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Refugee Crisis in Germany
Posted by Sabrina Herzog on 03/07/2016 - 08:22
The article "Europe Refugee Crisis In Germany: Berlin ‘Losing Sight Of Human Rights", by Lydia Tomkiw deals with the refugee crisis and the high entry into Germany. Since our Chancellor Angela Merkel still represents "open-arms refugee policy",... Read More
Refugee Crisis in Europe, and the Missing US
Posted by David Palumbo-Liu on 03/07/2016 - 07:40
This is a blog by Mira B and Lisa H, graduate students at the University of Würzburg, who invite your comments: No matter if one watches TV, reads a newspaper or follows the news online, the Syrian refugee crisis has been a ubiquitous topic during... Read More
Daily Life in Germany (post from German university student...
Posted by David Palumbo-Liu on 03/07/2016 - 07:35
This is a blog written by Sabrina W, a graduate student from the U of Würzburg, who invites your comments: Train delayed, no trains between Salzburg and Munich, long waiting periods on borders. News like these are by now part of everyday life in... Read More
European Refugee Crisis: A ´Systematic´ Violation of Human...
Posted by Bianca Furak on 03/02/2016 - 13:27 The article "European Refugee Crisis: A ´Systematic´ Violation of Human Rights" written by Krishnadev Calamur and published in "The Atlantic" is... Read More
Posted by on 11/16/2015 - 13:21
By Jinni Thuy Hang Tran The recent protests on college campuses, including at Missouri, Yale, and Claremount  McKenna amid racial tension in the US are re-igniting the flames of fire that has been waning inside me. As a college student of color who... Read More
How Do Civilian Clothed Police Make Police More Accountable?
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 11/13/2015 - 14:55
Photo credit: NBC News Picture description: On the left is a portrait of Nouman Raja and on the right is a portrait of Corey Jones. In light of Corey Jones' death, I am wondering how protocol allowing police to be on duty while in civilian clothes... Read More
Slovenia Begins to Build a Fence to Stem the Flow of...
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 11/12/2015 - 14:50
Photo credit: Darko Bandic/Associated Press Picture description: Soldiers erected a razor-wire fence on the Croatian border in Gibina, Slovenia, on Wednesday. While on the topic of the 30,000 refugees headed north through Greece  being stranded... Read More
Exactly "Trade and Rights Aren't Mutually...
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 11/02/2015 - 13:11
In a recent blog post in Huffington Post, Mihra Rittman called upon Britain to call out Kazakhstan's violation of human rights. The call happens within the context of a senior UK Foreign Ministry official's prediction that "Kazakhstan [is] "on the... Read More