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Prof. Smead’s project “Conflict and Convention in Dynamic Networks”

Prof Smead and his team have been working on a project, “Conflict and Convention in Dynamic Networks” our study shows that, when individuals get to choose their partners, surprising conventions of cooperation and conflict-avoidance arise.

Published On: March 6, 2019 |
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Sci Phi Podcast: Episode 59 with Prof. Fitelson

On Episode 59, Nick chats with Prof. Fitelson, about his early days working in mathematics and physics as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA contractor, his highly-social approach to doing and learning philosophy, his work on probability in scientific inference, the story of the Formal Epistemology Workgroup, using computational techniques to…
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Published On: March 1, 2019 |
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Congratulations, Vishal, on being a 2019 Compass Award Recipient!

Vishal has been selected by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities as its 2019 Compass Award recipient. This award recognizes nine outstanding seniors who, during their time on campus, have demonstrated a true commitment to a core set of values: leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity, and commitment to Northeastern. Vishal was selected by CSSH, because of he…
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Published On: February 15, 2019 |
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Prof. Goodwin writes an article for Religion News Service

Prof. Goodwin writes a great piece for Religion News Service about the recent controversial Supreme Court decision Dunn v Ray.

Published On: February 14, 2019 |
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Libertarianism.org interviews Prof. Delmas on her recent book

In Professor Delams book A Duty to Resist she highlights a theory of resisting injustice as a duty in of itself. This specific duty could require breaking the law. She also defends uncivil disobedience and where it is limited in feasibility. Throughout this episode she makes us question how far we should go in order to…
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Published On: February 11, 2019 |
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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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