The force that keeps post-Soviet states trapped in bad governance, known as “Good Soviet Union,” is equivalent to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” according to political science professor Vladimir Gel’man. In a lecture on Tuesday, Gel’man discussed the causes and solutions to “bad governance” in post-Soviet states like Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
According to O’Toole, sanctions are just another tool of diplomacy that can be used against nations or individuals. When the United States imposes economic sanctions on an individual or company, U.S. citizens and companies cannot conduct business with the sanctioned entity.
Maxim Suchkov, a senior fellow at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, spoke at the University on Tuesday about Russia’s actions and future plans for Syria and its policy for the Middle East as a whole.
“I aim to represent the musical tastes of students. The two genres that best matched the student body’s taste were EDM and hip-hop/rap,” Glass explained.
The 48th annual Communiversity arts festival once again gave University students and town residents a special opportunity to interact, learn about on-campus activities, and take advantage of town establishments.
Former president of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Wałęsa spoke at the University on Monday on the subject of solidarity in the 21st century. He discussed his personal experiences as president and as leader of his labor union, Solidarity, and the United States’s place in global leadership.
The Trump administration’s plans for the 2020 census have caused controversy among New Jersey lawmakers from both political parties. The dispute hinges on whether the nationwide survey should include this question: “Are you a U.S. citizen?”
On Wednesday, Ukrainian ambassador to the U.N. Volodymyr Yelchenko spoke about Russia's annexation of Crimea and Russia’s unique war tactics. “All human life is precious. One death is a tragedy,” Yelchenko said.
On March 26, Dina Sharon '14, who majored in chemistry at the University, and Colin Defant, a first-year Ph.D. student studying mathematics, received the Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award. They were among the 10 Hertz fellows selected out of 700 applicants from across the United States.