Majority of EU Nations Sign New Defense Proposal, “PESCO”

By Elinor Aspegren (PZ ’20) 20th century Europe was characterized by economic, territorial and ideological conflict. As a result of these conflicts, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) were both developed. NATO, a 54-year-old collective security organization with 19 members, including the United States and Canada, guaranteed the security of…

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…

Another Black Swan – the Italian Referendum

By William Zheyuan Shi (CMC ’20), Staff Writer I. Introduction Accompanying the wave of populism, black swans, or perceived highly improbable events, have been confounding Western democracies. Matteo Renzi, Italy’s Prime Minister, gambled his political career on the referendum deciding whether to curtail the power of the Senate in order to enhance the efficiency of the…

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…

Interview with Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Chef de Cabinet (Part II)

Interview[1] by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ‘18), Editor-in-Chief Transcribed by Lathan Liou (PO ‘19), Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18), and Annie Wan (PO ‘20), Staff Writers Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer took up his position as WHO Representative in China in September 2013 and recently became Chef de Cabinet of the World Health Organization. Before joining WHO in…