The Caribbean Conundrum of Cuba

By Paige Welch, Global Co-op (Any views or opinions expressed in the following article are strictly those of author and do not reflect the beliefs of Northeastern Global Journal.) Being a Spanish major with an interest in history, I have always dreamed of going to Cuba. The island is a fountain of culture and has played…

Rethinking Spring Break in Mexico

By Sophie Horn-Mellish, Global Co-op What could be more attractive than an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for spring break? Beautiful ocean views, warm sun to interrupt freezing Boston, and all-you-can-drink margaritas. The flights there aren’t too expensive either, and the whole country is generally affordable; more so than Florida, which is another popular spring break destination….

Exploring my Mexican-Brazilian Heritage

By Mikaela Cole When I was ten years old, I decided that I wanted to visit all fifty states of the U.S. before I turn thirty. There’s been a map on my wall tracking my progress in achieving that goal, and every time I see it, I’m reminded of who I am and what I…

The Catalyst to Building Meaningful Relationships

By Shivank Taksali Countless chemical reactions occur in the human body every second of every day. These are made possible with the help of biological catalysts called enzymes. Enzymes reduce the activation energy required for a chemical reaction to take place. Similarly, we encounter a multitude of human interactions in our day-to-day routine. Shared experiences…

Borderized Bodies: The Performance of Becoming Human

Story by Devin Windelspecht Arts and the Social Sciences are often seen as polar opposite ways of looking at our world. Whereas social science may approach an issue analytically and objectively, art instead seeks to get at the raw, unfiltered aspects that social scientists tend to gloss over: the emotions, desires, hopes and dreams of…

Killer Robots: The Future of Artificial Intelligence?

  Story by Sarah Tyrrell From self-driving cars, to digital personal assistants, to remote controlled drone pilots, modern developments in artificial intelligence technology have changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives- and the research is still developing.  With these advancements comes the concern that autonomous robots, differentiated from human-controlled drones, could soon be used…

Importance of a Global Perspective

Story and photo by Zoe Murphy I’ve lived in six countries, across four continents, in the last twenty one years. Growing up cross-culturally has taught me lessons no classroom or textbook ever could. I see people as a collection of their experiences, rather than pigeonholing them based on their ethnicity, assumed cultural norms or traditions….

Is Democratization Good for Women?

Event Coverage by Devin Windelspecht “There have been two world trends since the 1970s: the diffusion of democracy, and the global market economy— and both world trends were believed to improve people’s lives.” So began Professor Barba Wagner’s presentation to a group of dozens of students gathered on the ninth floor of Renaissance Park. For…

21st Century Threats to Global Security

Story by Mary Chen, chen.mary@husky.neu.edu Amid rising tensions with Russia, Max Abrahms, an associate professor of political science at Northeastern who researches international security, claimed that Russia’s approach to combating terrorism in Syria was better than the U.S.’s strategy. “In order to stop ISIS in the Middle East, we need to follow Russia’s policy of…

21st Century Diplomacy: Housekeeping, Bridge-building and Apple Pie

Story by Mary Chen, chen.mary@husky.neu.edu With the glow of Boston’s effervescent sunset streaming through East Village’s top floor windows, Matthew Barzun, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, told a crowd of over a hundred students, professors, faculty and visiting scholars that diplomacy is a little like baking an apple pie — simple, but…

Being a Woman Overseas

Story by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu Earlier this week, a group of Global Journal Staff Writers, as well as the Editor in Chief, the Treasurer, the VP of Marketing, the Social Media Chair, and one of our editors, met to discuss study abroad experiences. Our two panelists, Audrey Pence, editor of Global Journal, and Olivia Pickard,…

Acting Professional in Latin America Versus the U.S.

Story and photo by Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu Functional, positive work environments are difficult to achieve regardless of cultural barriers. However, intercultural work environments can prove to be quite the challenge- and often pose the threat of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and hurt feelings. I have personally experienced all of these emotions while working in professional contexts throughout…