Looking ahead: US politics in 2015

The Obama administration’s agenda, the next pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, and polit­ical behavior on social media are among the topics that assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp will be closely fol­lowing this year.

3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to “nor­malize rela­tions” between the U.S. and Cuban gov­ern­ments. Here, asso­ciate pro­fessor Amílcar Antonio Bar­reto dis­cusses what this will mean for the neigh­boring nations.

Understanding Ferguson

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors con­vened on Wednesday night to dis­cuss the fac­tors that con­tributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Fer­guson, Missouri.

4 things we learned from Oliver Stone

The acclaimed film director and screen­writer was on campus Monday to screen part of his doc­u­men­tary series The Untold His­tory of the United States and dis­cuss the project with the North­eastern community.

On the Jewish media

Jour­nal­ists with a breadth of expe­ri­ence working in the Jewish media were at North­eastern on Monday night for the Morton E. Rud­erman Memo­rial Lec­ture to dis­cuss the state of Jewish media.

3Qs: The US response to ISIS

On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS tar­gets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move Pres­i­dent Obama had no choice but to make, says assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Max Abrahms.

The Gaza war from afar

In a campus lec­ture on Tuesday, pro­fessor Dov Waxman, co-​​director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center, exam­ined the strategic and moral impli­ca­tions of the Israel-​​Hamas conflict.