The United Nations has referred to the violence in Myanmar as ethnic cleansing, according to a Sept. 11 article in the UN News Centre. In the most recent wave of violence, an estimated 620,000 Rohingya citizens became refugees.
Notable Swiss psychologist and expert in childhood development, Jean Piaget, once said, “Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent or gradual.” For upwards of 59.3 million primary school-aged students, education remains a denied basic human right, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. Only 10 percent of girls in the developing world will ever complete secondary school, according to the Peace Corps, due to factors such as gender-specific expectations.
I have not eaten meat in 10 years — that is nearly half of my life. This is a choice I share with 3.2 percent of Americans ― or 7.3 million people ― according to Vegetarian Times. Vegetarians make up 2.7 percent of this statistic and the other 0.5 percent ― 1 million Americans ― are vegan.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, around 30 million Americans will be diagnosed with a clinical eating disorder in their lifetimes.
Animal abuse comes in many shapes and forms. I tend to live by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way.” On Nov.
Humor and the Holocaust are two things many would never expect to see go hand in hand. The genocide committed by the Nazi regime resulted in the deaths of an estimated 11 million people.
Since 2011, the world has seen the brutality Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is capable of — a capacity for destruction unparalleled even by his father, Hafez Al-Assad.
Adam Hochschild’s “King Leopold’s Ghost” expresses the somber quote by 14th-century philosopher Ibn Khaldun: “Those who are conquered always want to imitate the conqueror in his main characteristics―in his clothing, his crafts, and in all his distinctive traits and customs.” This statement is reflective in the present day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where, to some extent, militias profit from the suffering of the Congolese people. Between 1884 and 1885, European states carved up the African continent in the Berlin Conference, and King Leopold II of Belgium gained his own personal state.
Like so many others, Prof. Teresa M. Amabile, a Baker Foundation Professor and Director of Research at Harvard Business School, once had the dream of being an artist and innovator. Last Thursday, members of the Brandeis community gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center to hear the “Psychology Department Colloquium: Labor of Love: A Brief History of a Creativity Research Program,” hosted by Prof.
‘Dog Sees God’ Weeks after the death of a student rocked the Brandeis campus in March, director Carly Chernomorets’ ’16 production of “Dog Sees God” faced the difficult task of creating art about teenagers struggling with depression, sexuality, social dynamics and even suicide.