President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address this evening in Chicago. We asked four Northeastern faculty members to reflect on how Obama will be remembered, with a particular focus on his impact on healthcare, human rights, and American culture.
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail. We asked Wendy Parmet, a leading expert in public health law, to weigh in on what healthcare might look like under President Trump, who on Monday appointed an outspoken ‘Obamacare’ critic to be his secretary of health and human services.
“I have never been as concerned with the world as I am today,” says Northeastern professor Denise Garcia, who is taking a group of students to the 11th International Security Forum in Geneva this week. Here, she discusses the conference, the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the biggest security threats facing the world today.
President Obama intends to fulfill his constitutional duty to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia, but Senate Republicans have vowed to block his pick. We asked law professor Daniel Medwed how this political battle is likely to play out.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
Valentine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, holds forth on the deal’s biggest winners, Israel’s response, and Congress’ forthcoming review of the accord.
Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Northeastern professor Stephen E. Flynn aims to improve the resilience of the shipping industry by bringing together experts in industry, academia, and government.
Law professor Libby Adler explains the significance of the Justice Department’s new policy to grant same-sex married couples equal protection in legal matters.
Obama’s presidency has polarized the public’s views on race, say Northeastern professors Amílcar Barreto and Richard D. O’Bryant, whose new book explores this issue from a range of perspectives.
Rand Ghayad, a doctoral candidate of economics at Northeastern, attended a meeting in Washington Friday with President Obama and corporate leaders focused on the president’s new initiative to combat long-term joblessness.
The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that it violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. […]
Suzanne Ogden, an expert in U.S. policy in Asia and a professor of political science, suggests that the Obama administration has forged a healthy relationship with China.