When Human Rights Go Unreported
Threat of Russian Foreign Agent Law to Human Rights
An Examination of Women’s and LGBT Rights Reporting Under the Trump Administration In May of 2017, President Donald Trump stated, “We are not here to lecture – we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship.” How does this type of rhetoric affect […]
The Consequences of Nikki Haley’s Resignation from Ambassador to the U.N.
In November of 2012, Russia passed the infamous “Foreign Agent Law” that requires all organizations participating in political activities and receiving foreign funding to register with the state as foreign agents. This law follows Putin’s agenda to repress civil society to protect national security, but that repression has proved detrimental to human rights in Russia […]
Popular Uprisings and Mass Killings: How Are They Related?
On October 9th, President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Nimrata “Nikki” Haley from her post as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley will leave her post by the end of this year. Coming just four weeks before the midterm elections, this unexpected announcement was a surprise to the public, as well […]
Police Forces in India & the US: They’re Actually Related
On Thursday, September 27th, the Reiff Center at CNU hosted Dr. Evan Perkoski, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He spoke to a crowd of CNU students, professors, and members of the Newport News community regarding mass killings during popular uprisings. Dr. Perkoski began by discussing the […]
Anti-Kabila Protests Raise Questions on Strength of the DRC’s Democracy
On Wednesday, February 28th, the Reiff Center at CNU hosted Dr. Rachel Wahl, an Assistant Professor in the Leadership, Foundations, and Policies Department at the University of Virginia. She spoke to a filled crowd of CNU students, discussing the ways in which police forces interact with their communities. First, she explained her previous studies with […]
Can the Olympics facilitate peace on the Korean Peninsula?
Protests against Joseph Kabila’s government are nothing new, but the latest violence at recent protests on Jan. 21 and Feb. 25 have increased the call for the president of 17 years to step down. Violent repression against these protests has seemed to increase in the past two years, especially after Kabila has stayed in power […]
Sweden’s Refugee Dilemma
Potential conflict involving North Korea, South Korea, and the United States has recently become one of the world’s most pressing geopolitical issues, and the rhetorical and military situation on the peninsula has only become more fractured in the last 18 months. In the shadow of these increased tensions, the Olympics have been a stage not […]
Reasons Why People Stay: A Look at the Islamic State’s Governance
At the height of the Refugee Crisis in 2015, Sweden was considered to be the biggest safe haven in all of Europe. In 2015 alone, Sweden took in nearly 163,000 refugees, including 35,000 unaccompanied minors. At its peak, refugees were arriving at a rate of 10,000 a week. This made them the largest per capita […]
The Unfinished Story of Women’s Rights in Tunisia
On Wednesday, November 15th, the Reiff Center hosted Mara Revkin, a Yale Law graduate and PhD fellow who focuses her research on the civilians that live under ISIS rule. Her research currently consists of interviews with citizens who lived under the Islamic State and figuring out their reasons for continuing to stay under their governance. These […]
Very few people predicted a revolution in Tunisia in 2010. Even less expected that the self-immolation of street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in protest against rising unemployment and price increases would spark calls for regime change. And perhaps no one expected to hear the equal amount of female voices calling “bread, water, and no Ben Ali” during […]