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Letter from the Chair

At Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, we train future leaders to deal with the most important issues in the world: issues of war and peace, tyranny and democracy, inequality and prosperity. To accomplish this, we combine classroom and experiential learning in unique ways, through our Dialogue programs that send students abroad to study in Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Amman, and Tokyo with Northeastern faculty members, co-ops at all levels of government as well as in law firms and NGOs, and internships with local and national political campaigns. Read More >>

Political Science News

Prof. Bormann returns from Rwanda with new co-op opportunity

While doing field work in Rwanda on the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, Professor Bormann worked closely with the Rwandan National Commission for the Fight against Genocide .  This collaboration led to the creation of a co-op position at the National Commission, starting this summer.  Please contact Michelle Zaff (m.zaff@neu.edu) or Professor Bormann (n.bormann@neu.edu) for details.

Undergrad Katherine Powers Travels to Cuba

Undergraduate Katie Powers recently traveled to Cuba to celebrate the recent thawing of US-Cuba relations as a part of her co-op at Code Pink. Katie met with high-ranking government officials, doctors who worked to combat Ebola in Africa, and local community artists. Congrats to Katie on this momentous trip!. . .
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Meghan Murdock to Present at Undergraduate Research Forum

Undergraduate student Meghan Murdock will present a term paper for an Honors Seminar on Justice at the 1st Annual CSSH Undergraduate Research Forum on March 31st. Click here for more information on the forum. Congratulations to Meghan!. . .
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Political Science Events


Israel’s Election: Analyzing the Results and their Implications

By: Northeastern University’s Dov Waxman & Professor Shai Feldman, the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University.
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
310 Renaissance Park. . .
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The State of Islamic State

This event is a part of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series. The speaker is Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
101 Churchill Hall. . .
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Prof. Benedict Jimenez speaks at the Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium

Prof. Jiménez will present his talk entitled,

“Separate, Unequal, and Ignored?: Inter-jurisdictional Competition and the Budgetary Choices of Poor and Affluent Municipalities”
04/06/2015 at 12pm. . .
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The State of Islamic State

Don't miss out on this session of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies focused on the Islamic State! The speaker for this event is Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Mark your calendars for March 24th at 4:30 P.M. in 101 Churchill Hall.

Congrats to Caitlin Morelli on becoming a Global Officer!

Undergrad Political Science student Caitlin Morelli was chosen as one of the first Global Officers of Northeastern University as a co-op for President Aoun. So far, Caitlin has already traveled to India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Bali, chronicling her adventures on this blog. To view more, click here to see Caitlin's Instagram and Twitter pages.