2023-2024 Events with International Affairs Faculty
Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:30am | Raytheon Amphitheatre, 240 Egan
Studying and Teaching Academic Communication: After the Decolonial Turn with Professor Suresh Canagarajah, Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Asian Studies; and International Affairs.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4:15pm | Richards Hall 300
Gaza in Context. A conversation with Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, moderated by Valentine Moghadam, Professor of International Affairs and Sociology. RSVP at link. Part of the series of conversations on the events in Israel and Gaza offered by the Center of International Affairs and World Cultures.
Time and Place TBD | Check CIAWC site for updates
Understanding Israel’s Diverse Society and Populations. A conversation with Rima Farah, Visiting Lecturer. RSVP at link. Part of the series of conversations on the events in Israel and Gaza offered by the Center of International Affairs and World Cultures.
Monday, November 13, 2023 at 5pm | Egan Research Center 440
The Peril and Promise of AI in World Politics. AI experts will convene to discuss AI’s impact on world politics and global governance, algorthmic bias, ethics, ML, LLM, disinformation, and related themes. With International Affairs Professor Denise Garcia and others!
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 4:15pm | East Village, 17th Floor
Issues of International Law and Human Rights for Palestinians and Israelis. A conversation with Zinaida Miller, Professor of Law and International Affairs, moderated by Gretchen Heefner. RSVP at link. Part of the series of conversations on the events in Israel and Gaza offered by the Center of International Affairs and World Cultures.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 5pm | Richards Hall 236
Is there an Ibrahim Behind the Abraham Accords?: Morocco, Jews, Israel and America. International Fulbright scholar from Morocco, Professor Mohsine El Ahmadi of Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakesh, will be speaking on Morocco-Israel relations and their impact on U.S. foreign policy.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 5:15pm | Center for International Affairs and World Cultures Launch | 909 Renaissance Park |Refreshments will be served
Celebrate the launch of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures (CIAWC). Join CIAWC to learn about upcoming events, program announcements featuring faculty book publications, and opportunities to mingle with the community.
Monday, September 18, 2023 | 1pm-2pm | Latinx Student Cultural Center
Conversation with Professor Amílcar about the “state” of Puerto Rico.
2023-2024 Speaker Series: Rethinking Korea: New Perspectives on a Critical Region. Co-sponsored by International Affairs.
Rethinking Korea: New Perspectives on a Critical Region
This series, Rethinking Korea: New Perspectives on a Critical Region, invites distinguished scholars of culture, transnational history, environment, and international relations to offer novel perspectives on Korea while situating its complex place within global developments. See Website for full schedule of events and speaker bios. Events and RSVP links listed below.
Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 4pm-6pm | 909 Renaissance Park
“Minor Cosmopolitanism: Korean-Language Transpacific Genre Fiction During the Interwar Period.” Speaker: Dr Yoon Sun Yang, Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature and of Womens’ Gender & Sexuality Studies at Boston University.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 4pm-6pm | 909 Renaissance Park
“Problem Kin: Ritual Reform and Wartime Mobilization in Colonial Korea.” Speaker: Dr. Hajin Jun, James B. Palais Assistant Professor of Korean History in the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 4pm-6pm | 909 Renaissance Park
“De/Militarized Ecologies: Making Peace with Nature Along the Korean DMZ.” Speaker: Dr. Eleana Kim, Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 4pm-6pm | 909 Renaissance Park
“Empathy at War: The Korean War and Sino-North Korean Relations.” Speaker: Dr. Gregg Brazinsky, Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University.
Monday, June 12th | 8am-10am | The Hague Space Diplomacy Symposium | Livestream
The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures (CIAWC) is convening an international symposium on space diplomacy in the Hague with the University of Leiden. Hosted by Mai’a Cross and Jan Melissen, the symposium features interdisciplinary experts from the US, Asia, and Europe on the future challenges and opportunities of outer space exploration and cooperation.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 12pm | Senior Celebration for International Affairs and Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies Majors | 909 Renaissance Park
International Affairs Majors & Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies Majors: You are kindly invited to join Faculty and Staff to a Senior Celebration as we celebrate your accomplishments.
Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 11:45am | The Importance of Alliances, Partnerships, and Domestic Strengths | 909 Renaissance Park
Panelists: Colonel Rachel Sullivan, US Army Civil Affairs; Colonel Eric Landry, Canadian Army; Lt Colonel Chris Powers, MO National Guard. Moderated by Professor Risa Kitagawa, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Colonel Leon Perkowski, Director, Eisenhower Series College Program
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5:15pm | Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Global Politics After a Year of War | 909 Renaissance Park
Panelists: Professors Mai’a Cross, Stephen Flynn and Julie Garey from Northeastern will be joined by Guest Panelist Oley Kotsyuba from the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. Moderated by Professor Gretchen Heefner. See flyer for more information and to RSVP.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 4pm | Out of the Abyss: Discussing Alternatives to Puerto Rico’s Status Crisis | Refreshments will be served
Conversation with former Puerto Rico Senator Juan Dalmau. Puerto Rico is facing its worse social, economic and political crisis since the Commonwealth government was founded in 1952. Juan Dalmau will discuss what he considers to be a path out of that morass. See flyer for RSVP.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 4:30pm | Author Talk with Medea Benjamin “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict”
Russia’s brutal February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has attracted widespread condemnation across the West. Government and media circles present the conflict as a simple dichotomy between an evil empire and an innocent victim.
