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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January 2015

Looking ahead: The global economy in 2015

Professor Bilge Erten, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics, was interviewed by Jason Kornwitz of Northeastern News regarding her analysis of the global economic outlook of 2015. You may read the interview and Professor Erten’s analysis here.

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Feb. 2 2015 - The Paris Attacks


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.

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.