Humanitarian aid in the modern era is complex, with thousands of NGOs supplying 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.
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.
Referendums can grant civil rights and sovereignty, but they can just as easily refuse it.
This past Tuesday, the club held a debate on whether or not these votes threaten democracy.
When quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to protest the treatment of African-Americans and other minority groups in the US by kneeling for the National Anthem, he was met with condemnation. Such reactions force us to reconsider which political displays are deemed “acceptable” in sports and which are not. They also lead us to contemplate whether politics ought to have a presence in the field, in the stands, or in the locker room.
The Review at NYU's Editorial Board discusses the motion for this Tuesday's debate regarding whether Russia or the countries to its west better guard individual liberties.
The Review at NYU's Editorial Board discusses the motion for this Tuesday's (11/10) debate with Professor David Denoon on whether the 2003 invasion of Iraq was America's greatest strategic blunder.