News & Events
2012 - 2013Research and Teaching News:
Dr. Denise Garcia will be one of the lecturers at Cornell’s University Course on International Security that will take place at the Italian Alps in January. From there, she will go to the United Nations University in Tokyo as part of her sabbatical work.
Dr. Valentine M. Moghadam, Director of the International Affairs Program and Professor of Sociology, has given several invited presentations on the Arab Spring. Her most recent presentations were:
- “The Arab Spring, Citizenship, and Gender Equality.” Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, 18 October 2013.
- “Revolutions, Democratic Transitions, and Women’s Rights: the Arab Spring in Historical-Comparative Perspective.” Keynote address, International Conference on Mediterranean Women’s Rights in the Aftermath of the ‘Arab Uprisings’, Palais de Congrès, Fès, Maroc, 21-23 June 2013.
- “Women, Work and Family.” Prepared for Expert Group Meeting in connection with the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (2014), Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar, 2-3 June 2013.
- “Engendering Democracy after the Arab Spring”, presented at the Program Middle East Conference 2012, University of Oslo, Norway, 7-8 May 2012
- “The Gender of Democracy: Why It Matters”, presented at the international conference, Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, 26-28 April 2012
- “What is Democracy? Promises and Perils after the Arab Spring.” Presented at the international conference, Seasons of the Arab Spring, University of Pittsburgh, 29-30 March 2012.
What Will Become of Egypt's Elections?
After a week of clashes with the military council, Egyptians cast their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak was removed from power. The Northeastern news asked Professor of Political Science Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, to assess this historic event, the potential roadblocks that remain in the election process and what a legitimate and successful election would mean for the region. Read the article here!
International Affairs Academic Specialist Kimberly Jones featured on CNN's Five Voices Segment
Read Professor Jones contributions to CNN.com's story, "5 Voices: What is Needed for Success in Afghanistan"
For Middle East Peace, more Heat than LightIn May the Northeastern News interviewed International Affairs faculty associate Kimberly Jones in order to gather her insights into the ongoing political rhetoric surrounding US involvement in the peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Read the Interview Here!
Egypt: Revolution at Hand?
Egypt is undergoing a major social and political transformation perhaps even of a revolutionary nature. This process, characterized by mass, popular protests (largely nonviolent) has been cause for much speculation and collective head-scratching by those watching from the sidelines. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in the last several days calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and his government, dominated by his National Democratic Party. Journalists and regional analysts have raised several excellent questions, for which there are frequently a lack of definitive answers. Here are our own observations.
Egypt's Berlin Wall Moment
On February 3, 2011 Professor Denis Sullivan and Professor Ilham Khuri-Makdisi held a University-Wide Forum on the momentous events unfolding in Egypt and across the Middle East. Read more about it here.