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Denis Sullivan

Professor of International Affairs, Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development

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Students up close and personal with the Syrian refugee crisis

Dozens of North­eastern stu­dents have worked as part of their global expe­ri­en­tial pro­gram to help solve the world’s biggest human­i­tarian crisis.


We can’t keep doing what we are doing’

on refugees who have fled the ongoing tur­moil in Syria, North­eastern pro­fes­sors shed light on mis­takes that have been made and offer solu­tions to the crisis.

Syrian internally displaced persons

Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact

At the panel dis­cus­sion, experts agreed that the type of solu­tion that ends the con­flict in Syria will play a major role in deter­mining the Middle East’s future.

Syria and the World

3Qs: Analyzing Egypt’s presidential election and its future outlook

Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Broth­er­hood was named the winner of Egypt’s first free pres­i­den­tial elec­tion last week and was sworn into office on Sat­urday. We asked polit­ical sci­ence professor […]

Denis Sullivan

Identifying the ‘engines of change’ in the Middle East

Since the Arab Spring began in late 2010, rulers in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia have been ousted while other upris­ings have spread throughout the Arab world — cap­ti­vating the globe’s […]

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3Qs: What will come of Egypt’s elections?

Pro­fessor Denis Sul­livan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, exam­ines the chal­lenges facing Egypt as it begins holding par­lia­men­tary elections.

Denis Sullivan

Supporting youth in military families

North­eastern hosted a recent con­fer­ence for health-​​care pro­fes­sionals to dis­cuss the impor­tance of mon­i­toring the growth and devel­op­ment of military-​​connected children.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

3Qs: Looking ahead as U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq behind

On Friday, Pres­i­dent Obama announced the United States would with­draw all of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending the war in Iraq that lasted nearly nine years. We asked polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Denis Sul­livan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, to offer insight on what fac­tors may have influ­enced this turn of events and the poten­tial global impact of this final withdrawal.

Denis Sullivan

3Qs: A second ‘Arab Awakening’

Six months after a rev­o­lu­tion broke out in Libya, rebels have pushed into the cap­ital city of Tripoli and appear to have Moammar Gad­hafi — the country’s leader for the last 42 years — on the run. We asked Denis Sul­livan — pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and director of Northeastern’s inter­na­tional affairs pro­gram and the Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment — to explain how the ongoing con­flict will affect the future sta­bility of the region.

Denis Sullivan

From global immersion, students find their stories

In Turkey and Jordan, jour­nalism and pho­tog­raphy stu­dents doc­u­ment life in the Middle East through bold reporting and vibrant images

Katie Kriz

Grant expands Mideast studies

New Middle East-​​focused study-​​abroad and grad­uate sem­inar pro­grams are under devel­op­ment, thanks to a recent grant from a non­profit devoted to the social sciences.

3Qs: Cairo’s “new normal”

North­eastern polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor in Cairo describes the mood of the city nearly two weeks after the top­pling of Hosni Mubarak

Denis Sullivan

3Qs: Next steps for Egypt

After 18 days of protests, Egypt Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak resigned last week and turned over all power to the mil­i­tary, ending his 30-​​year reign. Two scholars of Middle East his­tory and pol­i­tics — Ilham Khuri-​​Makdisi, a his­tory pro­fessor, and Denis Sul­livan, polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor and director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture, and Devel­op­ment — col­lab­o­rated on this assess­ment of the Egyptian rev­o­lu­tion and the future for democ­racy in Egypt and the Arab world.

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Egypt is our ‘Berlin Wall moment’

North­eastern com­mu­nity explores rev­o­lu­tion in Egypt at dynamic lec­ture, while stu­dents offer per­sonal reflec­tions in video.

3Qs: Sullivan urges United States to side with Arab people, not dictators

Pro­fessor Denis Sul­livan, director of North­eastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, has worked, studied and lived in Egypt over many decades, reg­u­larly leading stu­dent trips to […]

Denis Sullivan

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