Political Science & Security

The world has never been more connected by commerce or diplomacy than it is now.  With this strengthened connection comes a great deal of opportunity for better, faster, and more effective trade and cooperation worldwide. Careers in political science and security bridge the gap between nations to deliver peace and prosperity. Below, the Northeastern community has highlighted common questions and issues associated with these unique careers through articles, tips, and how-to guides.

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April 20, 2021

The Top 3 Job Requirements For a Homeland Security Career

You may assume government agencies have a long list of homeland security job requirements, but there are 3 key things they look for when they’re hiring.

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March 29, 2021

What Is Security Studies?

Security studies go beyond protecting against threats to build more resilient communities.

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March 18, 2021

What Is Disaster Preparedness?

Before disaster strikes, disaster preparedness professionals are hard at work planning recovery efforts.

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August 17, 2020

3 Top Careers in Conflict Resolution

What can you do with a specialization in conflict resolution?

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June 29, 2020

What Does a Foreign Service Officer Do?

Learn about the responsibilities of a foreign service officer and the five cones that define this work.

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June 8, 2020

Resiliency, COVID-19, and Societal Responses

Daniel Aldrich, director of Northeastern's Security and Resilience Program, shares his perspective on the current global crisis and how we, as a society, can respond with resilience.

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May 25, 2020

UN Careers: 9 United Nations Career Paths

Learn more about the UN's nine distinct career paths for professionals in nearly every discipline.

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April 30, 2020

International Consulting: Roles, Responsibilities, and Salaries

Working overseas or managing an international team requires particular skills and a global perspective, but the work also comes with unique rewards.

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April 6, 2020

Is a Masters Degree in Homeland Security Worth It?

Considering a career in homeland security or advancing your current role? See if earning a master’s degree can help you reach your goals.

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March 27, 2020

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security?

What can you do with a master’s degree in homeland security? Here, we explore the different types of work this degree prepares you for.

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