Abbey Holland, Human Services and International Affairs '22, spoke with Northeastern Global News about her position at Camp Harbor View and the effect of guaranteed income on low-income families. Robert Triest, Chair and Professor of Economics, provides context on the history and slow adoption of universal basic income in the U.S.

Read "Northeastern graduate leads the charge on guaranteed basic income."

Read "Abbey Holland and Camp Harbor View: Co-op Story."

Busing doesn’t improve academic outcomes for Boston students of color, study finds

Boston Globe

Theodore Landsmark

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

Daniel O'Brien

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI)

Are millenials getting more conservative as they age? Why it’s hard to know

Northeastern Global News

Nicholas Beauchamp

Associate Professor of Political Science

Live Nation Entertainment blamed bots for the Taylor Swift ticket fiasco. Is it a legitimate explanation or just an excuse?

Northeastern Global News

John Kwoka

Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics

What is the US debt ceiling—and why do we keep hitting it?

Northeastern Global News

Nancy Kimelman

Assistant Teaching Professor in Economics

Instead of banning assault weapons, Northeastern professor says Biden should focus on reducing number of bullets

Northeastern Global News

James Alan Fox

Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy

Two mass shootings in three days. Are these copycat crimes?

Los Angeles Times

Jack McDevitt

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Can Brian Walshe be convicted of murder if police don’t find his wife’s body? Here’s what legal experts say.

Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Puerto Rico considers statehood or independence

The Scholars' Circle

Amílcar Barreto

Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs; Professor, Political Science

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ATTENTION STUDENTS: Power At Work, a blog produced by Northeastern’s Burnes Center for Social Change, is recruiting student contributors. 


Interested students should attend an informational meeting on February 7 at 7:00 PM in the Burnes Center’s office at 272 Huntington Avenue, to learn more about the project, explore potential roles, and meet the team. Refreshments and pizza will be provided. 


Power At Work's goal is to recruit a dedicated team of student editors, writers, video and podcast producers, and social media managers to help build content, readership, and relevancy. It’s an opportunity for students to exercise their voice in an emerging forum, gain valuable insights into the economy through a worker-centered lens, meet industry professionals, and add to their list of published works. Learn more at the Power At Work blog


Questions can be directed to  


Matthew Ross, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, has published "Endogenous Driving Behavior in Tests of Racial Profiling" in The Journal of Human Resources.

Shantanu Khanna, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, has published "Combining rules and discretion in economic development policy: Evidence on the impacts of the California Competes Tax Credit" in The Journal of Public Economics.


Black Feminism, Black Freedom Symposium

Friday, February 3

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

East Village 017

Register to attend

This day-long symposium from the Africana Studies Program features a keynote conversation between Salamishah Tillet, Rutgers University–Newark, and Kevin Quashie, Brown University. It is co-sponsored by the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ethics Institute Speaker | James Mahon

Friday, February 3

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

James Mahon, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College, will present. 

Corporations and Human Rights | Thoughts on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Movement - A View from Asia

Friday, February 3

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Dockser Hall 42

Register to attend

Dennis Kwok, Visiting Lecturer, Political Science, will speak on the environmental, social, and governance commitments of companies and investors, and the related issues of human rights violations, supply chain policies, and modern slavery practices. This event is hosted by the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy in the School of Law, and co-hosted by CSSH and the Political Science Department.

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Shaped Modern China

Wednesday, February 8

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Alumni Center Pavilion

Columbus Place

Jonathan Kaufman, Professor and Director in the School of Journalism, will speak about the extraordinary story of the Kadoorie and Sassoon families who stood astride China’s business, politics and economy for 175 years, as part of the Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series from the Jewish Studies Program.

Douglass Day 2023

Tuesday, February 14

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Digital Media Commons

Snell Library, Snell 211

RSVP required for virtual attendance

Join the Digital Scholarship Group, the Women Writers Project, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks in celebration of Douglass Day, an event honoring the life and birthday of Frederick Douglass. At this event, we will transcribe the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and more.

This event connects with the national Douglass Day, an annual celebration organized, in part, by The Colored Conventions Project, with local events happening across the country on February 14. 

Ethics Institute Speaker | Eric Bayruns García

Friday, February 17

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Eric Bayruns García, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University, will give a speech titled "Injustice and Understanding Transmission: Diminishment in a Speaker’s Capacity to Transmit Understanding."

He will describe how a social-political feature of society, such as racial injustice, can depress the likelihood that a speaker successfully transmits understanding to their audience.

Ethics Institute Speaker | Jorge Morales

Friday, February 24

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Jorge Morales, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, will present his research on the subjectivity of the mind and how we perceive the world, how the brain creates conscious experiences, and how introspection opens a window into our own minds.

Visiting Speaker Kim Christen | Gifts from our Ancestors: Collections Kin Remaking Archives

Tuesday, February 28

4:00 - 5:15 PM

Shillman 335

RSVP required for virtual attendance

Join NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks for a talk by Kim Christen, Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Professor and Chair of the Digital Technology and Culture Department, Washington State University.

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