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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Fall 2019

09/11/2019 - 12/04/2019

A longstanding tradition in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the Myra Kraft Open Classroom is a semester-long seminar series for the Northeastern community and the general public, and is hosted by the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. The series seeks to invite diverse audiences to converge around a central theme…
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William Walker, PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense

07/25/2019

Dissertation Title: Governance in the Anthropocene: Adapting to the Acceleration of Technological Innovation Technological innovation is accelerating exponentially. Each new technology presents opportunities and challenges, but in aggregate the power of humans to powerfully impact the world we live in has grown profoundly. As a consequence of this, we now face the specters of self-inflicted…
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Sahar Mirzaee, PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense

07/25/2019

Dissertation Title: Assessing Urban Resilience using Network Science and Data Mining What is urban resilience and how can it be improved? This dissertation is a research effort to understand urban resilience and find processes that require improvement in order to advance urban resilience. It recognizes the complexities involved in urban systems, and finds it inevitable…
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Sima Mousavi PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense

07/18/2019

Oil and Government’s Behavior: A Case Study of Norway, Nigeria, and Venezuela It is widely believed in the literature the theory of Natural resource cures” which means those countries with have strategic natural resources such as oil suffer from lack of democracy. However, in this dissertation I challenged this claim. The purpose of this comparative…
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SPPUA in Action Seminar Series

04/02/2019

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, SPPUA in Action Seminar Series is a community-building initiative that brings together faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the School to share their current work, either research or practice. The goal is to strengthen the School’s network by discussing ideas and showing its diversity of projects. Speakers…
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Sharing Economy: Research on Access, Technology, Equity and Applications

03/21/2019 - 03/22/2019

Multiple aspects of our 21st century lives are touched by sharing economy platforms, which enable customer-to customer matching and transactions, more efficient infrastructure utilization, and actively lower market friction. These electronic platforms span a broad spectrum of sectors, practices and organizational structures. There are inherent tensions and contradictions related to the objectives, boundaries and environmental and…
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SPPUA in Action Seminar Series

03/19/2019

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, SPPUA in Action Seminar Series is a community-building initiative that brings together faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the School to share their current work, either research or practice. The goal is to strengthen the School’s network by discussing ideas and showing its diversity of projects. Speakers…
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Feminist Resilience: Structures & Strategies for Troubled Times

03/15/2019

This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on the hidden premises, obfuscations, and ideological biases of Resilience Studies. Participants will consider how gender figures in thinking about resilience and how feminists engage social movements, digital spaces, and broader communities, noticing that women—often women of color—are consistently leaders in these spaces. Throughout the day, we will promote an…
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