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Expert panelists and participants in this interdisciplinary symposium will consider how gender and feminist activism should inform our thinking about the upcoming elections. We will look at how feminists might engage social movements, digital spaces, and broader communities in trying to effect social change. Panels will invite conversations about new forms of media in the hands of feminist activists, historical perspectives on gender and electoral politics (in celebration of the anniversary of suffrage), mainstream media coverage of elections through the lens of gender, and leveraging the unprecedented visibility of women (particularly women of color) in both electoral and grassroots politics. This is symposium is presented by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, supported by the Northeastern Humanities Center.
Brunch was one of the biggest social innovations of the 20th century, taking off in the post-World War II years when America began embracing a less formal lifestyle. Hosted by Danielle Messler SSH’13, creator of the Boston Brunch Guide, with Etiquetteer, Robert B. Dimmick, we learned about the history and evolution of brunch as a social occasion, and tips to host a Perfectly Proper brunch in your own home before, during, and after the pandemic.
Falling Walls Lab was a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who wanted to present their research work, business model, innovative project or transformative idea in front of their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. This was presented by Northeastern University, the German Consulate in Boston, and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York.
This was a screening of two student presentations: The 2019-2020 Gideon Klein project, an original animated film by Yael Sheinfeld ’21, based on a children’s book, The Children’s Tree of Terezin; and a presentation by Jessie Sigler ’20 about her project to increase accessibility to the Northeastern Holocaust Awareness Archives, especially the trove of survivor testimonies. This was part of the postponed 2020 Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week presented by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern.
The 2019-2020 "Authority and Subversion" Fellowship discussed whistleblowing with the speakers: Allison Stanger, Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, David Sanger, New York Times correspondent and author Lida Maxwell, Associate Professor of Political Science and WGSS at Boston University.
The Department of African American Studies led a panel discussion rooted in Africana Studies Scholarship and its intersections with COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.
The University of Miami School of Law, in partnership with the AALS Journal of Legal Education, hosted a virtual symposium to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed legal education in the United States. Northeastern Law Professors Jeremy Paul and Margaret Woo, co-editors of the Journal of Legal Education, were panel moderators.
Latin America comprises a vast array of distinct politics, cultures, geographies, and histories. But in recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has created a new common challenge. What are Latin America’s essential elements of resilience, and what will the future hold for its people and its economy?
Black Health Matters is a student-led contact-a-thon fundraiser to raise money for grassroots organizations dedicated to improving the health of Black and LGBTQ+ communities led by Northeastern University Global Health Initiative (NUGHI) in partnership with several other student organizations.
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 […]