Debate Debrief: On Balance, Humanitarian Aid by NGOs Does More Harm than Good.

Debate Debrief: On Balance, Humanitarian Aid by NGOs Does More Harm than Good.

Humanitarian aid in the modern era is complex, with thousands of NGOs suppling various forms of aid worldwide. Relief efforts by NGOs have come under criticism for inefficiency, poor allocation of resources and have even been shown to have played a role in prolonging conflicts in some cases. 

Though springing forth from noble intentions and a moral calling, these issues pose the question of whether, on balance, humanitarian aid by NGOs does more harm than good. This past Thursday the club debated this motion. 

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

There is no quick solution to addressing this problem, but it seems that female candidates — especially democratic, pro-choice ones — can benefit from utilizing social media to face the misogynistic critiques that they receive.

Communication in the Global Village: How Technology can fuel Political Participation and Deepen divisions

Communication in the Global Village: How Technology can fuel Political Participation and Deepen divisions

As the technological acceleration of society leads to increased tension, it is our responsibility, as citizens, to not let this battle control us. We must reconsider what it means to truly communicate in the Global Village.

How Blockchain technology can support Environmental Sustainability in the globalized economy

How Blockchain technology can support Environmental Sustainability in the globalized economy

Many people already recognize the harmful effects globalization has had on the environment and how it has marginalized people in favor of profit. Blockchain can empower the individual, helping them make more informed decision making in the market, keeping supply chains transparent, and allow for me peer-to-peer interaction without having to go through financial intermediaries who raise costs and withhold information.

Automated: The Arab World in 2030

Automated: The Arab World in 2030

Artificial intelligence is changing the way countries interact. By 2030, AI technology is forecasted to contribute more money to the global economy than the current output of China and India combined, and nearly $230 billion will flow directly into the economy of the Middle East.

What the Dotcom Bubble's Eruption Can Tell us about Netflix

What the Dotcom Bubble's Eruption Can Tell us about Netflix

As a giant in streaming, Netflix seems far too relevant to even consider leaving their state of optimism anytime soon. The dotcom bubble has acted as a framework to understand the factors that can lead to speculative bubbles.

Black Mirror: How On-Screen Dystopias Reflect our Relationship with Technology

Black Mirror: How On-Screen Dystopias Reflect our Relationship with Technology

What makes Black Mirror most unsettling, however, is that its ultimate critique is of us rather than the technology itself: because at the end of the day, technology is a mere catalyst to the morals and motives that already exist within us.

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

Why is New York City more littered than other cities around the world? And if trash cans are plotted all over the city, why do they so often go unused?