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.