Eric Piza, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of Crime Analysis Initiatives, shared research in the journal Criminology about predicting use of force during officer-civilian interactions. He recently spoke with News@Northeastern on the implications of this research for police and their training.

Read "Police encounters get moment-by-moment analysis in new study."

How will Ukraine survive winter if Russia decides to ramp up infrastructure attacks?


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

Stephen E. Flynn

Professor of Political Science; Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid will force Republican party soul-searching, Northeastern expert says


Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

Ted Miller

Teaching Professor of History

Virginia slayings raise questions about guns on campus and school shootings overall, Northeastern professor says


James Alan Fox

Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy

Panel discussion will explore ‘our original sin’ of segregation in Boston


Ted Landsmark

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

It’s not just Coca-Cola: Corporations have co-opted the UN climate talks


Jennie C. Stephens

Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy

Study Shows Gains, Systemic Obstacles to Boston’s Ambitious Climate Goals

Jamaica Plain Gazette

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Who are the Christian Dominionists backing conservative candidates?


Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

Assistant Professor of Religion and Anthropology

Maine AG says new DNA tests insufficient to overturn 34-year-old murder case

Yahoo News

Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Law

What do the midterm results say about the future of abortion rights?


Martha Davis

Affiliated Faculty of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; University Distinguished Professor of Law

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Hillary Chute, Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design in CSSH and CAMD, has released a new book. Maus Now: Selected Writing (Penguin Random House) collects responses to Spiegelman’s monumental work from a wide range of viewpoints and traditions, inspired by the material’s complexity across four decades, from 1985 to 2018. 

James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy, collaborated with USA TODAY and the Associated Press to create the Mass Killing Database–a public facing website that uses interactive graphics and visuals to break down data on incidences of mass killing in the United States. The database recently received an EPPY award from Editor & Publisher, honoring excellence in digital news publishing. The database earned first place for best community service project/reporting.  


Haitian Feminist Foundations: The Ligue Féminine d'Action Sociale and Cléante Valcin

Monday, November 28

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Register to attend virtually

Join this session of "Black Feminist Studies" taught by Régine Jean-Charles, Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, for a public lecture on Haitian feminism with Nadeve Menard of École Normale Supérieure of Université d'État d'Haïti and Grace Sanders Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania.

Info Session: Food and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia Dialogue of Civilizations

Monday, November 28

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Curry 333

Caitlin Thornbrugh, Associate Teaching Professor in English and Director of the Writing Minor, and Kat Gonso, Teaching Professor in English and Director of the Writing Center, are hosting an info session for their 2023 Food and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia Dialogue of Civilizations. Students of all majors are welcome to attend. Students outside the Boston campus are invited to email Professors Thornbrugh or Gonso for a Zoom link.

The Rise of China, the Fall of Hong Kong, and the Implications for Taiwan Strait: A Conversation with Dennis Kwok

Tuesday, November 29

5:00 - 6:15 PM

909 RP

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Dennis Kwok is a Barrister-at-Law and the founding member of Hong Kong’s Civic Party. In 2012, Kwok was elected as a member of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. He continued in office until November 2020 when the NPC (National People's Congress) Standing Committee in Beijing issued a ruling disqualifying him. This resulted in the resignation of all democratic members of the Legislative Council in protest. He was subsequently awarded the Commonwealth Law Conference Rule of Law award 2021 for standing up for free speech. He is currently a visiting lecturer in the Political Science Department and the inaugural scholar-in-exile.

This event will be moderated by Mai’a Cross, Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy; Director of the Center for International and World Cultures

Race and Community Dialogue Series: A Community Forum on Trauma Informed Services within Boston Public Schools

Tuesday, November 29

5:00 - 6:30 PM

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The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Center on Crime, Race, and Justice presents its third annual Race and Community Dialogue series. This year's presentation will examine the effectiveness of trauma services within the BPS system. This forum is the first panel discussion of a three-part series, exploring important topics on race and communities of color that impact the city of Boston.

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 presents the life of Golda Meir 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.

Ethics Institute Speaker: Don Fallis

Friday, December 2

12:00 - 1:30 PM

428 RP

This session's speaker is Don

Fallis, Professor Of Philosophy and Computer Science. 

Professor Fallis' work focuses on epistemology, philosophy of information, and philosophy of mathematics.

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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