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Negative Attitudes Towards Refugees Are Strengthened by a Trump Presidency

By Juliana Iturralde March 22, 2017 As Americans living within a Trump presidency, decreased tolerance towards foreigners could not be more clear. Hardening attitudes towards refugees in particular have become manifested into government policies, thus normalizing adverse attitudes of asylum seekers to the common American people. Globally, refugee camps are under-funded & crumbling. Like the [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Migration|0 Comments


Jennifer Sawicz On Monday evening (3 April), I spoke at Northwestern University's Together We Remember event which commemorates and honors genocide victims as well as discussing ways to make "Never Again!" a reality.  My extern, Juliana Iturralde, invited me to speak, and requested that I spend ten minutes reading the names of genocide victims & [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Human Rights, Rohingya|0 Comments

The Risk of Academic Oversimplification

By Jennifer Sawicz Oxford University’s Human Rights Hub recently published a short piece arguing, essentially, that successful human rights discourses tend to originate in the global South and migrate to the global north. The global North, the author claims, tends to use a discourse of human rights as tactics and sovereignty, which works through governmental, [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Human Rights|0 Comments