Dialogue of Civilizations


Open to Northeastern University students of any major, the Dialogue of Civilizations is a series of “global student exchanges” between students at Northeastern University and students around the world. The goal of each program is (a) to connect NU students with their peers in different national, cultural, political, and social environments and (b) to provide NU students with a “global experience” that builds upon and enhances their academic studies and training in Boston.

The Dialogue in each country involves a series of meetings and discussions between students and local government leaders, community organizations, and their peers on various topics (politics, the arts, literature, popular culture, human rights, women and gender dynamics across cultures, etc.). The dialogue occurs within the context of two courses (8 SH), which have specific themes (language immersion, politics, economics, environmental studies, conflict negotiation, communication, etc.). These also involve lectures, site visits, and cultural events.

  • Join NU faculty & students on 4-6 week programs abroad
  • Dialogue with students from around the globe
  • Earn Eight Credit Hours during Summer I or II
  • Open to students of all majors

During Summer 2016, there will be seven dialogues relating to the study of conflict and violence, some of which are personally led by Brudnick Center staff.

Baltic Capitals: Tracing the Russian and Soviet Legacy in the Baltic Region

Term: Summer I

Israel and the Palestinians: Conflict, Coexistence, and Cooperation

Term: Summer I

Balkan Wars, State Collapse, & Strengthening the EU

Term: Summer II

Politics of Space: Islam, Gender, Sexuality in Istanbul and Berlin

Term: Summer II

Prague-Warsaw-Krakow-Gdansk: The Second World War in Eastern Europe

Term: Summer II

Rhetoric and Justice in Central Europe: How Human Rights Transformed a Continent

Term: Summer II

The Right to the City: Social Exclusion and Struggles for Justice

Term: Summer II

For more information on the dialogue programs, eligibility requirements, and application procedures, please visit the Office of International Study Programs.