A Reflection on Activism: Why I did not Attend the Women’s March and Why I no Longer feel Guilty About it

Written by Funto Omojola As I woke up to a flood of images on my social media platforms featuring thousands of men and women clad in pink pussy hats with signs proclaiming fundamental women’s rights to challenging the presidency of Donald Trump, my immediate reaction was not one of pride and comfort, but one of […]

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Global Security Panel Gets Heated at BGIA Co-Sponsored Event

Written by Connor Boehme Over the weekend, the Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program co-sponsored Shades of Red and Blue, a series of conversations hosted at the New York Public Library. This event brought together experts from a wide range of the political spectrum to practice the art of “principled disagreement” as well as discuss […]

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Media, Truth, and Trump: What the Absence of Fact Does to Democracy

Written by Johanna Costigan When Martin Luther wanted to spread his message during the Protestant Reformation, he and his supporters circulated pamphlets with text and images characterizing the Catholic Church as malicious, greedy, and scheming. In China, just a couple of months ago, when government officials wanted to extend the alleged time-frame of the Sino-Japanese […]

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