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(Center) Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) passes by protestors outside the U.S. Capitol in the midst of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

February 4, 2020

Brexit and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are the largest political events happening in Ireland and America, respectively, that could make history and have serious implications for the world-at-large. Brexit,...

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

October 14, 2019

  Updated 10/14/19 at 3:10 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from Mark Chakoian, former assistant director of Global Education.    Five months after almost half of the staff members ...

The Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago hosted former British politician Douglas Alexander Nov. 15 to discuss what led to the Brexit victory.

British politician on Brexit: ‘Culture beat economics’

November 21, 2016

Alienation from the political system, anti-immigration sentiment, economic discontent, cultural anxiety and mistrust in government all contributed to the Brexit vote in June—and the success of Donald Trump...

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Conceiving identities

April 14, 2014

When I was 7 years old, my father told me I was conceived through an anonymous sperm donation.As he told me the story of where I came from, the scene became burned in my memory like an acid-etched plat...

Fire burns out, looks to next year

By Brandon Smith

November 5, 2012

The Houston Dynamo club soccer team extinguished the Chicago Fire’s promising playoff season Oct. 31 with a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park.According to Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas, the team’s loss was somewhat of a surprise. The match was the Fire’s first post-season appearance since 2009, when the team endured an equally frustrating loss to Utah’s Real Salt Lake.“A big thanks goes out to my staff and the players,” ...

Seagoing clinic attempts to aid Moroccan women

By Tyler Davis

October 15, 2012

The Dutch human rights group Women on Waves was stopped from docking its ship in Morocco Oct. 4 because it intended to provide abortions to Moroccan women by taking them to international waters to circumvent the country’s strict abortion laws.The group has received worldwide attention for helping women safely circumvent anti-abortion laws instead of resorting to dangerous alternatives.There are approximately 600–800 illegal ab...

Unheard voices of Ireland

By Amanda Murphy

October 31, 2011

Ireland has long been a country with a robust literary history. With a population smaller than that of Chicagoland area, it has been home to such monumental figures in literature as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats. But rarely have the written voices of women of the diminutive, ancient country been heard.That is why Imagine Ireland, an organization that has focused the last year on bringing Irish art to American audien...

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