The Right to be Forgotten: An Interview with Helene Jakobsen and Ulrik Graff

Conducted and Transcribed by Nashi Gunasekara (SC ’19) Helene Jackobsen and Ulrik Graff are professors at the Danish Institute of Study teaching Online Surveillance, Privacy, and Cybersecurity. Jackobsen earned her Masters in Law at the University of Copenhagen in 2014 and is the Head of Section, Danish Defense Command. In different capacities, Graff has served…

Accessibility of Healthcare in the US: An Interview with Abner Mason

Conducted and Transcribed by Elise S. Van Scoy (SC ‘20), Project Manager Abner Mason is a Harvard graduate and the founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, a multicultural patient engagement and healthcare solutions technology company. He previously served as International Committee Chairman for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and executive director of AIDS Responsibility Project.…

What Iowa’s “Heartbeat Legislation” Indicates About the Future of the Abortion Debate

By Allie Carter (CMC ’19) On May 4, 2018, the state of Iowa took a major leap towards enacting the nation’s strictest regulations on abortion. Colloquially referred to as the “heartbeat legislation,” abortions in Iowa are now prohibited once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically six weeks into a pregnancy. Whether the legislation…

The Dilemma of the All-Volunteer Force

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) The United States’ military, the strongest military in the world, has depended upon an all-volunteer force (AVF) since 1973. Since then, our military conflicts have been disproportionately burdened by less than one percentage of our population. Although our military efficacy remains as stable as ever, the AVF model contains moral…

Letter from the Founding Editor-in-Chief: An Origin Story

By Byron Cohen (CMC ‘16), Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Professor Areshidze walked slowly around the classroom, a well-worn and aggressively annotated copy of John Locke’s Second Treatise On Government in his hand. Smiling, he read, “[t]he reigns of good princes have been always most dangerous to the liberties of their people: for when their successors,…

Polygamy in Morocco

By Dina Rosin (CMC ’20), Foreign Correspondent Throughout Middle Eastern and North African countries where Islam dominates both the social and political spheres of life, the rights of women often differ from traditional Western expectations. The legality of polygamy in many Muslim countries limits women’s rights by international human rights standards. The International Covenant on…

Trump’s Muslim Ban Reaches SCOTUS

By Bryce Watchell (PO ’21) Throughout his presidential campaign and administration, President Trump’s agenda has frequently featured anti-Islam rhetoric, which manifested itself in a “Muslim ban,” later renamed a “travel ban.” Following his initial mention of the ban, lawyers, judges, and politicians from across the political spectrum rejected the proposal on the constitutional basis of…