The Science Survey

Tenzin Dadak ’21 is troubled by the recent rise in authoritarianism globally. “The liberal world order is crucial for multilateral cooperation, especially in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic,” Dadak said.

Democracy Under Attack During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 22, 2020

In Hungary, democracy did not die with a bang but with a slow, gradual whimper. There, Prime Minister ...

Elias Silver ’20 weighs the pros and cons of social distancing in the developing world. “All in all, it is most reasonable to implement modest social distancing and other disease prevention measures, but not to enforce a strict and rapid quarantine as has been done in places like Uganda,”  said Silver.

A Lethal Prescription for the World’s Poor: The Coming Coronavirus Crisis in the Developing World

May 7, 2020

While the impacts of a virus can ravage the entire globe, no population will experience them the same; ...

Congressional Debate Novice Director Garreth Hui '20 presents a speech in practice about Venezuela’s economy. “It is so hard to imagine how one of the world’s wealthiest, most natural resource rich economies can have such extreme poverty,” said Hui.

The Fall of a Petrostate: How America Exacerbated a Humanitarian Crisis

April 14, 2020

On the eve of Hugo Chávez’s death in 2013, Venezuela was plagued by a  mountain of uncertainty. Ch...

“Zimbabwe’s story is a cautionary tale to not let charisma give way to authoritarianism,” said Daniela Castro ’20.

The Crisis Lives On: The Legacy That Robert Mugabe Left for Zimbabwe

November 24, 2019

When Robert Gabriel Mugabe first assumed power, Zimbabwe represented the hope of an entire continent...

“The tragedy of the war in Yemen runs deeper than the statistics and warnings but is rooted in the plight and endurance of the Yemeni people, who have been locked in a geopolitical conflict that has left so many people with so little,” Wilson Nesbit ’19 said.

A Hope Delayed

June 30, 2019

On December 13th, 2018, a spark of hope was lit in Yemen. The country, which has been dealing with one...

Eli Zerof discusses his research project, regarding political discourse in the #MeToo era. Through this research, Zerof has come to understand the importance of standing up and becoming involved in local elections, which is what inspired him to volunteer to become a part of the Queens DA race.

The Fight for Justice Divides New York’s Largest Borough

June 1, 2019

On November 7, 2017, the first domino in the vast apparatus that makes up America’s carceral state f...

“The United States ought to remain committed to our values, even in other parts of the world,” said Ana Diakolios ’20.

A Tax On The World’s Poor

March 25, 2019

Africa is on the cusp of a revolution. While the populations of America, Japan, and all of Europe are se...

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