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Research Team Members, Fall 2014!

Sara Sheridan is a sophomore combined Political Science and International Affairs major from Philadelphia. She is involved on-campus with the Progressive Student Alliance and has a strong interest and background in social justice, human rights, and global norms within the realms of law, environment, and technology. This past summer, she traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for a Dialogue program with Professor Denise Garcia where she researched human security and disarmament diplomacy with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

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Chelsea Mattioda is a fourth year double History and International Affairs major from Connecticut. This past spring, she completed an international co-op in London at a criminal defense law firm, followed by a summer internship program in British Parliament. She had the opportunity to travel around Europe while she was working there, and Interlaken Switzerland was her new favorite place! Two summers ago, she went on an amazing Dialogue with previous fellow research team member Leah Campbell to Argentina where she studied in Buenos Aires, then traveled to Patagonia and hiked a glacier!

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Carolina Mattsson is a first-year PhD student in the Network Science Program at Northeastern University, studying how network science can be applied to study questions of political science and, more specifically, international relations and development. She comes from a background in both Physics and International Relations. Currently, she is working as a research assistant for Professor Rodine-Hardy on regulatory diffusion in telecommunicaitons across international networks of regulators and companies and for Professor David Lazer on various projects.

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Pavitra Chari is a sophomore combined Political Science and Economics major from Lexington, MA. She is on the executive board of the Northeastern Quiz Bowl team, and enjoys the competition and trivia. She also loves debate, and frequently judges at high school tournaments.

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Fall Semester ’14 Update!

After a busy spring and summer, the fall semester is well underway for Professor Rodine-Hardy and the research team! Following an unprecedented showing at Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE: 2014— where the research team had the most representation from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), we continued strongly into the summer months.

Professor Rodine-Hardy traveled to Toronto where she presented two papers to the International Studies Association Conference. Her papers were focused on continued research in telecommunication sectors in Europe and the ever-growing field of nanosecurity. In fact, Rodine-Hardy’s research article on nanosecurity was published and made available to the public this past August (see link below).


This fall semester, in continuation of old research and beginning some new endeavors, Professor Rodine-Hardy and the team will research the regulation, governance, and potential institutionalization of telecommunications and nanotechnology, among other telecomm and related spheres. Make sure to check out the pictures and links below, highlighting the past months’ work—including a review written about Professor Rodine-Hardy’s book, Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications.

New Report! 2014 006 Nanotechnology Strategic Assessments

Review by Simon Fink-Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications:;jsessionid=404BC56F3B2C011BD6AF134509454E47.f01t03?v=1&t=i0o8lnho&s=9be3e14897413a5f6adfe74a4c3ba15709db5b98  

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications:

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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!

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