Dialogues of Civilizations

NU Students visit Auschwitz as part of PoliSci Dialogue on Holocaust

At the Nuremberg Trial Room

21 students, led by Professor Natalie Bormann and PhD Candidate Veronica Czastkiewicz, returned from a 5 week Dialogue of Civilizations to Germany and Poland, where they studied the history, politics, and memorialization of the Holocaust. Activities included visits to Dachau and Auschwitz but also seminars at the Villa Wannsee, the Nuremberg Trial Room (see photo), and the Anne Frank Center. See more here…

Professor Denise Garcia led Dialogue on Disarmament Diplomacy, International Security, and Humanitarian Action

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Professor Denise Garcia traveled with 33 students to Geneva, where the group interacted with officials, diplomats, researchers, and activists from the United Nations. Highlights from the trip include a meeting with several 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, a visit to The Geneva Center for Security Policy, and the creation of the “NU UN Club,” which will serve as a hub for Northeastern alumni and students visiting Geneva. See more here…

Professor Thomas Vicino on Belo Horizonte: Brazil in the 21st Century

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The dialogue entitled “Belo Horizonte: Brazil in the 21st Century: A Comparative Study of the Development of a Globalizing Nation: The FIFA World Cup, Olympics, Oil Reserves, and the Global Context of the Portuguese Language” took students on a journey within an emerging global power. See more here…

Professor Denis Sullivan led two dialogues to Jordan, Egypt, and the Balkans

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Professor Sullivan and his students met with foreign dignitaries throughout the region and visited various historical landmarks on the dialogues Cairo: Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Arabic Language, and Balkans: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics. See more here…

Politics and Culture of Japan in International and Comparative Perspective

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Philip D’Agati and Teaching Assistants Daniel Sullivan and Holly Jordan traveled with 28 students to Japan, visiting the Modern and Metropolitan Tokyo, the rural, secluded and majestic Nagano, and Kyoto, the historic capital and center of Japanese history. See more here…

Bali: Poverty, Development, and Immigration

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Denise Horn and students traveled to Bali, where they spent their first week in Ubud learning about the region’s art, music, as well as spiritual and political culture. See more here…