On Friday, February 19th, historian, Elliot Young, gave a lecture on his recent book, Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II. Dr.
Opinion and Interviews
In our edited book, Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness, Steven Boraz and I argue that intelligence should be analyzed as a subset of civil-military relations.
Dr. Ariel Armony, director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Nicolás Velásquez, a doctoral student of International Studies at the University of Miami, have paired together to analyze online commentaries and sentiments toward the Chinese population within Latin America.
I sat down with Café Con Leche founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tara Sherry-Torres to discuss her business and the Pittsburgh Latino community. Ms. Sherry-Torres was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and one of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s 2015 People to Meet.
While many eyes are turned towards the humanitarian crisis engulfing the Middle East and extending into Europe, many have lost focus on the humanitarian crisis that is taking place in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Although less immigrant children from the Central American countries of Guatemala due to tougher border control, Honduras, and El Salvador are being apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, that does not mean less children are attempting the journey.
Anibal Pérez-Liñan, professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh was recently honored with the award of Best Book of Comparative Democratization of 2014 by the American Political Science Association for Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall. The book was co-authored by Scott Mainwaring of Notre Dame. I was fortunate to sit down with Professor Pérez-Liñan to discuss his book and the theories and issues that it poses.