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University of Washington
Grad student talks climate diplomacy at global UN Climate Change Conference

Grad student talks climate diplomacy at global UN Climate Change Conference

University of Washington Jackson School grad student Maryam Al Hammadi (M.A. International Studies Candidate '24) was a featured guest in a panel discussion in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, titled, “Global Decarbonization Accelerator: Commitment of Young Emirati Minds,” as part of the annual global United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28. We recently caught up with Maryam, whose hometown is Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, about the experience of being at COP28 and following her passion for climate diplomacy while pursuing a degree at the Jackson School....

Boston University
AWER Summit: Empowering Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

AWER Summit: Empowering Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

The Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience (AWER) Summit, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, took place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. The summit convened stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, academia, and governments to discuss strategies for investing in, empowering, and educating Afghan women and girls. AWER, established by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in 2022, aims to foster innovative collaborations to support Afghan women and girls’ access to education, employment, and entrepreneurship....

Boston University
Christine An’s Cinematic Journey

Christine An’s Cinematic Journey

Christine An (BA IR ’24) debuted "At What Cost" sharing her journey balancing family, passion, and education. Her intentional path forged a dual degree film/IR, shaping her into a global storyteller...

Johns Hopkins University
Learning from the Greatest Minds

Learning from the Greatest Minds

We are learning from some of the greatest minds in international relations, in the same room as some of the world’s most influential leaders....

University of Washington
M.A. Student Spotlight: Meet Aidan Swayne

M.A. Student Spotlight: Meet Aidan Swayne

Aidan Swayne, a second-year student in our M.A. in International Studies program, talks research, an 8-month U.S. Consulate General-Vancouver, Canada internship, and advice to propectiive students....