Articles by: Katie Wood

Vestiges of Fear in U.S.-Cuba Foreign Policy

Vestiges of Fear in U.S.-Cuba Foreign Policy

BY ANNIE MAGOVERN “Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday… But yesterday is over and we are never going back,” Marco Rubio announced, declaring his candidacy for president last year. Branding himself as a leader who believes in the vision of younger generations, Rubio has sought to distinguish […]

by · April 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
De-Bunking Female Genital Mutilation

De-Bunking Female Genital Mutilation

BY NATTY BERNSTEIN The American moral compass stems from an established ideology, through laws and society, of what is “wrong” and what is “right.” To an outsider, Female Genital Mutilation seems like a horror that is both patriarchal and violent; it can be this way at through Damaris Monty’s horrifying story of her experience as an 11-year old victim in […]

by · April 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Resignation of Christiane Taubira

Resignation of Christiane Taubira

BY VERONICA WINTERS In January 2016, Christiane Taubira resigned from her position as a justice minister in the French government. As the only senior minister of African descent and one of the last senior ministers holding a traditionally leftist political stance, her departure as well as its cause marks the loss of a major player for social justice. In 2013, […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Appreciating Differences: Comparing and Contrasting Japanese and American Culture

Appreciating Differences: Comparing and Contrasting Japanese and American Culture

BY NATALIE GEISMAR, JORDAN HUGHES, AND HELEN LI Over Spring Break, the Global Citizenship Program traveled to Tokyo, Japan as part of our East Asia in the World Spring semester course. For reference, the Global Citizenship Program is a year-long freshman program that introduces students to the fundamentals of International and Area Studies and delves into specific geographic regions. Over […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Donald Trump’s Chilling Effect on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s Chilling Effect on Foreign Policy

BY HELEN LI Those who have attended Donald Trump’s campaign rallies or listened to him during television debates and interviews know that the Republican presidential candidate (and current frontrunner) has repeatedly vowed to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.   Trump outlines this immigration policy on his campaign website; he argues that Mexican leaders have taken advantage […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue