Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov 24 2015

Beyond the Straight Path: Obstacles and Progress for Atheism in Turkey

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By Maria Inês Teixeira* Having long inspired Middle Eastern countries attempting to pursue a secular government while maintaining Islam as a reference, Turkey is often described as a bridge between civilizations; a functional blend of East and West, preserving the best … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2015

Provocative, honest, fierce: A review of Ai Weiwei’s London exhibition

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By Kim Nelson* Ai Weiwei’s art situates itself within the cold reality of human rights in China. The very material used within his work is suggestive of the authorities’ hold upon the political and economic freedom of its citizens. In his … Continue reading

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Nov 16 2015

‘In conversation with Amartya Sen’ at the LSE

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By Leila Nasr* Engaging, composed, and timeless: these are the words that come to mind when reflecting on Professor Amartya Sen’s most recent public lecture at the LSE on 6 November 2015. Well publicised and highly oversubscribed, the talk – chaired … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

LSE Refugee Awareness Week

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As the refugee crisis in the UK and around the world deepens, many Londoners are making their voices heard in the face of inadequate governmental action on the issue. While parliamentarians debate back and forth about the future of thousands … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2015

Mexico: Between a Dangerous Democracy and a Democracy in Danger

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Jose Angel Garcia V. is an Associate Tutor at the Politics Department of the University of Sheffield and the Director of the New Politics Institute. He has a special research interest in public security policy and democratisation processes. “A government … Continue reading

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