International Relations

Coding for a cause

As the viral pandemic shuttered campus and disrupted routines, The Borders and Boundaries Project turned the challenging situation into a chance to give back and get work done.

Kristen de Groot

Nuclear weapons in an age of emerging technologies

As part of a weeklong residency at Perry World House, Nobel Peace Prize winner Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, spoke on the impact artificial intelligence and other technologies have on nuclear risk.

Kristen de Groot

Bolivia: Coup or election fraud?

Quechua scholar Américo Mendoza-Mori and political scientist Tulia Falleti discuss the ousting of the country’s first indigenous president and the tumultuous state of Bolivian politics as the country prepares for elections in May.

Kristina García

Media Contact

In the News

Don't expect Biden to 'reset' relations with Beijing

Amy Gadsden of Penn Global weighed in on the state of China studies. “We should consider offering not only opportunities to study China but also chances to consider ‘China and X,’ where the X can be global economics, international law, bioethics, development, design, climate, and just about everything else,” she said. “The opportunity now is to explore how China is shaping and reshaping every field.”


Christian Science Monitor

Justice for all? Behind US targeting of international court

William Burke-White of the Law School said the increased cooperation between the U.S. and the International Criminal Court (ICC) came to a halt when John Bolton joined the Trump administration and when the ICC moved to investigate the U.S. for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. “The court was coming under a lot of pressure to show that it didn’t just investigate weak governments in Africa but was able to take on the powerful as well,” he said.


Voice of America

Taiwan’s Tsai to treat cautiously on cross-strait relations at inauguration: Experts

Jacques deLisle of the Law School and School of Arts & Sciences says Tsai Ing-wen, the recently re-elected president of Taiwan, will probably reference political unrest in Hong Kong in her inaugural speech. “I think she has to walk a fine line in how much to reference the Hong Kong situation which obviously is key to her re-election but neuralgic to Beijing,” he said.


Financial Times

The World Health Organization can be reformed

Amartya Sen of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes that the World Health Organization should be fixed rather than scrapped.


The Washington Post

Can the U.S. sue China for COVID-19 damages? Not really.

Jacques deLisle of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences said U.S. proposals to sue China for coronavirus-related harms are “legally flawed and politically fraught.”


The Atlantic

Trump’s plan to save his presidency

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication said Trump’s position on trade relations with China appealed to Republican supporters who view trade “as a means to dominate—as a way to beat the Chinese and these other countries and get the upper hand.”