Eating is something we do every day, but how often do we consider the social, economic, global, and environmental cogs behind our food system? This semester’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom series, which starts tonight, encourages the Boston community to do just that.
Cities as far-flung as Oakland, California, and Oulu, Finland, will soon be part of separate basic income experiments. But a universal basic income program is unlikely to become a reality in the U.S., says applied microeconomics expert Mindy Marks, who notes that such an initiative would be too costly and potentially subject to abuse.
Terrell Hunt, DMSB’13, has received a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, a highly competitive program funded by the Department of State supporting those who want to pursue careers as foreign services officers.
Emily Hutchinson’s first day of classes as a student at Northeastern coincided with her father’s first day of work as associate director of corporate partnerships for the university’s athletics department. “It’s so funny how it all worked out,” Emily says. “I definitely could not have predicted this.”
Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, upending decades of diplomatic practice. “It can be said with near certitude that when Trump accepted that phone call, he had no idea what the consequences might be for U.S.-China relations,” says China expert Suzanne Ogden.
William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, recalled the attack from both a personal and historical perspective. His father, four uncles, and an aunt served in World War II, and “Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for them and for their generation.”
In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
“If the president-elect really wants to prioritize energy independence and creating energy-related jobs,” says professor Jennie Stephens, a sustainability science and policy expert, “then advancing renewable energy is essential.”
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.
Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., shared his global vision, multicultural perspective, and long-term approach to running the 235-year-old Japanese company on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum speaker series.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and controversial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the towering figures of the Modern Era,” said professor José Buscaglia, a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and political science expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.