Category Archive: New media

Disruptive Innovation: The Rise or Fall of Fashion?


Fashion thrives on constant change. If designers didn’t show new collections at fashion week to signal the start of each season, fashion probably wouldn’t exist because nothing would change. For this reason, disruptive… Read More

Behind “one country, two systems”. Pressures on media in Hong Kong and Taiwan


Blog post based on the chapter Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Battle Beijing’s Influence from Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines 2014 Despite international long-term agreements, China is trying… Read More

Does history repeat itself?


Those who have been to cinema obviously know that the movie Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting… Read More



 By: Lila Ojha, Reviewed by Sepeedeh Hashemian Michael Brown lost his life because of an alleged confrontation with a police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. According to my personal understanding, it has to be made clear whether this is a race… Read More

Colbert Controversy


by: Sophia Mayberry edited by: Derya Kaya This week a controversy erupted on twitter. The cable psudo-news talk show The Colbert Report tweeted “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by… Read More

Presidential Stewardship


Article II of the Constitution specifies the powers vested to the President of the United States. He is explicitly charged to take care that the laws enacted by Congress are faithfully executed. So… Read More

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t


Written by: Emily Fritcke Jim Collin’s bestselling management book, Good to Great, is the product of over five years of research that explores how good organizations can be transformed into great ones that… Read More

Michelle Obama on the Rise of ‘Citizen Diplomacy’


On her recent trip to China, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama discussed the advantages of ‘citizen diplomacy’ throughout the world. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser, made a statement to… Read More

Free Speech and Social Media


by Sophia Mayberry edited by Derya Kaya When I saw that the topic for this week’s blog was free speech, I thought perfect! Free speech has been something we have been talking about… Read More

Discovering America through the Prose of a Foreigner


In 1959, Italo Calvino, arguably Italy’s most important postwar novelist, received a grant from the Ford Foundation to travel throughout the United States. For six months, between 1959 and 1960, he travelled around… Read More

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