Research-active Faculty from Across the Globe

From women’s labor in the Middle East, to international mobilities, to democratization in Southeast Asia, the International Affairs faculty engage in research in a variety of fields spanning the globe. To read about the research activities and expertise of our faculty members, please select from the buttons below.

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Rights Make Might! Reproductive Rights as Economic Empowerment for Women and Young Girls

In March 2015, Dr. Catalina Herrera-Almanza, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics, will participate in a panel event for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women for the United Nations. The panel summary is as follows:

“Rights make might! Reproductive rights and economic empowerment intersect to affect the lives of women and girls. Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa shows that access to family planning and reproductive health care can empower women and girls to continue school, participate in the labor force, and increase their economic productivity. Participants will explore how improved access to reproductive health care and better health might enhance the economic well-being of the most vulnerable women and girls.”

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The Paris Attacks: A Northeastern Forum


The Paris Attacks: A Northeastern Forum

Paris, 7-9 January 2015: 17 people are killed in armed attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, at a kosher supermarket, and on the streets. The attacks raise many questions germane to our teaching, research, and learning at Northeastern University, and to our concerns as citizens: free speech versus hate speech; multiculturalism. . .
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Emily Izzo

Emily Izzo, International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology Major, was the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2014. With interests in climate and energy research, she is seeking to gain a better understanding of the role of economics in clean energy implementation.. . .
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Victoria Porell

Tori was the Class of ’14 recipient of our Academic Achievement and Civic Engagement Award in International Affairs. Since graduation she has been working as a Program Manager for the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) based in Belgrade, Serbia.. . .
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