Debate Debrief: Was NYU Abu Dhabi a Mistake?

Debate Debrief: Was NYU Abu Dhabi a Mistake?

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.

Exceptionalism and Exemption in US Nuclear Policy

Exceptionalism and Exemption in US Nuclear Policy

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?

Perceptions of Political Bias and Efficacy in Social science Research: A Study

Perceptions of Political Bias and Efficacy in Social science Research: A Study

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.

A new approach to new terror: Three Horizons of combating extremism

A new approach to new terror: Three Horizons of combating extremism

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.