This quarter at The Review, we chose to freely and loosely explore globalization through the lenses of the many issues and ideas associated with it –– namely those of immigration, identity, the spread of information, and human rights.
Damayan graciously allowed me to interview three human trafficking survivors. While the names and faces of these women are not included in this film (to respect their privacy), I attempt to amplify their experiences of being OFWs in the United States.
The left has moved further to the left, and the right further to the right, leaving little room for those in the middle.
Perhaps most tragic of all is the way in which Western nations have turned their borders into algorithms, assigning greater value to certain desired cultures over other unwanted ones, and in turn creating a deadly hierarchy.
Global interconnectedness has advanced medicine, technology, human rights and art; however, by favoring the dominant, it has snubbed some of the world’s most vocal ethnic minorities.
After the 2014 coup, few challenged the military takeover. We were a people exhausted from nearly a decade of political conflicts, riots and massive social disturbances. We wanted peace and quiet – and the military provided just that.
When the University first announced its plans to build a campus in the UAE ten years ago, it was not met with complete support...But the original controversies of 2007 never subsided.
Given the timely nature of the issue, the club decided to hold a debate on whether or not the inception of NYU Abu Dhabi was misguided, focusing specifically on the topic of academic freedom.
The United States was not the first country to fight for independence, and it certainly will not be the last. It did not provide the world with the great gift of democracy; we have the ancient Greeks to thank for that. And due to centuries of imperialism, it is not the first global superpower. So what is it about America that makes so many people regard it as exceptional?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges conducts studies on federal funding committed to research for different branches of science. The data shows that not only do the psychological and social sciences receive the least amount of funding, but also that the overall amount has dropped in the past decade.
The guerilla tactics of the Afghan Mujahideen in the 70s are simply no match for the complex online financing and international recruitment operations used by ISIS today. While new groups are constantly improving their combat and outreach strategies, older groups that haven’t adapted as readily are quick to fade into obscurity. The result is a world where terrorist groups are stronger, more sophisticated, and more threatening than ever before.