PhD Alumnus in Political Science
Graduated in 2021
Dylan Maguire received his PhD in Political Science at Northeastern University in 2021, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has a strong background and interest in US foreign policy and regional strategic issues in the Middle East. Dylan has served as a Teaching Assistant for courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics.
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Dylan’s research focuses on the nexus between domestic security concerns and military recruitment policy in Arab states. He is especially interested in regime decisions regarding military service and their effects on images of nationalism within society. Dylan holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Boston University, where his thesis examined tribalism and governance in Turkey and Iraq.
Dylan worked at the International Republican Institute on political party development and municipal governance programming in Jordan and Morocco. In this role, he helped design and implement trainings for senior political party officials, municipal mayors, and citizen activists to enhance their community outreach and capacity to address local challenges. He also authored reports on post-2011 constitutional reforms in Jordan and collated monitoring & evaluation data for quarterly program evaluations.
Previously, Dylan worked at the Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University where he supported senior researchers and authored short publications.
Born in New York, Dylan spent his formative years living in Paris, France where he acquired a taste for fine dining and ancient battlefields. He is now an avid outdoorsman enjoying rock climbing and sleeping under the stars. In his spare time Dylan continues to study the Arabic language and hopes to one day master its deeper meanings.
“Looking to Syria: No-Fly Zones and Political Stability in Iraq and Libya,” Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy Vol. 5 (Spring, 2016).
Other Selected Publications:
“Problems With Neighbors: Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Kurds,” Atlantic Council Viewpoint, 29 November 2012.
“Murky Waters: Implications of a Syrian No-Fly Zone,” Institute for National Strategic Studies Blog, 12 June 2012.
Degrees earned and institutions:
BA, CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice
MA, Boston University
Research Interests: Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Civil-Military Relations, Security Studies, Nationalism
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- Charles took "Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South" with Professor Shalanda Baker, which pushed him to further question systems as they exist, no matter their entrenched in society.
- He did community service as part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. He worked on the Timebank team, helping give back to local communities.
- Charles split his time for his first co-op between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, including infrastructure and childcare.
- He was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign and advocated for racial literacy courses and a restorative and transformative justice center on campus.
- Charles made his own research project- a macroeconomic index to measure democratic participation in municipal economies, partnering with NU, the Columbus Foundation and the Center for Economic Democracy.
- He worked at the Participatory Budgeting Project as a Program Associate, helping city systems and other organizations actively decide how to invest money across different spaces.
- Charles graduated in 2022. ..
- Casey took Global Markets and Local Cultures. After traveling, she better saw how the coursework mirrored real life, and knew her education was preparing her for the world.
- She went on a DOC to Argentina and Uruguay, and become highly proficient while living in Buenos Aires and visiting the glaciers of the Patagonia region.
- Casey completed her first co-op at the Museum of Fine Arts as a community arts program assistant. She gained valuable hands-on experience assisting in arts classes for local communities.
- She joined the Sociology & Anthropology Student Association during her third year. It allowed her to get to know her fellow students and mirrored the small school experience she loved.
- Casey studied abroad in Nepal for her capstone thesis. She lived alone for a month while she researched and wrote about the lived experience of climate change in the lower Himalayas.
- She worked for the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, founded by Professor Sarah Wylie. She produced promotional videos, developed a virtual research event, wrote event programming, and more.
- Casey graduated in 2020. ..
- Sunita took Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection, taught by Professor Risa Kitagawa. The course invited students to question the motives behind acts of violence against governments.
- She traveled on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Jordan and Egypt; while there she grew interested in Middle East politics and the Arabic language.
- Sunita worked at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia, where she analyzed data on the corruption of police forces in Mexico.
- Sunita was a member of the International Relations Council and traveled abroad with the club to compete in Model Arab League, Model NATO, and Model UN conferences.
- Sunita conducted research with Berna Turam, developing a greater understanding of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. She also researched the feminist response to Covid-19 with Val Moghadam.
- She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2022.
- Yasser was in the Foundation Year program at Northeastern. The program was a rigorous deep dive into core subject classes that helped Yasser bridge the gap between his high school and college experiences.
- He took Issues in Cities and Suburbs with Professor Erin Graves in Fall 2018. As someone deeply invested in urban life, he found the course was an enlightened look at the problems endemic to cities.
- Yasser joined the Boston Beer Company as a Program Operations and Event Assistant for his first co-op. He worked on inventory, public relations, brewery events, and workspace organization.
- He implemented community gardens all over Boston on deserted plots of land during his time as the Northeastern Campus Director for the campus’ United Nations Millennium Fellowship.
- Yasser maintained a farm in Dorchester for The Food Project. He harvested crops, distributed produce through donations and food markets, and worked on overall logistics.
- In 2020, Yasser won the Community Service Leadership award, given to students who show exemplary community engagement. He was recognized for his work at The Food Project, Northeastern Crossing, and more.
- He graduated 2022 with his Bachelor’s in International Affairs and Religious Studies and his Master’s in Security and Resilience Studies, through Northeastern’s PlusOne program...