Monthly Archives: March 2012

Only Human – Making War Okay

  Written by Nadia Hakim   Last night, I went with a couple of colleagues to a small talk on the potential nuclear war between Israel and Iran. A new Israeli organization of undergraduates on campus coordinated the meeting and … Continue reading

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Senegal election a sign of hope for West Africa

Written by Jacob Kriss   Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images West Africa: So often, when we think of the region, notions of devastating famine, poverty, corruption, military coups, prolonged war and dysfunctional  government flood our minds. In a place … Continue reading

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Arab Spring for Non-Arabs: Differences and Similarities of Arabs’ Public Diplomacy During the Time of Change

Written by Sadegh Alhosseini   The Arab Spring was a huge shock. Not just for average citizens but for every scholar and politician around the world, even those who worked on issues concerning the Middle East for many years. Now, … Continue reading

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Trendy Activism – KONY 2012

Written by Nadia Hakim   Over the past couple of weeks, the video entitled  “KONY 2012” spread virally over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and any other crevice it could crawl into. According to the maker’s website, “KONY 2012 is a film … Continue reading

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A Time and A Place to Make a Point

Violence in Syria has increased, yet again. It seems as if the people of Syria are trapped in an on-going nightmare from which there is no waking. Their nightmare is imposed by a thin-lipped man who often chooses to sport … Continue reading

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Open Governance and Public Diplomacy

Written by Ryan J. Suto   This post will focus on what I see are the theoretically similar foundations of both open governance and public diplomacy. I argue that both these concepts rely, in large part, on the concept of … Continue reading

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Genuine Exchange is a Two-Way Street: On Cultural Exchange

Cultural diplomacy is an integral part of foreign relations, particularly as a foundation for the advancement of other foreign policy and diplomatic objectives. Culture is the identifiable qualities that make each state and each society unique. Taking pride in one’s … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Rhetorical War

  Written by Roxanne Bauer   In a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in the United States last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made statements that equated a possible nuclear-armed Iranian state with the Nazi state of … Continue reading

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“Innocent until proven Muslim”

Written by Tammy Mehdi Over the last few weeks, the news has been littered with stories about the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance of Muslims, not only in the metropolitan area but across the North East. Over 1,000 undercover … Continue reading

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Who’s next on ‘hacktivist’ hit list?

Written by Jacob Kriss   Since the advent of the Internet, hacking had always seemed the stuff of Hollywood films: an oft-dramatized activity practiced by sweaty-browed stars with seconds to save the world from nuclear annihilation and win the girl. … Continue reading

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