Faculty Experts

Valentine Moghadam

Director of International Affairs Program, Professor of Sociology



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3Qs: Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran

The two Middle East nations are in the midst of a height­ened diplo­matic con­fronta­tion that has gar­nered the atten­tion of the global com­mu­nity. Pro­fessor Valen­tine Moghadam, an inter­na­tional affairs expert, explains why rela­tions between these coun­tries have been strained for some time.


Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of five North­eastern fac­ulty experts reacted to and exam­ined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel dis­cus­sion Tuesday night.

11/17/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Steve Flynn speaks during a lecture on the aftermath of the Paris attacks in Renaissance Park on Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by: Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

The pressing issues facing Europe

Hours after a divided Euro­pean Union voted Tuesday to dis­tribute 120,000 asylum-​​seekers among its member states, North­eastern con­vened a panel of experts to dis­cuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe.

09/22/15 - BOSTON, MA. -  Valentine Moghadam moderates a panel on Europe in Crisis in Renaissance Park 909 on Sept. 22, 2015.  Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

3Qs: The winners and losers of the nuclear deal with Iran

Valen­tine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s Inter­na­tional Affairs and Middle East Studies pro­grams, holds forth on the deal’s biggest win­ners, Israel’s response, and Con­gress’ forth­coming review of the accord.


Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks

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 Paris Attacks: A Northeastern University Forum

Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort

On Monday at North­eastern, Britain’s Home Sec­re­tary Theresa May served as the keynote speaker during a panel dis­cus­sion focusing on com­bating human traf­ficking and modern slavery.

UK Home Secretary Visits the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Lab

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: What we can expect from Iran’s new president

Val Moghadam, director of the inter­na­tional affairs depart­ment, explains how Iran’s new pres­i­dent might trans­form the rela­tion­ship between his country and the United States.


3Qs: WikiLeaks founder Assange in legal limbo

Valen­tine Moghadam, director of the inter­na­tional affairs pro­gram, dis­cusses the fate of Wik­iLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now seeking refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy.


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 […]

Loporto Global Lecture Series

3Qs: Violence in Syria a global concern

Valen­tine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s inter­na­tional affairs pro­gram and a pro­fessor of soci­ology and anthro­pology, says the Syrian government’s crack­down of oppo­si­tion is drawing a watchful eye from nations worldwide.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005


Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East

Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1993

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