Category Archives: Governance
Safety vs. Freedom: Who Oppresses Who?
By: Joseph Birko, Communications Intern – [email protected] With the recent tensions regarding the terrorist attacks throughout Europe, many governments are wary of how...
What a week it’s been for Turkey. There’s no question – in my mind anyway – that the recent bombings of the Istanbul...
The Dangers of Trump’s Bigotry
The Dangers of Trump’s Bigotry By: James McLellan There’s (hopefully) no doubt in the minds of most people that Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards...
Niagara Foundation Condemns Government Takeover of Zaman
Niagara Foundation strongly condemns the Turkish government's aggressive takeover of one of the nation's largest newspapers.| Tagged Erdogan, freedom of press, freedom of speech, government, government takeover, journalism, media, takeover, turkey, Zaman
“This is Greece”: A Student’s Experience During the Debt Crisis
“Their economic crisis is making that country very unstable, it’s not a very safe place for travelers. You should go somewhere else!” I...| Tagged austerity, bailout, finance, Greece, Grexit, policy, recession, tourism, values
Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!
Today, September 17, 2015, marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States’ most revered document: The Constitution! In the United...| Tagged Citizenship Day, Constitution Day
Today is the International Day of Democracy!
Every year, the International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 to raise awareness about democracy. This year, in 2015, the theme...| Tagged Democracy, United Nations
Revisiting Resource Conflict in Ecuador
Ecuador is blessed with an abundance of timber, fish, and hydropower. Such a diverse landscape is fertile ground for resource conflict, particularly with...| Tagged Economy, Ecuador, Indigenous peoples, Natural resources, Rafael Correa
Saturday was Nelson Mandela International Day!
By Jasmin Rojo, Communications Intern July 16 Nelson Mandela International Day was declared in 2009 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It...| Tagged Nelson Mandela, United Nations