Involuntary Sterilizations of Indigenous Women in Canada Prompt Condemnation by UN Committee on Torture

By Katya Pollock (PO ’21) The UN Committee on Torture published a report this Friday urging the Canadian government to launch an investigation into the involuntary sterilization of Indigenous women and girls. The report follows the filing of a class-action lawsuit representing 100 Indigenous Canadian women who allege that they were coerced or forced to…

How New Title IX Regulations Affect Pomona College

By Bryce Wachtell (PO ’21) On November 30th, Sue McCarthy—Pomona College’s Title IX Coordinator—sent an email to the student body regarding the Trump Administration’s proposed regulations to govern investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct on college campuses.  The reversal of Obama-era guidelines have stirred controversy and stoked division for their new approach to long-standing issues.…

A Domestic Assessment of the Global Compact for Migration

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) In the summer of 2018, the United Nations­­ finalized the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, the first international agreement laying out a comprehensive framework addressing international migration. The Trump administration, however, withdrew from participation in December of 2017, citing the Compact’s incompatibility with national…

An Interview with Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Jon Parrish Peede

Interview by Blake Plante (PO ‘19), D.C. Correspondent & Digital Content Writer Jon Parrish Peede is the current Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This interview was conducted the week after his confirmation by the Senate. Peede’s previous positions include Publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review 2011-2016, senior leadership roles in the…

USMCA: A Worthy Successor to NAFTA?

By James Dail (CMC ’20) Last Friday, President Trump, along with the heads of state of Mexico and Canada, signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is the result of extensive trade negotiations between the three North American nations that began shortly after President Trump took office. The President sparked these negotiations…