CSSH's newsletter will appear on a less frequent schedule for the remainder of 2022. We will return to weekly distribution in January 2023.


Christopher Bosso, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, was interviewed by Experience Magazine on the rise of vertical farming, which incorporates LED lighting and space-saving design to maximize crop growth while reducing losses due to pests and natural weather shifts. These indoor farms can supplement existing food supplies as climate change shifts the agricultural landscape.

Read "These fine-tuned veggies grow beneath an artificial dawn."

After the midterms, don’t expect Democrats and Republicans to work together, Northeastern panelists suggest


Ted Landsmark

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

Assistant Professor of Religion and Anthropology

In wake of Colorado Springs massacre, 2022 is deadliest year for mass killings, Northeastern expert says


Carlos Cuevas

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab

James Alan Fox

Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy

The UVA shootings and the lessons we don’t need to learn anymore


James Alan Fox

Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy

Is Zelensky Trying America’s Patience?


Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

Biden and Democrats use ‘assault weapons ban’ to position for 2024

The Washington Examiner

Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

Boston, state must act on home heating changes

Boston Globe

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Is COVID-19 Becoming Less Polarizing?


Sara Constantino

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Policy

Human rights should guide all philanthropic giving, says professor


Patricia Illingworth

Professor of Philosophy and Business; Lecturer, Law and Public Policy

Black Teachers and Liberation: A CBFS Interview

Black Perspectives

Kabria Baumgartner

Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies; Associate Director of Public History

The Harriet Tubman House may be gone, but its legacy is preserved forever thanks to Northeastern's library


Dan Cohen

Dean of Libraries; Vice Provost for Information Collaboration; Professor of History

Words—and tribal location—matter to citizen of Cherokee Nation


Ellen Cushman

Dean's Professor of Civic Sustainability; Professor of English

Could lab-grown meat pave the way for more ethical, environmentally friendly food?


Ronald Sandler

Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute

In ‘Stealing My Religion,’ Liz Bucar takes on murky forms of appropriation

Religion News Service

Elizabeth Bucar

Professor of Religion; Dean's Leadership Fellow

‘The practice was nowhere near the policy.’ History of segregation in Boston schools examined


Ted Landsmark

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Adversaries are ready to strike US infrastructure, warn cybersecurity experts at Northeastern event


Stephen E. Flynn

Professor of Political Science; Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute

Why Maus was banned


Hillary Chute

Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design

Amazon launches text message-based Amazon Clinic in 32 states, including CT, MA and ME

Connecticut Public Radio

Timothy Hoff

Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems and Public Policy

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Cassie McMillan, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently received the American Journal of Sociology’s 2022 Roger V. Gould Prize for the article “With Friends Like These: Aggression from Amity and Equivalence,” co-authored by Diane Felmlee (Penn State) and Robert Faris (University of California, Davis).

David A. Rochefort, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and Jared Hirschfield '20 have co-authored a chapter entitled "National, State, and Local Mental Health Policy: Meeting the Needs for Research Pluralism and Application of Knowledge" in the just published Research Handbook on Mental Health Policy

Jessica Linker, Assistant Professor of History, won the 2022 Ticknor Society Prize for book collecting, which was announced at the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair last month. Her entry, "Emma Hart Willard: A Life in Print," examines the nineteenth-century founder of Troy Female Seminary, Emma Hart Willard.

The Jewish Studies Program has released its Fall 2022 Haverim Newsletter, which details events, projects, and other exciting news from the program.


Discussion with Lilian Thuram

Monday, December 5

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fenway Center

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Lilian Thuram had a prestigious international career in football for the French national team and was a World Cup champion in 1998. In 2008, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation for Education to confront racism and has since become a high-profile activist providing workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. This event will be moderated by Régine Jean-Charles.

The Only Woman in the Room: Golda Meir and her Path to Power

Monday, December 5

5:30 - 7:00 PM

909 RP

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Author and member of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University Pnina Lahav will discuss her book, The Only Woman In The Room: Golda Meir and Her Path to Power, with Simon Rabinovitch, Stotsky Associate Professor in Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies. The book reviews Meir’s struggles to reach and maintain power against the constant pushback of anti-feminist social prejudice as Israel’s fourth prime minister.

If, Then: Technology and Poetics—Open Mic

Friday, December 9

1:00 - 2:15 PM

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If, Then: Technology and Poetics is a collaborative and interdisciplinary working group and workshop series promoting inclusivity and skills-building in creative computation for artists, scholars, and teachersIt is co-directed by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Associate Professor of English, Africana Studies, and Art and Design. Attendees of this session can read poetry, share creative or critical projects, or lead short discussions about the questions they'd like to see addressed in our future sessions.

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