Northeastern Insider Series: Networked University and the Roux Institute

Mumbai Networking Night

India Community: The first in-person Holiday Gathering in Delhi

You’re invited to the first Northeaster Networking Gathering in Delhi. Join Northeastern volunteers Palak Gupta, MS’17 and Shibya Pandey, L’20 at Sutra GastroPub to celebrate the Holiday season and Northeastern spirit. Bring your festive mood and share some cheer while making new connections and reuniting with friends you haven’t seen in a while. Northeastern colors (red and black) dress code is encouraged!

Activate your Full Potential

Enhance your personal and professional wellness by learning how to activate your full potential. This session explored what it means to be living your full potential and gave tools to act so you can make it a reality. Learn about some of the benefits you can gain from this process and develop your personal game-plan for moving forward on this journey.

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.

Tapping the Source of Serenity and Wellbeing

Reflecting over the past year, it can seem like we went from coping with new challenges every month to coping with new challenges every week, to then seemingly having to deal with new challenges on an almost daily basis. The yearning to find inner peace and stability amidst the chaos is no longer the inquiry of the curious few, but the urgent necessity of the many.  In this, the last of our sessions, our three meditation experts explained and explored how we can all experience the richness of inner stillness.  Our guest speaker, a professor of psychology from Northeastern University, described how her work with neuroimaging proves the way in which our thoughts really do shape and determine our reality.  With the power of both science and silence, we will be ready for whatever 2021 has in store …  

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.

How To Sustain Mental And Physical Health In Stressful Times

View a panel discussion that focused on overcoming mental burnout, dealing with domestic issues, maintaining a positive outlook and exercising mindfulness meditation in our current environment and beyond.
Dr. Reenee Singh
Accredited family psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience
Dr. Amit Malik
Experienced psychiatrist with extensive clinical leadership
Founder and CEO of InnerHour
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Professor of Psychology
Director of the Northeastern University Biomedical Imaging Center
Moderated by Aabha Bakaya, Senior Editor – ET Now (Economic Times), this program is being conducted in collaboration with Sameer Savara, MBA’95, Managing Partner of Sara Incorporated.

COVID-19 and the New World Order: Perspective from India

This was part of a special series on the impact of COVID-19 around the world. We leveraged our global network to explore risks, challenges and good practices for preparedness, responsiveness, effectiveness and responsibility in dealing with the public health and economic crisis, and what the future holds in a post-pandemic world.

Our third session focused on India. Led and moderated by Dr. Nikos Passas, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University, and co-director of the Institute for Security and Public Policy, joined by Ms. Deepak Sandhu, fellow Indian Council for Arbitration, Member Advisory Board, Anti-Corruption Academy, and Mr. Umar Siddiqui, President, Anti-Corruption Academy(ACA), India Entrepreneur, Social Reformist, Educationist & Startups promoter, who discussed how COVID-19 has impacted governance and crime in India.