As the Olympics Wrap Up, Scandals Take Center Stage

As the 2022 Winter Olympics come to a close, scandals continue to dominate many of the stories from Beijing. The games were shrouded in scandal from the start, beginning with the sudden disappearance of the famous Chinese tennis player, Peng Shuai, several months before the games, after she publicly stated she was assaulted by a high-ranking member of the Chinese government, reports The Washington Post. Then, there were the concerns about the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people, for which the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, Kosovo, and New Zealand diplomatically boycotted the Olympics.

Read more

Green Growth and Economic Development – Regional Perspectives on the Effects of Climate Change on the Global Economy

The effects of climate change pose a threat to the global economy that varies in scale and severity. As drought endangers agricultural production in the Sahel and rising sea levels put the financial centers of East Asia at risk of flooding, different countries have developed strategies to combat climate change while ensuring the economic well-being of their people.

Read more

The Impact of Past and Present Climate Action on Future Cooperation

The international community is not doing enough on climate change, and our everyday lifestyles are partly to blame for the negative effects of global emissions. These routines highlight the fact that many of the issues that the world faces are interconnected – problems as simple as food waste contribute to degrading environments around the world.

Read more

Climate Change: Human Security is in the Hands of the G7

In recent years, our understanding of the climate crisis has evolved beyond a singular environmental perspective to a complex, multifaceted approach that recognizes the broader implications of climate change. Evidence shows that climate change significantly impacts long-term human security by undermining the livelihoods of people, compromising their cultural values and identities, perpetuating internal displacement and forced migration, and challenging the ability of states to overcome insecurity.

Read more

Vaccine Diplomacy: Who is Leading the Race?

As countries across the globe are racing vaccinate their populations, vaccine diplomacy has now become a key component of geopolitics. Several countries such as China, Russia, and India are engaging in vaccine diplomacy. This new diplomacy tool will have a substantial impact, given the unequal global distribution of vaccines.

Read more

“Race and Diplomacy”: Foreign Policy Experts Discuss the Implications of Racial Injustice

Nearly six weeks after the attack on Capitol Hill, Seton Hall University hosted a virtual panel of three young foreign policy experts to discuss the implications of racial injustice in American foreign policy. The three panelists invited were Lia Miller, a foreign service officer who previously served as chief of the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Yervan, Armenia, Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, a recent appointee as senior advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department, and Jessica Lee, senior research fellow on East Asia at the Quincy Institute.  The event was moderated by Troy Dorch, a Seton Hall alumni and member of the University’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Coalition.

Read more