Home » News

News

Young people are talking politics on TikTok. Is this a good thing?

A meme has been making the rounds on the internet recently, purporting that the U.S. Constitution allows an impeached president to run for office an additional two terms so long as there is no conviction by the Senate. The fact-checking website Snopes set the record straight in October, rating the claim as false, but the meme appeared…
Read more »

Published On: February 12, 2020 | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

Northeastern researchers team up with PayPal to tackle illegal firearm transactions

PayPal is funding an initiative that will bring together a team of researchers from Northeastern to examine how firearms are illegally trafficked on the company’s platforms, using information from PayPal’s databases about firearm sales and types of payments. The company is giving the research team, led by Northeastern professor Anthony Braga, access to its databases, with the goal…
Read more »

Published On: February 11, 2020 | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

In the Iowa caucus, an antiquated voting system refused to bend to technology

What happens when you mix an eighteenth century voting system with twenty first century technology? Pandemonium. Four years after a presidential election marred by allegations of fraud and foreign interference, the U.S. democratic system met with its first major mishap of the presidential campaign on Monday night when the Iowa Democratic Party delayed the release of caucus results…
Read more »

Published On: February 5, 2020 | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

Better planning might have limited flood damage in Brazil. But would it have been enough?

Historic rainfall in southeastern Brazil has created deadly floods and widespread destruction in a region that was experimenting with “more progressive” planning and zoning policies than most, says Northeastern political science professor Thomas Vicino, who studies metropolitan development and housing in Brazil. Had they been fully realized, could those policies have reduced some of the destruction in Belo…
Read more »

Published On: February 4, 2020 | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

Brexit is actually happening. Now what?

After more than three years of back and forth, the day for Brexit is finally here: On Jan. 31, the United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union. But what the future will bring for trade relations between the two is still anyone’s guess, says Mai’a Cross, an associate professor of political science and international affairs…
Read more »

Published On: January 30, 2020 | Tags: ,,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

‘Dr. King’s message is universal’

Accountability and responsibility in the digital age were the central themes of a conversation in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  on Thursday at Northeastern. In the discussion, hosted by Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Patricia J. Williams, University Distinguished Professor of law and humanities, said the digital age is reclassifying…
Read more »

Published On: January 17, 2020 | Tags:
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

The Iran crisis: How we got here

The killing of a prominent Iranian commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone strike has provoked a crisis in Iran and escalated tensions between Teheran and Washington. But even before Soleimani’s assassination, Iran’s position in the region was vulnerable, says Valentine Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs at Northeastern. Surrounded by U.S….
Read more »

Published On: January 15, 2020 | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

Do women in economics face extra scrutiny?

In the field of economics, seminars serve as the platform through which researchers disseminate new work, practitioners test out new theories, and young people network and find jobs. But, new research from Northeastern shows that men and women are treated very differently at such seminars. Researchers, including Northeastern associate professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, found that…
Read more »

Published On: | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

The old, the new, and the ‘spaghettification’ of the LGBTQA+ community

India. Botswana. Trinidad and Tobago. Three countries on three different continents with, at first glance, little in common. But United Nation’s independent expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz says that in the last two years these have reoriented international law protecting the LGBTQA+ community. Each of the three decriminalized homosexuality with a legal argument based an individual’s dignity…
Read more »

Published On: January 13, 2020 | Tags:
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF

The G7 wants to regulate artificial intelligence. Should the U.S. get on board?

With the introduction of new export controls on artificial intelligence software last week, the White House appealed to lawmakers, businesses, and European allies to avoid overregulation of artificial intelligence. It also maintained its refusal to participate in a project proposed by the Group of Seven leading economies, which seeks to establish shared principles and regulations…
Read more »

Published On: | Tags: ,
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF