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Pardee Students Gain Insights and Connections in Washington D.C. Networking Trip

Pardee Students Gain Insights and Connections in Washington D.C. Networking Trip

Pardee School graduate students embarked on an educational journey to Washington D.C., exploring humanitarian causes, global economic challenges, peacebuilding efforts, and defense research. The trip included visits to prominent organizations, discussions with experts, and networking opportunities, providing invaluable insights and fostering meaningful connections within the field of international affairs....

Boston University
Pardee Students Lead Inaugural Graduate Research Conference

Pardee Students Lead Inaugural Graduate Research Conference

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University recently hosted its first annual Pardee Atlas Graduate Research Conference on April 19, 2024. The student-led conference, organized by the editorial team of the Pardee Atlas Journal of Global Affairs, brought together graduate students from across the Greater Boston area to present their research and engage in discussions around the theme of “Global Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century.” The conference featured a diverse range of presentations from students at institutions including Boston University, Harvard University, Brandeis University, and others. Topics spanned issues in global education, health, humanitarian crises, geopolitics, and security. “When I first started my graduate degree, I wanted to see more engagement between graduate students and give my fellow colleagues the opportunity to share their work and views on global issues impacting us today,” said Manpreet Singh, Editor-in-Chief of the Pardee Atlas Journal and co-chair of the conference. “With the leadership of my fellow co-chairs Brooke Van Ackooy and Alexis Moran, I am excited to see this vision come to life through our inaugural conference.” Harvard Kennedy students present research. The conference provided a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, with presentations covering subjects like teacher shortages in the Philippines and Venezuela, cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination programs in Russia and Nigeria, impacts of the Taliban regime on gender and ethnic rights in Afghanistan, and the emergence of paramilitary organizations in post-Soviet Russia, among others. “It was a pleasure working with both Brooke and Alexis as we built the foundation for future conferences,” Singh added. “Thank you to all the presenters for taking the time to share your work and engage in lively discussion. I also want to thank the Dean’s Office and Pardee School administrative team for their support in making this event possible.” The conference organizers plan for this to become an annual event, fostering dialogue and collaboration among the next generation of global leaders and thinkers in the Boston area. Participant Justin Dynia, LASMA ’24, reflected positively on the conference stating, “We all learned a lot from each other and the future feels brighter knowing about their dedicated efforts to make our world a better place.“...

Boston University
Professor Jessica Stern Awarded Prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grant

Professor Jessica Stern Awarded Prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grant

Professor Jessica Stern of Boston University's Pardee School has been awarded a prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grant for her research on violent extremism intervention. The grant recognizes Stern's significant contributions to understanding the causes and manifestations of violence, and her expertise on terrorism and violent extremism....

Stockholm School of Economics
Meet SSE alum Agnes Nilsson (Political Advisor at the European Parliament)

Meet SSE alum Agnes Nilsson (Political Advisor at the European Parliament)

The skills, experiences and relationships I gained at SSE have been fundamental to where I am today. During my final year at SSE I was a Wallenberg International Fellow, which meant that I got to study at Georgetown University and conduct an internship in Washington, D.C. It was the perfect way to develop my interest in the intersection of business and politics and explore different career options. I also received a lot of support from SSE professors and advisors, both during and after my studies....

Stockholm School of Economics
Meet SSE alum Johanna Modigsson (Economic and Financial Affairs Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris)

Meet SSE alum Johanna Modigsson (Economic and Financial Affairs Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris)

In times of crises there is always a great demand for analysis, policy guidance and multilateral coordination, and international organisations like the OECD have an important role to play in this respect. But most countries are also facing long-term challenges, which will require significant efforts and cooperation to figure out solutions to. Often there is no consensus on the best way to solve a problem, but this only emphasises the importance of providing evidence-based analysis to give policymakers a sound basis for decisions....

Australian National University
Leah Rheinberger's path to climate policy

Leah Rheinberger's path to climate policy

Leah Rheinberger’s lifelong passion for nature conservation led her on a transformative path to Crawford, where she discovered a profound connection between science, policy, and the urgent call for climate action....

Australian National University
Annette Zou: From global impact to superpower sustainability

Annette Zou: From global impact to superpower sustainability

Annette Zou’s journey is as diverse as her global perspective. Born in the Shandong province in China and raised in Norway before settling in Canberra, her passion for sustainability has taken her across continents, making a mark wherever she goes....