The campaign for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is working with a British data company to develop behavior-based models of American voters. As voters head to the polls today as part of Super Tuesday, we asked professor Nick Beauchamp if the practice, called microtargeting, is the quintessential form of political persuasion or simply a dirty trick played on the unwitting public.
Assistant professor Nick Beauchamp has brought science to the art of crafting persuasive text for things like advertisements and political talking points. A study found the algorithm he created generated persuasive text that shifted people’s opinions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Associate professor of political science Michael Tolley spent his Constitution Day lecture examining why “federalism is the cardinal question of American constitutional law,” as former President Woodrow Wilson once put it. His lecture coincided with the day commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution 228 years ago.
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.
An interdisciplinary panel of Northeastern University professors convened on Wednesday night to discuss the factors that contributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Assistant professor of political science Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an expert in European politics and policy, says last week’s independence vote in Scotland could have a significant impact on Europe.
Aaron Kanzer, SSH’17, recently finished in the top 10 in the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge for his thematic essays on global drug policy.
Mitchell Orenstein, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, recently visited western Ukraine to observe the lead up to the country’s most recent presidential election.
Leah Campbell, SSH’14, is finding her own niche in the political world after grassroots experiences at Oxfam America, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Barbara Lee Political Office.
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.
Education and affordable housing should be among the top priorities of the city’s new mayor, says former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern.
On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed on a resolution that would authorize a military strike on Syria within 90 days. President Barack Obama is asking Congress to support […]