Peace and Diplomacy: Celebrating 74 Years of the UN

Story by Lei Nishiuwatoko, Campus Event⎜Photo by Lei Nishiuwatoko As Northeastern’s global perspective creates a platform encouraging intercultural exchange both on campus and abroad, it is necessary to recognize the global institutions, policies and culture that facilitate and regulate this exchange on a global level. 24 October 2019 marked the 74th anniversary of the most…

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…

Negotiation and Mediation at the UN in the 21st Century

Story by Sarah Tyrrell, tyrrell.s@husky.neu.edu In the 21st century, where the world is more globalized and interconnected than ever before, cooperation and the promotion of peace in the international community is of the utmost importance. In the Spring semester’s first installment of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Speaker Series, two members of…

How Small Men Become Great: Theodore Herzl as a Zionist Leader, Visits NEU

Story by Amy Hood | hood.a@husky.neu.edu Upon first impression, Derek Penslar is what you might expect from a historian, leading scholar in Israel Studies, and academician. He is tall, middle-aged, and slim. He prefers a simple suit with clean edges and tie. His choice in glasses has mastered the scholarly art of providing an academic yet…

Professor Kimberly Jones: Research in Northern Ireland

Interview Conducted by Julia Renner | renner.j@husky.neu.edu Kimberly Jones, J.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at Northeastern. She currently focuses on Ireland and the United Kingdom, with a particular interest in nations’ self-determination and secession, human rights, and conflict transformation. Her research and publications focus on issues relevant to…

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,…

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…

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…