Dual Citizens

20 Jul 19
Higher Ed Introspection

I am from a small town in south-central-Kentucky called Scottsville. Of course, when other Kentuckians ask where I am from, I respond “I am from Allen County.” That is how it is in Kentucky; Citizens of the Commonwealth associate with counties as compared to cities or towns. And as I have gotten older, I greatly […]

20 Jul 19
brand test

Introduction In the competitive world of today, every company seeks to have the best talent around. This is the reason that it has become extremely difficult for the employees to get into any company. But as far as the best talents from the high-profile universities are concerned, companies have to come up with exciting packages […]

20 Jul 19
KAFILA - 12 YEARS OF A COMMON JOURNEY

Guest Post by AFIYA ZIA A year ago, Pakistan’s national elections brought in a new government led by the Pakistan Tehreeq e Insaf (PTI) and headed by the former-cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan. Khan had been drifting in the political wilderness for 22 years, waiting for providence to appoint him Prime Minister. As the 2018 elections […]

20 Jul 19
Random Thoughts

Two universities are conducting internal reviews of research collaborations linked to the suppression and surveillance of the Uyghur minority in western China. Tracey Nearmy/AAP Clive Hamilton, Charles Sturt University Two Australian universities, University of Technology Sydney and Curtin University, are conducting internal reviews of their funding and research approval procedures after Four Corners’ revealed their […]

20 Jul 19
Torch of Liberty

In memorial of the July 12 hundred year anniversary of the deportation of a thousand striking miners of the International Workers of the World union, mainly Mexicans, at the Copper Queen Mine by the Phelps Dodge Corporation in Bisbee Arizona, Robert Greene’s documentary Bisbee ’17 is a stunning recreation of the event by the descendants […]

20 Jul 19
CBS Sacramento
DAVIS (CBS13) — A UC Davis Professor is facing charges for signing a petition criticizing the Turkish army. Baki Tezcan is considered what’s called an “academic for peace.” He is the first Turkish American charged and the first to stand trial. Baki Tezcan Tezcan, a father of two, spent years teaching at UC Davis. This week he stood in front of a judge in Istanbul defending his right to free speech. “I was worried,” he said. We spoke with Baki Tezcan via Skype from an apartment in Istanbul. A dual citizen, he’s been there for almost a month, doing research and making sure he stays a free man. “It was more the court that created this situation,” he said. READ ALSO: Researchers At UC Davis Develop Environmentally-Friendly Strawberries He is one of more than 2,000 academics who signed a petition in 2016 accusing the Turkish army of killing Kurdish civilians “According to them, the petition was propaganda for terrorism,” Tezcan said. He remembered signing the petition in 2016 and knew the possibility he could be charged. “I was expecting that charges would be here quite early on. That’s because of the government’s response to the petition: to call us all traitor,” he said. Last month he went back to Istanbul. At the airport, he was immediately separated from his family and detained for questioning. READ: UC Davis Team Investigating Cause Of Santa Anita Race Horse Deaths “I showed my passport, police asked me whether I was traveling alone, I said, ‘No, my family is with me.’ They said, ‘please follow us,’ and let them go,” Tezcan said. Tezcan said he can’t be sure of what will happen to him moving forward. “Acquittal is not an option in these cases,” he said. But he said most of the academics for peace who have been sentenced walk free. The judge decided to postpone a verdict until October and exempt Tezcan from appearing in future court sessions.
19 Jul 19
Chalked Up Reviews

Meg Blumberg Wading Review Meg Blumberg is a pianist and composer that is strongly influenced by the likes of Dustin O’Halloran, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter and other neo-classical composers. A Dutch-American dual citizen, Blumberg, 26, began playing piano at eight and trained under Maestro Mario Feninger in LA. Inspired by the works of Chopin, Liszt […]

19 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

Sally Lane and John Letts, the parents of Jack Letts, are shown in Oxford, England, where they live. He was left in a Kurdish-run jail. He was being held in a Kurdish-run jail. Antonio Olmos / The Globe and Mail Family members of Canadians trapped in Syrian camps after the crumbling of the Islamic State […]

19 Jul 19
Physician Finance Canada

We use money every day. It is the common currency that we use to trade with others. At its core, personal finance is about our personal human capital, personal financial capital, and how we transact between those using money. So, understanding this framework is central to making good financial decisions and optimally deploying our capital […]