Love and Hope in the Underworld: The Culture of 2015, Part 2

We continue our countdown of the finest moments in 2015’s global culture   Fiction: Signs Preceding the End of...

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Steve Carr: The 1000 Mile Man

A symbolic walk to support Britain’s homeless and mental health sufferers   Steve Carr, 39 from Swindon set off...

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Book Club: Woman at Point Zero

Reading for those who wish to understand why women still suffer at the hands of men and society  ...

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Studying Abroad: Don’t start packing your suitcase just yet

Exciting new people, another culture, different academic environment — all sounds very cool. But wait till you actually get there   Travelling...

by - 28/01/2016

Interview Exclusive: Voyage to ‘human rights land’

Withdrawal of support for the planned search and rescue operations in 2014 was meant to reduce the number of migrants attempting...

by - 06/01/2016

ESRC and Shout Out UK – Your political schedule for the coming weeks!

October and November promise to be rewarding months, with so many events waiting for you that your only worry will be...

by - 06/10/2015

Interview Exclusive: Syriza and the capitalism-democracy breakup – suffering with dignity

Last weekend came the crescendo of a damning exposé: Europe’s capitalist institutions are openly uninterested in the democratic expression of member...

by - 04/07/2015

LSE Exhibition: Visualising International Politics

An exciting new exhibition to provoke you into an opinion or simply give you something to think over in this ever-changing...

by - 19/01/2016

John Major: The Demeaning of Higher Education

You would think that earning a good degree from a high-ranking university and displaying an excellent skill set would be enough...

by - 23/12/2015

As the workforce gets younger social learning becomes key to getting the job

The workforce is quickly changing its identity as younger candidates fill coveted positions. Naturally, businesses must approach a different learning strategy...

by - 15/12/2015

I am a Parisian: There is a time to cry and a time to think

The terrorist attacks on Paris have left their scars, but this doesn’t mean we should hang our freedom in the closet...

by - 10/12/2015 -

As The US Primaries Spin Out Of Control, It’s All About Being The Best Entertainer

Personalty politics seems to be the winning ticket in this US presidential race where the candidate with the best bag of...

by - 17/11/2015

Justin Trudeau’s Election Victory: How the Liberals successfully targeted young Canadians

Handsome and young, Justin Trudeau was able to convince young Canadians that he is the right man to lead the country,...

by - 30/10/2015

Poland’s new ruling party doesn’t want immigrants, the EU or homosexuals

Conservative and nationalistic, the Law and Justice Party has taken advantage of the people’s discontent promising change that may come at...

by - 30/10/2015

Labour regains an ideology as Corbyn is crowned

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is nothing short of a historic moment in the life of British politics, what comes next though will...

by - 12/09/2015 -

Rivers State Injustice

Unless the Nigerian Government starts making immediate changes towards remedying the social divide between rich and poor Nigerians, bad things will...

by - 15/01/2016

Are upper-class Nigerians really happy that change is here?

The longed-for change has finally arrived in Nigeria but that means adjusting to a life where rules cannot be bypassed with...

by - 29/12/2015

The two-sided edge of foreign aid

It has helped millions to overcome distressing conditions during famines and flooding, but what about the long-term efficiency of foreign aid?...

by - 17/12/2015

FGM: It’s time we stopped plundering Africa and started helping where it counts

Many young girls, who cannot even be called women yet, have little or no choice when it comes to their bodies....

by - 15/12/2015

Japan’s insane conformist culture revealed through ‘Recruit Rhapsody’

The pressure placed on graduating students to immediately find work is so overwhelming that some have started to take action  ...

by - 20/01/2016

Extremism hits Indonesian capital of Jakarta

With its strong Muslim majority, Indonesia has become a place of fear for residents and tourists alike following the surprise bombings...

by - 19/01/2016

Who Guarantees Freedom of Speech in Japan?

Private and traditional, Japan’s cultural roots have almost guaranteed that outspokenness is never an issue or fear, until that is, one...

by - 05/01/2016

The ruthless heart of the voters

A lack of rationality and plenty of spite is what drives voters to vote for a candidate, and that’s why they...

by - 30/12/2015

Tragedy strikes Paris again

Wearing what looked like an explosive vest and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ a man has been killed on suspicion of terrorism   ...

by - 20/01/2016

Catalan separatists finally unite for independence

To Catalans seeking independence, Spain is like a parasite that needs to be removed and the newly unified independence movement is...

by - 18/01/2016

Ukraine punch-up leaves Putin smiling

A brawl in Parliament? Crotches being handled? Suspicion and disagreement? Ukraine has a lot of work to do if it is...

by - 18/12/2015

I am a Parisian: There is a time to cry and a time to think

The terrorist attacks on Paris have left their scars, but this doesn’t mean we should hang our freedom in the closet...

by - 10/12/2015 -

Don’t Fear The Donald, Fear The Man Slinking Behind Him

While Donald Trump proceeds in his buffoonery, another candidate lurks in the shadows patiently waiting to seize America by the throat...

by - 04/01/2016

Creative Corner: Nothing New

A tragedy strikes, maybe it was coming, but as one event triggers another, life suddenly stops making sense and we become...

by - 30/12/2015

If only we had a Trudeau …

Young, resolute, rather handsome and apparently compassionate too, what more could a country ask for in a PM?   Canada’s new...

by - 25/12/2015

An open letter to America: Let’s talk Trump

Dear America, RE: Donald Trump: The Extraordinary Champion of the Ordinary Republican   So, let’s talk Trump … Donald Trump is...

by - 22/12/2015

Colombia and FARC peace talks: Just a Farce?

While conflicts continue to take place involving al-Qaeda, Israel and Palestine, and various others, it looks as if the world could...

by - 27/11/2014

Whither democracy? The effectiveness of term limits

Soon after my article about the ambiguous stance in Ecuador towards human rights was published, President Rafael Correa and his ruling...

by - 06/10/2014

The World Cup’s Toxic Legacy in Brazil

If you ask any Brazilian what they thought of the 2014 World Cup, the answer will most definitely be the same:...

by - 22/09/2014

Colombia: Out but not down

Until the World Cup the word ‘Colombia’ would probably have invoked ideas of either a prestigious university in New York City...

by - 28/07/2014