U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

November 12, 2013
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In a meeting last week with Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy, Secretary of State John Kerry praised Egypt for its roadmap to democracy. Specifically, Kerry remarked, “I welcomed Minister Fahmy’s restatement of the interim government’s commitment to the roadmap that will move Egypt forward... Read more »

Occupy Bank won’t work in capitalist system

Occupy Bank won’t work in capitalist system

October 30, 2013
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The Occupy Money Cooperative, or the Occupy Bank, recently announced it would be releasing prepaid debit cards to compete with major financial institutions. The bank holds that reform in a system dominated by corporate interests is implausible, and contend that creating alternative democratic structures... Read more »

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

September 24, 2013
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The diplomatic chess game between Russia and the United States over intervention in Syria has put into question the role and force of international law and practice. The situation reveals the anarchic state of international relations, which is geared to competing powerful interests who disregard international... Read more »

Vacation homes calls into question NYU goals

Vacation homes calls into question NYU goals

July 4, 2013
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A recent New York Times piece has exposed NYU’s second-home loans policy, or monetary aid given to top faculty and administrators for purchasing vacation properties. This new data on the luxury apartments and beach houses that NYU buys for a privileged few shows that there is a great disparity in c... Read more »

May Day protests raise questions of privacy and security

May Day protests raise questions of privacy and security

May 6, 2013
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Last Wednesday, thousands of workers, many of whom are affiliated with the Occupy movement, took to the streets of New York City to celebrate the international labor movement. I participated in the protests and was surprised that although the protests were largely peaceful, there was an extraordinary... Read more »

Definition of terror should be re-examined

Definition of terror should be re-examined

May 1, 2013
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The weeks after the Boston bombings have been quite distressing not only because of the violence of the act itself, but also because of the ‘political violence’ embraced by subsequent media coverage and given credence by our elected officials’ behavior. Perhaps we have to rethink what constitutes... Read more »

NYU is symbol of corporate attack on education

NYU is symbol of corporate attack on education

April 3, 2013
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  The recent vote of no confidence by the NYU Faculty of Arts and Sciences against President John Sexton has sharply intensified the debate over university governance and the role of education at NYU and other universities. Several weeks before the vote took place, I sat down with world-renowned schola... Read more »

Payouts to NYU administrators unethical and unfair

Payouts to NYU administrators unethical and unfair

March 13, 2013
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Last week, The New York Times reported a story that shocked many students and NYU faculty members. The article revealed that the NYU administration gives away lavish parting bonuses to its administrative staff after they leave the institution. In response to the growing uproar, Martin S. Dorph,... Read more »

Professor Dworkin leaves behind a formidable intellectual legacy

Professor Dworkin leaves behind a formidable intellectual legacy

February 28, 2013
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Earlier this month, world-renowned legal philosopher and NYU Law professor Ronald Dworkin passed away at 81. Besides being the undisputed top scholar in his field, Dworkin was also a public intellectual, and it was not uncommon to frequently encounter his writings in the op-ed sections of The New York... Read more »

Israel: forgiving the unforgivable

Israel: forgiving the unforgivable

February 21, 2013
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The endless conflict between Israel and Palestine has been part of the national dialogue for quite some time. However, the media attention over Chuck Hagel’s nomination has revived the media coverage of the conflict. This piece is about the question of forgiveness, and how it can enter the Israel/Palestine... Read more »

Student debt: a corporate issue

Student debt: a corporate issue

December 7, 2012
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In the wake of student protests against rising tuition costs at Cooper Union and the University of California at Berkeley, student debt has once again entered the national conversation. I recently sat down with the 2012 Libertarian vice-presidential nominee, Judge Jim Gray, to discuss student debt, among various oth... Read more »

Burkina Faso left behind in globalization trend

Burkina Faso left behind in globalization trend

November 15, 2012
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In the cotton fields of Burkina Faso, there are dozens of workers diligently laboring under the pressing heat of the West African sun. They pick the cotton plants and collect the balls of white fluff. Then they take these cotton balls and place them together in several patches (VIDEO). There is a long day ahead, but the workers try to be efficient... Read more »

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