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.

Former EU foreign policy chief shares tools for success

Baroness Catherine Ashton, former first vice pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, dis­cussed her for­eign rela­tions expe­ri­ences during her keynote address at Northeastern’s Global Leaders Forum last week.

The kingdom stays united

Assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an expert in Euro­pean pol­i­tics and policy, says last week’s inde­pen­dence vote in Scot­land could have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on Europe.

3Qs: Scandal detracts from serious international business

Dominique Strauss-​​Kahn resigned last week as the head of the Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF) amid alle­ga­tions of sexual assault in New York City — leading to larger ques­tions of how this will affect French pol­i­tics and finan­cial mat­ters across Europe. Natalie Bor­mann, a vis­iting assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, assesses the impli­ca­tions of this sit­u­a­tion and the media cov­erage that followed.