Can’t-miss virtual events for the second half of October 2020 in Northeastern’s global network

A student wearing a face mask studies on the newly renovated Richardson Plaza. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Explore SAIL: A one-stop shop to find all virtual events at Northeastern

Learning happens everywhere, all the time, even when we can’t be together on campus. SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, offers one central place to find and enroll in virtual opportunities around Northeastern’s global network. Explore virtual events on the web, or on the iOS or Android SAIL app.

Explore the regulation of intellectual property and technology

Tune into the third annual Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity conference, which starts on Friday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. EDT, to hear from experts on issues concerning data privacy, free speech, and transparency in medical technology.

Take a look at study abroad options in the College of Engineering

Tune into this information session to learn about the various Dialogues of Civilizations that are being offered for students in the College of Engineering on Friday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Experience autumn around the world

The leaves are changing colors, which signals that fall is here. Share your fondest memories of autumn, and explore how fall is experienced around the world at this discussion on Friday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Open your mind to social justice issues abroad

Join an information session hosted by Northeastern’s Social Justice Resource Center and Center for Intercultural Engagement to learn about how communities around the world are responding to injustice and oppression, and explore study abroad programs that focus on activism, justice, anti-racism, and decolonization, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Learn about carceral systems in the U.S.

Join Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences and the director of the Health in Justice Action Lab, to explore the history of the institutions that oversee policing and incarceration at this talk on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Discuss the future of corporations

Join Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, for a conversation with Indra Nooyi, a member of the Amazon’s Board of Directors and a former CEO of PepsiCo, about the future of the corporation in a post-pandemic society on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Listen to Olympic icon John Carlos

John Carlos, remembered for his iconic raising of the black fist in protest during the 1968 Olympics, will be speaking at this webinar, which is hosted by the Center for the Study of Sports in Society, about how activism in athletics has led to change on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. EDT. 

Conquer your fear of searching for jobs

Applying for jobs can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Tune in to this workshop to develop methods to overcome fears and doubts, and prepare yourself for the job hunt, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Examine the long-lasting impacts of segregation

In 2014, a Harvard University study found that out of 50 major metro areas in the U.S., Charlotte ranked last for economic mobility. Join this panel discussion to learn how Northeastern and local leaders are addressing the challenges that stem from racially and economically segregated neighborhoods on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8 a.m. EDT. 

Take care of your mental health

Amid the pandemic, feelings of fear, grief, and anxiety have increased among the general populace. Tune into this workshop to learn some methods on how to manage stress and anxiety on Friday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Envision the future

Attend this year’s TEDxNortheasternU conference as organizers and attendees imagine innovations for a post-pandemic world on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Learn how to code

Join the Women’s Community of Code for a first-ever coding workshop geared toward girls between the ages of 10-16 on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

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