Research-active Faculty from Across the Globe

From women’s labor in the Middle East, to international mobilities, to democratization in Southeast Asia, the International Affairs faculty engage in research in a variety of fields spanning the globe. To read about the research activities and expertise of our faculty members, please select from the buttons below.

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Educating Global Leaders for the 21st Century

International affairs at Northeastern University challenges students to engage across intellectual and geographic boundaries, while also asking them to think and act “locally” through academic coursework, experiential opportunities, and language proficiency. Read more about our mission>>

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Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation, and Settlement of Political Disputes

Join us for a book discussion with Nahla Yassine-Hamdan, a Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She teaches courses in peace, security, and border conflicts. In addition to being an expert on Middle East Politics, she is a certified mediator and a board member of the Association for Conflict Resolution…
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Emily Izzo

Emily Izzo, International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology Major, was the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2014. With interests in climate and energy research, she is seeking to gain a better understanding of the role of economics in clean energy implementation.

Luh Putu Kim Biesterfeld

Luh Putu Kim Biesterfeld graduated with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Business Administration. Her appreciation for the value of global understanding and communication has spurred her to study the Indonesian language at the University of Gadjah Mada in Jogjakarta, after which she intends to pursue a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies.