3Qs: How to overcome the global drug problem

The United Nations Gen­eral Assembly recently con­vened a spe­cial ses­sion on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked North­eastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the his­toric meeting and the future of drug policy reform.

3Qs: Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s biggest achievement was ‘largely unheralded’

Boutros-​​Ghali, the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-​​general, died on Tuesday at the age of 93. We asked Denise Garcia, a pro­fessor of global gov­er­nance and inter­na­tional law, about his legacy, the pub­li­ca­tion of “Agenda for Peace,” and his lead­er­ship during a tumul­tuous time in inter­na­tional diplomacy.

How climate talks can be more successful

New research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity phi­los­ophy pro­fes­sors sug­gests that global cli­mate nego­ti­a­tions would be more suc­cessful if coun­tries worked together out­side of global bar­gaining venues.

Bright young minds, renowned thought leaders take aim at global problems

North­eastern hosted the fifth annual Mil­len­nium Campus Con­fer­ence over the weekend, con­vening world-​​renowned speakers and more than 1,000 col­lege stu­dents to dis­cuss solu­tions to the world’s greatest problems.

3Qs: For Middle East peace, more heat than light

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.

Shaping communities through social justice work

Global women’s rights activist and lawyer urges North­eastern law school grad­u­ates to pick up the mantle of public service

Partnering with United Nations to fight official corruption

Global scholars and gov­ern­ment offi­cials con­vene at North­eastern to draw up the frame­work for an aca­d­emic cur­riculum to train future leaders against cor­rupt prac­tices in public life