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The grand jury in charge of Officer Darren Wilson’s case did not indict him for his fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Racial tensions and distrust of law enforcement are high among residents in Ferguson and around the country. Is this a step back in the fight against racism? (Kansas City Star/AP) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has […]

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Reuters reports that an Iranian court has sentenced Kian Tajbakhsh, a U.S.-Iranian scholar, to more than 12 years in prison due to alleged espionage and acts against national security.  Tajbakhsh was taken into custody in July after the disputed June election triggered mass chaos and civilian uprising in Iran.  As Reuters explains, “The verdict looked […]

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Tonight at 8 PM in Havemeyer 309, Rebiya Kadeer, the woman dubbed the “Uyghur Dalai Lama” and the famed advocate for minority rights in China, will speak at an event sponsored by Columbia International Relations Council and Association in conjunction with Columbia Political Union and Amnesty International.  She’s the President of the World Uyghur Congress, […]

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 Cofer Black came to Columbia Wednesday evening with the Columbia University International Relations Forum. Bwog correspondent David Iscoe was in attendance. Guest speakers at Columbia are rarely what you’d expect. My first year here, I watched students grill John Ashcroft, and, for the most part, saw him dismantle stock liberal rhetoric. Students coming to see […]

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With so many politicians debating America’s foreign policy, others may be wondering what they can do for international relations. For its part, Columbia’s music department has come up with a cool event to interact more with friends across the Atlantic. It is partnering with the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and the two Berlin Academies of […]

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On this cold fall night, Bwogger Anish Bramhandkar was lucky enough to make the trek over to East Campus to sit in on the most recent incarnation of President Bollinger’s Fireside Chat.  While the mood was decidely somber in the President’s Mansion because of the state of the economy, it seems that PrezBo was also […]

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Bwog editor Pierce Stanley weighs in from the Egyptian Ambassador’s visit to the Law School. While the Egyptian nation-state has been a sleeping giant in the game of international relations as of late, choosing to remain remarkably low-key in a region known for its instability, the Egyptian ambassador to the United Nations, Maged Abdelfattah Abdelaziz, […]

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Last night, panelists held a discussion at the Law School regarding what may be an emerging political and cultural alliance between India and Israel. Bwog dispatched not one but two correspondants to the event in order to give readers as well-rounded a perspective as possible. Below, in the second and last part of our series, […]

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Last night, panelists held a discussion at the Law School regarding what may be an emerging political and cultural alliance between India and Israel. Bwog dispatched not one but two correspondants to the event in order to give readers as well-rounded a perspective as possible. Below, in the first part of our series, Armin Rosen […]

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This morning, an anonymous tipster weighed in on the origins of the “cHiNA?” graffiti that can be spotted in every other campus elevator: I thought you should know I have a theory that could possible solve the “CHINA?” elevator riddle. That is, what started it before the ignorant copy cats took over. It’s dorky and […]

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