Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. For a charm of powerful trouble, can witches actually be real? Without a doubt, throughout the whole of human history, people have believed in supernatural powers existing and sometimes even manipulating people’s lives along with the course of the world.… Read More »Witch Hunt
On September 30th, 2020, Argentina and the whole world lost one of the best cartoonists of the last century: Quino, mainly known as the creator of ‘’Mafalda’’, which, over the years, has become a symbol of rebellion all over the world. Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, his complete name, was born… Read More »Mafalda: a universal icon
Written by: Anna Nardone, Arina Lopukhina Until now, the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesbos was seen as the most faithful representation of hell on earth, despite rarely making big headlines. Nobody could predict that, after the fire occurred in the night between the 8th and the… Read More »Moria Fire in the European Scenario: How Far Has the Debate Got?
Hidden plots among Russian political leaders, according to newspapers and mass media, would be nothing new in matters of internal policies and opposition of parties: it’s no coincidence (or, at least, it’s believed not to be completely accidental) that, over the years, many emerging figures – especially those who fought… Read More »Mysteries at the Kremlin: between plotting and strategy
On Sunday the 27th of September, the heaviest clash since 2016 erupted, creating destruction and spreading fear. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an ethnic and territorial conflict that involves Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh and several other close districts, which are de facto controlled by the self-declared Republic… Read More »The Nagorno-Karabakh, 30 years lasting conflict, is still reality
Carlos Ruiz Zafòn was one of the most prominent contemporary writers and by far, one of my all time favourites. He died at the age of 55 on the 19th June 2020, leaving behind a precious legacy difficult to unfold and impossible to explain. Nevertheless, trying to describe it, is definitely worth a… Read More »The Legacy of Zafòn: an untold tale
Thousands of homeless people live under the streets where their dignity and basic human rights fails to be achieved. Sleeping in a warm bed and having a roof over your head isn’t a luxury available to everyone. In fact, the people who live in the city’s sewers and underground, better… Read More »The “Mole People”, those who live in city’s sewers and underground.
The Relations between West and Middle East through the Lenses of Western Interests and Modern Orientalism
A closer look at the main dynamics of the complex relations between the Western world and the Middle East during and after the Arab Spring. By Simone Cimadomo.
As students, we have started this section trying to give as much information as we possibly can being obviously limited by our young age and our limited knowledge. This has brought us to the decision of involving in this project professionals who can help us understand better the situation in… Read More »CORONA TALKS- a conversation with Professor Hauwa Ibrahim
A conversation with Tommaso Valletti The focus of the meeting was linked with Mr. Tommaso Valletti’s reflections on in the last few years as an economist: he studied the last developments in the world about economics, policies and technology. The importance of data and his research to gain and study… Read More »What the tech?!
The world is facing a global health crisis, but wasn’t the planet already sick? While the number of living vertebrates diminished of 60% between between 1970 and 2014, the oil production never stopped increasing (i.e chart below). In August 2018, the global world production passed the 100 billions barrels per… Read More »Capitalism and Environment: the other disease
Beautiful Boy (U.K., 2019) Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan Written By: Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen Directed By: Felix van Groeningen Genre: Drama Running time: 120 minutes Curiosities: Beautiful Boy is the adaptation for the big screen not of one but of two autobiographies: Beautiful Boy,… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE
Isn’t this suspended time of quarantine already long enough to allow us to subject the components of the current system to examination and to assess them, before deciding whether we want to contribute to its repair, or seek a better one?
