Learning a new language is a very personal and profound experience that can help open the doors to new cultures, says applied linguistics expert Stacey Katz Bourns. She hopes to cultivate that mindset at Northeastern.
Russia this week played a leading role in the conversation about the U.S. presidential race, from its alleged role in hacking Democratic National Committee emails to Donald Trump’s comments that he hoped the country had successfully hacked Hillary Clinton’s email. We asked Ryan Maness, an expert in Russian foreign policy and international cyberconflict and security, to examine what this could mean for the dynamic between the two nations.
Boutros-Ghali, the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-general, died on Tuesday at the age of 93. We asked Denise Garcia, a professor of global governance and international law, about his legacy, the publication of “Agenda for Peace,” and his leadership during a tumultuous time in international diplomacy.
Students, faculty, and staff convened on Tuesday evening to examine the growing need for gender justice. “Recognition of diversity and plurality is essential to building a strong campus as well as a fully functioning society,” noted Uta Poiger, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
International affairs major David Obadina will help to structure and implement student engagement for END7, an international campaign that is focused on eradicating seven neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
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.
While working at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador earlier this year, fourth-year political science major Rose Leopold helped grow the relationship between the Pan American nations.
Sarah Lombardo, SSH’15, Northeastern’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Pickering Fellowship, wants to use diplomacy to help former combatants following a conflict.
While studying at Northeastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the prevention of suicide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow graduates on May 8 when she delivers her Commencement address.
A resolution unanimously passed Wednesday would allow full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members to change the “academic specialist” part of their titles to “teaching professor.”
On Wednesday, Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, will leave for Mumbai, India—the site of her first stop on her six-month journey as President Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, she tells us more about how she’s prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
One of the can’t-miss events at Northeastern this month is “A Tribute to the Dream” on Jan. 15, when the university community will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.