Category: Politics

Looking Back (Pat Pederson)

Having had a little while to reflect on my experiences in Europe has allowed me to appreciate the time that I had.  Living in Valencia, Spain and traveling to other parts of Europe (including France and England) opened my eyes once again to the ways of…

Politics in Italy (Brian Anhalt)

Politics in Italy have been especially interesting this semester in Rome with the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi. After almost twenty years in Italian politics, Berlusconi resigned last month, after it became apparent he had lost his majority control. Berlusconi had been unable to address to the…

Living in a Crisis Doesn’t Seem So Bad (Pat Pederson)

One of the most well-known preconceptions about the Spanish people is their love of celebrating any event that comes across them and living a “no pasa nada” lifestyle.  That is to say, the notion that everything is going to be alright, that anything bad is no big…

The UK Workplace (Alex Yurk)

I am currently in my third week of my internship working for Jon Cruddas- Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham.  It has really been an eye opening experience for me in terms of UK politics as well as my own career aspirations.  I can say…

Cairo, Egypt: A Tale of Hope and Despair (Bojan Francuz)

Photo: Muhandesin Area of Cairo Egypt: the land of the pharos and pyramids, gift of the Nile, the most populous country in the Arab world. Cairo: cultural and political center of the region, the city where history and modernity live side-by-side, and the smell of jasmine…

UK Political System (Larissa Dallman)

Could you imagine having a government in the United States being run by members of two different political parties? That is currently how the British Government is working: in the form of a coalition government. The government systems in the UK and in the US have…

Fences Make Good Neighbors? (Amber Duerwaechter)

Since being in Ireland I’ve traveled to a few different places but what has been most interesting are the places that have had to work to maintain their place on a map. Namely, places like Ireland/Northern Ireland and Berlin. It’s places like these that made my…

I’ve Seen the Promised Land (Bojan Francuz)

Recently I stood on top of the Mt. Nebo gazing into Palestine. Here, according to the Bible, Moses once stood when he was first given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but…

Social Issues, Change, and Policy (Kim Caldwell)

What if the United States government fined its citizens for not voting? In Australia voting is compulsory! I have heard the word compulsory, many times, since I came to this country. Compulsory means you are obligated to do something. You heard me correctly, all citizens are…