Embracing Multiculturalism: Why Diversity is Preferable to Universality

Jason Isgrigg The debate between cultural unity and cultural plurality dates back to at least the ancient Greeks when they disputed whether a true universal human “goodness” existed. More than two millennia later, the issue of whether there exists a common versus a diverse human culture remains contentious. Not only do I argue that a […]

Feature: Being Muslim from the eyes of the world within America

Zehra Çayıroğlu What is it like to be Muslim in America? I’m not exactly sure where to start with answering this question, but I believe it’s best to start by answering what it’s like to be a Muslim in a country where Islam is the dominant religion, my homeland: Turkey.

Perspectives on Film: Bollywood and International Copyright Infringement

Richard Guerra discusses the relationship between Hollywood and Bollywood regarding copyright law.

Event Review: Liberty in North Korea

Garrett Redfield reviews the event by Liberty in North Korea, held at the Pennsylvania State University.

Sochi Olympics Affected by Russia’s Gay-Discriminating Laws

Photo Credit: Associated Press[1] By: Yang Liu On December 20, the White House announced that the United States’ delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics will not include any family member of President Obama’s family or active Cabinet secretary. This makes the Sochi Olympics the first Olympics since 2000 to which the U.S. is not sending […]

The USA FREEDOM Act: Proposed Reform and the Absolute Importance of the Act’s Proposed Office of Special Advocate

Photo Credit: Boundless Informant[1] (Map indicating the amount of data the NSA collects worldwide.  Red indicates that a country is most subject to surveillance while green indicates that a country is least subject to surveillance.  The USA FREEDOM Act responds to the practice of collecting the private data of Americans.) By James N. Hendershot As […]

Going Global: English Proficiency and Business Competitiveness in Japan

Marina Kurokawa discusses arguments for and against better English proficiency in Japan.

China Eases Its One-Child Policy

Photo Credit: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press[1] By: Yang Liu According to China’s Communist Party’s Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee, China is going to loosen the present one-child policy, which has been cited as a violation of human rights. The one-child policy sometimes results in forced abortions and hefty fines that […]

Authentic Desires and Internal Constraints

Kaini Li discusses the philosophical aspect of freedom and how it plays an integral part in international affairs.

Interview: Middle East Expert Dr. John L. Esposito

Executive Editor Garrett Redfield interviewed Middle East expert Dr. John L. Esposito to get his insights on the Middle East.

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