Fear into Fortitude: Interfaith Peacebuilding Lessons from Liberia

Story by Sydne Mass | mass.sy@husky.neu.edu One morning in 2003, Leymah Gbowee awoke from a dream that would change the course of her country’s history and her life. Liberia had been in the midst of its second civil war for four years. The death toll would rise to 250 thousand people, with one million internally displaced…

What is a Zionist? A Talk with William F.S. Miles

Story by by Devin Windelspecht | windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu The term “Zionism” carries very different and very significant meanings for different groups of people. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Zionism as a “Jewish nationalist movement that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine.”  While some people champion the creation of…

Arms Trade Treaty: Discussed at NEU

Story by Christian Jepsen | jepsen.c@husky.neu.edu On February 2nd, Northeastern University hosted the Anna Macdonald, the Director and Secretariat of the organization Control Arms. Control Arms was founded in 2003 with the goal of establishing an international treaty regulating the sale of arms. Although she maintained an optimism, she did not disguise the difficulties that came…

Border Security: Discussed at NEU

Story by Jeremy Love-Epp | love-epp.j@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu Alan Bersin, who serves as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy, gave a presentation at the Department of Political Science as part of the Northeastern University Department of Political Science’s series…

Speed Dating, Career Forum Style

Story by Vonnie Tull | tulldevon@gmail.com Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu On November 4th, Northeastern’s Raytheon Amphitheater hosted a Global Career Forum – inviting 16 professionals who represented companies from around the world, as well as over a hundred motivated and ambitious Northeastern students eager to learn about what it means to have a global career. The…

Learning About the Iran Deal

Story by Allen Meringolo | meringolo.a@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu The co-op program gives Northeastern students an appreciation of the challenges and requirements of life in the professional world.  After completing two co-ops, I have come to understand the importance of communication and active listening skills.  In hopes of improving these interpersonal skills, I signed…

Roya Hakakian Explains the Iranian Jewish Community

Story by Devin Windelspecht | windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu It was 9:00, on what would have been an ordinary December night had the country of Iran not been in the midst of a revolution against the then-ruling Shah. Driven by Khomeini’s call to protest, thousands upon thousands of Iranians extinguished the lights in their…

Mr. China Visits Northeastern

Story by Kristen Montana | Montana.k@husky.neu.edu Jack Perkowski is Mr. China. He is well-known as a successful American businessman and one of the pioneers of foreigners investing over $500 million in China. Perkowski is the founder of ASIMCO Technologies, one of the largest producers of automotive components in China, with more than $500,000 worth of sales….