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The Transformative Power of Art: An Interview with Artist Fabrizio Ruggiero

Fabrizio Ruggiero is an Italian artist and sculptor, renowned for his fresco paintings. In June 2015, Ruggiero's collection of 16 portraits was part of the exhibition at the United Nations titled,…
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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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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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On the Ground: Ukraine

Kait’s On the Ground series aims to showcase the personal consequences of current conflicts and political hot-topics. In a world of frenzied media focused on escalating tensions and violence between…
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Neoliberalism and The Failure of the Arab Spring

The neoliberal economic restructuring of Middle Eastern and North African economies laid the foundations for the Arab uprisings in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis. After decades of dropping…
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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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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Enters Uncharted Territory

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution on Palestinian statehood. Wednesday the Palestinian Authority moved to join the International Criminal Court. Thus begins a chain of events that…
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