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…

Food Security: A Global Issue

Story by Kuei-Feng Tung | tung.k@husky.neu.edu Here in Boston, food is readily available where many combinations of price range, convenience, and cuisine exist to suit the consumer’s needs. It’s often more difficult to decide what to eat than it is to find a place to eat. Perhaps one third of the world’s population engaging in agriculture…

The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

Story by Sydne Mass | mass.sy@husky.neu.edu The precariat, as defined by sociologists and economists, represents a social class of people who live their lives in precarity, or without financial security or stability. They are often characterized as the victims of chronic joblessness. Guy Standing, a British economist and professor at the University of London, developed this…

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…

Dialogue to Cuba

Photos by William Bryan | bryan.w@husky.neu.edu  Photos taken as part   

Inequality Reflection: Mexico, India and the U.S

Story by Pedro Falcon | falcon.p@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu “We reserve the right of admission”, I read on the door of McDonalds as I excitedly walked into the fast food chain on a night in Kolkata. I didn’t really pay attention to the sign, I was craving food and French fries — nothing in…

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…

Millennium Development Goals

Story by Katie Brown | brown.kath@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu In early 2000, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown sat in the basement of the United Nations Headquarters in New York with a small group of men, dreaming up the future of global development over the course of just a few weeks. He and his team casually drafted…

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…