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

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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

01/15/2015

David Ben-Gurion: the Making of a Leader

Join us for a Lecture and Discussion on David Ben-Gurion: the Making of a Leader Featuring ANITA SHAPIRA eminent Israeli historian and Israel Prize recipient Anita Shapira is the former Ruben Merenfeld Professor in the Study of Zionism at Tel Aviv University, former dean of the faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, and the…
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01/22/2015

Seasons of the ARAB SPRING

Seasons of the Arab Spring examines the diverse trajectories of the mass social protests of 2011 in the Arab countries, the Gezi protests in Turkey and policies of the Erdogan government, and the challenges posed by jihadism, democracy reversals, and external intervention. Please join us for a panel discussion with a Q&A to follow. Professor…
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02/03/2015

Ten Theses: Lessons from America’s War for the Greater Middle East

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Featuring: Prof. Andrew Bacevich Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University “Ten Theses:  Lessons from America’s War for the Greater Middle East”

02/10/2015

Terrorism, Civil War, and Syria: A Thought Experiment

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Featuring: Dr. James Walsh Research Associate in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Terrorism, Civil War, and Syria: A Thought Experiment”