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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.
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.