Honors Dialogues of Civilization – Summer 2015

The University Honors Program is excited to announce four amazing Dialogue of Civilization programs for the summer of 2015.  Please see program descriptions below.  We will be attending the Dialogue Fair as well as providing info sessions for each program.  For questions or concerns please contact Senior Associate Director – Lauren Pouchak:  l.pouchak@neu.edu.


I'll miss you Roma!
Come see us at the Dialogue fair!
We will have faculty, staff and students from each program to answer your questions:
Thursday, October 23rd
11am- 3pm
Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
@nuhonors rome dialogue - Dan and Erika presenting at the Duomo. #nuhonors
The University Honors Program will be hosting an info session for all four Honors Dialogues on:
Thursday, October 30th
135 Shillman Hall

Italy: Beyond Food, Fashion and Ruins

Faculty Leader: Prof. Carey Rappaport, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-Leader: Dr. Paola Cesarini, Honors Program Director, Political Science
HONR 3309 – Honors Seminar Abroad: Italian Science and Technology in the Second Millennium
HONR 3309 – Honors Seminar Abroad: Social, Political, and Cultural Factors behind Italy’s Scientific and Technological Progress
  • Fulfills Honors Upper-class Seminar requirement

Destinations: This itinerative Dialogue will travel to Rome, Florence, Modena/Parma, Turin, Milan, and Venice, with additional day trips to Pisa and Vinci.

Spain: Religion in Spain – From Moorish Rule to Christian Pilgrimage

Faculty Leader: Prof. Elizabeth Bucar, Religion and Philosophy
HONR 3309 – Honors Seminar Abroad: Islam and Spain
HONR 3309 – Honors Seminar Abroad: The Act of PilgrimageFulfills Honors Upper-class Seminar requirement

Destinations: Santiago, Granada, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba are all mid-sized, cosmopolitan Spanish cities used to catering to foreign visitors. The towns we will staying in during the Camino portion of the Dialogue will vary from small rural village to mid-sized towns. All are used to catering to pilgrims.

For more information and to apply

USA: Inequality, Poverty and the Social Responsibility of Business

Faculty Leader: Prof. Dennis Shaughnessy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
HONR 1205 – Inequality and Urban Poverty in the United States
HONR 3310 – Honors Seminar: The Social Responsibility of American Business in the 21st Century
  • Fulfills Honors Upper-class Seminar requirement
  • Fulfills Social Science NUCore requirement

Destinations: This US-based program will spend two weeks in Boston, then travel to Detroit, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York City.


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

Faculty Leader: Prof. Michael Hoppmann, Communication Studies
HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad: From Fascist Propaganda to Human Rights
HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad: Human Rights Communication
  • Fulfills Honors Upper-class Seminar requirement
Destinations: Munich, Dachau, Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Tubingen, Strasbourg, Brussels, Bruges, The Hague, Amsterdam.