The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures

A leader in global research, curricular innovation, and experiential learning

The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures draws on Northeastern University’s many strengths in the study of international institutions and processes, enhancing knowledge of world societies, politics, and cultures. The Center’s activities aim to advance interdisciplinary scholarship, programs of study, and transnational linkages. Housed in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Center coordinates the activities of area studies programs devoted to multiple geographic regions, while emphasizing four thematic concerns that span the globe

Center News

GAME THEORY AND GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS

3Qs with Rory Smead, assistant professor of philosophy and religion November 21st, 2014 Last week, China and the United States announced an ambi­tious cli­mate agree­ment aimed at reducing carbon emis­sions in both coun­tries, a pledge that marks the first time that China has agreed to stop its growing emis­sions. Leaders of both nations hope the…
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THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, 25 YEARS LATER

A 3Qs with Associate Academic Specialist Natalie Bormann, an expert in German his­tory and pol­i­tics November 12th, 2014 Sunday marked the 25th anniver­sary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bar­rier that sep­a­rated the German cap­ital for almost three decades and epit­o­mized the divi­sions of the Cold War. Starting Wednesday, North­eastern will hold a series…
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Upcoming Events

10/08/2014

New Global Movements for Real Democracy

A Development, Democracy and Social Justice Speaker Series event featuring Marina Sitrin, Author and Activist, Global Social Justice Movements.

10/21/2014

America and the World in the Age of Obama

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Fred Kaplan, Journalist for Slate, and author of New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Insurgents.

11/04/2014

The Coming Arctic Boom – As the Ice Melts, the Region Heats Up

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Scott Borgerson, CEO of CargoMetrics and co-founder of The Arctic Circle

11/06/2014

Political Regimes and Performance Standards: Industrial Policy in Comparative Perspective

A Development, Democracy and Social Justice Speaker Series event featuring, Andrew Schrank, Professor, Brown University.

11/18/2014

Anthropology in War Zones

A Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies event featuring Montgomery McFate, Minerva Chair, U.S. Naval War College.