The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures

A leader in global research, curricular innovation, and experiential learning

The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures draws on Northeastern University’s many strengths in the study of international institutions and processes, enhancing knowledge of world societies, politics, and cultures. The Center’s activities aim to advance interdisciplinary scholarship, programs of study, and transnational linkages by creating annual programming around a relevant global or international theme. Housed in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Center supports and often co-sponsors the activities of area studies programs devoted to multiple geographic regions, while emphasizing thematic concerns that span the globe.

 

Spring 2019 “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series

    Series presented by: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 909 Renaissance Park, Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115 RSVPs encouraged. Tuesday, January 15, 2019  “Urban Resilience – What’s the Role of Water Infrastructure?” Tara Kulkarni…
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Fall 2018 “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series

Series presented by: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science 4:30 – 6 p.m. 909 Renaissance Park, Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115 RSVPs encouraged. Tuesday, September 11, 2018  “Is Cyber Resilience Possible?” John Manferdelli Professor of the Practice; Executive Director of…
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2018-2019 “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 CANCELLED “Women Waging Peace” Malcolm Potts, MD, PhD, Professor of the Graduate School, Public Health, University of California Berkeley 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park Presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, Master of Public Health Program, and Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies Learn more…
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Upcoming Events

01/15/2019

Urban Resilience – What’s the Role of Water Infrastructure?

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Twenty-five percent of the $1 billion in annual flood damages in the US can be linked to stormwater. Most municipalities however, are crippled with aging infrastructure and shrinking budgets. Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), offers a low-cost alternative to expensive capital projects. These nature-based engineering interventions,…
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02/12/2019

Can Caribbean Environmental History Teach Us Anything About Resilience?

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event The Caribbean has undergone serious social, environmental and economic changes since the advent of colonization. What kind of society, consumption patterns, political organization or economic model should be adopted to build a more sustainable future in the Caribbean? History shows that today’s situation is not a…
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02/27/2019

Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dr. Lisa Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Director, Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, will be speaking at the first event in the Spring 2019 “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series…
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03/19/2019

New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at…
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04/10/2019

The Ultrasocial World: International Cooperation Against All Odds

Mai’a K. Davis Cross is the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University, will be speaking in the “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series…
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04/16/2019

Shifting Ideas of Crime, and Where Resilience May Point to Solutions

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event From the protests over officer-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the explosion of gang violence that has pushed people to migrate from Central America, it is clear that issues of crime–and how society thinks about the causes and remedies of crime–will continue to be important…
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