For students who are thinking about doing an international co-op or who have a strong interest in Middle Eastern studies, this week we will be highlighting the challenges and experiences […]
On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS targets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move President Obama had no choice but to make, says assistant professor of political science Max Abrahms.
“You may think I’m insane and you’re right,” said Alessandra Ciucci, an ethnomusicologist and a full-time lecturer in the Department of Music, when she suggested we listen to the sounds of countries […]
At the panel discussion, experts agreed that the type of solution that ends the conflict in Syria will play a major role in determining the Middle East’s future.
Political science students have contributed papers to the German government’s Think Transatlantic initiative, which encourages a renewed focus on U.S.-European relations.
Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was named the winner of Egypt’s first free presidential election last week and was sworn into office on Saturday. We asked political science professor […]
Sixteen journalism students traveled to Jordan to report on the Middle East through a Dialogue of Civilizations program.
Kimberly Jones, a faculty associate in Northeastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, analyzes President Barack Obama’s visit to Afghanistan on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Northeastern’s International Relations Council (IRC) recently sent a delegation to the Southeast Regional Model Arab League competition to represent Syria. The Northeastern delegation took a nontraditional approach, choosing to attend as the Syrian National Council, which is leading the uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad. We asked IRC president Lara Cole to explain the club’s approach to the competition, in which Northeastern tied for first place.
Co-op with security think tank in Switzerland enables international affairs major to take her climate-change research to another level
Dialogue of Civilizations experience in Israel teaches Bouvé students to focus on the commonalities, acknowledge the differences
In Turkey and Jordan, journalism and photography students document life in the Middle East through bold reporting and vibrant images
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.
Student’s paper, recently published in a musicology journal, examines hip-hop as a means for easing social conflict in the Mideast
The value of silver soared to an all-time high last Thursday, and plunged dramatically yesterday, illustrating the constant volatility of the precious-metals market, which includes lustrous commodities like gold, silver and platinum. Here, Kamran Dadkhah, an associate professor of econometrics and macroeconomics at Northeastern, who has studied the value of silver and gold in the foreign exchange market, discusses how the declining value of the dollar relates to the ever-shifting value of precious metals and other commodities, such as oil.
New Middle East-focused study-abroad and graduate seminar programs are under development, thanks to a recent grant from a nonprofit devoted to the social sciences.
Faculty associate in Northeastern’s Middle East Center defines the role and effectiveness of no-fly zones in quelling threats to global peace and security
Promoting religious tolerance among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland has encouraged Northeastern University junior Tess McCarthy to consider a career in conflict resolution among Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East.
Associate Professor of International Affairs Berna Turam, the author of “Between Islam and the State: the Politics of Engagement,” offers insight into the recent uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, and explains the importance of hope in the midst of a wave of democratic upheaval.