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

FORMER EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF SHARES TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

There is no one sin­gular way to achieve suc­cessful for­eign policy, according to Catherine Ashton, the Euro­pean Union’s former for­eign policy chief. In a lec­ture at Northeastern’s Fenway Center on March 4, Ashton gave exam­ples of what she believes are impor­tant tools for strong for­eign rela­tions. Some of the best prac­tices she high­lighted included col­lab­o­ra­tion, the. . .
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CAMPUS FORUM ANALYZES PARIS ATTACKS

Five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty mem­bers came together last month to examine January’s attacks in Paris and dis­cuss dif­ferent ways the tragic events fit into the larger con­text of con­flicts, ter­rorism, free speech, and inequality. Sev­en­teen people were killed in the attacks, including 12 staffers at the satir­ical French news­paperCharlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, and a police­woman. . .
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Upcoming Events

03/24/2015

The State of Islamic State

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Featuring: Ambassador Daniel Benjamin Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College “The State of Islamic State”

03/26/2015

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity

Democracy, Development, and Social Justice Speaker Series Featruing: William Robinson Professor, UC Santa Barbara “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity”

03/30/2015

Will China Pass the US in the Next 25 Years?

The Inaugural Hong Liu Annual Lecture features Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.. . .
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03/30/2015

KAFKA AND ANARCHISM

A Lecture by Michael Löwy CNRS (National Research Center), Paris

04/06/2015

The Problem of Democracy and Inequality: Some Comparative Thoughts from Brazil, India, and South Africa

Democracy, Development, and Social Justice Speaker Series Featuring: Patrick Heller Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Sociology and Watson Institute, Brown University “The Problem of Democracy and Inequality: Some Comparative Thoughts from Brazil, India, and South Africa”

04/13/2015

Looking Beyond the Walls: Encountering the Humanitarian Crises of Border Politics

Resistance, Struggle, and the Future of Latin America Series Featuring: Professor Robert Neustadt Northern Arizona University

04/21/2015

Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Featuring: Prof. Peter Andreas John Hay Professor of International Studies and Political Science at Brown University “Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America”

04/28/2015

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Featuring: Prof. William Wohlforth Professor of Government at Dartmouth College “America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century”