Brown Political Review
The Rise and Fall of Dynastic Politics

In the lead-up to the 2016 elections, two candidates have emerged to the fore of public and media attention: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Jeb Bush for the Republicans. All things considered, there are many parallels between the contenders: they both represent the ideological middle of their parties, they both have been implicated in […]

Protected or Not? Washington Redskins and Free Speech

The battle over the derogatory term, Redskins, ballooned into a fight over freedom of speech last month when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an amicus siding with the Washington Redskins. The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) stripped the team of its trademark rights on June 18, 2014 on the grounds that the […]

What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town

For the past few weeks, students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating in protest of the Cecil Rhodes statue situated front and center on the university’s campus since 1934. The statue overlooks the rugby fields and sits at the top of the main steps, an unavoidable first impression of the university. Currently, […]

Safe Space as Resistance: Why the Status Quo is Not Safe, and Why that’s a Scary Idea

Two weeks ago, a student at Duke University hung a noose outside of the student commons building. Earlier in the month, two-dozen students at the University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were videotaped reciting a racist chant about lynching. On March 18, Martese Johnson, an honor committee student at UVa had his head bashed […]

Papacy and Diplomacy: Pope Francis’ Role in Mediating International Relations

December 17 was marked by a historic diplomatic breakthrough when President Obama announced that the United States would restore full relations with Cuba after 53 years of isolation. On the same day, Pope Francis, who had been credited with playing a vital role in facilitating the rapprochement, celebrated his 78th birthday.“The Holy Father wishes to […]

The Human Cost of Conflict in Yemen

Today, as Yemen lies on the brink of civil war, over 634 civilians have been killed, tens of thousands injured and over 100,000 displaced in just the past 3 weeks of fighting. In a nation where political strife and violence intensify daily, the civilians of Yemen are bearing the brunt of this conflict. The fractured […]


United States

The Rise and Fall of Dynastic Politics

The Rise and Fall of Dynastic Politics

In the lead-up to the 2016 elections, two candidates have emerged to the fore of public and media attention: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Jeb Bush for the Republicans. All things considered, there are many parallels between the contenders: they both represent the ideological middle of their parties, they both have been implicated in […]

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Ahead of the Curve: Investing in early education pays off.

Ahead of the Curve: Investing in early education pays off.

A child who never receives high-quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teenage parent and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. ECCE shapes a child’s potential early, from whether she will get pregnant […]

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Battles Beneath the Surface

Battles Beneath the Surface

From the Alamo to Gettysburg, the battlefields of the United States’ many wars are commonplace across the country. Whether big or small, each battlefield has its own history, and these histories are worth studying and commemorating. Yet while it is easy to built memorials and transport small remnants of war, nothing can match the preserved […]

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World

The Rise and Fall of Dynastic Politics

The Rise and Fall of Dynastic Politics

In the lead-up to the 2016 elections, two candidates have emerged to the fore of public and media attention: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Jeb Bush for the Republicans. All things considered, there are many parallels between the contenders: they both represent the ideological middle of their parties, they both have been implicated in […]

read more

What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town

What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town

For the past few weeks, students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating in protest of the Cecil Rhodes statue situated front and center on the university’s campus since 1934. The statue overlooks the rugby fields and sits at the top of the main steps, an unavoidable first impression of the university. Currently, […]

read more

Papacy and Diplomacy: Pope Francis’ Role in Mediating International Relations

Papacy and Diplomacy: Pope Francis’ Role in Mediating International Relations

December 17 was marked by a historic diplomatic breakthrough when President Obama announced that the United States would restore full relations with Cuba after 53 years of isolation. On the same day, Pope Francis, who had been credited with playing a vital role in facilitating the rapprochement, celebrated his 78th birthday.“The Holy Father wishes to […]

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Culture

Protected or Not? Washington Redskins and Free Speech

Protected or Not? Washington Redskins and Free Speech

The battle over the derogatory term, Redskins, ballooned into a fight over freedom of speech last month when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an amicus siding with the Washington Redskins. The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) stripped the team of its trademark rights on June 18, 2014 on the grounds that the […]

read more

What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town

What’s in a Name? The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town

For the past few weeks, students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating in protest of the Cecil Rhodes statue situated front and center on the university’s campus since 1934. The statue overlooks the rugby fields and sits at the top of the main steps, an unavoidable first impression of the university. Currently, […]

read more

Safe Space as Resistance: Why the Status Quo is Not Safe, and Why that’s a Scary Idea

Safe Space as Resistance: Why the Status Quo is Not Safe, and Why that’s a Scary Idea

Two weeks ago, a student at Duke University hung a noose outside of the student commons building. Earlier in the month, two-dozen students at the University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were videotaped reciting a racist chant about lynching. On March 18, Martese Johnson, an honor committee student at UVa had his head bashed […]

read more