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Political Science Doctoral Candidate awarded for ‘Resilient Critical infrastructure’ Research

Maria Robson, a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, was awarded for the best graduate poster at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence Summit on May 31. Robson presented the poster with Lizzy Warner who is also pursuing her PhD at Northeastern University. “We saw an opportunity for interdisciplinary research…
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Published On: June 15, 2018 |
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The Niger that I know

Political Science Professor William Miles, expert in Nigerian culture and politics, shared  his view of Niger in the article entitled “The Niger that I know” featured in The Christian Science Monitor. “Living in Niger changed my view of Africa, Islam, and humanity. It has taught me how dignity flourishes in the face of poverty and how Islam is a…
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Published On: May 29, 2018 |
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More political information access “because” of censorship?

Northeastern University Post-doctoral fellow explains how censorship can increase information access. While previous literature was focusing on the censorship main effect, the restriction on the information availability to a specific population, Dr. Hobbs’ research confirms that censorship can actually increase the access to political information. He describes this phenomenon as the “gateway effect” in a…
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Published On: April 27, 2018 |
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New Contributions to Research on Humanitarian Military Interventions

On March 28, 2018, Dr. Sidita Kushi, successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Saving our Western Neighbors: How Regional Institutions and Conflict Perceptions Drive Humanitarian Military Interventions.” She will earn a PhD degree in Political Science in May 2018. Dr. Sidita, who was recently announced as the 2018 Ernst Haas Fellowship Recipient, does have a clear…
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Published On: April 11, 2018 |
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Boston International Security Graduate Conference

The International Security Working Group (NUISWG), sponsored by the Department Political Science at Northeastern University, hosted its first annual Boston International Security Graduate Conference, a one-day conference, on Friday, February 23, 2018, in Boston. This conference served as a forum for graduate students to present their ongoing research and to receive feedback from peers. They engaged with…
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Published On: March 23, 2018 |
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Boston International Security Graduate Conference

The Northeastern University International Security Working Group will be holding its first annual Boston International Security Graduate Conference, a one-day conference to be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, in Boston, MA. This conference seeks research broadly related to themes of contemporary and emerging threats. It will serve as a forum for graduate students to present…
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Published On: February 16, 2018 |
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PhD Candidate Sidita Kushi won the EUSA Haas Fellowship

Sidita Kushi, a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, won the EUSA Hass Fellowship from the European Union Studies Association. The academic organization offers an annual fellowship to support the dissertation research of graduate students pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic. In her dissertation, entitled “Saving our Western Neighbors,” Sidita analyzes…
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Professor Baker talking about Our Precarious Energy Future

Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science hosted the second event of the Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Speaker Series Event. Professor Shalanda Baker, a professor of law, public policy, and urban affairs at Northeastern University, gave a talk on “Our…
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Published On: February 15, 2018 |
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Old wounds and modern scars under Professor Miles’ microscope

Northeastern University Professor William Miles has received the “Past Presidents’ Silver Book Award 2017” from the Association of Borderland Studies for his book Scars of Partition (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). He views this book as the distillation of his entire career’s fieldwork along borders and borderlands in developing nations. Professor Miles, who teaches in…
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Published On: February 2, 2018 |
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Rituals of Resilience

  Dr. Carie Little Hersh is a Teaching Professor in Anthropology at Northeastern University and a former attorney. Her research focuses on religion, politics, and secular knowledge production at two religious organizations in Virginia. She writes for relevANTH blog and hosts a public anthropology podcast, Anthropologist on the Street. Dr Hersh was the first speaker…
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Published On: January 31, 2018 |
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