Essays

From Culturalism to Nationalism: Reexamining the Role of the May Fourt ...

Written by: Xuemeng Bai, University of Toronto The May Fourth movement, one of the most politically, socially and academically diverse periods in Chinese history (1915-1919),[1]is an umbrella term for a series of nationalist movements recognized by […]

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Palestinian Nationalism through Anderson’s Imagined Communities: An ...

Written by: Iman Ahmed, University of Toronto Introduction Both limited and sovereign, Benedict Anderson’s theory encompasses a wide range of nationalisms, using such concepts as print capitalism and official nationalism to explain their manifestation, which I […]

A New Playbook For Canadian Foreign Relations

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland addresses the House of Commons on June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Written by: Justin J. Lee, Trinity College, University of Toronto The parallels between Louis St. Laurent’s 1947 […]

The EU-Turkey deal: a new form of human trafficking?

Written by: Sireen Haddad and Shatha Sabra, University of Haifa We are both Palestinians, currently studying for an undergraduate degree in law at the University of Haifa. In February 2018, during the second year of our […]

The Importance of Sustainability in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Written by: Moises Escobar, Berkeley College ’20 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a massive infrastructure integration project undertaken by the Chinese government in 2013 to improve the connectivity between Asia, Europe, and parts of Africa—covers more […]

Importing Arms, Exporting the Revolution: Mehdi Hashemi and His Fatal ...

Written by Rosa Shapiro-Thompson The story that broke in the small Lebanese weekly, Ash-Shiraa, on November 3, 1986, led to the exposure of a tangled story of secret arms deals and deceptions. It involved Israeli encouragement, […]

Historical Mirrorism: Reckoning with Migration and Integration in Ital ...

Written by Trinh Truong “Friendship is indispensable to man for the proper function of his memory. Remembering our past, carrying it with us always, may be the necessary requirement for maintaining, as they say, the wholeness […]

“A Transcript from Nature”: De-Essentializing Narratives of Imperi ...

Written by Oriana Tang Beginning in 1514 with the arrival of the first Portuguese traders, the port of Canton in southeastern China became what postcolonial scholar Mary Louise Pratt calls a “contact zone”: a “space in […]

Developing Socially Conscious Curricula for Somali Schools: Teaching H ...

Written by Noora Reffat INTRODUCTION Since 1983, the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF) has served Somalia by promoting peace, health, and education in Hope Village, a camp for internally-displaced Somalis turned-city, located outside of Mogadishu. The […]

Reverse Cap-and-Trade for Refugees: A Proposal to Ameliorate the Refug ...

Written by Jordan Farenhem Introduction From 2014 to 2017, over 1.8 million refugees were accepted by member states of the European Union.[1] In 2015 alone, over a million refugees sought asylum and were taken in by […]

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