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

This summer, there will be six dialogues relating to the study of conflict and violence, some of which are personally led by Brudnick Center staff.

Egypt and the Arab Spring: Middle East Studies and Arabic Language
Term: Summer I

Israel’s Diverse Narratives
Term: Summer I

Rome, Italy: The City as Text
Term: Summer I

Balkans: Conflict Resolution and European Union Accession Politics
Term: Summer II

Israel: Social Conflict in Israel and Palestine
Term: Summer II

Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, Germany: Diaspora and Urban Studies in Europe and the Middle East
Term: Summer II

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

  • Contact Info

    The Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
    Northeastern University
    567 Holmes Hall
    Boston, MA 02115

    Telephone: (617)373-4987
    Fax: (617)373-8646
    Email: g.rabrenovic@neu.edu