Search Results for "France" : 59

by / on October 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

From Paris With Love

…And it’s plausible that Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far right National Front, could become the President of France. Yet the most disturbing trend is that this growing nativism has turned much of Europe against a group of its own citizens – the Roma. The most evident instance of this was France’s deportation of hundreds of Roma last year. Although there have been large Roma populations in France for centuries, French authorities are now crack…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:15 am / in Africa, World

There’s Something About Mali

…lps solidify their support among specific communities, yet deepens the divide between them. Within this context, France currently supports the opening of talks between the MLNA and the government. France assumes that the secular MLNA is more in line with their interests than Islamists, despite the fact that the MLNA also has a history of extremism and terrorist attacks. The Malian government has steadfastly refused to engage in talks with the MLN…

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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 July 17, 2014 at 8:47 am / in Middle East, Web Columnists

ISIS or ISIL or Just IS?

by   As the Islamic State (IS) stampedes over the Iraq-Syria border, the national boundaries that partition the Middle East have seldom seemed less legitimate. The division of the Middle East into independent states, a product of colonial machinations, yielded borders that have been relatively unchanged for almost a century. Because IS ignores these borders and possesses no international legitimacy, […]

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by / on November 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/17 – 11/23

…y sending email to The Dynamics of Gender: Women Writ, Women Writing in Seventeenth-Century France 6:00pm – 7:00pm East Gallery, Buell Hall Domna Stanton in conversation with Madeleine Dobie Domna Stanton discusses her new book that examines shifting notions of gender in 17th-century France and probes the specifics of conformity and resistance to gender norms from a feminist perspective. Her conversation with Madeleine…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm / in Uncategorized

The War of Alawite Aggression?

by We don’t want bread or tahina, we want freedom for our prisoners. Butheina Sha’aban, the Syrian people aren’t hungry… The people want the fall of the regime!” These were chants from initial protests in Dera’a from the parents of incarcerated child prisoners in March 2011 after Butheina Sha’aban, President Bashar al-Assad’s adviser, told him to increase food subsidies instead. In March 2011, the citizens of Dera’a in the south of Syr…

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 1:42 am / in Campus, Events

Events 02/02 – 02/08

by Wednesday, February 4th Chinese Dreams and Chinese Nightmares, 1989 to 2014 2:10pm – 4:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1219 Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History, University of California Irvine. This talk is part of the Harriman Institute Core Project 2014-2015: Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global. How has the Chinese Communist […]

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by / on November 24, 2014 at 12:03 am / in Campus, Events

Events 11/24 – 11/30

…essor of history at Michigan State University, Moch specializes in European migration. Trained as a historian of France, she has written extensively on France and Western Europe and the history of migration in Russia. She is the author of The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris; Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650; and, most recently, Broad is My Native Land: Repertories and Regimes of Migration in Russias 20th Cen…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

by Monday, October 20th   To lose without fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea 12:00pm – 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Brown Bag Lecture featuring Bill Hayton, reporter at BBC. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the APEC Study Center, SEASI, and Asia American Journalists Association at Columbia. For further information regarding this event, please contact […]

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by / on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Cover Story, Latin America, Winter 2013, World

Red Hot Chile-crats

by With its unique history, culture, and geographic diversity, Chile provokes the interest of observers and analysts. Yet, it is one of Chile’s more scarcely commented upon features − its outlandish political system− that has great potential to yield some truly valuable insights. A function of its tumultuous recent past, Chile’s political set-up possesses many unusual features. The country remains the only one with a binomial electora…

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