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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, Issue, World

UNderserved Refugees: Systemic Failures of the UNHCR in Kenya

…sion on Refugees (UNHCR) policy, and which affords no rights to refugees because it requires them to stay within camps at all times. Somali refugees and Kenyan-born Somalis have complained that both the government and the UNHCR constantly discriminate against them. The most fundamental of rights—their right to life—remains largely unassured. We therefore have to ask, how and why do we see human rights violations in the Kenyan camps that are under…

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The Crisis in Gaza

by On June 12th, three Israeli teenagers—Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel—were kidnapped in the West Bank. The kidnappings set off a firestorm of controversy and accusations, and tensions only heightened when, on June 30th, the bodies of the three teens were found in shallow graves, murdered by members of Hamas. And sadly, revenge was sought: six Israeli extremists were recently captured and charged with the retaliatory m…

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

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

…ssor of Public Policy, American University). Topic: “Reconstruction and the Cost of Conflict.” Katie Campo (Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy). Topic: “National Dialogue and Marginalized Groups.” Ahmed Hussain Adam (Visiting Scholar, Cornell University). Topic: “Scenarios of Change.” Moderator: David L. Phillips (Director, Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Insti…

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by / on July 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm / in Middle East, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

A Response to A Kidnapped Debate

by On July 6th, my colleague David Silberthau wrote a column in these pages arguing against the politicization of the kidnapping and murders of Eyal, Naftali, and Gilad. Without writing so explicitly, the point David was making was this: it is a mistake to attribute the savage actions of the murderers to the Palestinian population as a whole, as some have grossly done on social media in recent days. About this, David is entirely correc…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:48 am / in Europe, World

The Bandit And The Bully

by Illustrations by Kaela Chambers As he officially announced the 2014 vote for an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond looked and sounded as earnest as ever. His normally ruddy complexion was tempered by the soft light of the Scottish Parliament’s chambers as he revealed an inconspicuous pamphlet to his colleagues: “Your Scotland. Your Referendum.” The document was to be, as Salmond put it, an outline for the people of h…

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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 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World, World

David and Goliath

by Image Taken By Israel Defense Force Benjamin Netanyahu’s rather literal interpretation the concept of a “red line” at the United Nations last month puzzled many, but it should draw as much worry as it draws laughter. It is no secret that Israel and the United States would prefer an Iran without nuclear weapons. Yet, the Obama administration’s disapproval of a unilateral Israeli strike and its lack of interest in initiating its own…

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by / on August 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Politics

…sand watt smiles shine from the sidebars of your favorite website. And “trending articles” on Facebook bring the campaign to basically every college kid’s computer screen. Plus there are always the old faithful negative television spots and political talk show hosts. The proof is in the pudding. If campaigns believed that people didn’t start paying attention until after Labor Day, then why have they spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads un…

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by / on November 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/03 – 11/09

…ltural Management with Brazil 1:00pm – 2:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 802 Talk with Professor David Lavin. Part of the Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series. For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email Open Economies, Closed Polities: Financial Globalization and Authoritarian Politics with Evidence from Russia 2:15pm – 3:30pm International Affairs Building, Room…

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

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…formation regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email . Dilemmas of Campaigning and Governing in the United States: A Conversation with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee 4:00pm – 5:30pm Teatro, Italian Academy This World Leaders Forum program titled, Dilemmas of Campaigning and Governing in the United States: A Conversation with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, will feature a discussion with Lincoln D. Chafe…

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