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CSSH students up close and personal with the Syrian refugee crisis

Some 4.6 Syrian refugees, like the ones seen here, have fled their war-torn homeland

It was summer 2014 and a group of CSSH stu­dents were in Jordan on a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram. The stu­dents were working to bring some sem­blance of relief to the lives of Syrian refugees in the country, hun­dreds of thou­sands of whom had fled their war-​​torn home­land…
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Published On: February 9, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,
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Professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Image of North­eastern pro­fessor Nikos Passas, right, greets Rep. Steven Lynch, D-​​Mass., at the House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee hearing.

Nikos Passas, pro­fessor of crim­i­nology and crim­inal jus­tice and co-​​director of the Insti­tute for Secu­rity and Public Policy at North­eastern, has studied illicit finan­cial and trade flows, including money laun­dering, for more than 25 years. ..
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Published On: February 4, 2016 | Tags: ,
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CSSH student to compete on Jeopardy! college tournament

Image of Kate Laubscher SSH'18 with Jeopardy! host Alec Trebeck

On Tuesday night, Kate Laub­scher, SSH’18, will rep­re­sent Northeastern in the second quar­ter­final of the 2016 Jeopardy! tour­na­ment, in which col­lege stu­dents show­case their gen­eral knowl­edge skills on the famous quiz show for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize…
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Published On: February 2, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Northeastern kicks-off Holocaust Awareness Week with heartrending presentation

Photo of Jeffrey Burds giving his lecture at the 2016 Holocaust Commemoration

Associate Professor Jeffrey Burds’ keynote presentation shed light on the capri­cious nature of vio­lence through powerful images and videos of the July 1, 1941 pogrom in Lemberg, Ukraine…
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Published On: January 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Northeastern criminologist examines the effectiveness of human trafficking legislation

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In the first-ever report on the efficacy of the nation’s anti-human trafficking efforts, co-authored by Northeastern criminologist Amy Farrell, researchers found that comprehensive laws that invested in fiscal and human resources – not harsher criminal penalties – increased arrests and prosecutions. ..
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Published On: January 25, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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How can a campus be a model community?

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How can a campus be a model com­mu­nity? That ques­tion pro­vided the cat­a­lyst for a vibrant dis­cus­sion on inclu­sion and diver­sity Thursday night among an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern fac­ulty and staff as well as mem­bers of the greater uni­ver­sity community…
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Published On: January 22, 2016 | Tags: ,
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What will Boston’s future look like?

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The spring’s Open Classroom series — which is free and open to the public — tackles the topic of what Boston could look like five, 10, 15 years from now. ..
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Published On: January 19, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

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We turned to Nick Beauchamp, an assis­tant pro­fessor at North­eastern in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence and the NULab for Text, Maps, and Net­works, to provide analysis of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address…
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Published On: January 13, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran

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Valen­tine Moghadam, a pro­fessor of soci­ology and inter­na­tional affairs, explains how the con­flict between Saudi Arabia and Iran began, and what the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity should do…
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Published On: January 8, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,
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CSSH researchers explore human trafficking

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A Northeastern research team of faculty and students led by Associate Professor Amy Farrell published a ground-breaking study on labor trafficking in the United States…
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Published On: December 22, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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