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Prof. Bucar seeks to expand awareness and knowledge of religion in daily life

It only takes three minutes of chatting with Elizabeth Bucar, a religious ethicist who studies sexuality and gender in Islamic and Christian communities, to understand her passion for what she does. “I have the best job in the world,” said Bucar, who works as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Northeastern. “I get…
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Published On: October 31, 2019 |
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Prof. Williams featured in this recent article, “What do we lose when interactions become transactions?”

What do surrogacy, civil rights, and climate change have in common? Ask Patricia Williams, and the answer is contract law. Williams is a lawyer who has authored several books on critical race theory and gender theory, and has a long-running monthly column in the political and cultural magazine The Nation. She’s working on two more…
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Published On: October 7, 2019 |
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The Toronto Raptors now sell hijabs. What does this mean for Muslim women?- Prof. Bucar weighs in

After becoming the first Canadian team to win a championship in the National Basketball Association in June, the Toronto Raptors have made history once again. The Raptors now say they are the first team in the league to market and sell athletic hijabs, which are head coverings worn by some Muslim women.  The team formed…
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Published On: September 19, 2019 |
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Prof. Sandler and Prof. Basl team up with Accenture to offer a road map for artificial intelligence ethics oversight

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, and concerns over data use and security grow after each high-profile scandal, the discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt these systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for…
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Published On: September 9, 2019 |
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Prof. Basl was featured in this recent article

Check out what Prof. Basl has to say in this article, “Sind Digital-Marketeers im AI-Zeitalter nur Influencer oder professionelle Manipulatoren?”

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“In Past Ties Between Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein, Troubling Questions About Elite Philanthropy” Prof. Illingworth is quoted extensively

Accused sex trafficker and convicted prostitution client Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but many questions about his financial ties to business mogul and mega-philanthropist Leslie Wexner live on. Details about their two-decade-long relationship are murky, and the transfers of large amounts of money and high-value property between the businesses and charitable foundations of the two men remain…
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Published On: August 22, 2019 |
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News @ Northeastern quoted Professor Mathiesen

A platform for violent hate speech has been implicated in three mass shootings. Should regulators step in? Twenty minutes before the alleged shooter stormed into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and killed 22 people, he reportedly posted an anti-immigrant screed onto 8chan, an online message forum that’s been linked to violent extremism. The post…
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Published On: August 19, 2019 |
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Prof. Delmas was a guest in the latest Hi-Phi Nation episode on Uncivil Disobedience

Uncivil Disobedience: Hi-Phi Nation looks at the disruptive tactics of the animal liberation movement in Australia. In Australia, vegan and animal liberation activism has recently become intense and disruptive, invading farms, restaurants, and city centers. They’re doing everything from rescuing animals to blocking traffic and occupying steakhouses. Some argue that these new activists are needlessly…
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Published On: May 30, 2019 |
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Congratulations Isaac!

Congrats to Issac Shur for winning this years (2019) Philosophy and Religious Studies essay writing contest!

Published On: May 13, 2019 |
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Data, Ethics and Culture

Check out this video to hear from students who spent the semester in London as part of the Data, Ethics and Culture program at the New College for the Humanities (NCH) at Northeastern!

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