Category: Community

Should I wear makeup because I’m a feminist or in spite of being a feminist?

Women in the workplace face conflicting expectations when it comes to makeup, from what makes them comfortable personally to vague rules spouted by the media. I rifled through the internet and my…
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The Non-Violence Project Film Series & More

Meet the New School Non-Violence Project! Thanks to member and GPIA graduate student Elyse Greenblatt, The New Context learned a lot about this wonderful student organization. 1. When did the NVP…
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Serena Williams and the Fear of Black Success

  When the Williams sisters arrived on the professional tennis scene in the mid-90s, the world was a very different place. Since then, the Williams sisters’ domination of the professional…
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From Grad Student To International Journalist, Marc Perry Shares His Story

A Day In The Life is an ongoing TNC series where professionals in the International Affairs field share their inspirational journeys to GPIA students. Meet Marc Perry, an international journalist, writer, and photographer. …
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South Africa’s Marie Antoinette

Johannesburg’s Nerine Gardiner has come to be known around the world as “Girl with Cake” (http://www.girlwithcake.co.za). Her mission is “to spread unconditional kindness one cake at a time.” She goes…
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From Beirut to the Bakken: A Conversation With Josh Wood

Josh Wood grew up in New Hampshire and Saudi Arabia where his parents worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines. After graduating from George Washington University with a Bachelors in Middle Eastern studies…
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Opinion: The Line Between Political Correctness and Meaninglessness

On every other floor of certain buildings at The New School there are “All Gender Restrooms.”  These bathrooms state, “Anyone can use this restroom regardless of your gender identity or…
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My lovely and uneventful week in Jerusalem

As a journalist and student of international affairs, I find it's hard to write about Israel-Palestine without writing about the plight of the Palestinians. As a tourist visiting my wife's…
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Yoga Comes to Africa

I recently came across the Africa Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that introduced yoga to Kenyan slums seven years ago. According to their website, the Africa Yoga Project provides employment opportunities…
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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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