The US-Mexico Border ‘Crisis’: what is (and is not) a solution
Brazil's 2018 elections: a vote in the ordinary
The crux of the issue is the biased lens through which we’re coerced into looking at the numbers. Among the largest OECD economies, the perceived proportion of migrants is usually around twice that of the actual proportion of migrants in the population as a whole. The intense fixation by political parties on the issue of migration has more to do with political agendas than economic underpinnings. The divisive nature of many political parties on this issue has shifted the focus away from the issue itself to a back-and-forth filibuster match.
Police brutality in the United States
Ana Paula de Castro Mansur
When last November the extreme-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil, multiple theories surfaced to try to elucidate his rise to power: economic crisis, corruption scandals from other parties and general dissatisfaction with politics, to name just a few. Despite the relevance of all these factors, the most accurate explanation for his election might not be in the economic and political contexts, but in the candidate himself. More specifically, in what he represents.
Images from Darfur
It’s so sad to even think that this issue is still prevalent today and I can only pray that this disease can be extracted from this great nation through awareness and action. The greatness of this nation can only be measured by how its citizens and our neighbours are treated.
Palestine: Life Behind the Wall
This work is not about morality, but about examining truth. I am interested in the complexity of these relationships because on one hand, the Janjaweed are men with the same fears and dreams as anyone else, even though they are the militia of the Khartoum government. It is important to show all dimensions humanity can occupy.
Data Science for Human Rights
My German passport – the most valuable thing I have ever owned - clutched in my hands, I tried to stay calm when heavily-armed soldiers approached us to search our bags for any suspicious or dangerous items… They called it ‘the waiting area’ of the checkpoint. An overly friendly term, given the hostile atmosphere in the securitized large hall that felt more like a detention centre. A soldier, his hand resting on the large machine gun over his shoulder, ushered us through the metal turnstile.
Delfts Blauw: Framing at the Ethnographic Museum
In essence, data science is a bag of tools at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, used to harness a large amount of data for better-informed decision making. The same tools for commercial use to generate more profits can also be used for more effective international development programs, humanitarian relief missions, and human rights protection endeavours.
Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping
This illustration is part of an ongoing visual research project concerning ethnographic museum collections; displaying and representing the “other”; the attempts and (im)possibility of decoloniality inside the museum.
Is the UK Citizenship Model in Need of Reform?
Despite its successes and the necessity of peacekeeping in an era where conflict is widespread, one of the most prominent black marks on the UN’s record has been its issue with holding peacekeepers accountable for sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
In an attempt to bring awareness to the increasing problem of statelessness, Dr Bronwen Manby of the LSE Middle East Centre convened a workshop, ‘Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa’, where she shared the findings of research conducted in partnership with research centres in Egypt and Morocco, and invited others to speak on their engagement with the same issues in other contexts.