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Prof. Bucar writes for Rewire.News

Prof. Bucar discusses her reaction to the exhibit “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination” that is showing at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Does the exhibit provide insights on the historical or social context of these fashion designs or does it ignore such contexts?

Published On: January 14, 2019 |
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Prof. Bucar writes an article for Religion News Service

“Dear Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats: A hijab is not a hat” As the new U.S. Congress convened on January 3, 2019, more women represent their respective Congressional districts. Among those women are Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Congresswoman Omar is a Muslim and has a religious obligation to wear a hijab. Prof Bucar discusses…
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Published On: January 4, 2019 |
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Prof. Illingworth’s newest article in the Bioethics Forum, The Hastings Center’s Blog

The conflict between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) stems from the NRA’s position that the medical community should “stay in their lane” with respect to gun control policy. Yet, the fact that so many lives have been threatened by gun violence suggests that the medical community has an…
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Published On: December 18, 2018 |
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Congrats Ryan Grewal for being published in Northeastern University Political Review

In his essay for Northeastern University Political Review, student Ryan Grewal (2020) contrasts the disparities in educational resources available to the Boston Public Schools and Boston’s prestigious private universities that are tax-exempt and have large endowments.  Private universities receive exemptions for property taxes for their land and buildings, while the rest of Boston’s property owners…
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Published On: December 10, 2018 |
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Prof. Sandler recently was interviewed in News @ Northeastern

Professor Sandler, discusses the unethical application of CRISPR technology for genetic manipulation of human embryos. The recent announcement by He Jiankui, a scientist from China, that he had used the technology to genetically edit human infants has raised concerns within the scientific community on the scientific and ethical norms of reproductive genetic engineering.

Published On: November 30, 2018 |
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Prof. Bucar and Prof. Goodwin just launched their Sacred Writes website

Generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and hosted by Northeastern University, Sacred Writes provides support, resources, and networks for scholars of religion committed to translating the significance of their research to a broader audience. Over the life of the project (2018-2022), Sacred Writes will host trainings for scholars, create and fund partnerships between scholars…
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Published On: November 15, 2018 |
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Prof. Smead publishes an article on Aeon’s website

Professor Rory Smead, and Professor Patrick Forber, Tufts University, explore the purpose of punishment in their article, “Punishment isn’t about the common good, it’s about spite.”  They explore the various reasons why punishment is invoked, ranging from actions to promote and restore the greater good, to actions that are spiteful retributions for the wrongdoer.  

Published On: November 9, 2018 |
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Prof. Delmas’ recent published book ‘A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil’

Prof. Candice Delmas puts forward a groundbreaking theory that resisting injustice is itself a civic duty, which sometimes requires breaking the law. Using today’s social movements such as Black Lives Matter, the anti-Trump resistance, and feminist activism in Europe and Russia as examples, Professor Delmas turns a major tradition in political theory against itself by…
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Published On: September 17, 2018 |
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Prof. Delmas’ recent article in Oxford University Press blog

Read Professor Delmas’ recent article “Not your grandmother’s women’s lib movement: Femen’s uncivil disobedience” Oksana Shachko died on 23 July 2018. Although her name may not be familiar to all, her contributions to women’s rights may. Oksana co-founded the feminist socialist collective Femen in her native Ukraine ten years ago, with the purpose of fighting…
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Prof. Delmas Interviews with 3CR-Community Radio

Listen here to learn about Civil Disobedience; Assistant Professor Candice Delmas explains the difference between civil and uncivil disobedience, the moral and political importance of civil disobedience, and also in what type of disobedience Pussy Riot participated.

Published On: September 7, 2018 |
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