General of the UN – Professor Min Ye, and Ambassador Jorge Heine discuss UN Security Council structure, expansion, and reform as well as what factors might lead to a second Cold War.
Garčević Delivers Lecture on Contemporary Issues in Global Studies
Ambassador Garčević offers up a three-pronged approach to global cooperation in order to address major contemporary global issues from climate change to economic inequality.
Najam Discusses Environmental Policy at UN EMG’s Stockholm+50
Dean Najam suggests that, while much has happened because of the Stockholm conference, much of its agenda remains a work in progress and that this fact would have greatly disturbed the architects of the original conference.
Selin Examines Stockholm Conference and Geopolitical Divides
“Political divisions between industrialized and developing countries that surfaced at the 1972 Stockholm Conference have hampered much subsequent environmental cooperation.”
Selin Co-Authors Book Chapter on Geopolitics of the Stockholm Conference
Professors Selin and Björn-Ola Linnér discuss the geopolitical backdrop of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, global tensions it revealed, and the conference’s continued relevance today.
Garčević Participates in 2021 “Dialogue for the Future” Lecture
Ambassador Garčević discussed “Social Cohesion: Cooperation, Trust and Development” as part of the 2021 “Dialogue for the Future.”
Sarkar Publishes Op-Ed on Biden’s Policy on Nuclear Ban Treaty
Professor Sarkar outlines a series of measures the Biden administration could take that would advance the TPNW’s agenda but do not require complete adherence.
Najam Speaks During UN 75th Anniversary Event
“The urgency [on climate change] is not just for activism to make others change their ways but for action by each one of us ourselves.”
A Message to BU Pardee School Students from Ban Ki-moon
“Despite these great challenges and uncertainties, young people like you…have an incredible opportunity to help construct a brighter future for your communities, for your country, and for our planet.”