NGO commentary

In this commentary,  I will be discussing two international NGOs. One deals with women’s rights issues and one deals with refugee and migration . UN Women This is the UN organization that works to promote and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. The main issue this organization is working on, is achieving gender…

Three Hollywood Films influenced by Japanese Anime (My Critique)

The Lion King (1994) Upon doing some research, the Lion King was inspired by Kimba the White Lion. Apparently, the animator Tom Sito vehemently denies that he essentially ripped off the anime film, but says that he may have unintentionally been inspired by it when he would watch it as a child. Upon further comparison…

Justice Radhabinod Pal’s opinion of Tokyo Trial – My Thoughts

Radhabinod Pal was an Indian judge remembered by few in India but is studied and revered in Japan. He was the single Allied judge out of 11 that Allied justices who handed down a not guilty verdict for Japan’s top wartime leaders at the Post-world War Tokyo trials. Pal disagreed with the commonly held notion…

Hiroshima Bombing: My Thoughts

It was during the final stage of World War II that United States unleashed two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 6th and August 9th, 1945, respectively. This attack followed the Allies call for the unconditional surrender of the Imperial Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam declaration on July…

If I had a hammer…and that I did.

It’s not very often that you hear of a college student taking their spring break vacation time and spending it volunteering for disaster relief. However, that’s exactly what 356 students ages 18-22 did the week of March 11th. Student groups affiliated with Cru, a campus missionary group located at colleges across the United States, came…

Media’s Take on Brexit

With the introduction of the Brexit concept by the United Kingdom, the media unleashed into an uproar with their own reservations about the daunting possibility of England dropping out of the European Union for good. Following the successful vote promising the eventual exit from the EU on the part of England, David Cameron announced his…

People Analysis: Nigel Farage

Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician, broadcaster, and political analyst who was the leader of the UK Independence Party from 2006-2009 and again from 2010-2016. Since 1999, he has been an MEP for South East England. Farage has been coined as the face of Euroscepticism in the UK. He helped turn the UIKP into…

China Story Idea

A story idea that I would like to pursue concerning China, would be about the transition for Chinese study abroad students to the world of Liberal Arts higher education in America. I find it particularly interesting that Chinese students feel a sense of shell shock upon entering an American college or university, not expecting our…

China articles: My Reaction

Upon reading all the linked articles on the China Dream PowerPoint, I have come to several conclusions regarding the subject matter. For the NY Times article titled, “Chinese, Studying in America, Struggling”, a man discusses his shift from the Educational system of Beijing to the United States. Apparently, 544,500 Chinese studying abroad in 2016 and…

Western Civilization: Is Huntington’s theory correct?

In Clash of Civilizations, Samuel P. Huntington discusses his hypothesis that the central source of conflict in the new world we currently inhabit is not primarily economic or ideological, but rather cultural. He believes that most of the major global conflicts will occur between nations and groups within various civilizations. For this assignment, I was…