Social Impact Lab Series Event October 3-7, 2022
From Boston to Beirut: Reimagining the Work of Social Change in the Middle East. Please see the Social Impact Lab Website for Schedule of Events and to Register. Co-sponsored by International Affairs.
Putting Social Impact Lab Principles and Practices into Action The Social Impact Lab is proud to welcome Lynn Zovighian to Northeastern University as our inaugural Zameli Family Fellow. As a social investor, human rights advocate, and managing director of The Zovighian Partnership, Lynn integrates Social Impact Lab principles and practices into projects across the Middle East. Please join Lynn and Northeastern faculty members for a week of conversations and workshops about doing the work of social change at the intersection of systems thinking, ethical practice, and social justice.
Upcoming CSSH Events
Past Events with our Faculty
April 12, 2022 from 5:15-6:30pm | Hybrid
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Global Politics with Denise Garcia and Mai’a Cross. Panel discussion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its potential outcome, and the implications for Ukrainian citizens.
April 13, 2022 from 12:45-2:10pm | Hybrid
2022 Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture with Tiffany Joseph. Displacement, Citizenship and Human Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century. The lecture features outstanding lawyers, judges, scholars and advocates who share their experiences in advancing human rights. This year’s speaker is Tiffany Joseph, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and Graduate Program Director for Sociology.
November 18, 2021 at 4pm | Author Talk with Sahar Aziz “The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom”.
Why does a country with religious liberty enmeshed in its legal and social structures produce such overt prejudice and discrimination against Muslims? Sahar Aziz’s groundbreaking book demonstrates how race and religion intersect to create what she calls the Racial Muslim. Comparing discrimination against immigrant Muslims with the prejudicial treatment of Jews, Catholics, Mormons, and African American Muslims during the twentieth century, Aziz explores the gap between America’s aspiration for and fulfillment of religious freedom. With America’s demographics rapidly changing from a majority white Protestant nation to a multiracial, multi-religious society, this book is an in dispensable read for understanding how our past continues to shape our present—to the detriment of our nation’s future.
February 17, 2021 at 6pm | “Ecological Threats to Peace” Webinar
A webinar with Francesca Batault, SSH’19 and Charles Allen, Director of Partnerships at The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), one of the leading international think tanks. Click here
December 8, 2021 at 6pm | Virtual Film Screening “HOW I LIVE “
HOW I LIVE. 4 Families. 5 Countries. And the global fight to cure childhood cancer. Follow the incredible journeys of four children with cancer and the healthcare teams working to cure them. Filmed on the front lines of global pediatric oncology. An inspiring film about the global fight to cure childhood cancer.
September 23, 2021 at 11am | Hybrid
“The Toughest Citizenship and Statehood Challenge in the Middle East” Webinar The Toughest Citizenship and Statehood Challenge in the Middle East: Ideas to transcend Palestine-Israel failed non-diplomacy and ignite genuine peace negotiations.Four seasoned analysts, scholars and practitioners from Israel and Palestine suggest pathways to meaningful negotiations for a permanent peace that transforms refugees into citizens and foes into peaceful neighbors.
October 30, 2020 at 12pm | Virtual Author Talk with Manal Jamal
“Promoting Democracy: The Force of Political Settlements in Uncertain Times” .Dr. Jamal’s book examined the impact of the political settlements and the mediating role of Western donor assistance on political movements and emergent civil society groups in the Palestinian territories and El Salvador, culminating in Hamas’ election victory in 2006 and the political aftermath that transpired. The book draws from research for which she won the best fieldwork award of the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association. Recordings:https://vimeo.com/472599135 andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0YKl0nnXU
Fall 2021 Security and Resilience Speaker Series
September 14, 2021
“How to End a Failing War” with Dominic Tierney, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Swarthmore College. On Zoom. RSVP for link.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
“Disasters as Suffering Out of Place” with Jacob Remes, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University. In 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont St., Boston. RSVP required.
November 16, 2021
“The Problems and Failures of Civilian Cyber Defense” with Lior Tabansky of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv Univeristy. In 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont St., Boston. RSVP required.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
“Exploring Resilience and Equity Through the Prism of a Pandemic: Perspectives from the field” in 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont St., Boston. RSVP required.