By Benjamin Verdi |
YPFP Fellowship Editor Benjamin Verdi spoke with Valuegraphics founder David Allison on how data is used in polls -- and what Valuegraphics' particular approach tells us about voter "hearts and minds" around the world.
By Kristen Cheriegate |
The US is struggling to adapt to the emerging digital market and cryptocurrencies. This creates potential security gaps which actors like Iran have the potential to exploit.
By Wazim Mowla |
Venezuelan migration continues to flow throughout the region and must be addressed by the hemisphere, but Caribbean policies toward these migrants aren't currently up to the task.
By Azira Ahimsa |
Images of migrants pouring in from conflict zones flood our televisions and smartphones. Frustration over economic inequality is rampant in both developing and developed countries. These are but two crucial reasons for the rise in populism; a fear that is ultimately deep-seated. The current rise in populism is mostly due to an identity crisis brought…
By Emma Robinson |
China’s central government is driving a massive innovation campaign. This has the potential to rapidly transition China from a cheap goods manufacturer to a technological powerhouse. It could also fail miserably.
By Michelle Bovée |
On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai found himself testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Subjects discussed ranged from artificial intelligence to political bias to manipulation of search results. Project DragonFly was also on the table, though Pichai was quick to dismiss the endeavor. He told the committee that Google has…
By Michelle Bovée |
Non-human candidates frequently grace local and national electoral ballots. Limberbutt McCubbins was the first feline presidential candidate in the US; Darth Vader ran for mayor of Odessa, Ukraine; and a rhinoceros named Cacareco was elected to Sao Paolo’s city council. Typically these candidates are nominated as a joke or as a protest, political or otherwise.…
By Michelle Bovée |
Semi-nude paintings by Austrian artist Egon Schiele surprised recent riders of the New York subway, London Tube, and Cologne bus. The works were part of an ad campaign launched by the Vienna Tourism Board. Originally, they were supposed to stand on their own as advertisements for the Leopold Museum. City regulators protested this request to…
Religious Organizations Can Help Prevent the Targeting of Asian-Background Individuals during COVID-19
By Coretta Lemaitre |
In several countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Australia, and Russia, civil society groups are reporting COVID-19-related verbal and physical attacks on people of Asian descent. Between March and June, over 2,100 COVID-related hate incidents against Asian Americans were recorded by advocacy groups in the United States. During the pandemic, Asian-background individuals and families…
By Camila Bailey |
America’s immigration problems won’t simply be solved with a new administration or new laws. Progress will rely on a change in the rhetoric and discourse surrounding immigration discussions – a move away from focusing on merit based immigration policy and the concept of immigrants as having or lacking economical value.
By Timothy Meyers |
Winning Best Picture this year, Parasite becomes the first international film to do so. This article examines the impact this may have for future foreign films and whether the US is at the precipice of a new relationship with international cinema.
By Annie Shiel |
Allowing the sale of lethal drone-compatible facial recognition technology to Israel would facilitate human rights abuses, make the US complicit, and open a Pandora’s box that can’t be closed.
By Fabio Van Loon |
The United States must prepare for a future in which outer space is a theater for great power competition.
By Mercedes Yanora |
In this interview, Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, CEO of Childhood USA, discusses the sexual abuse of children online. She advocates for a global system approach when combatting such violence.
By Michael Sexton |
Managing Editor Mike Sexton spoke with The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain about the recently released Iran Cables investigative piece -- and what they tell us about the region's future.