Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

  Midnight, November 8, 2016. While the Americans were rejoicing or lamenting the victory of Donald Trump as president of the USA, India was fumbling with suddenly valueless pieces of paper, as the result of one of the boldest government move since the establishment of the Indian republic. Indeed, on… Read More »Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

Economic Growth and Democracy: Perspectives

There is an ongoing debate about whether democracy is a prerequisite for economic growth or vice versa, and today the circumstances today challenge the way the Western world has always perceived the issue. The end of the Cold War is seen as a victory of the Western society and their values of neo-liberal… Read More »Economic Growth and Democracy: Perspectives

Making climate change a human right issue

  Recently, as the United States experienced one of the coldest winter ever in the country’s history, a tweet by the current president Trump attracted a lot of attention from everyone around the world. Consequently, this brings attention to the much  bigger issue here, the lack of people’s scientific understanding of climate change and related phenomena like global… Read More »Making climate change a human right issue

A hope for a change: an interview with Mark Hertsgaard

In one of the Global Conversations hosted by our course, we have had the pleasure of attending a two-day conference led by an esteemed guest: Mark Hertsgaard. He is a father, author, journalist, broadcaster , public speaker and has published seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages. Moreover,… Read More »A hope for a change: an interview with Mark Hertsgaard

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?

The loneliest leader in the world – Why nobody wants to govern with Merkel

24 September 2017: Millions of Germans went voting for their new representatives and are now waiting for a new coalition to be formed to govern the country. With Donald Trump in the White House and Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, the world is waiting for Germany to take a stand.… Read More »The loneliest leader in the world – Why nobody wants to govern with Merkel