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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- Savita is from Boston and is a graduate of the Boston Latin School.
- Originally a Cultural Anthropology major, Savita later became an English major with minors in Africana Studies and Writing Studies.
- Through the service-learning course, Boston in Literature, Savita volunteered with 826 Boston to tutor in English. She is now a service-learning teaching assistant.
- For her final project in Post-Colonial Women's Writers with Professor Aljoe, she researched Carnival and its cultural significance to Trinidad and Tobago.
- Inspired by Professor Aljoe, Savita joined the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, working on an exhibit about Caribbean Carnival and creating and gathering teaching materials.
- In 2020, she began a co-op with the Africana Studies program to learn more about the field of Black Studies.
- Savita wants to work to better her own community. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher or a college professor. ..
- Andrew grew up in Japan, and decided to pursue his undergraduate degree back in the U.S.
- Andrew applied to Northeastern as a Business major. As his high school career came to a close, he became more interested in Japanese politics, history, and social issues.
- When thinking about what truly engaged him, Andrew felt that Asian Studies and Political Science was a better fit and switched his major to Asian Studies.
- Andrew connected with Professor Daniel Aldrich after meeting him at a presentation of his book at the institute for social sciences at Tokyo University.
- From his first day of classes, Professor Aldrich encouraged and helped Andrew get involved in research projects.
- During his first semester, Professor Aldrich paired Andrew with Tim Fraser, a PhD candidate in Political Science with strong interests in disaster resilience in Japan.
- With Tim, Andrew collected biographical information on the committee members on all the reconstructional committees on municipal, prefectural, and national level. ..
- Emerson wanted a contextualized Political Science degree, and applied to Northeastern specifically for the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) program.
- "Introduction to Economic Justice" with Professor Serena Parekh was one of Emerson's favorite courses, allowing her to study economic justice from a philosophical lens.
- Emerson was accepted by the Roosevelt Institute to do financialization research at Northeastern, examining economic priorities.
- Emerson also started a research thesis her freshman year to look at the link between modern dystopian literature and the the rise of female-led political movements.
- When Emerson found out about the HCL (History, Culture, and Law) major, she was immediately interested in adding the major to enhance her PPE studies.
- The Culture & Colonialism concentration allowed Emerson to double-credit and to develop the breadth of knowledge needed for someone who wants to work at the State Department.
- In January 2020, Emerson founded NU's Interdisciplinary Women's Collaborative (IWC) with the help of mentor and advisor Heather Hauck...
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- Charles chose to attend Northeastern because he was intrigued by the signature co-op program and wanted a curriculum that combined real-world experience without compromising thorough academic rigor.
- Initially an engineering student, Charles switched to a combined major in Economics and Mathematics to build upon his interest in economic and social justice work. He also has a minor in psychology.
- In his first year, Charles took Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South with Professor Shalanda Baker, which taught him to question systems as they exist, no matter how established.
- As part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Charles did community service, working on the Timebank team which helped him give back to Boston.
- For his first co-op, Charles split his time between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, like infrastructure and childcare.
- As Campaign Coordinator and Director of Northeastern’s Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams, Charles had spoken to people like Patrisse Cullors, Richie Reseda, Michelle Alexander, and Angela Davis.
- Over the summer of 2020, Charles was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign where he advocated for racial literacy courses and for a restorative and transformative justice center on campus...