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This panel focused on “Making Housing in Greater Boston Work for Everyone.” This was part of the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI)’s annual conference, a unique forum for greater Boston’s civic data ecosystem—spanning the public sector, private sector, non-profits, community leaders, and academia—to explore how data and technology can be used to better understand and serve our communities.
The Northeastern School of Law presented a spotlight on Rahsaan Hall, L’98, director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. This event was part of the Zoomin' in On series featuring an amazing graduate in a virtual conversation with Mielle Marquis, Northeastern Law's director of external relations.
The ongoing pandemic is testing the quality of governance in countries around the globe and raising questions about the role of elected officials in serving community goals. Crises can serve as opportunities for positive social change, but also entail risks around security and social turmoil, geopolitics, human rights, rule of law, inequalities and food security, among others. They also set apart great leaders, from average ones. Join Northeastern for a special series on the impact of COVID-19 around the world. We will leverage 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.
Participants had the opportunity to learn from Northeastern faculty expert Dr. Kristen Lee about ways to apply modern brain science to develop a strategic plan for well-being and sustainability during unprecedented times. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program is now archived.
Northeastern alumna Mary Allison Brown (BHS’02) led an interactive workshop on maintaining and prioritizing self-care in times of stress. In this workshop, Mary Allison discussed the negative impact of stress on emotional health and well-being and participants learned simple, practical strategies to support emotional health in times of stress.
The Birth of Boston Project is an online map of the residents of Boston in 1648. Chris Parsons worked with graduate students to bring sophisticated digital research tools to uncover the forgotten history of early settlers, including those of enslaved Americans, women, and the laboring class who are often overlooked in the history of our city’s founding. In this presentation, Chris will share the results of the project -- a digital snapshot of lives, relationships and Boston society in 1648 -- and discuss its value to the city and beyond.
Climate change has been a critical, and many times polarizing, conversation around the country. Michael Green will speak about the global efforts to address climate change. Solutions are manifesting themselves as new policies, technology, social movements. Michael will share thoughts based on his extensive knowledge of policy and climate science, having lead Climate XChange, a Boston based nonprofit focused on carbon pricing advocacy media and research.
Participants had the opportunity to learn from Northeastern faculty experts Dr. Carl Zangerl and Dr. Ed Powers, to explore the best practices of an effective crisis communication plan. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program is now archived.
Join Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Programs and Daniel O’Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice, for a virtual classroom experience focused on world of urban Informatics.
Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Global Resilience Institute hosted a conversation about mobilizing for a better future for all. Massive societal disruption has required us to reconsider many things, including how we prepare for the climate crisis and how we address growing inequities and disparities. In connection with Earth Day 2020’s 50-year celebration of activism, this panel reflected on integrating climate action and social justice into this transformative time.