Students in the NewsTake a look at what our current IAF students are up to! You can also scroll to the bottom of the page to visit previous years of students who were recognized University-wide for their accomplishments and endeavors.
Zunaira Malik’s paper was accepted to the 54th annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, "Human Security in the Information Age," a leading undergraduate conference in the US on foreign affairs. Ms.Malik’s research focused on the application of Social Media in the Arab Spring, its implications and future on state governance. Zunaira is a senior in International Affairs and Political Science, with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies.
Georgy Gartskia's paper on Abkhazia's struggle for recognition and independence has been accepted to the 54th annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, "Human Security in the Information Age," the largest undergraduate, foreign-affairs conference in the US!
Erica Roberts' international passion took her to an international co-op in Chandelao, India, where she had the opportunity to work for an organization that promotes women's entrepreneurship. While there, she used the skills she had learned in class to developed a program to teach local women to read and write in Hindi. Read more about her endeavors here.
Miguel de Corral
Miguel was named a Presidential Global Fellow in recognition of his background in global co-op, study, and research. While his focus is on social and political trends in the Middle East, he has worked, studied, and conducted research in 16 countries around the globe. Read more about his outstanding accomplishments and watch a video of his 2013 Commencement speech here.
Sam's international focus sent him on a directed study to South Africa, where he developed a research proposal exploring how an employment center could help improve the lives of HIV positive women. View the Northeastern News video to hear directly from Sam here.
Britton was recognized for his work in digital media and global outlook while on co-op for CNBC in Singapore. Read more about his experiences in international media and business here.
Victoria Porell, a senior majoring in International Affairs and Political Science, had the opportunity to attend the 18th United Nations Framework on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar along with two other Northeastern students Andonis Marsden and Michael Green. Victoria worked alongside other students from all the world and international figures like the Secretary General of the U.N, Ban Ki Moon. Read more about Victoria's experience working on the global issue of Climate Change here.
Victoria Porell, Harrison Craig, Miguel de Corral, and Ellie Deshaies
These four International Affairs majors spoke at on campus panel about the value of global experiential learning and it's current and future impact on the university's "I Am Northeastern" Pledge. The panel, aptly titled "I Am Northeastern" was a part of the "Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects" series, hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Read more about the panel here.
Abhi's passion for social entrepreneurship ultimately led him, along with help from his partner Daniel Garafulic, to create a nonprofit social impact network called Reweave. Reweave's ultimate goal is to allow passionate people to help assist under-funded social enterprises. Learn more about how you can be better with Reweave here.
Reweave was also present at the the International Co-op Fair this fall to highlight positions for students to work with organization in Ghana next year. The co-op will focus on teaching local businesses about media, operation, and business impact management. Read more about the fair here.
Emma, a third year International Affairs major, knew she couldn't pass up the once in a lifetime opportunity of participating in an International Co-op. Her passion of working abroad landed her working for a social enterprise in Paraguay called Fundacion Paraguay that aims to combat poverty. Emma focused on teaching the importance of microfinance and entrepreneurship education to natives. Read about Emma's experience in Paraguay here.