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.…

An Overview of Controversies on Human Rights in China

Jacob Wang (PO ’21) Since the Tiananmen Square student demonstration movement in 1989, the People’s Republic of China has been repeatedly accused of violating international human rights law. The international community condemns China’s practices on two fronts: China’s restrictions on freedom of speech, religion, and political participation are seen as abuses against civil and political…

Xi Jinping’s Anti-Graft Campaign

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) China has gone through momentous changes in the past few decades, growing to become the second largest economy in the world. This progress, however, has been accompanied by political corruption, a fact acknowledged by President Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). During his past term, Xi…