A Boston Theatre-Maker’s Case for the Arts During a Time of Crisis

Pascale Florestal is an accomplished theatre director, dramaturge, educator, and writer who has been based in Boston since 2014. Originally from Miami, Florestal graduated from Ithaca College and has worked for several theatre companies and organizations in the Boston area, including the Huntington, Company One, SpeakEasy, and even the Front Porch Arts Collective, where she […]

From Extreme to Mainstream: Behind the Scenes of the Alt-Right

Thinkpieces on Donald Trump’s election and its underlying forces are like hard liquor. On November 8, 2016, as Trump’s victory shifted from implausible to unlikely to possible to probable to inevitable, Twitter responded in real time. It doesn’t take many words or much thought to tweet, so the takes were as close to instant as […]

Inside the Squad: Managing One of the Best-Known Offices on Capitol Hill

Two years ago, Sarah Groh was taken out of the Senate building in handcuffs. She had been arrested for protesting proposed new restrictions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She was fighting for her mother, who had recently been diagnosed with leukemia and was relying on the ACA to afford treatment.   Today, Groh works in […]

All About Incivility: An Interview with Candice Delmas

Candice Delmas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Northeastern University, and the Associate Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. She will be a 2019-2020 Humanities Center Fellow and served as a Dworkin-Balzan Fellow at New York University School of Law in 2016-2017. She works in applied ethics, social and […]

On Kavanaugh: A Conversation with Katia Santiago-Taylor of BARCC

Katia Santiago-Taylor wore a tailored suit and high heels but her demeanor was warm and inviting, much like the couch-filled conference room in which we sat. Santiago-Taylor is the Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager at the Cambridge-based Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). Originally from Puerto Rico, she has previously worked at the Massachusetts Office […]

An Interview With Elizabeth Warren

Recently, NU Political Review Domestic Editor Sean Comi and Deputy Domestic Editor Mike Leyba had the opportunity to interview Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren. The following interview took place over two days, via phone and on Northeastern’s campus. Professor Warren begins by filling us in on what her campaign has been doing on college campuses. EW: […]

Interview With Vali Nasr: Analyzing the Iranian Nuclear Threat

On March 6, 2012, the NUPR’s International Editor Dominic Contreras sat down with Tufts University Professor Vali Nasr, one of the world’s foremost experts on Iran and the Muslim world, to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and possible responses to it. Below is an excerpt of that interview. Q: Over the past year we’ve heard […]