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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

According to the Talentsmart company, 90% of successful CEOs have a high level of Emotional Quotient. Also, employees with developed emotional intelligence earn an average of 29,000$ more per year than those who have this indicator at a low level. So what is ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and how can it improve… Read More »The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

From physics student to “Climate Chancellor”:  Angela Merkel and climate change 

How did Angela Merkel try to change the world? Angela Merkel, born in 1954 in East Germany, started to study Physics in 1973 at the Karl Marx University in Leipzig and now she is known as the “Climate Chancellor”.  After five years at the University of Leipzig, she became a… Read More »From physics student to “Climate Chancellor”:  Angela Merkel and climate change 

Education in our times, “A GENERAL STUDY AND THE CASE OF ITALY”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein What is education today? What is its value in our fast-growing world? How important is it in our times? All these questions deserve a specific answer that is not yet provided by worldwide societies,… Read More »Education in our times, “A GENERAL STUDY AND THE CASE OF ITALY”

Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

“The Republic safeguards linguistic minorities by means of appropriate measures”, states article 6 of the Italian constitution proposed by Tristano Codignola, ratified in 1947. Thanks to this article, linguistic heritage is protected in Italy.  The intention of the members of the Italian constituent assembly was to ensure the survival of… Read More »Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

How a moving gesture caused so much hate

Bitterness, sadness, hope: these are the emotions we felt when we first saw this picture.  A long hug between Luna Reyes, a Red Cross volunteer, and a Senegalese boy who had just arrived from Morocco on one of the beaches of the Spanish enclave – on the 20th of May,… Read More »How a moving gesture caused so much hate

Israel and Palestine, the endless war: what is happening and what could happen

A few days ago, the tension between Israelis and Palestinians has re-exploded, and the ancient conflict, now more than ever, does not seem to subside. Israel and Palestine: an ancient dispute The clashes between Israel and Palestine have a very ancient origin and, in order to retrace their reasons, we… Read More »Israel and Palestine, the endless war: what is happening and what could happen

South Koreans shaving their heads in protest to Japan’s wastewater plan

Dozens of South Korean college students shaved their heads in front of the Japanese embassy the past week to protest the Japanese decision to release water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. It all began on April 13th, with the announcement of the Japanese government of the decision… Read More »South Koreans shaving their heads in protest to Japan’s wastewater plan

Women in Qatar, a lifetime spent asking for “permission” and the “male protection system”

Studying abroad, getting married, working in public positions, traveling: these are some of the areas in a woman’s life where a man’s approval is needed. Women cannot act as primarily responsible for their children, even when they obtain legal custody following a possible divorce. It is called the “male protection… Read More »Women in Qatar, a lifetime spent asking for “permission” and the “male protection system”

The new Whatsapp Privacy Terms, what we almost gave consent to…

How many times have you accepted “Privacy Terms” or the very well-known “Cookies” without ever having read them first?  You have probably done it so many more times than you can ever imagine or care to remember. By signing the ‘Terms and Conditions of Usage’ without consulting them as we… Read More »The new Whatsapp Privacy Terms, what we almost gave consent to…

What You Should Definitely Say to an Arab When You First Meet Them

A typical Middle Eastern city I’m sure a lot of you, just like me, had had this feeling before: the wonder, the intrigue and the surprise as you see an Arab getting out of the airport. This is when the confusion hits and tongues get tied. What do we say… Read More »What You Should Definitely Say to an Arab When You First Meet Them

Mixed WISEdom: Promoting & attaining the 16th UN’s SDGs through intergenerational collaboration      (Case study: Rwanda)  

  Peace, justice and a strong institution are the 16th among the 17 2030 sustainable development goals. It states, “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Peace, justice and a strong institution goal… Read More »Mixed WISEdom: Promoting & attaining the 16th UN’s SDGs through intergenerational collaboration      (Case study: Rwanda)  

Trump’s Demise

“And we fight. We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. Our exciting adventures and boldest endeavours have not yet begun.” These were the words of Donald Trump during his rally on the 6th of January, in Washington D.C.… Read More »Trump’s Demise

A Disturbance in the Force

This is a cartoon done by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis. He’s great, and this picture pretty much sets the vibe for this post. Hello everyone. This stuff is just weird for me to write but still, here I am. 2020 was a tough year. There’s no easier way… Read More »A Disturbance in the Force

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?

Nature: Mother or Stepmother

Nature in the arts from Romanticism to Futurism. How do humans relate to nature? Moreover, how did this relationship change through time, through historical eras and revolutions? Is humanity a part of nature or is nature an external entity? Do people have the right to exploit nature and use it… Read More »Nature: Mother or Stepmother

The queerest Parliament in the world: New Zealand

New Zealand has elected the queerest Parliament in the world since the last elections in October 2020. How has New Zealand got to the point to reach this result? What’s the history behind such a progressive achievement, not only for the country itself but also for the ones witnessing such… Read More »The queerest Parliament in the world: New Zealand

A ripped page of a living past.

Never thought there could still be a vivid existing context where you can ‘feel’ the presence of the spirits of the world wars as if they were still inhabiting our world, and see everything they brought along in a social context where heterogeneity has given rise to homogeneity , where… Read More »A ripped page of a living past.

Protests in Indonesia

What about Indonesia?  The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the population over 273 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most-populous Muslim-majority country.   Economic side of… Read More »Protests in Indonesia

Devastating Effects of Foreign Interventions in Afghanistan

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

Destroying History in Iraq and Syria

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