European Student Conference

The European Student Conference opens up the policy discussion. It should go further.

Now in its third year, the ESC explored policy alternatives from the “human perspective.”

/ February 18, 2017

Alexander Dugin is not Rasputin: he’s another tool in the Kremlin toolbox

Vladimir Putin exploits the Russian far-right, not the other way around.

/ February 17, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017
Anti-Pride protest

LGBTQ advocates face uphill battle in the Balkans

Although nondiscrimination laws are on the books, researchers say that they go unenforced.

/ February 13, 2017

Watch: Who ever heard of Ukrainian tango?

Tango made it all the way to Ukraine in the 1920s and 30s—and all the way uptown last weekend.

/ February 10, 2017
Photo by Evgeniy Isaev, licensed under CC BY.

From one-man pickets to flashmobs, Russian protesters get creative

Research presented Tuesday at Columbia reveals patterns of dissent in Putin’s Russia.

/ February 10, 2017

Watch: Manhattan discovers regional Italian cuisine

A new generation of Italian chefs is bringing a selection of regional dishes to New York’s finest restaurants.

/ February 3, 2017

Crony capitalism? How about crony socialism?

Reagan didn’t bring down the USSR, Chris Miller says. Bureaucrats did.

/ February 2, 2017

In Turin, Italy, cosmopolitan fashion designer Walter Dang finds his niche

Trained by Pierre Cardin, Dang loves working in the northern Italian city—and the city loves him back.

/ January 30, 2017

Watch: An homage to childhood in wartime

One 28-year-old Bosnian is building a museum dedicated to the experience of children in war.

/ January 26, 2017