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Stopping Rape As An Object of War

It is a disturbing truth that sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) is used as a war tactic in developing nations. Silvia Dominguez, assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University, recently visited Liberia to help develop a national mental health policy related to SGBV. Here, she discusses Liberia’s current climate and offers examples of changes that…
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Published On: December 4, 2009 | Tags: ,,
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Observers at the making of global history

Northeastern students, alumni, and faculty will be in Copenhagen next Friday as observers for the fifteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference, which could prove to be one of the most historic meetings among global leaders in the past 60 years. The event, running from December 7 to December 18, will convene more than 15,000 participants from 192…
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Prestigious Lifetime-Achievement Award

For three decades, Nicole Rafter has, in her own words, helped “women, people of color and the poor benefit from criminal justice instead of being oppressed by it.” Now, this senior research fellow in the area of criminal justice has been recognized for her life’s work. She’s received her field’s highest level of recognition for…
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Published On: December 3, 2009 | Tags: ,
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The President on Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is all over the news, and one ongoing story that has taken center stage is the drawn-out public decision-making process going on inside the White House over what America’s ultimate strategy should be. It’s a story that includes presidential advisors, Congressional Democrats, and generals openly at odds over policy, and a…
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Published On: October 30, 2009 | Tags: ,
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