Slavery
EconomicsFront PagePoliticsWorld

Modern Slavery: Behind the Barcode

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 states that “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms”. Half a century has passed since this principle was set black on white; nevertheless, the fight against slavery is …

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Malala
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Malala: Education and Women Empowerment

“A girl has the power to go forward in her life. And she’s not only a mother, she’s not only a sister, she’s not only a wife. But a girl should have an identity. She should be recognised, and she has equal rights as a boy.” Malala In her Nobel …

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Revolution
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HK Revolution in the Media

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy revolution has covered the headlines of all international media in the past week showing that the world’s eyes are focused on the Umbrella Revolution. The international community has followed the current demonstrations very closely, mindful of the 1989 student protests in central Beijing; but how has the …

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education
Front PageWorld

The Right Price of Education

Socrates believed that education, paideia, is the process that enables individuals to become virtuous; he thought of knowledge as a process of self-discovery and imagined educators as guides during this long and harsh path. Socrates firmly claimed that education had no price and argued against sophists like Anaxagoras for charging …

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Women
EconomicsFront PagePoliticsWorld

Women in Japan and Growth

The weak status of women in the Japanese professional environment has changed minimally throughout the past decades and the country’s economy is suffering from their absence. Le level of higher education in Japan is amongst the highest in the world, according to the OECD, but when women leave university their …

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Le Pen
EuropePolitics

Marine Le Pen vs. European Unity

The triumph of Marine Le Pen ’s National Front (FN) at the first round of the French municipal elections on March 23rd is a profoundly worrying phenomenon for France and for Europe. Supporting strong anti-EU and anti-immigration policies, the FN won for the first time since 1995 the mayoralty of …

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