Erin Snyder, Goucher College: On March 8th, the world celebrated International Women’s Day in a myriad of ways – marches, protests, Twitter campaigns (check out the #NotThere initiative), and Facebook posts. Around the world the global community engaged in conversation about women’s rights – both how far we’ve come and how far we have yet […]Read more "Film Ban Reignites Discussion of Women’s Rights in India"
Julia Maloof, JHU: The premise of feminist efforts is the struggle for women to be treated as equals to men in society. Severe economic imbalances arose from society rewarding the male sphere (outside the home) but not the female sphere (inside the home and community). This biased dynamic led to the continual mistreatment and economic […]Read more "Corporate Feminism"
Jon Loewenberg, JHU: Last week, I read an opinion piece in the New York Times that raised an interesting topic: the German silence on Israel. Omri Boehm argued that the silence of many prominent German intellectuals on the subject of Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be considered a speech act and that this is a dangerous path […]Read more "The Case for Public Engagement on Israel"
Alex Mabie, JHU: The financial services industry set aside over $5 billion for lobbying efforts and campaign contributions between 1998 and 2008 (Opensecrets). This staggering figure far exceeds any other industry and accentuates the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street. There are numerous cases in which prominent individuals who served at some of the […]Read more "Extracurricular Activities: How Wall Street’s Grasp Extends Past Washington and into the Classroom"
McHenry Lee, JHU: On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington DC to address both Houses of Congress in a controversial speech. He passionately implored the United States to reject the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. In a show of support for deal, the Obama administration and many Democrats in Congress refused […]Read more "Israel’s Referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu"