By Helena Jordheim | December 4, 2018 If one were to spend time in Norway, they would notice early on the charging stations lining city streets for the growing number of electric cars, the strict recycling policies, the vast number of people using public transportation. Not only do Norwegians push sustainable practices in their own … Continue reading How Norway Manages their Contradictory Pro-Environment and Pro-Petroleum Policies
Israel, Palestine, and the Use of Psychological Force
By David Levin | December 4, 2018 Culturally Palestinian and cartographically Israeli, the West Bank is a present focal point of Israeli settlement and military occupation, signifying decades of apartheid and violence that manifests in the infrastructure of the land.1 Israeli settlements cut between and divide Palestinian territory, establishing strategic positioning for the construction of … Continue reading Israel, Palestine, and the Use of Psychological Force
From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic
By Mina Erten | Art: Gradient of Democracy by Manya Tam | December 11, 2017 A downfall of humankind is that no matter the amount of forewarning, we are creatures that learn best through experience and identifying the problem and its consequences with the self. If this were not true, then politics in the 21st … Continue reading From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic
Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?
By Arianna Cooper | December 11, 2017 The metaphorical force of the canary in the coalmine.  Climate Change: a change in weather patterns altering the global temperature for an extended period of time due to certain human activities. Climate change is a popular crisis in the environmental and conservation field. The topic has … Continue reading Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?
Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism
By Joseph Hille | December 11, 2017 Think about the news media you are exposed to and the academic articles you read regarding contemporary political trajectories. On the left, one likely reads many critiques of neoliberalism; while on the right, the same is likely true for socialist ideals. This is the case in any system … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism
The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine
By Mimi Brown | March 15, 2017 The question of democracy in Israel/Palestine is perhaps one of the most contentious questions regarding the concepts of empire and state legitimacy of modern history. There are numerous collective memories of the physical land and a wide spectrum of historical and political narratives to which the state's citizens … Continue reading The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine
Voices from Puerto Rico
By Sofia Collins | December 1, 2016 “You don’t have to stay in your country if you don’t want to, but to want to stay and not be able to because of not finding a job, that is sad.” Gabriela Puig, 30, current Puerto Rican resident I frequently miss the the taste of coffee, rich … Continue reading Voices from Puerto Rico
Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis
By Kate McGuire | May 1, 2016 1. A Political and Moral Crisis In 2015, Europe received approximately 1.2 million first-time applications for asylum, more than double the amount received the year before. By summer 2015, some Greek islands were seeing an average of 1,000 arrivals by sea per day. Though routes are constantly in … Continue reading Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis