The news junkies and global citizens in European Conversations do not always see eye-to-eye, particularly when they’re debating hot-button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-elect, says of the discussions.
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.
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 Northeastern delegations for Germany and Croatia took first and third place, respectively, while students won numerous individual awards at the conference, held Feb. 12–15 in Washington, D.C.
Emily Izzo, SSH’14, will deliver the student address at Northeastern’s 112th commencement on Friday morning at the TD Garden, where she will encourage fellow graduates to go out and explore all the world has to offer.
Marie Schulte-Bockum’s decision to work on co-op at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement was fueled by her appreciation of Germany’s universal healthcare system, which helped save her sister’s life.
Fourth-year student Anthony Turner, SSH’15, recently returned from his co-op at the Scottish Parliament, where he participated in researching legislation and writing parliamentary motions.
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.
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.
Israel and Middle East expert Dov Waxman has been appointed as professor of political science, international affairs, and Israel studies and co-director of the university’s Middle East Center.
Psychology major Kate Pellegrino worked on co-op with a Cape Town nonprofit that fosters fledgling entrepreneurs.
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.