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Controlling The Air, Controlling Threats

Amid the con­flict in Libya, the United Nations Secu­rity Council approved a no-​​fly zone over the country as one of the mea­sures to quell the vio­lence. But why are no-​​fly zones used in inter­na­tional con­flicts, and what do they involve? Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty associate in North­eastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, defines their role…
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Published On: April 2, 2011 | Tags: ,
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How has American identity changed?

First-​​generation West African immi­grants from Nigeria and Ghana tran­si­tion smoothly into major soci­etal insti­tu­tions, such as the work­place and the neigh­bor­hood, but have not built stable, mutu­ally ben­e­fi­cial friend­ships and inti­mate rela­tion­ships with native-​​born Amer­i­cans, said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fessor Min­delyn Buford II. Speaking at an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence, “Amer­ican Iden­tity in the Age of Obama,” held last…
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Published On: March 29, 2011 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Career Fair for the Socially Minded

By May, senior Jason Whye could be restoring natural habitats or removing invasive plants as a community crew leader for a national conservation group that hires students to work in the national parks and forests. “I want to do something because it makes a positive impact, not because it makes a lot of money,” said…
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Published On: March 21, 2011 | Tags:
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Working to End Age-Old Strife

Promoting religious tolerance among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland has encouraged Northeastern University junior Tess McCarthy to consider a career in conflict resolution among Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East. “I’m drawn to the potential of changing someone’s life,” said McCarthy, an international affairs major with a minor in Middle Eastern studies. “As…
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Published On: March 19, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Opposing Al Qaeda with democracy

Associate Professor of International Affairs Berna Turam, the author of “Between Islam and the State: the Politics of Engagement,” offers insight into the recent uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, and explains the importance of hope in the midst of a wave of democratic upheaval. In Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya there is no religious overtone…
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Published On: March 17, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Economic impact of the NFL lockout

The National Football League (NFL) recently locked out the players after their collective bargaining agreement expired, putting the upcoming football season in jeopardy. A court hearing has been scheduled for April 6, on the players’ request to block the owners’ lockout. John E. Kwoka, Neal F. Finnegan distinguished professor of economics at Northeastern University, teaches…
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Published On: March 13, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Triumph of Diplomacy

It didn’t take long for a team of 19 Northeastern social sciences students to get into character for the Model NATO Conference last month in Washington, D.C. After dividing into two teams of delegates representing Belgium or Hungary, the student-diplomats made a strong showing at the mock North Atlantic Treaty Organization proceeding. In its premiere…
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Published On: March 11, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Teaching a Love for Language

“Green Eggs and Ham” and puppets sound more like they belong in a pre-school classroom than in the hands of a college student, but Northeastern’s associate professor and graduate director of speech-language pathology, Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, would beg to differ. For the past 13 years, she has been overseeing a weekly program for undergraduate and graduate…
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Published On: March 9, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Politics Cloud Wisconsin Labor Fight

Ongoing demonstrations against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal that would strip the state’s public employee unions of nearly all their collective bargaining power have rocked that state’s capitol. Public employees from New York to Olympia, Wash., have held similar rallies. Northeastern economics professor Osborne Jackson, whose research focuses on labor economics and public finance, explores…
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Published On: March 7, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Honored by the ASECS

Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Maddock Dillon has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Jay Fliegelman Excellence in Mentorship Award by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Graduate Student Caucus. The award, now in its fourth year, is given to a faculty member who has provided exceptional mentorship and guidance to graduate students, and in so…
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Published On: February 17, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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