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The Fox Hunt: One Refugee’s Miraculous Escape to Freedom
1 month ago

The Fox Hunt: One Refugee’s Miraculous Escape to Freedom

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As extremist groups surrounded his apartment in Aden, Yemen, Mohammed Al Samawi faced the harrowing choice of being tortured and killed by al Qaeda operatives — or of killing himself …
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Rethinking Inequality with Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes
3 months ago

Rethinking Inequality with Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes

On March 1st, IVY hosted Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, former owner of The New Republic, and current Co-Chair at The Economic Security Project. His new book, Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality …
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Honoring Veterans Day with IVY: What It Means To Be A U.S. Veteran
7 months ago

Honoring Veterans Day with IVY: What It Means To Be A U.S. Veteran

November 11, 1919 marked the first anniversary of World War I’s end, commemorating the armistice signed between the Allied Powers and Germany. The U.S. Congress passed a resolution for an …
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Fake News in 2017: Getting by with a Little Help from the News Literacy Project
9 months ago

Fake News in 2017: Getting by with a Little Help from the News Literacy Project

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The pernicious nature of information in “fake news” media today, along with the uncertainty behind the bias, sourcing, and narrative intent of such work, has made authentic journalism more critical …
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“We Need Politicians Who Aren’t Interested in Reelection”
9 months ago

“We Need Politicians Who Aren’t Interested in Reelection”

On Tuesday, August 15, IVY members learned what running for office entails from Josh Thompson, a former NYC mayoral candidate and education activist, and David Burstein, the co-founder and CEO …
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A Change in the Political Headwinds: Populism, Media & The Economy
10 months ago

A Change in the Political Headwinds: Populism, Media & The Economy

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We live in a time of change, with a growing chorus of voices questioning the post-war world order. Aspects of Western society deemed sacrosanct are increasingly under pressure to adapt …
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Millennial Engagement in Politics: What Needs to Change
10 months ago

Millennial Engagement in Politics: What Needs to Change

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Since the 2017 presidential election, grassroots organizations such as Run for America and Change.org have focused their efforts on bringing a larger number of millennial candidates into politics. The aim …
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Politics in the Age of Clicks: How Can You Succeed as a Millennial?
10 months ago

Politics in the Age of Clicks: How Can You Succeed as a Millennial?

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Political participation among millennials in the United States, and in other Western Democracies, has been lackluster compared to previous generations. Notably, however, their political leanings show a stark break from …
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How You Can Help Fight Fake News
10 months ago

How You Can Help Fight Fake News

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“Post-truth” was coined as Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year, reflecting a worrying trend of malicious misinformation and a global challenge to fact-based journalistic work. Yet amidst the concern, it …
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New Hope or a False Dawn? Analyzing the Turkish Referendum | Steven Cook
1 year ago

New Hope or a False Dawn? Analyzing the Turkish Referendum | Steven Cook

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Since the establishment of the secular-minded Turkish Republic in 1923 under the leadership of Ataturk, Turkey has been in the throes of immense societal transformations. Issues of European identity juxtaposed …
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