The case against killer robots

We’re on a course toward fully automating war­fare,” warned roboti­cist Noel Sharkey, who deliv­ered a recent lec­ture on the polit­ical, eth­ical, and legal impli­ca­tions of Terminator-​​like weapons.

Music, race, and the White House

Hip-​​hop in Amer­ican cul­ture and its con­nec­tions with Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency set the stage for a thought-​​provoking panel dis­cus­sion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop cul­ture, and politics.

Sports—a good political platform

A new book by Roger Abrams, the Richardson Pro­fessor of Law at North­eastern and a leader in the field of sports law, exam­ines the crit­ical role sports have played in pol­i­tics and history.

3Qs: Moving beyond the conventions

Michael Dukakis, a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence, weighs in on the Demo­c­ratic National Con­ven­tion and pre­views the race to the White House between Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and Repub­lican chal­lenger Mitt Romney.