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Impunity for Bankers a Thing of the Past

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by David Shankbone[/caption] By Samantha Plesser It is rare indeed when one of the most senior judges in the country and a sitting judge on…
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A Touch of Sin: A Panorama of Contemporary China

[caption id="attachment_1389" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Atouchofsin.com[/caption] By Yiqing Wang “Do you understand your sin?” This is the last line of A Touch of Sin, and it spells out the film’s message.…
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After Two Fine Arts Degrees, Why International Affairs?

[caption id="attachment_1369" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Mai Perkins[/caption] By Mai Perkins Thirteen years ago in a small off-Broadway theatre, I was captivated by Sarah Jones' provocative one woman show “Women Can’t…
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On Suffering and Mockery

[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="300"] President Idriss Deby of Chad[/caption] By Michael Aryee It is was during a recent a discussion in finance class, of all places, that I finally thought…
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Syria’s Lost Students and Scholars

By Marina Gabriel [caption id="attachment_1314" align="alignleft" width="300"] UNHCR/M. Abu Asaker[/caption] The New School recently hosted a Center for Public Scholarship event entitled “Syrian Higher Education in Crisis; The Road Forward.”…
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The United Nations Celebrates Day of the Girl Child

[caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignleft" width="225"] Credit: Karen Lucas[/caption] By Meredith O’Connell As a feminist international affairs graduate student, female empowerment and education equality are the nearest and dearest issues to my…
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GPIA Conference Preview: What your friends are writing about

Here's a roundup of (most) of the papers being presented April 23rd at the GPIA Conference at the New School Hirshon suite, 55W.13th Street, 2nd floor 9:30am-6:30 pm (more…)
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Atrocity in the Amazon — A Devastation of Trees, Tribes and Traditions: GPIA Conference Preview

[caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo credit: Survival International[/caption] By Jonathan Leonard Our new social initiative, La Selva Guardia, presents the problems caused by the illegal extraction of Peruvian big-leafed mahogany trees.…
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Two Storms, Two Gardens and a Thesis: GPIA Conference Preview

[caption id="attachment_1189" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ernst Garden in the Lower Ninth Ward[/caption] By Rebekah Frank The day after Hurricane Sandy left large swaths of New York and New Jersey decimated, burnt…
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Being Multicultural: On Gender Roles

[caption id="attachment_1156" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by: Marcela Gara[/caption] In 1993 my parents moved our family of five from Venezuela to the United States. I was only 5 years old. Somewhere…
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Days of Fighting and Days of Glory: a short film

[caption id="attachment_849" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photographed: 13-year-old film maker, Lucas Peixoto(Photo by Marcela Gara)[/caption] This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela…
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Revolutionary Cairo Calling

[caption id="attachment_794" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mubarak's headquarters in March 2011. Photo credit: Todd Gitlin[/caption] By Sarah El-Shaarawi – GPIA ’13 (more…)
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