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Is the chaos in Venezuela “a picture of what might happen’ elsewhere, including the U.S.?

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An expert in Central American studies, Professor José Buscaglia’s view of the future for Venezuela is grim…
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Published On: May 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor calls withdrawal from climate accord a “sad,” humanitarian failure

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We asked Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy and associate director of Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, to explain how the decision to walk away from the accord might impact the nation’s efforts to address climate change as well as the effect it could have on America’s role as a global leader…
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Published On: June 2, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor explains how frayed Transatlantic ties could impact global landscape

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We asked European politics expert Mai’a Cross, the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science at Northeastern, to discuss the potential impact of Germany’s deepening rift with the U.S…
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Published On: May 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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Professor Garcia Named Nobel Peace Institute Fellow

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This year, Northeastern professor Denise Garcia joined a small, prestigious group of scholars and researchers named Nobel Peace Institute Fellows—an invitation-only program that coalesces some of the brightest minds in various fields to research issues of pressing global significance…
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Published On: May 24, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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What’s Next for Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, and Why Americans Should Pay Attention

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We asked Puerto Rican politics expert Amílcar Barreto, associate professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, to weigh in on the Puerto Rican debt crisis and its potential impact on the U.S. mainland…
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Published On: May 18, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Public Historian Marty Blatt: the Civil War and Its Role in Current Politics

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As the Civil War continues to make headlines more than 150 years after it ended, Martin Blatt, history professor of the practice and director of the public history program at Northeastern, explains why the conflict has such a big impact on people and politics today…
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Published On: May 15, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Fulbright Scholar Sets Sights on Career In Foreign Affairs

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Caroline Fried focused much of her academic work at Northeastern on better understanding the Asia Pacific region—most specifically, Taiwan—and its cultural and political complexities. As a Fulbright Scholar, Caroline will now pursue her master’s degree in Asia Pacific studies at Chengchi University in Taiwan. ..
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CSSH Alum Founds Brand Agency Inspired by Campaign Co-op

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The idea for Advoc8 sprouted from Ben Adams’ experience working on co-op on then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign team. And from the start, Adams has been adamant about hiring Northeastern co-op students…
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Published On: May 10, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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CSSH Celebrates 2016 Intellectual Achievements

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The college celebrates the faculty members from the range of our academic disciplines who published a new monograph, edited an anthology, or received a major grant or fellowship in 2016. ..
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Published On: May 2, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Opinion: Help women in science by supporting international collaborations

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This piece by Kathrin Zippel, associate professor of sociology, appeared on April 22 in The Washington Post. Professor Zippel is the author of Women in Global Science: Advancing Academic Careers through International Collaboration (Stanford University Press, 2017)…
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Published On: April 24, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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