James N. Green in Inside Higher Ed on a bill pending in the National Congress would go so far as to bar the use of the term "gender" in teaching: "...with the election of Bolsonaro and a more conservative Congress, there is a possibility the bill might get traction."
This column by Stephen Kinzer argues that one of the most important and overlooked factors fueling Central Americans' desire to leave their home countries for the United States is gender-based violence.
Nina Tannenwald comments on the current state of U.S.-Russia relations saying, "I think there’s going to be no dialogue on arms control with Russia as long as John Bolton is the National Security adviser."
James N. Green, Director of the Brazil Initiative, comments on a bill pending in Brazil's National Congress that would go as far as to bar the use of "gender" in teaching, saying "with the election of Bolsonaro and a more conservative Congress, there is a possibility the bill might get traction."
Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar received the 2018 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for his book, Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA. The Prize "honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society."
Senior Fellow and President Emerita of BakerRipley, Angela Blanchard, in the Houston Chronicle, "Houston was welcoming the world — albeit haphazardly and without much self-awareness. Families were arriving daily from places gripped by misery and struggle."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "As a new Congress prepares to take office, incoming members are challenging the status quo on health care, climate change, tax policy and other domestic issues. Few, however, have shown much interest in world affairs."
Middle East Studies concentrator Rhea Stark '19 has won a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the highest academic honors in the nation, which provides all expenses for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England.
Neta Crawford, Boston University professor and Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, joined NPR's Morning Edition to discuss the recent study that estimates the U.S. has spent $5.9 trillion on wars following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "In one way, though, Bolsonaro is scarier than any of those other political thugs. He is not only a provocateur who thrives by turning people against each other, but also a product of the darkest period in modern Latin American history."
This article cites research from the Costs of War Project saying, "These various post-9/11 foreign policy failures have cost our debt-riddled nation at least $1.5 trillion in direct costs... and more than $5 trillion in ancillary costs—such as interest and future veterans expenses—according to a 2017 analysis by the Watson Center at Brown University."