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Student finds immersive research experience in Australia co-op

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Ana Tarbetsky, a senior sociology major, worked on graduate-level research while on co-op in Australia and now plans to pursue her doctorate at the University of New South Wales after she graduates from Northeastern…
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Published On: December 10, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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The Islamic State threat and its political impact

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Ter­rorism the­o­rist Max Abra­hams, a pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, explains how the extended reach of ISIS should not come as a sur­prise, and nei­ther should its impact on pol­i­tics here in the U.S…
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IMF names Chinese yuan one of world’s elite currencies

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Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics Kamran Dad­khah explains the ratio­nale behind reserve cur­ren­cies, the process that led to the yuan’s inclu­sion, and what impli­ca­tions the IMF deci­sion might have for the world economy going forward…
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Published On: December 2, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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#GivingTuesday and how to measure the impact of your gift

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We asked Patricia Illing­worth, a pro­fessor in both the Depart­ment of Phi­los­ophy and Reli­gion in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties and in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, as well as a lec­turer in law, to ana­lyze the ori­gins, ethics, and dri­ving fac­tors behind #GivingTuesday…
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Published On: December 1, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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What using the name ‘Daesh,’ rather than ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL,’ really means

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Teaching Professor of Arabic Shakir Mustafa explains the term “Daesh” referring to the Islamic State group and what its origins are. ..
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Published On: November 24, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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CSSH alumna founds Zambian startup after a Northeastern global experience

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Anna Butler, a 2014 graduate with a degree in international affairs and political science, founded the nonprofit Modzi to bring educational opportunities to at-risk youth in Zambia. ..
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Published On: November 18, 2015 | Tags: ,,,,
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Panel of CSSH experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad

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More than 100 people, including many stu­dents, packed a standing-​​room-​​only suite in the Renais­sance Park building for the nearly two-​​hour event, which was held just days after more than 40 people were killed in an Islamic State group sui­cide bombing attack in Beirut and then a series of attacks in Paris left at least 129 dead and some 350 more wounded. ..
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Barney Frank, Nancy Gertner are latest guest speakers at Open Classroom

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Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank praised the so-​​called Warren Court on Wednesday night at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, saying that its panoply of land­mark deci­sions in the 1950s and ’60s lent “legal force to the repu­di­a­tion of bigotry.”..
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Published On: November 9, 2015 | Tags: ,
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Northeastern reflects on sex, gender, and justice

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“Sex, Gender, and Justice” marked the eighth installment of “Con­flict. Civility. Respect. Peace. North­eastern Reflects,” the university’s edu­ca­tional series on civic sus­tain­ability, where an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern pro­fes­sors explained how gender injus­tice has informed their research…
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Published On: November 5, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor brings science to the art of persuasion

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Assistant Professor Nick Beauchamp, who studies polit­ical speech and per­sua­sion as well as how polit­ical opin­ions are formed and change over time, has devel­oped a com­pu­ta­tional tool that brings sci­ence to the chal­lenging art of crafting per­sua­sive text…
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Published On: November 3, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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