Associate professor of political science Michael Tolley spent his Constitution Day lecture examining why “federalism is the cardinal question of American constitutional law,” as former President Woodrow Wilson once put it. His lecture coincided with the day commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution 228 years ago.
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.
Mitchell Orenstein, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, recently visited western Ukraine to observe the lead up to the country’s most recent presidential election.
Experts discussed the impact a politicians’ health can have on their political careers at a recent conference hosted by Northeastern’s Department of Political Science.
In a lecture Wednesday, Mitchell Orenstein, chair of the Department of Political Science, discussed the turmoil in the Eastern European country and what it means from a geopolitical standpoint.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patriotism, politics, and the Olympics, in the Department of Political Science, to discuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.
Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
Northeastern on Wednesday celebrated the release of political science professor William F.S. Miles’ newest book, Afro-Jewish Encounters, which details his many trips to Africa over the last 35 years.
Education and affordable housing should be among the top priorities of the city’s new mayor, says former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern.
Two political science students are campaigning on behalf of Massachusetts senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
A team of Northeastern researchers is probing media output, political campaign language and financial data to reveal the invisible networks of language and money in the presidential election.
Robert E. Gilbert, the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science, analyzes Tuesday night’s debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Political science professor Robert Gilbert weighs in on Mitt Romney’s controversial comments that were surreptitiously recorded at a private fundraiser and then posted on the Internet.
On Wednesday, former Harvard president and Obama adviser Larry Summers joined Gregory Mankiw, an adviser to Mitt Romney, for a standing-room-only discussion hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
Michael Dukakis, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science, weighs in on the Democratic National Convention and previews the race to the White House between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.