The International Affairs Program boasts a diverse group of research-active faculty from a variety of regional and academic backgrounds. Read more »
One of the hallmarks of Northeastern University and the International Affairs Program is our focus on experiential learning, sending our students out into the world to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life challenges. Read more »
After graduation, the International Affairs alumni go on to do a variety of work across the world, from graduate studies to careers in international organizations. Read more »
The United Nations Dialogue in Geneva was created with the aim of exposing students to the practice of diplomacy and negotiation of key world issues. It offers networking with an academic focus on the pressing issues of world politics. Read more »
Welcome to the International Affairs Program
A message from the Director
The International Affairs Program at Northeastern University brings faculty and students together in courses and research projects that fundamentally strive to create a better world—one that is freer, more peaceful, more humane, more just, and more inclusive. We are a supportive community, where undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and administrative staff collaborate in an intellectually engaging and friendly environment. We are strongly committed to experiential education (a cornerstone mission of Northeastern University), and the IAF has pioneered the university’s Dialogues of Civilizations program, which now take place in more than 70 countries around the world. Our internationally diverse faculty (hailing from Brazil, Columbia, the UK, to Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia to name just a few countries) has a wide-ranging scholarly expertise, with particular strengths in conflict resolution and peace-building, international law, and the global politics of gender, ethnicity, cities and religion.
Director of International Affairs Program
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
To read the full Message from the Director, please click here.
Celebration of Life on November 16th
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the International Affairs Program remembers our dear colleague Kimberly Jones, Associate Director, International Affairs Program and Associate Teaching Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies. Kimberly passed away on October 7th, 2018. Kimberly was a treasured colleague, an award-winning and beloved teacher, and a mentor of students and faculty. Kimberly’s rapport with faculty, colleagues and students was exceptional. She was an outstanding mentor, and had a deep impact on shaping students paths. Kimberly played an integral part as a member and leader in the International Affairs Program (IAF). Hers was an exceptionally kind, professional, and impactful presence in our college and programs.
Thank you to all who attended her Celebration of Life.
Research-active Faculty from Across the Globe
From women’s education, labor, and feminist movements; to transnational mobilities and contested urban spaces; to democratization and demographic changes in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean; and to international law and policy the International Affairs faculty engage in a variety of research projects spanning the globe. To read about the research activities and expertise of our faculty members, please select from the buttons below.
International Affairs Program Senior Banquet May 2, 2018
“Now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes, leave the world more interesting for your being here.” –Neil Gaiman
United Nations Dialogue in Geneva with Denise Garcia
The United Nations Dialogue in Geneva is titled Global Governance of International Security & the World Politics of Diplomacy. It started in 2007 by Professor Denise Garcia with the aim of exposing students to the practice and real life of diplomacy and negotiation of key world politics issues at the highest level that occur in the city of Geneva, capital of humanitarian diplomacy.
Ileana is majoring in International Affairs with minors in Political Science, French Language and Law and Public Policy. She is also pursuing a joint certificate in opera with the New England Conservatory.