4 things we learned from Oliver Stone

The acclaimed film director and screen­writer was on campus Monday to screen part of his doc­u­men­tary series The Untold His­tory of the United States and dis­cuss the project with the North­eastern community.

The battle for Ukraine

In a lec­ture Wednesday, Mitchell Oren­stein, chair of the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, dis­cussed the tur­moil in the Eastern Euro­pean country and what it means from a geopo­lit­ical standpoint.

Who has claim to art plundered during the Holocaust?

On Tuesday, a panel of experts dis­cussed the com­plex issues sur­rounding the fate of plun­dered, hidden, or van­ished works of art during the Holo­caust and World War II. The event was part of Northeastern’s Holo­caust Aware­ness Week.

The untold stories of slavery

In a campus lec­ture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-​​winning author Dou­glas Blackmon said he writes about African Amer­ican slavery because it’s a way to infuse per­son­ality into sto­ries that were orig­i­nally written in dehu­man­izing ways.

Women’s key role in Middle East transition

Northeastern’s Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties recently co-​​hosted a two-​​day con­fer­ence focused on the role of women in demo­c­ratic tran­si­tions in the Middle East.