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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
A Glance into Kenya’s Biotechnology Industry

A Glance into Kenya’s Biotechnology Industry

  BY ALEX PETRI Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) recently approved genetically modified maize infused with Bacillus Thuringiensis bacterium, commonly known as BT corn. This crop releases proteins that successfully combat some of Kenya’s most harmful insects, which undoubtedly seems like a resounding success for a continent that houses a substantial portion of the world’s starving population. It is the first […]

by · April 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
The Importance of a National Language

The Importance of a National Language

BY PERI FELDSTEIN According to Ethnologue, a popular online linguistics publication, there are one hundred and twenty seven languages spoken in The United Republic of Tanzania, a country comparable in size to the state of Texas. Of these, one hundred and twenty five languages are living, and two are extinct. Of the living languages, one hundred and seventeen are indigenous, […]

by · April 4, 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
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Costs of a Blue Sky: The Realities of Drone Warfare

BY JORDAN HUGHES “I no longer love blue skies.” The haunting words echoed throughout a silent U.S. Congress as 13-year-old Zubair Rehman, a native of North Waziristan, Pakistan, delivered his testimony two years ago. “When the sky brightens, drones return and we live in fear. It’s something any 2-year-old would know.” It’s a story we’ve grown deaf to over the […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Paris Massacre: Implications for the Multiethnic French Capitol

BY JENNA EPSTEIN Friday, November 13th: instead of a day of passing comments about the superstitious date, terror enveloped the city of Paris, and fear gripped the world. For many it will forever be remembered as the day when a series of coordinated terrorist attacks erupted throughout the French capital. At the hands of ISIS, 130 innocent civilians lost their […]

by · November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Amid Plans to Abolish One-Child Policy Next Year, Oppression Continues for Chinese Women

BY KATIE RIAL In 1979, China enacted a one-child policy to limit resource strains on what was, at the time, a poor country unable to manage a rapidly growing population. Over the past three and a half decades, this policy is estimated to have prevented about 400 million births and has significantly shaped economic and cultural structures within China. Yet, […]

by · November 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Understanding the 3 D’s of National Security

BY CARL HOOKS In a post 9/11 world of terrorist attacks, cyber threats, civil wars and fear, politicians and world leaders constantly debate the need for national security measures. We hear the term “national security” when discussing ISIS, Iran, China and a host of other salient topics and nations. But what exactly is national security? For something mentioned so frequently […]

by · November 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized