The Vatican and Climate Change

Elizabeth Gudgel, JHU: In his historic visit to the United States last month, Pope Francis remarked the following to the United Nations General Assembly: “The ecological crisis, and the large-scale destruction of biodiversity, can threaten the very existence of the human species. The baneful consequences of an irresponsible mismanagement of the global economy, guided only […]

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Guatemalan Election: Vote of Rejection, not Affirmation

Guillermo Herrera, JHU: At face value, discovering that a comedian won Guatemala’s presidential election would seem almost fictitious. As Reuters would describe it, however, this shocking victory was indeed “no joke.” On October 25, Jimmy Morales, 46, was declared president after receiving nearly 70 percent of the runoff vote with zero political experience. Although Morales […]

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At JHU Forums on Race in America Event, NYT Columnist Charles Blow Discusses Racism and Systems Failure in the US Today

Keely Herring, JHU: At the fall event of JHU Forums on Race in America, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow was as deep, thought-provoking, and full-of-heart in discussing race and racism in America as his extensive body of literary work would have you believe. On October 28th, Blow, who writes a biweekly column about […]

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