Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Program at Northeastern University. This program was launched in the fall of 2015 to enable students who have an interest in politics, economics and philosophy to pursue a course of study that allowed them to engage with the interconnections of the different disciplines. For example, many students are interested in learning about how moral values can be applied to political and economic institutions and policies or about the political and social implications of certain economic policies. The PPE major allows student to not only pursue a course of study in the three disciplines themselves, but also teaches students to make connections across disciplines in order to more deeply understand complex social phenomena, both domestically and internationally.

The PPE major combines classes in all three disciplines and allows students to choose a concentration based on their interests, such as Environmental and Energy Policy, International Political Economy, Law and Justice, or Public and Economic Policy, among others. As with all of Northeastern’s programs, there is a strong component of experiential liberal arts (coops, internships, study abroad, service-learning, and international dialogues) specifically geared towards PPE majors that will introduce students to different kinds of employment, reinforce classroom teaching, and assist in the development and advancement of career goals. PPE courses are taught by faculty members who are engaged in a wide variety of research projects and who are also interested in making connections between different disciplines.

In short, the PPE major is a very exciting new program at Northeastern and I extend a warm welcome to all students, both current majors and those interested in becoming one.

Dr. Serena Parekh
Director of the PPE Program

Department News

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the class of 2019 for all your accomplishments! We are excited to see what the future holds for you all! Congratulations to the first ever Susan Setta and Michael Meyer Department Citizen Awards to Samantha Hirshland and Sam Haas!  

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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Upcoming Events

03/13/2020 - 03/15/2020

2020 Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights Conference

Keynote Speakers: Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington Catherine Lu, McGill University

Spotlights

William and Mary Conference

Isaac Shur
April 6-7, 2019

On the tail-end of my co-op in the department of philosophy and religion, I got to travel to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to present a (mostly) finalized version of my paper, ...

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“The Culture of Exclusion? 6th Edition: The Politics of Exclusion”

Isaac Shur
February 14-16, 2019

Recently I had an amazing opportunity to travel all the way to Krakow, Poland, to present my research at Jagiellonian University’s annual conference “The Culture of Exclusion.” The theme of the co...

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