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
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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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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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”
Democracy, Development, and Social Justice Speaker Series Featruing: William Robinson Professor, UC Santa Barbara “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity”
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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A Lecture by Michael Löwy CNRS (National Research Center), Paris
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”
Resistance, Struggle, and the Future of Latin America Series Featuring: Professor Robert Neustadt Northern Arizona University
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”
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”