Can’t-miss events for the second half of January 2020 in Northeastern’s global network by Kaitlyn Budion January 10, 2020 by Irvin Zhang Share Mastodon Facebook LinkedIn Twitter A hexi-copter drone in Taskin Padir’s lab. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University Meet the United Nations expert on sexual orientation and gender identity Since 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz has served as the first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations, raising awareness of the violence and discrimination people face worldwide because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Madrigal-Borloz will lead a discussion of his role on Monday, Jan. 13, at noon in room 230 of Dockser Hall. Discuss the role of public defenders Join a panel discussion on the role of modern public defenders with Aisha McWeay, executive director of Still She Rises, an office that provides legal representation for low-income mothers; Brendon Woods, chief public defender at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office; and Justine Olderman, executive director of the Bronx Defenders, followed by a networking reception. The panel will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m., in room 250 in Dockser Hall. Get career advice with Scout Scout, Northeastern’s student-led design studio, will host Emily Landsman, creative director and industry advisor for Shoe York City, a fashion and footwear design consulting firm. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., in room 305 in Shillman Hall. Learn about the economics of nature with NCH at Northeastern NCH at Northeastern will host professor Partha Dasgupta, for a two-part lecture on how economic models of growth and development interact with natural systems, and how we can reverse destructive trends. Part one of the series will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, in the Drawing Room on the London campus. Celebrate the past year with the Charlotte campus Join Cheryl Richards, the chief executive officer and regional dean of the Charlotte campus, as she reflects on the past year, and discusses the plans for the coming year at the annual State of the Campus Address on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m., held on the 11th floor of 101 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can also tune in through livestream. Meet with veterans The Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers will host a community reception for local veterans and service members, along with potential employers and local partners. The reception will take place Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Northeastern University’s alumni center, at 716 Columbus Ave. Get a glimpse at the future of working with robots The development of artificial intelligence is transforming a wide spectrum of industries. Attend this session for an overview of Northeastern’s ongoing work with collaborative robots, held on Jan. 23, at 11:30 a.m. in room 440 in the Egan Research Center. Learn about public service work Kick off the start of the Givelber Distinguished Public Interest Lecturer Program with the School of Law. The program invites individuals with public service backgrounds to share experiences with students and faculty, and will run from Jan. 23 until March 1. Get out for this mixer Network and mingle with others in the Northeastern community at this multicultural mixer on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Wrap up the economics of nature Professor Partha Dasgupta will conclude his two-part lecture on how nature and economic models interact on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, in the Drawing Room on the campus of NCH at Northeastern in London. Get ahead with the undergrad freshman career week Focus on career development with the undergraduate freshman career week, which will begin Monday, Jan. 27, and will include a mock law class, cover letter help, and more. Celebrate the launch of the Center for Design Join the College of Arts, Media, and Design community for the official launch of the Center for Design on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 4:15 p.m. on the 17th floor of East Village. Test yourself with some trivia Come out for a trivia night hosted by the Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Dockser Hall. Admire a new art exhibition Experience Helina Metaferia’s exhibition “Against a Sharp White Background.” The official opening will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, at Northeastern University Gallery 360. Catch the Huskies in action Be sure to check out and support the winter sports teams as they approach the midway point of the regular season. With 25 events across six teams, you’ll have plenty of choices. For media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.