0,,18410520_303,00

The Battle for Burundi

By Javan Latson   Twenty-one years ago, the world watched in horror as hundreds of thousands of Rwandans died over the span of about 100 days. This tremendous event showed the world what could happen when…


151216-shiite-muslims-conflict-nigeria-yh-02_647a93b805382e6b95cb724e4be9aceb.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000

Massacre in Zaria Sparks Tensions

By Issie Sargraves Stories of violence by ISIS and its affiliates are splashed across the international media, demonizing Islamic movements around the world and painting them as radical and violent. This, however, results in the…


PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres (L 2), Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon (C), Foreign Affairs Minister and President-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius (R 2), and France's President Francois Hollande (R) raise hands together after adoption of a historic global warming pact at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on December 12, 2015. Arnaud BOUISSOU/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A Brief Analysis of COP21

By Bella Jones On November 30th, a total of 195 countries convened for the Paris Climate talks (COP21) to reduce carbon emissions. Its focus was on whether the agreement should be legally binding, how to help…


BN-JX064_0818ba_J_20150818095101

Religious Targeting Takes A New Turn

By Dawning Welliver In Bangladesh, Islamic militant groups launched a string of targeted attacks towards secularist writers and Internet bloggers. Though Bangladesh is officially a secular state, 90.4% of the population is Muslim. An internet…


Angelina_Jolie_congo-sept-2003-001

Celebrities and Philanthropy

By Soo Min Jeong What is the similarity among the following people?—Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, and Sir Richard Branson. Not only are they world renowned celebrities, but they also actively utilize their popularity, talents,…


Untitled

Transforming a Desolate Marketplace through Art

By Jung-Min Shin An “alternative exhibition space” is an unconventional venue that publicly displays artwork – it could be a warehouse, a store front, or in the case of the STONE&WATER exhibitions, a nearly abandoned…




isis-flag

Why Westerners Join ISIS

By Daria Berstell         As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remains in the press for their barbaric and violent methods, Westerners continue to leave their lives behind in favor of joining the…


Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street, London, for a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, as one of the most closely-contested general elections for decades formally gets under way today, with David Cameron accusing Labour of planning a £3,000 tax hike for every working family.. Picture date: Monday March 30, 2015. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain and the Future of Human Rights

By Issie Sagraves In 1215, a group of revolutionary English barons met to create a document that would transform the nature of civil liberties. The Magna Carta limited the power of the monarchy in order…