From Northeastern lab bench to field test in Africa

Ven­ture firm founded by recent alumnus is bringing solar food dryer devel­oped by North­eastern stu­dents to farmers in Cameroon

3Qs: For Middle East peace, more heat than light

The prospects for peace between Israel and Pales­tine, and U.S. policy on the com­pli­cated issue, cap­tured the world’s atten­tion ear­lier this month, as Pres­i­dent Obama deliv­ered a major speech on the Middle East, fol­lowed by a day­long meeting between the pres­i­dent and Israeli Prime Min­ister Ben­jamin Netanyahu and Netanyahu’s sub­se­quent address to Con­gress. Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty asso­ciate in Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, assesses the impact of these developments.

Shaping communities through social justice work

Global women’s rights activist and lawyer urges North­eastern law school grad­u­ates to pick up the mantle of public service

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.

Partnering with United Nations to fight official corruption

Global scholars and gov­ern­ment offi­cials con­vene at North­eastern to draw up the frame­work for an aca­d­emic cur­riculum to train future leaders against cor­rupt prac­tices in public life