Search Results for " 2011" : 138

by / on November 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm / in Campus, Events

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

…published several important books in recent years Violence et civilit and La Proposition de l’galibert in 2011 (the latter now translated as Equaliberty: Political Essays), Citoyen sujet et autres essais d’anthropologie philosophique in 2011, and Saeculum: culture, religion, idologie in 2011. This conference will further develop these analyses, bringing together some of the participants from the Paris meeting with other scholars work…

Read more ›
by / on November 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm / in Current Issue, Middle East, World

Dictating Democracy

by  Ash-shab yurid isqat an-nizam “The people want to bring down the regime.” T his chant, first heard on the streets of Tunis in December 2010 following the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, signaled the start of a new democratic era in Tunisia. Soon, the same chant was echoed in capitals across the Arab world. Four peaceful years and a constitution later, Tunisia is poised this autumn for their second…

Read more ›
by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

…er per barrel rail shipment costs.” The State Department has been overly optimistic about rail in the past. In a 2011 report, it wrote that “shipment of conventional or oil sands crude in Canada is arguably just now reaching a takeoff point…the implication is that we could see a growing scale of shipment of crude by rail in the next one to two years.” This prediction has not been fulfilled. In 2011, refineries in the Gulf Coast processed 150,000…

Read more ›
by / on May 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm / in

Archives

    Spring 2013   Winter 2012   Fall 2012   May 2012   March 2012    December 2011    October 2011   May 2011   March 2011   December 2010    October 2010   May 2010   March 2010   December 2009   October 2009   May 2009   April 2009   December 2008   October 2008   May 2008   […]

Read more ›
by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

by Tuesday, March 25 The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics 4:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, room 918 Join us for a conversation between Alfred Stepan and Duncan McCargo on their forthcoming article in the Journal of Democracy, The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics. To read a copy of the article prior to this conversation, please […]

Read more ›
by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am / in Europe, World

Disputin

by Illustrations by Stephanie Mannheim In Russia’s parliamentary elections on December 4, 2011, United Russia – the party of President-turned-Prime Minister-turned-current-President Vladimir Putin – won the majority of seats in the Duma, the Russian Parliament, amid cries (and video evidence) of widespread election fraud. On December 5, Russians took to the streets in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Over the course of the next three months…

Read more ›
by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

Independent Goals

by by Chloe Blanchard Pre-game // Antes del Partido // Abans del Partit “There cannot be much doubt that the whole thing is bound up with the rise of nationalism – that is, with the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.” —George Orwell, “The Sporting Spirit” (1945) “It’s a defeat, not a humiliation,” insisted new Real Madrid coach José Mou…

Read more ›
by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm / in Europe, Fall 2013, World

Petrol Patronage

by Hassan Rouhani’s election as President of Iran has generated great excitement in the West. Many have interpreted it as an opportunity for a reversal of course on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and conciliation in the US-Iran relationship more generally. But the new president is not the only actor who could stand to play an important role in resolving the ongoing crisis between Iran and the West. In particular, Russia’s position on the Un…

Read more ›
by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Death of a Penalty

by Four billion dollars spent on 13 lives over 35 years: This is what California’s capital punishment system looks like. Since the current system’s institution in 1978, only 13 people have been executed in 35 years, with the last execution in January 2006, at a total cost of $4 billion. The punishment’s price is remarkably high and, as of 2011, each execution is estimated to cost California $300 million. Meanwhile, multiple reports st…

Read more ›
by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

A Farmer’s Market

…ress the problem that China’s “population urbanization” is lagging much behind its “geographic urbanization.” In 2011, China’s population of migrant workers, people who are registered in a rural household but spend most of their time in a city for a living, reached 250 million in 2011, a 100 percent increase from 2006. As the current Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang administration sets out to change China’s decades-long household registration (hukou) system…

Read more ›