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…

Law and Social/Cultural Norms in Iran and Afghanistan

By Kate Lambroza (Georgetown University ’18), Guest Contributor Introduction The status of women under Islam has garnered significant scholarly and political attention over the last several decades. However, consistent generalizations and misunderstandings have led to common Western misperceptions that women in Islam are oppressed and that Islam itself is the oppressor. Women’s rights in Islamic…

The Stakes of International Human Rights: Interview with Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights

Conducted by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ’18), Editor-in-Chief and Milo Kremer (PO ’20), Staff Writer Transcribed by Milo Kremer   Stavros Lambrinidis has been the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights since 2012. He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece and Vice President of the European Parliament. A graduate of Amherst…

Poland Passes Controversial Bill Criminalizing Claims Of Its Compliance in the Holocaust

By Allie Carter (CMC ’19) Echoes of World War II politics are still largely present in Europe today- most recently manifested in the Polish president’s decision to sign a bill that would punish anyone that publicly insinuates collaboration by the Polish state in the Nazi atrocities of the Holocaust. What’s more is that the bill…

Recontextualizing Artificial Intelligence: Exploring the Potential of AI Outside of the Tech Industry with Apoorv Agrawal

Interview by Nashi Gunasekara (SC ’19) and Natasha Anis (PO ’19), Staff Writers Founder of Text IQ, Apoorv Agrawal is making significant strides in understanding and perfecting how humans and machines can work together for a common cause. Agrawal obtained his undergraduate degree from the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India and went…

The Rohingya Crisis: Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide?

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explicitly and officially labeled the Myanmar government’s actions against the Rohingya, a minority Muslim population, as ethnic cleansing this month. In accompaniment, U.S. lawmakers are proposing targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on individual military officials involved in the infractions committed against the Rohingya.…