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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 🙂


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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SNET Conference


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: