RISE is coming up!

Come check out the whole research team as we present at RISE:2014 this Thursday, April 10! RISE is Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo, where students and faculty get to show off awesome research projects they have worked on this year. Our team has created some awesome posters that they’ll be displaying, and will be pitching some pretty interesting takes on net neutrality, cyber security, and nanotechnology regulation. You should definitely stop by Cabot between 10 and 2 on Thursday and see what our team has been up to!

You can find more information at http://www.northeastern.edu/rise/

Research Team 2014

The start of the spring semester has been a very busy one – with new research taking off, new classes starting, and a whole new research team joining the fun! This semester we’ll be doing lots of exciting things from promoting the book (yay!) to conducting new research in nanotechnology regulation, to expanding previous research in all sorts of new and exciting ways.

The research team this semester is comprised of several students – new and old – who will be doing some awesome work and hopefully presenting it at the end of the semester! We had a photo shoot last week to get some headshots and have some fun together – check them out, and read about the team!

Huge thank you to Jarvis Chen for these amazing photos and having fun with us in our photo shoot! Stay tuned for more pictures in the future :)

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First up is Corinne Austin, Class of 2015. She’s a political science major from St. Louis, MO. Cori has been rowing for 8 years and has won two team CAA conference championships plus one conference championship in the varsity 4 event. When she was in high school, she placed 5th in the pair at the US Rowing Youth Nationals competition.Image

Megan Carroll is a third year Political Science and International Affairs dual major, with minors in Spanish and Law and Public Policy. She is on the executive board of the Resident Student Association on campus, and is very involved in housing and residential life. Megan makes up for her lack of athletic abilities by being a dedicated fan of the Northeastern Huskies.

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Caroline Coughlin is a third year International Affairs and Economics major from Nashville, Tennessee. She recently finished up her first co-op at Oxfam America, an experience she really enjoyed. She also went on a dialogue to northern Spain along with fellow research team member Joe.

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Fernando Loya is a third year Political Science and International Affairs dual major, with a minor in Middle East Studies. Fernando has lived in Peru, Arizona, California, Jordan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. He works with CANVAS to coordinate their nonviolent resistance dialogues between activists from the Middle East and North Africa, and has also worked with them to create a program that facilitates methodologies to a wide network in digital format.

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Joe Nania is a junior Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Law and Public Policy. He’s from Webster, New York, but he loves to travel, particularly around Europe. Joe went on a dialogue to Spain in 2012, and has also been to Ireland, the UK, and France. When he isn’t traveling around Europe, Joe travels the Boston ethnic restaurant scene – he’s tried everything from Afghani to Polish to Venezuelan, and many in between. Joe is also a huge fan of the Olympic games, and really enjoys watching Curling.

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Julian Scherding is a sophomore Political Science and Economics dual major from Woodstock, Vermont. He’s very involved on campus as a member of the NU Ski Team, the Student Alumni Association, and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Julian also went on a dialogue, but to Geneva with Professor Denise Garcia to study disarmament diplomacy at the UN.

News & Updates Fall 2013

This has been a fully rewarding time for Professor Rodine-Hardy and her research team. Some highlights include October’s momentous S.NET conference at Northeastern University and a brand new PASCC projectGoverning Nanotechnology in a Globalized World: Cross-National Dimensions and Strategic Assessments of a Disruptive Technology. 

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Additionally, she hit a major milestone last week by receiving her first royalties check form Cambridge University Press for her latest book, Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications, available on Amazon.

SNET Conference

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At the end of October 2013, Professor Rodine-Hardy attended, presented, and moderated at the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies Conference at Northeastern University. Over 140 researchers and professors attended the event which included 40+ plenary sessions, panel discussions and roundtables surrounding this year’s theme: Innovation, Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

Professor Rodine-Hardy’s presentations included:

Governing Nanotechnology in a Globalized World – Cross-national dimensions and strategic assessments of a disruptive technology

Nanotechnology and the European Union – Regulating a dynamic sector for economic competitiveness and security

She served as chair on the following panels:

Governing Nanotechnology in a Globalized World II: Cross-National Dimensions

Responsible Innovation: EU Policy and Publics

Here is a link to the event’s full program: http://www.thesnet.net/wp-content/uploads/2013-S-NET-Program-FINAL-DRAFT.pdf

PASCC Project

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In September of this year, Professor Rodine-Hardy was approved for a grant from the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction from the Naval Postgraduate School for her proposal: Governing Nanotechnology in a Globalized World: Cross-National Dimensions and Strategic Assessments of a Disruptive Technology. 

Proposal available in the 2013 PASCC Annual Report.