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Join the Northeastern men’s club squash team for its annual alumni gathering. A fun evening is planned that includes updates for the shortened season and exciting announcements for the growing team! Meet the new players, and learn about what is in store this year. This event is complimentary but registration is required.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet and connect with faculty, staff, students, and admissions representatives to learn more about how Northeastern could help their academic journey and career.
Costas Panagopoulos, department chair and professor of political science, spoke about what to expect on Election Day in the presidential and congressional general elections. Dr. Panagopoulos assessed polls and forecasts and provided a historical perspective on election results and their implications for politics and governance in America. Alumnus Henry Edson, MS'20, SSH'20 was the introductory speaker.
Distinguished Professor David Lazer discussed an ongoing, nationwide survey to gain real-time information on the pandemic for policy making purposes. As the lead researcher, Dr. Lazer shared key findings from the multi-university team and insights on 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.
The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) presented its recent work with FEMA. The featured panelists were Stephen Flynn, director of the GRI; and Alicia Sasser Modestino, research director for the Dukakis Center. This was part of the Fall 2020 Myra Kraft Open Classroom.
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 Northeastern University School of Law kicked off a new annual conference series celebrating the Public Interest Law Scholars Program. Each year, they will focus on scholarship related to a pressing public interest issue. The Battle for Voting Rights in 2020 virtual half-day conference covered several topics including voting purges, threats to polling locations, voter intimidation, machine malfunctions, and voter suppression.
Participants had the opportunity to learn from Northeastern experts including Kim Eddleston, Francesca Grippa, Jamie Ladge, Betsy Ludwig, and Amanda Welsh about fundamental skills related to business idea advancement, market analysis, negotiation, capital, and networking. While this content was designed with women in mind, all were welcome to participate. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program is now archived.
This webinar featured Francesca Batault, SSH’19 and Charles Allen, director of partnerships at The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), one of the world’s leading think tanks. IEP released the Global Peace Index 2020 report, which measures peace and its economic impact. The report presented one of the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis on trends in peace, and how to develop peaceful societies. The report also analyzed the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on peace, specifically how its economic consequences would increase the risk of severe deteriorations in positive peace over the next few years.