Former top US commander in Afghanistan to examine military’s role in interventions

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the uni­ver­sity will host retired Gen. David D. McK­iernan, who will draw on his dis­tin­guished mil­i­tary career for an engaging candid dis­cus­sion with the North­eastern community.

Northeastern helps FBI transform its culture

Busi­ness school’s exec­u­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram is key as the fed­eral agency evolves into an intelligence-​​led orga­ni­za­tion posi­tioned to meet 21st cen­tury threats

3Qs: Train safety on track, but at what cost?

Sen­ator Charles Schumer called for increased Amtrak secu­rity and sug­gested that a “do-​​not-​​ride” list, sim­ilar to the no-​​fly list used in air­ports, be imple­mented to pre­vent sus­pected ter­ror­ists from boarding trains. Engi­neering pro­fessor Carey Rap­pa­port, the deputy director of Northeastern’s ALERT Center (Aware­ness and Local­iza­tion of Explosives-​​Related Threats), explains the fea­si­bility and effec­tive­ness of a nation­wide rail secu­rity system and dis­cusses public reaction.