Beyond the physical destruction Hurricane Katrina caused along the Gulf Coast a decade ago, the storm ultimately led to widespread human rights violations, according to Amnesty International. Political science professor Thomas Vicino holds forth on the issues former Gulf Coast residents continue to face today.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, Northeastern professor Stephen Flynn examines how the catastrophic event vaulted our ability to recover from natural disasters into a national priority.
The Pacific Northwest reportedly could be devastated by a major earthquake in the coming decades. But according to one Northeastern expert in community and infrastructure resilience, no part of the U.S. is safe from natural catastrophe.
Northeastern assistant professor Mai’a K. Davis Cross, who studies European politics, explains how Greece’s debt crisis and “no” vote could make the EU stronger and more resilient over the long term.
Max Abrahms says the Charleston massacre is an act of terrorism. Here, the terrorism theorist and Northeastern assistant professor of political science, explains why, and discusses the distinction between hate crimes and terrorism.
Five Northeastern faculty members participated in an interdisciplinary forum examining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger context of conflicts, terrorism, free speech, and inequality.
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.
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.
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.
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.