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 takes 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 global politics of gender, ethnicity, cities, and religion.
Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs Program
Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Professor of Political Science
Associate Director & Undergraduate Program Director, International Affairs Program
Teaching Professor in International Affairs and Political Science
Amílcar Antonio Barreto
Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated faculty member of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto specializes in nationalism & ethnic politics, citizenship and race. Most of his work has focused on Puerto Rico and Latinos in the United States. His most recent books are The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico …
International Affairs Associate Director; International Affairs Undergraduate Program Director; Teaching Professor in International Affairs and Political Science
Ioannis Livanis received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida (2010). He writes and teaches about intergovernmental relations and governance, with a particular focus on compliance with agreements at the local (intra-organizat…