Serena Parekh, Chair and Professor of Philosophy, is quoted in World Bulletin on the differing approaches of EU member states to refugees from Syria and Ukraine.

Read "Ukraine-Russia war shows EU's hypocritical stance on refugees."

Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ is the latest One Book, One Chicago title. It feels like a provocation.

Chicago Tribune

Diane Noomin, 75, Who Helped Bring Feminism to Underground Comics, Dies

New York Times

Hillary Chute

Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the College of Arts, Media and Design

Two birthdays, an anniversary and homecoming: a family affair at Convocation 2022


Denise Garcia

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

‘An excuse to racially profile’: How Florida trains police on bias

Tampa Bay Times

Jack McDevitt

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Why federal prosecutors may be pressed for time in the Mar-a-Lago investigation, even during ‘very early stages’


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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Sara Wylie, Associate Professor Sociology and Health Science, has been named an Energy Justice Science, Technology and Policy Fellow in the new Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis at the Department of Energy. She will be working on high-level strategies, policies, and research opportunities to execute the Justice40 Initiative across the Department of Energy's existing and new programs. Specifically, she will support the development of environmental justice scores; the creation and implementation of Justice40 benefits metrics and methodologies; and evaluation of the first year of Justice40 implementation.


Faculty Works-in-Progress | Pursuing Community-Led, Science-Driven Climate Resilience and Wellbeing: A New Frontier for the Boston Area Research Initiative

Monday, September 19

1:00 - 2:00 PM

909 RP

Additional sponsors for this event are the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research and the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI).

Moira Zellner, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of Participatory Modeling and Data Science and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and Dan O'Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI), will present on their new vision for BARI. 

PPE Speaker Series: Margaret Burnham

Tuesday, September 20
10:00 - 11:30 PM

Curry Senate Chambers
360 Huntington Ave.

Join the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) program for a lecture and Q&A with Margaret Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project; and Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR).

The Civic Experience: Moving Past Politics to Deliver Results

Monday, September 21

5:00 PM

ISEC 102

Livestream on Northeastern University's Facebook Page

In their recent book, “Results: Getting Beyond Politics to Get Important Work Done,” two-term Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish, Baker’s first State House chief of staff, lay out a results-oriented approach to public problem-solving that seeks to transcend partisan politics. In this live, in-person discussion with students and aspiring practitioners, Baker and Kadish will discuss examples of how they successfully applied their innovative problem-solving framework to thorny, long-standing policy challenges and sudden crises confronted during their tenure. The event will be moderated by Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics.

Ethics Institute Speaker: David Friedell

Friday, September 23

12:00 - 1:30 PM

428 RP

The Ethics Institute Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, invites visiting scholars to share their research and works-in-progress with faculty and students alike. This session's guest speaker is David Friedell, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Union College. Dr. Friedell’s research is in metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of language.

If/Then: Technology and Poetics—Andrew Smith on Visualizing the Remix with LiteraryDJ

Friday, September 23

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Register to attend

If, Then: Technology and Poetics is a working group and workshop series that meets monthly over Zoom. Writers, coders, and scholars investigate the relationships between humans and machines and the works of art, literature, and visual knowledge they produce together. Andrew Smith will lead a discussion and brainstorming session on his work-in-progress LiteraryDJ. Born out of Black literary and musical practices, LiteraryDJ is a set of data exploration tools that draw inspiration from techniques used in electronic literature and computational poetry.

Sigh, Gone: An Evening with Phuc Tran

Saturday, September 24

6:00 PM

Fenway Center

77 Saint Stephen St.

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Phuc Tran, author of Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit in, will speak about his work at this student-supported event.

Academic Innovation for the Public Good | A Book Conversation Series

Wednesday, September 28
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Join the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs for 10 monthly book conversations with leading scholars on how higher education can affect the public good. Each session features an author of a recently published book exploring the role of colleges and universities in addressing societal problems. An expert in the author’s field will conduct the interview, followed by questions from the audience.

This session will feature guest speaker Van Ton-Quinlivan, former executive vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges and author of WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times.
FREDA: A Film Screening & Conversation with the Director

Wednesday, September 28
6:00 - 9:30 PM

Join the Africana Studies Program for a screening of the Haitian film FREDA, which follows the life of a young woman challenged with the difficult choice to either leave her home, or seek change within it. After the film, Africana Studies Director Régine Jean-Charles will talk with the film's director Gessica Généus.
Urvashi Vaid Memorial Gathering

Wednesday, September 28
7:30 - 10:00 PM

Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheatre
120 Forsyth Street
A gathering in memory of Northeastern School of Law alumna and queer rights pioneer Urvashi Vaid.

It Takes a Village to Make a Village: How Trust, Patience, and Data Are Giving a Thousand Semi-Nomadic Families Their Say

Monday, October 3

12:00 - 1:30 PM

310R RP

Register to attend in-person or online

This event is part of the Social Impact Lab's weeklong series From Boston to Beirut: Reimagining Social Change in the Middle East. 

The desertification of traditional grazing lands, victimization by predatory lenders, and urban encroachment have long threatened to displace semi-nomadic desert tribes in Albaydha, Saudi Arabia. Based on a model developed by Social Impact Lab Director Rebecca Riccio, social investor and human rights advocate Lynn Zovighian and her family's Beirut-based social investment firm The Zovighian Partnership are leveraging "patient philanthropy" to engage over a thousand families in designing and building a village to meet their housing needs. Presenters will discuss systems analysis, multi-stakeholder engagement, participatory research, housing design, visualization and mapping, and multi-stream in the context of this project. Faculty guests include Moira Zellner, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Director of Participatory Modeling and Data Science and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks; Liza Weinstein, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology; and Laura Kuhl, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs.

Fifth Annual Schulman Lecture

Monday, October 17

5:30 - 7:30 PM

909 RP

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Center on Crime, Race, and Justice, and the Center for Law, Equity, and Race present the Fifth Annual David D. Schulman Distinguished Lecture featuring Katheryn Russell-Brown, JD, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida Law School. 

Jews of Color in Early America

Thursday, October 20
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Raytheon Amphitheatre
120 Forsyth Street
Laura Arnold Leibman, Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, reveals the early history of multiracial Jews in the United States and Caribbean and explains how their stories got lost in common tellings of Jewish American history.

This lecture is part of the Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series on Colors, Cultures, and Flavors of the Jews.
Ethics Institute Speaker:
Kay Mathiesen

Friday, October 21
12:00 - 1:30 PM

RP 428
In the Ethics Institute Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, scholars share their research with faculty and students alike. Intended to help build a stronger community of scholars, this series demystifies the research process by sharing works-in-progress. This event's speaker is Kay Mathiesen, Associate Professor of Philosophy.
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