Brown Political Review
Smoke and Mirrors

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have a lot in common. Both are in positions of power and have a responsibility to care for their constituents. However, both are currently using this power in dishonest and deceitful ways, obfuscating their ulterior motives by painting their causes with a gilded brush. Adam Silver […]

It’s Reigning Men

“To expose misandry on all levels in our culture. To promote an end to chivalry in any form or fashion. To educate men and boys about the threats they face in feminist governance and to promote an end to that governance. To push for an end to rape hysteria, DV hysteria and false allegations. To promote […]

Netanyahu on Iran: Conflating Fact with Fiction, Present with Past

During his speech to both Houses of Congress on March 3, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was either delusional or believed he was addressing a delusional audience. Whichever one it was, Netanyahu unfairly mischaracterized Israeli foreign policy and the nature of its relationship with Iran.Netanyahu was invited by house speaker John Boehner to address […]

The Curious Case Of International Adoption

It was 1954 and the Korean War had just tapered to an officially sanctioned end. Harry Holt, a farmer and family man in rural Oregon, had just seen a documentary about G.I. babies — the mixed-race children of American soldiers and Korean women, many of whom had been abandoned to orphanages after the war. Holt […]

Maduro’s Moment: The Path Ahead for the Embattled Venezuelan President

March 5 was the second anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela. During his time as president, Chavez led the “Bolivarian Revolution,” nationalizing petrol companies, increasing oil drilling and using that increased revenue to create massive social service systems. Bolstered by rising oil prices, Chavez was able to forge nearly a […]

BPR Interviews: Mauricio Santoro

Mauricio Santoro is a human rights advisor for Amnesty International in Brazil. He is also a political science professor at Cândido Mendes University. Brown Political Review: More than 19,000 families were reportedly removed from their homes in Rio de Janeiro between the years 2009 and 2013 for the World Cup and upcoming Olympic Games. What […]


United States

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have a lot in common. Both are in positions of power and have a responsibility to care for their constituents. However, both are currently using this power in dishonest and deceitful ways, obfuscating their ulterior motives by painting their causes with a gilded brush. Adam Silver […]

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The Curious Case Of International Adoption

The Curious Case Of International Adoption

It was 1954 and the Korean War had just tapered to an officially sanctioned end. Harry Holt, a farmer and family man in rural Oregon, had just seen a documentary about G.I. babies — the mixed-race children of American soldiers and Korean women, many of whom had been abandoned to orphanages after the war. Holt […]

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The Revolving Door For Women In STEM

The Revolving Door For Women In STEM

According to the National Science Foundation, women earn 57 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in the United States and “about half of all science and engineering degrees since the late 1990s.” Yet representation in the field is lower than degree obtainment.The age-old argument about representation of the sciences is still a valid one: Young girls […]

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World

Netanyahu on Iran: Conflating Fact with Fiction, Present with Past

Netanyahu on Iran: Conflating Fact with Fiction, Present with Past

During his speech to both Houses of Congress on March 3, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was either delusional or believed he was addressing a delusional audience. Whichever one it was, Netanyahu unfairly mischaracterized Israeli foreign policy and the nature of its relationship with Iran.Netanyahu was invited by house speaker John Boehner to address […]

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Maduro’s Moment: The Path Ahead for the Embattled Venezuelan President

Maduro’s Moment: The Path Ahead for the Embattled Venezuelan President

March 5 was the second anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela. During his time as president, Chavez led the “Bolivarian Revolution,” nationalizing petrol companies, increasing oil drilling and using that increased revenue to create massive social service systems. Bolstered by rising oil prices, Chavez was able to forge nearly a […]

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Women’s History Month Special: Femicide Pandemic in Mexico and Central America

Women’s History Month Special: Femicide Pandemic in Mexico and Central America

As March is Women’s History Month, it marks a time for reflection on the state of human rights of women worldwide, especially those living in areas of entrenched violence. This topic is of particular relevance to what the United Nations has described as the most murderous region of the world: Central America. Amnesty International’s latest […]

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Culture

It’s Reigning Men

It’s Reigning Men

“To expose misandry on all levels in our culture. To promote an end to chivalry in any form or fashion. To educate men and boys about the threats they face in feminist governance and to promote an end to that governance. To push for an end to rape hysteria, DV hysteria and false allegations. To promote […]

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BPR Interviews: Victoria Reed

BPR Interviews: Victoria Reed

Victoria Reed is the curator of provenance at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She researches the histories of the art that the museum holds or plans to purchase and determines if the pieces were stolen or acquired unethically. Brown Political Review: Do many museums have a position like yours?Victoria Reed: Other American museums are conducting […]

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The Imperative of Involving Afghan Women

The Imperative of Involving Afghan Women

As American forces hand off control to the Afghan National Army and state police, women, as half of the population, should have an equal role in the transition process that will define society and politics to a significant degree. However, Afghan women are being excluded from peace talks with the Taliban. Modern research has shown that engaging […]

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