2014-15 Year in Review

Humanities Center News

Northeastern kicks-off Holocaust Awareness Week with heartrending presentation

  January 26, 2016 by Jason Kornwitz Published by News@Northeastern “The images sear them­selves into your heart and soul,” said Jef­frey Burds, asso­ciate pro­fessor of his­tory at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “They bring you to a cer­tain level of consciousness.” It was Monday, and Burds was giving a slideshow pre­sen­ta­tion at Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater,…
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Covering Atrocity: The Role of Journalists

On December 10, 2015, the “Horrific Blindness” – Genocides and Mass Atrocities from Armenia to Darfur Collaborative Research Cluster opened their meeting to the public to discuss the role of journalists in covering atrocities.  This research group is led by Natalie Bormann, associate teaching professor of political science, and Gordana Rabrenovic, associate professor of sociology and…
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Jodi Rudoren on “Journalism in a Land of Few Facts”

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem Bureau Chief of The New York Times,  gave a talk on “Journalism in a Land of Few Facts.”  The 2015 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture was presented by the Jewish Studies Program and the Northeastern Humanities Center and sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation.  

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Humanities Center Events


POSTPONED: “Design in Urban Spaces” with Humanities Center Fellows

*This event is postponed due to snow.
4 of our Humanities Center faculty and graduate fellows will discuss design in urban spaces…
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Fear into Fortitude: Interfaith Peacebuilding Lessons from Liberia

In honor of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, Northeastern University presents Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, delivering a keynote address. Ms. Gbowee will share stories and reflections from her experience as leader of the interfaith women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. She will offer insights…
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“The Amazing Nina Simone” Film Screening

Talkback with filmmaker, Jeff Lieberman
Moderated by William Miles, Professor of Political Science..
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