By Maeve Houston | February 22, 2021 Though it is known by most that sexism exists within filmmaking, there are more prominent cases of this inequality in certain aspects of film, is animation one of these? Some have claimed that in this industry, "Historically a woman had no voice at all in animation. The field … Continue reading The Inequality of Societal Institutions on Women in Japanese Commercial Animation
Problems Are the New Solutions
By Gayari Kumar | February 15, 2021 The year 2014 is known as the watershed year for Indian voters. It was the year that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set a historic record―unbeaten since 1984―when it not only gained an undeniable majority in the Indian Parliament, but also set a precedent by winning the majority … Continue reading Problems Are the New Solutions
China’s Investment in Africa: Genuine Aid or Concealed Imperialism?
By Palden Lhamo | February 21, 2020 Africa’s relationship with the international community in terms of the dynamics of dependency and aid is not subject to frequent media attention. However, it is imperative that it should be highlighted upon. In this essay, the two referenced Economist articles discuss the growing surge of interest in diplomatic … Continue reading China’s Investment in Africa: Genuine Aid or Concealed Imperialism?
The Political Consequences of Neoclassical Economic Theory: A Close Look at the Minimum Wage
By Bee Kinstle | February 21, 2020 The Minimum Wage Debate and the Failures of Neoclassical Economic Theory Neoclassical economic theory can be found in most Economics 101 courses at nearly every higher education institution worldwide. The study of exclusively neoclassical economic theory can, and does, lead students into a circular style of thinking where … Continue reading The Political Consequences of Neoclassical Economic Theory: A Close Look at the Minimum Wage
Longing for Lebanon: The Question of Nostalgia and Memory of the Long 1950’s
By Sharon Arana | May 2, 2019 Picture: An armed Palestinian celebrating the rout of the Phlanagist, posing in front of a poster of President Nasser with Arabic graffiti writing on the wall that translates to “the socialist union was here.” Throughout the Middle East, the long 1950’s have been hailed as the period most … Continue reading Longing for Lebanon: The Question of Nostalgia and Memory of the Long 1950’s
China and Africa: Imperialism, or a Partnership?
By Meseret Carver | May 2, 2019 Today, China is using its historical relationship with Africa to appeal to the continent as a friend rather than a colonial power. In the 1950s, China started competing with the Soviet Union for influence over African nations rebelling against imperial powers. The Chinese claimed that Russia was like … Continue reading China and Africa: Imperialism, or a Partnership?
The North Korean Refugee Crisis and Neighboring Countries’ Policy Response
By Wanyi Liu | May 2, 2019 There is a special group of migrants from North Korea who have received surprisingly little attention on the world stage. These marginalized people are North Korean refugees who, for years, have fled, most often in the face of the ongoing food shortage that began with North Korea’s 1999 … Continue reading The North Korean Refugee Crisis and Neighboring Countries’ Policy Response
Why Jordan’s 2018 Protests Mattered
By Jana Ababneh | December 11, 2018 “Do you know who governs us? The damned Monetary Fund. Take your money and leave us alone.” - A common chant during the 2018 protests in Jordan. In 2018, Jordan faced the largest protest in the country’s history. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets. What … Continue reading Why Jordan’s 2018 Protests Mattered
A Comparative Analysis of Neoclassical Economics and Law and Political Economy: Views on Institutional Foundations as a Means to Economic Development
By Mohamed Camara | December 4, 2018 The Law and Political Economy tradition, like the New Institutional Economy, agrees that institutions lead to economic development because markets are regulated by institutions, or, “humanly devised constraints that structure human interactions.”1 The Law and Political Economy tradition, like the New Institutional Economy, agrees that institutions lead to economic development … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Neoclassical Economics and Law and Political Economy: Views on Institutional Foundations as a Means to Economic Development
The Importance of an Apolitical Central Bank
By Nicholas Torres | December 4, 2018 Introduction A central bank, put simply, is the institution within a country that manages that country’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. These three factors have a profound influence on the broader economy. Therefore, the function of a central bank is something to take seriously. However, there has … Continue reading The Importance of an Apolitical Central Bank