On April 16 the District Court of Jerusalem upheld the deportation of Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine and Mills Legal Clinic alum Omar Shakir (SLS ‘13). Human Rights Watch had challenged a 2017 amendment to Israel’s Law of Entry that permitted the Israeli government’s decision to revoke Mr. Shakir’s work visa in May 2018. The law allows Israel to ban foreigners based on support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
In high school, Diva Sharma ’21 developed a device to detect stress in both humans and animals with the help of the Indian Institute of Technology. Sharma was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Asia, following nominations in both the “Health and Sciences” and “Youngest” categories.
On Tuesday at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Nicholas Clegg addressed the June 2016 referendum that initiated Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).
A group of researchers at the Stanford Immigration Lab recently published results from a survey of over 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries asking participants about their beliefs on what the best system for allocating asylum seekers is. The surveys found that a majority of Europeans claim to be in favor of a proportional allocation system, which is based on “each country’s capacity over the status quo policy of allocation based on the country of first entry.”
The France of today, however, is no longer the giddy, optimistic place it was when it held its expo. Instead of eagerly welcoming others to their capital, Paris is now a place where citizens gather in squares to chant hostilely, “This is our home!”.
A picture. A boy hugging his cat, a broken smile on his face. The longer I look, the more it seems as though he’s about to break down and cry. He is one of many — 100,000 strong — who escaped from Aleppo. He is miles away from home, surrounded by barbed wires, torn…
I don’t think giving the vote to 16-year-olds is a good thing, and many readers will likely agree. But the fact that many reasonable people in the UK support lowering the voting age should give us pause.
Dogmatic nationalism might be a good thing in some situations, but when it privileges the marginal economic security of a nation over the lives of other people, we ought to reexamine our priorities.