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Spring 2017 “Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series

Series Presented by: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science 4:30 – 6 p.m. 909 Renaissance Park, Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115 RSVP encouraged Tuesday, February 7, 2017 “Negotiation and Mediation at the United Nations in the 21st Century” Nana Kharbedia,…
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Published On: January 30, 2017 |
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PhD Candidate Sidita Kushi and PhD Alumnus Ian McManus Collaborate on Washington Post Article

Read their article, “Social policies don’t always help women and men equally. Which ones work best?” ..
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Published On: January 12, 2017 |
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Professor Denise Garcia and PhD Candidate Matthew Cohen Awarded CSSH Outstanding Teaching Awards

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, CSSH Dean Uta Poiger and Chris Gallagher, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education, announced the winners of the CSSH Outstanding Teaching Awards. Among the winners were Political Science Professor Denise Garcia and PhD Candidate Matthew Cohen. The Department of Political Science would like to congratulate Professor Garcia and…
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Published On: December 15, 2016 |
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“What will President Trump mean for science?” Research by PhD Candidate Sidita Kushi Featured

Research conducted by doctoral candidate Sidita Kushi was featured in an article in the Washington Post today, discussing how science policy will be pursued in the coming Trump administration.    Sidita’s work focused on the levels of funding for governmental agencies involved in research and development between Democratic and Republican control of the White House…
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Published On: November 15, 2016 |
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Professor Max Abrahms on the leader of the Islamic State in the LA Times; “Unusually Stupid”

Associate Professor and member of the Council on Foreign Relations Max Abrahms has an op-ed featured in the Los Angeles Times on leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the brand that IS has created for itself. Professor Abrahms argues that, contrary to pundit views, al-Baghdadi is a very weak leader and this…
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Published On: November 8, 2016 |
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Northeastern Faculty Collaborate to Examine Jewish Life in Germany Today; Essay Competition 11/14

With the sponsorship of the German Embassy, Political Science Professor Natalie Bormann, History Professor Martin Blatt, Professor and Associate Director of Jewish Studies Jenny Sartori, and German Language faculty member Diana Erinna have collaborated on a project exploring Jewish life today in Germany. The series features an ongoing exhibit at the Northeastern Crossing space in the…
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Professor Stephen Flynn Op-ed on CNN: “Vote as if your security depends on it”

Professor Stephen Flynn, co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, weighs in on today’s election, asking the country to “vote as if your security depends on it.” The article represents Professor Flynn’s views and not those of CNN or Northeastern University. Read his op-ed here.

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Northeastern Political Science Team to Compete at Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge at Columbia University

Northeastern University will be competing at the annual Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge at Columbia University in New York City on November 4 and 5. The Cyber 9/12 Challenge gives students interested in cyber conflict policy an opportunity to interact with expert mentors, judges, and cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation. The student team includes: Joshua Harr, MS Student in Security and Resilience Studies; Brenda Magri, MS Student in Security and Resilience Studies; Pavitra Chavi, Recent graduate of the Political Science Department; Jeremy (JD) Love-Epp, undergraduate in Political Science. Professor Ryan Maness of the Political Science Department is the team’s coach…
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Published On: November 2, 2016 |
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Visiting Fellow Ryan Maness Featured on CNN Money to Discuss Cybersecurity and the Election

Visiting Fellow Ryan Maness spoke with CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall to discuss how Russian hackers could affect the U.S. election. To see the full talk, go to “How Russian Hackers Could Influence the Election” on CNNTech.      

Published On: October 17, 2016 |
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PhD Candidate Joseph Mroszczyk’s “To die or to kill? An analysis of suicide attack lethality” Published in Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence

Political Science PhD candidate Joseph Mroszczyk’s article, “To die or to kill? An analysis of suicide attack lethality” is published in Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence. To read his full article click here.

Published On: October 14, 2016 |
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