Polarization

Everyday Life of a Palestinian

—- Hebron: Where Picking Akkoub is a crime.   On a breezy morning in March, Issa, an 11 years old boy, woke up craving Akkoub, also known as Gundelia. He went up to his mom, “Mama, can we have Akkoub for lunch today?”. She replied, “but we don’t have any”. Issa… Read More »Everyday Life of a Palestinian

Reputation: Rupert Younger Interview

On the 14th of April, Giuliano Chiara and Reghuvaran Niranjan Nair, Pachu for friends, had the opportunity to interview Younger Rupert, founder and director of the Centre for Corporate Reputation of the University of Oxford and co-author of the ”Reputation Game”. The questions and comments were made based on personal… Read More »Reputation: Rupert Younger Interview

Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

The mass of protesters started gathering at the Pantheon around 11 AM yesterday. The skies threatened them with an angry downpour, which never came to pass. Age-wise, they were an assorted bunch; from parents with toddlers to students to the elderly. Country-wise, they were from all over the world; from… Read More »Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

Dismantling Hindu Fundamentalism: Ethnic Nationalism with Fascist Undertones?

I’d like to start by saying that this is not an attack on the believers of Hindutva. More than anything, this is a lament of a 20-year-old who sees his world crumbling before him. Writing this essay from an objective, academic perspective has been extremely difficult for me and I… Read More »Dismantling Hindu Fundamentalism: Ethnic Nationalism with Fascist Undertones?

Talking about Globalization, are we doing it in the right way?

This, in my opinion won’t be the usual article that can be found in this blog, it lacks resource as I couldn’t find something fitting just precisely what I’m going to explain and, it just doesn’t want to go anywhere while simultaneously trying going forward. It can be considered as… Read More »Talking about Globalization, are we doing it in the right way?

Accademia Aeronautica: how two opposite realities somehow coexist

  This year, as every year, the first year students (GG1) had the pleasure to go and visit the “Accademia Aeronautica” in Pozzuoli. The infrastructure is located near the commune of Naples, in an incredible place called Pozzuoli, with a beautiful view of the sea and the three isles Capri,… Read More »Accademia Aeronautica: how two opposite realities somehow coexist

Making Democracy – The cases of Jordan and Iraq

What was there first: the chicken or the egg? Haven’t we all asked this question at some point? We need the egg to get the chicken, but where does the egg come from? The other way around we have the same problem. The same question arise when we talk about… Read More »Making Democracy – The cases of Jordan and Iraq

Left-handedness vs. Right-handedness

Have you ever just randomly looked around in your class and observed people writing, taking notes or just using their hands? Well, I know I did it for sure. What I found particularly interesting is to see how someone would use their hands, in what occasion and whether he/she was… Read More »Left-handedness vs. Right-handedness

May days

One week to drop the Middle East in turmoil As the earthquake comes with progressive waves, Trump’s two decisions to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal and to move the US embassy from Israel to Jerusalem, further quaked the Middle East. The current US administration policies seem to reflect the president figure:… Read More »May days

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – A Force behind a curtain?

April 2nd, 2018: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at the age of 81 in a Johannesburg hospital, after a life of struggle and scandal, of sacrifice and victory, in the fight against apartheid. Today mostly known because of her marriage to Nelson Mandela, the former liberation fighter and President of South Africa,… Read More »Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – A Force behind a curtain?

Guns & Thorns

The bloody relationship between Americans and their arms starting from mass shooting The idea of uncertainty and powerlessness doesn’t cover such a great role in our society and collective imaginary. Their contraries usually do. And that’s a reason why after disaster and tragedies our minds go straight to find the… Read More »Guns & Thorns

Active abstentionism: an oxymoron?

An alternative angle of analysis about the results of the Italian general elections.   March 4, 2018 – 73% of the Italian voters participated in the general election, to renew the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the XVIII legislature, in which no party exceeded the 32.6% of votes… Read More »Active abstentionism: an oxymoron?

China – A wildcard in Global Governance?

Centuries of history, cradle of many philosophical ideas and today one of the world’s biggest economies, militaries and population combined in one country – China is the sleeping giant that has woken up. The “strong” have always attempted to divide the world amongst themselves: In the 15th Century Spain and… Read More »China – A wildcard in Global Governance?