Northeastern Insider Series: Networked University and the Roux Institute

Will International Tourism Bounce Back after COVID-19? A Conversation with Ministers of Bahrain and Indonesia

With vaccinations on the rise and covid restrictions easing across the world, the tourism industry is beginning to recover. View a panel discussion on the impacts of a tourism resurgence in a post-pandemic world, featuring our distinguished panel of experts.

Northeastern is proud to welcome:

His Excellency Zayad al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism of Bahrain and Mr. Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Jakarta.

Moderated by Dr. Ravi Ramamurti, Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern

The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Talk with the Experts

The Northeastern Greece Community would like to share with you a discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine and Northeastern’s preventative initiatives, a timely event that will help broaden your knowledge during these challenging times. Hear from David Luzzi, Ph.D., Vice President and Senior Vice Provost at Northeastern University, and Achilleas Gravanis, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Crete. The talk was moderated by Peter Contis, MBA’83, MS’86, President of the Northeastern Greece Community.

India Lecture Series: The State of the Indian Economy and the Inward Turn | Dr. Arvind Subramanian

Innovative Solutions to Fight Ocean Pollution

18 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans each year, a harrowing fact that only accounts for a portion of our planet’s pollution crisis. Northeastern innovators are tackling this problem to create sustainable solutions for cleaner oceans. Bureo Inc, an emerging B-Corp, has created a program to recycle fishing nets into a NetPlus™ material, used in products by Patagonia and other partner companies.  Review the conversation to fight plastic pollution with Ben Kneppers, E’07, co-founder and COO of Bureo Inc., and Maarten Eenkema van Dijk, E’14, MS’15, operations manager for Van Dyk Recycling Solutions.

Future Thinking for a World Re-Imagined

With the hope that a quick-fix solution to our current problems is just around the corner, it’s tempting to think that a rosy future is now within our grasp. But the current pandemic is only part of a deeper global crisis for which there isn’t such a convenient cure. 

In this session, we were joined by two future thinkers who discussed how our process of inner change in the present will undoubtedly lead to new ways of living in the years to come.

D’Amore-McKim School of Business Global Family Business Panel

Hear from Raj Echambadi, Dunton Family Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, in an exciting and engaging conversation with distinguished global family business leaders. Panelists Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson of Kuwait’s Agility Logistics Corporation, Anil Mahtani, PNT’17, PNT’21, PNT’25, Director of Hong Kong’s Maxwell’s Clothiers, and Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson of India’s Thermax Ltd., will discuss decision-making, governance, and succession planning considerations established family businesses face, as well as provide reflections on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted these discussions.

Transcending the Challenges of a World in Transition

The world is in a constant state of change. Recently these changes seem more frequent and more disruptive. How can we as humanity, navigate these changes and emerge more stable and resilient?

This session featured an interactive panel of Raja Yoga Meditation practitioners who discussed a profound process of transformation which both includes and transcends the challenges, while recognizing that change is not only inevitable but to be welcomed, as we transition towards something new.

Drawing Stability and Nourishment from Within

In a world where very little can be truly relied on, it’s hard to know where to turn for a sense of solid ground beneath our feet. Perhaps the ‘new normal’ is to accept that the ground we stand on constantly shifts as we learn new ways to keep our balance. With practice, we can learn to draw on stability from within ourselves, and through inner strength become our own still point in a turning world, finding the nourishment needed to ensure we have the stamina to keep moving towards our goals. View an interactive panel with Raja Yoga Meditation practitioners.

The Striving States of the East

Leon Rozmarin, a lecturer at Northeastern University discussed the shift in world balance on the global stage and the current geopolitical landscape.