Northeastern Shines at Model NATO Conference
February 27, 2013
The Northeastern Model NATO student teams represented Latvia and Italy. Both earned first-place honors at the conference, sharing the top spot with the team from the Royal Military Academy of Canada, which represented the United States. The strong showing at the conference builds on Northeastern’s past success; student teams finished in first place and fifth place at the same event last year.
Students Honored for ‘Transatlantic’ Thinking
December 12, 2012
With so much of the nation’s foreign policy focused on its relationships with China and the Middle East, it can be easy to overlook some of the United States’ strongest and most enduring allies in Europe. Trudeau—a Navy veteran and president of the Student Veterans Organization who is pursuing his undergraduate degree through the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program—wrote a paper titled “NATO’s role in the world today” in which he examined how the organization must evolve to respond to today’s pressing global problems.
Scenes from Election Day – Al Jazeera
November 7, 2012
They’re smart at Northeastern University in Boston. Really smart. It’s a private university with about 20,000 students. It’s known for its five-year jobs course, which focuses on placing people into their industry, such as engineering and business. Al Jazeera is at an election watch party on their campus and we’re surrounded by some pretty savvy students.
Election Day 2012
November 6, 2012
After months of political campaigning, fiery debates and endless TV commercials, voters head to the polls today to determine America’s next president—Democratic incumbent Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Northeastern will hold an election watch party tonight from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at afterHOURS in the Curry Student Center, featuring free food, free t-shirts to the first 100 attendees, and live calling of local and national elections.
Moving from the Military to Diplomacy – via Northeastern
June 14, 2012
Michael Trudeau conducted deep-sea dives as a sonar officer with the U.S. Navy, the longest of which kept him underwater for 57 days. Now Trudeau, 28, is majoring in political science at Northeastern University through the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program, working to transition from a military career into one in security studies and diplomacy. In May, he traveled to Chicago for the Young Atlanticist Summit, where his leadership role with Northeastern’s Model NATO delegation netted him an exclusive opportunity to attend talks and mingle with the likes of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
3Qs: Representing a new Syria
March 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Northeastern’s International Relations Council (IRC) sent a delegation to the Southeast Regional Model Arab League competition, in which the organization represented Syria. With the unrest that has affected that nation in recent months, the Northeastern delegation took a nontraditional approach toward representing the country, choosing to attend as the Syrian National Council, which is leading the uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad. We asked IRC president Lara Cole to explain the club’s approach to the competition and how recent events in Syria affected the competition, in which Northeastern tied for first place.
Northeastern delegation nabs top International Model NATO honors
February 22, 2012
Northeastern’s International Relations Council, which also runs model Arab League and United Nations programs, fielded two delegations representing the United Kingdom and Lithuania in the international competition. The event featured teams of college students from across the United States, Canada, the UK, Italy and Belgium.
Triumph of Diplomacy
March 15, 2011
It didn’t take long for a team of 19 Northeastern social sciences students to get into character for the Model NATO Conference last month in Washington, D.C. After dividing into two teams of delegates representing Belgium or Hungary, the student-diplomats made a strong showing at the mock North Atlantic Treaty Organization proceeding.
A Window on the Arab World
July 1, 2010
As part of a unique fellowship in Saudi Arabia, Northeastern junior Matt Cournoyer conversed with high-ranking government officials and wealthy businessmen, toured universities, and observed the local customs of Saudi life on everything from religion to business. The fellowship’s goal was to introduce American students to all aspects of Saudi culture, and Cournoyer said the experiential learning opportunity left him much wiser, inspired and globally enlightened.