The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures

A leader in global research, curricular innovation, and experiential learning

The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures draws on Northeastern University’s many strengths in the study of international institutions and processes, enhancing knowledge of world societies, politics, and cultures. The Center’s activities aim to advance interdisciplinary scholarship, programs of study, and transnational linkages. Housed in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Center coordinates the activities of area studies programs devoted to multiple geographic regions, while emphasizing four thematic concerns that span the globe

Center News

ONE THEORY ON TODAY’S GLOBAL CRISES

Veteran journalist and Slate columnist Fred Kaplan served as the keynote speaker Tuesday afternoon for the most recent installment of Northeastern’s Controversial Issues in Security Studies series. October 23rd, 2014 Chaos and con­flict on the inter­na­tional landscape—particularly in the Middle East—in recent years can in part be traced back to America’s vic­tory in the Cold…
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR RUSSIA?

Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga addressed the Northeastern community on Thursday afternoon. October 6th, 2014 In a lec­ture at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Thursday after­noon, former Lat­vian Pres­i­dent Vaira Vike-​​​​Freiberga com­pared Russian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin to Peter the Great, the 17th cen­tury czar who acquired ter­ri­tory in Latvia, Fin­land, and Estonia. “I hope the pop­u­larity the Russian…
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Upcoming Events

10/08/2014

New Global Movements for Real Democracy

A Development, Democracy and Social Justice Speaker Series event featuring Marina Sitrin, Author and Activist, Global Social Justice Movements.

10/21/2014

America and the World in the Age of Obama

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Fred Kaplan, Journalist for Slate, and author of New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Insurgents.

11/04/2014

The Coming Arctic Boom – As the Ice Melts, the Region Heats Up

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Scott Borgerson, CEO of CargoMetrics and co-founder of The Arctic Circle

11/06/2014

Political Regimes and Performance Standards: Industrial Policy in Comparative Perspective

A Development, Democracy and Social Justice Speaker Series event featuring, Andrew Schrank, Professor, Brown University.

11/18/2014

Anthropology in War Zones

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Montgomery McFate, Minerva Chair, U.S. Naval War College.