Stephen E. FlynnProfessor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute, spoke with News@Northeastern about the recent damage caused by Hurricane Ian and the tough choices Florida residents now face as they consider rebuilding.

Read "With storms threatening to intensify, should Floridians stay or should they go?"

Congressional leaders raise campaign cash but avoid limelight

Washington Examiner

Costas Panagopoulos

Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair

What consequences could former Woburn cop accused in white supremacist rally face?


Daniel Medwed

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

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Heather Falconer English PhD '18, published Masking Inequality with Good Intentions, an open-access book examining the impact of systemic bias on disciplinary discourse acquisition and identity development. The print edition from University Press of Colorado will be released in the coming months.


Book Talk: Looking for Other Worlds: Black Feminism and Haitian Fiction

Tuesday, November 1

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Underground Café & Lounge 

742 Columbus Ave.

Register to attend

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, hosts a book talk and conversation on her new release, Looking for Other Worlds: Black Feminism and Haitian Fiction (University of Virginia Press). In the book, she explores the "ethical imagination" of three contemporary Haitian authors—Yanick Lahens, Kettly Mars, and Evelyne Trouillot—contending that ethics and aesthetics operate in relation to each other through the writers’ respective novels and that the turn to ethics has proven essential in the 21st century. Professor Jean-Charles will be in conversation with Faith Smith of Brandeis University.

Out of the Abyss: Discussing Alternatives to Puerto Rico's Status Crisis

Thursday, November 3

4:00 - 6:00 PM

310 RP

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Puerto Rico is facing its worst social, economic, and political crisis since the Commonwealth government was founded in 1952. Former Puerto Rico Senator and former gubernatorial candidate Juan Dalmau will lead a conversation on what he considers to be a path of out the morass.

Human Services Faculty Panel

Thursday, November 3

6:30 - 8:00 PM

310 RP

A panel of human services faculty including Lori Gardinier, Director and Teaching Professor of Human Services and a Senior Research Associate in the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; Margot Abels, Assistant Teaching Professor; Matt Lee, Teaching Professor of Human Services; Emily Mann, Teaching Professor of Human Services and a Senior Research Associate in the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; and Rebecca Riccio, Khaled and Olfat Juffali Director of the Social Impact Lab and Lecturer of Human Services, will speak about their career paths and research. 

Ethics Institute Speaker: Robert Hughes

Friday, November 4

12:00 - 1:30 PM

428 RP

This session's speaker is Robert Hughes, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He will present a talk entitled "Is a Low Wage Job a Benefit or a Harm?"

If, Then: Technology and Poetics—Kathy Wu on Teaching with RiTa.js

Friday, November 4

1:00 - 2:15 PM

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Join artist and educator Kathy Wu for a workshop on teaching with RiTa.js, a free/open-source library for writing in programmable media. RiTa "provides functions for simple language processing and generation tasks without the overhead or complexity of a full NLP stack." RiTa runs in a variety of environments, and Kathy's work focuses specifically on running it in p5.js for creating creative, generative work. This workshop is specifically aimed at arts and humanities educators, but artists, programmers, and teachers of all skill levels are welcome.

After Area Studies Lecture Series: Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu

Monday, November 7

4:00 - 6:00 PM

909 RP

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The third event of the "After Area Studies" series features Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, author of Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam.

After Area Studies brings distinguished scholars of transpacific history, media, race, critical refugee studies and visual culture to present their work and share their perspectives on how to study the contemporary global moment beyond the disciplinary confines of traditional area studies. This series explores the work of centering Asia, its peoples, its diasporas, and its historical legacies and ongoing contributions.

Health Professions Conference 2022

Monday, November 7

9:00 AM

300 Richards Hall

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The conference will kick off with a keynote address from Richard Wamai, Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, and co-leader of the Integrated Initiative for Global Health. He works in global health research, training, implementation, and policy focusing on HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, and health systems and policy in countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Faculty Research Blitz

Thursday, November 10

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Cabral Center

Interested in undergraduate research opportunities? Join the Department of Philosophy and Religion for the annual Faculty Research Blitz. Each professor will give a short 5-minute talk about their research, and students are invited to ask questions.

Ethics Institute Speaker: Michael Hannon

Friday, November 18

12:00 - 1:30 PM

428 RP

This session's speaker is Michael Hannon, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Professor Hannon works in epistemology, especially the social and political aspects of epistemology. He is primarily interested in the relationship between knowledge and practical life.

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