Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

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The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
TypePrivate
Parent institution
Boston University
DeanAdil Najam[1]
Academic staff
200
Students1,000
Address
121 Bay State Road, Boston
, , ,
USA
CampusUrbanBoston University
AffiliationsAPSIA
Websitebu.edu/PardeeSchool

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University (also referred to as The Pardee School and Pardee School of Global Studies) is Boston University's newest School and was established in 2014 by bringing together a number of long-established programs in international and regional studies at Boston University.[2] The Inaugural Dean of the Pardee School is Dr. Adil Najam. The Pardee School has nearly 1,000 students, including about 800 undergraduate students. It offers 6 graduate degrees, 2 graduate certificates, 5 undergraduate majors, 8 undergraduate minors, and also brings together 7 centers and programs of regional and thematic studies.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Pardee School was established based on Boston University's long-standing commitment to global education and was made possible by a $25 Million gift by Boston University Alum Frederick S. Pardee.[5][6] Prof. Adil Najam, a global development and sustainable development expert and former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, was named the inaugural Dean of the Pardee School.[7]

The Pardee School employs nearly 40 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and Professors of the Practice as well as a variety of adjunct and visiting professors.[8] Through its Centers and Programs it has an affiliate faculty across Boston University of nearly 200. It offers 9 graduate degrees, 2 graduate certificates, 5 undergraduate majors, 8 undergraduate minors, and also brings together 7 centers and programs of regional and thematic studies.

The Pardee School describes itself as a School established in and for the 21st century and embraces higher education innovations.[9] For example in launching its first MOOC in its first year (by Prof. Andrew Bacevich on 'War for the Greater Middle East').[10]

Degree programs[edit]

The Pardee School educated undergraduate and graduate students in global affairs and international relations. The Pardee School offers six MA programs with eight functional specializations, two dual-degree programs, one regional degree and two graduate certificates. In addition it also offers five undergraduate majors and eight undergraduate minors.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

The Pardee School offers five Bachelor of Arts degrees:[11]

  • BA in International Relations
  • BA in Asian Studies
  • BA in European Studies
  • BA in Latin America Studies
  • BA in Middle East and North Africa Studies

The Pardee School of Global Studies also Boston University students the opportunity to complete the following 8 Minors: International relations, African languages and literature, African studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, muslim cultures, muslim societies.

Graduate programs[edit]

The Pardee School trains graduate students in global affairs and international relations. The School provides significant financial assistance to graduate students for tuition as well as international travel for research. Most degrees require foreign language proficiency and a field internship.[12][4]

  • MA in International Affairs (2 year program). With Specializations in (i) Diplomacy, (ii) Global Economic Affairs, (iii) Security Studies, (iv) Religion and International Affairs, and (v) International Communication.
  • MA in Global Policy (1.5 year program). With Specializations in (i) Environmental Policy, (ii) Development Policy, and (iii) International Public Health Policy.
  • MA in International Relations (1 year accelerated program)
  • MA in Latin American Studies (1 year program)

Dual degree programs[edit]

The Pardee School provides its students many opportunities for taking courses across all Schools and Colleges at Boston University. Four of its graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with other Schools and Colleges. These include two joint degrees listed above (MA in Global Development Policy and MA in International Relations and Communication). In addition the Pardee School also offers its graduate students the option for two Dual Degrees.[12]

  • MA in International Relations and Juris Doctor (IRJD)
  • MA in International Relations and Master of Business Administration (IRMBA)

Graduate certificate programs[edit]

The Pardee School also offers two graduate certificate programs that are offered to all graduate students at Boston University.[12]

  • Graduate Certificate in African Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Programs, centers and institutes[edit]

Noteworthy Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bu.edu/pardeeschool/profile/adil-najam/
  2. ^ "BU to use $25m gift to create 'Global Studies' school". Boston Globe. December 13, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Official Website, Pardee School, Boston University". Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  4. ^ a b "Peterson's Graduate Programs in International Relations". Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. ^ "It's BU's Pardee & It Will Open a New School With $25M If It Wants To". Streetwise: Boston. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Gift That Made The School". Pardee School of Global Studies. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Adil Najam Named Dean of Pardee School of Global Studies". Boston, MA: BUToday, Boston University. April 14, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ APSIA. "APSIA: BU Pardee School", Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, Retrieved on May 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Philanthropy Can't Stop War, But It Can Sure Try". Inside Philanthropy. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Pardee school launches first MOOC". Daily Free Press. Boston, MA. September 30, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Undergraduate Programs, BU Pardee School". Boston University. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  12. ^ a b c "Graduate Programs, BU Pardee School". Boston University. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

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