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How communities can prep for ‘the big one’

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In the wake of recent research that emphasizes the potential for a major earthquake hitting the Pacific Northwest, there are elements communities need to consider when preparing for such a catastrophic event according to professor Stephen Flynn, an expert in community and infrastructure resilience…
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Published On: July 24, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Two humanitarians bring hope to promising students in Kenya

A photo of Chelsey Goldberg and a promising young Kenyan student, Sammuel

Fifth-year human services major Chelsey Goldberg embarked on a 10-day humanitarian trip to Kenya, which was motivated by her long-standing passion for global service and helping others. ..
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Student cultivates relationships, foreign service passion on international co-op

A photo of Rose Leopold in the "American Corner"

Ear­lier this year, Rose Leopold, SSH’16, helped to cul­ti­vate the rela­tion­ship between the U.S. and Ecuador while working on co-​​op at the U.S. Embassy in the Latin Amer­ican country’s cap­ital city of Quito…
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Published On: July 22, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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The impact of climate change beyond the weather

Photo of students on the climate change Dialogue of Civilizations to India

Stu­dents on a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram this summer, including CSSH students Rose Leopold and Lindsey Bressler, spent five weeks exploring the country and learning how cities and coast­lines, as well as farm­lands and power plants, there are preparing for cli­mate change…
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Published On: July 17, 2015 | Tags: ,
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The winners and losers of the nuclear deal with Iran

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Professor Valentine Moghadam explains the historic nuclear deal with Iran and what that means for the U.S., Iran, and the rest of the world…
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Published On: July 16, 2015 | Tags: ,,,,
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What’s next for Greece and Europe?

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We asked Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and inter­na­tional affairs and an expert in Euro­pean pol­i­tics, to examine the sig­nif­i­cance of Greek voters rejecting European creditors’ proposed economic measures and what’s next for Greece and Europe as a whole…
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Published On: July 7, 2015 | Tags: ,,,,
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A remembrance for the victims of the Charleston church shooting

A scene during the In Memory of the Charleston Victims: An Evening of Poetry and Music event held in the Fenway Center at Northeastern University

The Northeastern and greater Boston communities came together Tuesday night for an evening of poetry and music to remember the Charleston Victims. ..
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Published On: June 24, 2015 | Tags: ,
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The Charleston massacre and domestic terrorism in America

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We asked Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern, about the Charleston mas­sacre, the dis­tinc­tion between hate crimes and ter­rorism, and Amer­ican views on domestic terrorism…
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Published On: June 22, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Students win first prize with millennial retirement recommendations

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One group of North­eastern stu­dents is off to meet with policymakers in DC later this month after taking home first place in a com­pe­ti­tion focused on how pre­pared states and pol­i­cy­makers are for when the mil­len­nial gen­er­a­tion enters its golden years…
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Published On: June 17, 2015 | Tags: ,
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After Ferguson, building police-community trust

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Amy Far­rell, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, offered recommendations on how police can build community trust during her lecture last week in the latest install­ment of the “Minds Over Mat­ters: NUterm Fac­ulty Speaker Series.”..
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Published On: June 16, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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