Search Results for "2013" : 71

by / on July 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Remember Me?

…and political pundits began speculating about Weiner’s chances of success should he run for city-wide office in 2013.  Anthony Weiner, after serving in Congress for twelve years, resigned in January of 2011 after admitting to using Twitter to share sexually suggestive pictures.  Prior to his Twitter scandal, many political strategists believed Weiner to be a leading candidate in the 2013 mayoral race.   Weiner amassed a campaign war-chest of $4….

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

by Monday, October 27th Conversation with Istvan Deak: “Life in War and Peace” 12:00pm – 1:15pm International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219 Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the bac…

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by / on October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

by Monday, October 13th Perspectives of Global Development 2014: Boosting Productivity to Meet the Middle Income Challenge 10:00am – 12:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Carl Dahlman is Head of the Thematic Division and Head of Global Development Research at the OECD’s Development Centre. Prior to joining the OECD in September 2013, he was an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreig…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Culture, Domestic, Winter 2013, Women's Rights

The Masculine Mystique

…hole has not stepped up to the plate. Representative Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) introduced a bill on February 15, 2013 that would require women to register with Selective Service. However, when he introduced similar bills in 2003, 2006, and 2007, they did not receive a hearing and another bill he proposed in 2010 died in committee. The 2013 bill is still in the House Armed Forces Military Personnel subcommittee, where it is expected to suffer a si…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

by Monday, October 6, 2014 The Turks Were Killing the Body, the Austrians Kill the Soul: Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia, 1840-1914 1:00pm-3:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1201 Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion about “Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia between 1840-1914″ with Edin Hajdarpasic, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola Univer…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm / in Asia, Web Columnists, World

Anatomizing Abenomics

by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,  by Chatham House [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By the time Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012, Japan was suffering from lackluster economic performance. As recently reported by CPR columnist Asha Banerjee, growth in Japan was the big story of the 1980s, but by the 1990s, the Asia bubble had burst and Japan’s GDP fell by nearly USD$…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particular…

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by / on February 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm / in Aman Navani, Asia, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

Bangladesh’s Shaky Democracy

by By Prime Minister’s Office, via Wikimedia Commons On October 26th 2013, the two most powerful politicians in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, leader of the ruling Awami League, and Begum Khaleda Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh National Party and former Prime Minister, had a phone conversation after many years. Zia had called to complain about arrangements for the general election due in January 2014.  The usual procedure b…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm / in World

Refugee Aid, Syrians Betrayed; Humanitarian Aid and the War Against Assad

…. The United Nation’s relief plan requests just over a billion dollars to fund its operations from January 2013 to June 2013, and a variety of donors pledged to meet those needs. Yet somehow, the latest report on the inter-agency regional response cites an $800 million shortfall in the promised funds thus far, rendering the United Nations and its partner organizations incapable of meeting the basic needs of the refugees, who are dispersed a…

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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…

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