(Karahasan, Sefa. 2020 Ledra Protest. Unite Cyprus Now, DHA News Agency, 7 March 2020, https://www.facebook.com/unitecyprusnow/photos/a.1541251715886040/3053942934616903/?type=3&theater) Today we are flying off to a little island in the heart of the Mediterranean (Sea); which is as the rest of the world, also fighting with the “common enemy” in disguise as a virus.… Read More »The Promised Land and a Villain
A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article that analyzed an articles’ point of view on the benefits of sailing while being a kid. It basically described the benefits of taking sailing lessons while being a young child and adolescent. This sport can help in many ways to form… Read More »Why Every Kid Should Learn How To Sail
The literature describes everything that happened yesterday and everything that will happen tomorrow, and our aim as readers is the one of being careful to seize up those features that help us to understand our past and that teaches us how to face the future. Starting from this… Read More »SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, ‘Joker.’ (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside. Arthur is mentally unstable. He works as a clown to pay… Read More »JOKER finally at peace with himself
Bearing the brunt of the Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union divided Korea into two sovereign states in 1948 with the border set at the 38th parallel. In the South, an export-led economic boom, industrialization, and technological advances created an enviably prosperous state. In the current world,… Read More »Barking dogs never bite…
Higher educational institutions play an extremely relevant role in today’s society as they contribute to economic growth’s increase, in innovation, in the nation’s development or simply by improving the well-being. According to 2017 Eurostat’s Educational attainment statistics, in Europe there were 19.8 million tertiary education students, 60% of which were… Read More »The Re-opening of Tertiary Education
I am sure that every person has met at least once in their life, someone that considers themselves a feminist, but what is feminism? This movement started out in the 19th century, thanks to the women we know as the “suffragettes”. Initially it was a Women’s Organisation fighting for their… Read More »Intersectional Feminism: what is it?
Like every four years in the United States of America, this year during the month of November the American Presidential Elections will take place. Elections are a very important event in American history and society in which every single citizen, with American citizenship, is called to vote. But how do… Read More »2020 American Elections. What is going on?
One of the most popular marketing strategies of the past few years has been associating one’s brand to social issues. Whoever uses social networks, surfs the internet, or just watches TV, can easily recall a promotional campaign in which the product advertised endorsed messages related to female empowerment, multiculturalism or… Read More »From greenwashing to pinkwashing: all the shades of brand activism, behind the facade
When analysing the modern democratic state, one of the most important things to take into consideration is representation. Democracies’ basic concept is the representation of the needs of the many in the legislative body through an elected elite of people which should reflect as much as possible the general population.… Read More »Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma
Belarus, a small state on the edge of Europe, rarely makes it to international headlines. However, starting August 9, astonishing hard-to-miss protests sparked in the country following the presidential election results. As in 2011 elections (and the ones earlier), opposition activists pointed out deliberate falsification of vote counts, which… Read More »Mass Protests in Belarus: Tipping Point for Europe’s Last Dictatorship
Introduction After centuries of exploitation and a relationship marked by asymmetries, to overcome the North-South dependence relation, the European Union has sought to shift this conception through translating development funds into security interests, upon supporting African-led security governance under the scope of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the cornerstone… Read More »The EU and African Union security-development nexus: a new shape of cooperation or dependence?
Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can… Read More »INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE
Between 1978 and 1979, while the Iranian revolution was growing in strength and numbers, Michel Foucault, a French philosopher, published some articles on the Italian newspaper Il Corriere Della Sera, regarding the revolution and it’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Foucault remained fascinated by the idea of an Islamic republic and described… Read More »Where ideas are born: the path to the Islamic Republic of Iran
A conversation with Riccardo Campione In this last Global Conversation, Global Governance has surprised GG students with an amazing guest who has engaged every person in the virtual room. What a better way to end a difficult year where new challenges, anxiety and opportunities came up to test the unity… Read More »Digital disruption
Afghanistan is a country that has not seen peace in decades; as of now roughly 20 years after the US lead invasion of Afghanistan the country is still in a state of chaos. 20 years after the coalition forces with the help of northern mujahedin ousted the Taliban regime in… Read More »Devastating Effects of Foreign Interventions in Afghanistan
In the last years, especially in the territories of Syria and Iraq under its control, ISIS perpetrated a systematic disruption of the cultural heritage, with the intention of erasing any trace of the pre-Islamic past. The outrageous disruption did not only occur by means of filmed and broadcasted demolitions and… Read More »Destroying History in Iraq and Syria
Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green” Initiatives are always presented to the public to remind us their concern for the environment. While all of this is… Read More »Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship