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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, Issue, World

Bridging the Strait: Optimism for Taiwan’s Uncertain Future

by On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese president and Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. This meeting was the highest level encounter between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949. Brief but historic, the Ma-Xi summit will undoubtedly leave an impact on the future of cross-strait relations and re-focus international attention o…

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by / on March 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Women's Rights

Deconstructing the Wage Gap

by   After filing through candidacies for a new Chief Economist position in 1947, the Standard Oil Company chose the up-and-coming Anita Summers, mother of famous (or infamous) economist Lawrence Summers, for the job. Praising her unparalleled intellect, her new employer welcomed her: “I am so glad to have you! I figure I am getting the same brains for less […]

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by / on October 16, 2016 at 9:42 am / in Asia, Web Columnists

Walking the Tightrope: the Paradoxical Relationship between Religion and Law in India

by   It cannot be contested that the modern, internationally-accepted norm of governance is that of a democracy, of a state that allows for elected representation through the voice of all its citizens and which participates in free trade. Inherent to this concept of democracy are several defining aspects of government that we seem to take for granted and often […]

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

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

by Monday, November 10th Panel discussion on the The Evolving Role of Advocacy and Interest Groups in K-12 Education 6:00pm – 8:00pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105. A casual reception will begin at 6:00PM, the panel will go from 6:30-8:00PM The goal for the event is to identify and assess the roles that interest and advocacy groups have played, are playing, or might play in aiding or hindering the improvement of public education,…

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by / on April 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm / in Africa, Issue, World

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

by When we recall the most influential figures in the history of Africa, we could consider state leaders such as Anwar Sadat and Nelson Mandela, or seminal figures like the king of the Zulus and Kofi Annan. We might not, however, think of Cecil Rhodes, the man who gave his name to the Rhodes scholarship, Rhodes University, and even the nation of Rhodesia before it split into Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cecil Rhodes left his own contribution…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Asia, World

Islamabad Relations

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi From the unannounced raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that surprised and humiliated Pakistani officials, to a badly botched NATO operation that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, 2011 was not a great year for US-Pakistani relations. Many American policymakers are dismayed that neither friendship nor financial assistance has induced Pakistan to cooperate with American objectives in South Asia. Moreover, t…

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by The World Leaders Forum hosted an event last evening on “U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The event was co-sponsored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), International Media, Advocacy and Communications (IMAC), SIPA, and the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). Bill Grueskin, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm / in Asia, Fall 2013, World

Modi Operandi

by As mango season comes to an end, the monsoons slowly ebb away, and the scorching humidity of August sighs into a slight breeze, India prepares for a national election. Two political parties with drastically different visions for India will compete to lead the world’s largest democracy, and Indians are relying on the next prime minister to lead India into a new era of prosperity. “My simple political economy model, which economists…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart The last year has been a big one for American labor unions. From Wisconsin to Alabama to the NBA, policy makers are re-examining their stances on collective bargaining. After running largely on an economic platform, Republicans took their success in the November 2010 elections as a cue to advance conservative economic policies. Many lawmakers began to characterize wages and benefits for public-sector…

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