Botstein and Danner Discuss the President’s Policy and Personality

Presented by the 100 Days Initiative, human rights project, CCE, and Council for Inclusive Excellence

JOHANNA M. COSTIGAN, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 2, 2017

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 2, 2017

The First 100 Days, a college-wide initiative combining civics and public media to track Trump’s first months as president, was launched last night, Thursday February 2. The event was called “Trump Abroad, Trump at Home: Declaring the New War.” President Botstein and journalist and professor Mark Danner had a conversation about Trump’s role as a domestic orator and international representative of America. They covered the extensive action taken by the President over the last two weeks–from wrongfully omitting multiple pages from the whitehouse.gov website to threatening to cut funding for UC Berkeley after its students protested his immigration order.

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Bard Muslim Student Organization Discusses Trump’s Immigration Order, Religion and Identity

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Bard Muslim Student Organization members spoke at a discussion panel on Wednesday the 1st about Trump’s Immigration executive order that banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. From left to right:  Abiba Salahou (U.S), Ugur Pece (Turkey), Renad Bdair (Palestine), Timur Celebi (Turkey), Humam Al-Rubaye (Iraq). On Wednesday, February 1st, Bard Muslim Student Organization (MSO) rushed to … Continue reading Bard Muslim Student Organization Discusses Trump’s Immigration Order, Religion and Identity

Panel Discussion: The Blurred Line Between Racial Preference and Fetishization

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | DECEMBER 2, 2016

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On December 1st, 2016 Weis Cinema held a panel discussion on black male sexuality that examined the concepts of preference, attraction, and fetishization of black racial traits. Among the panel speakers were Salim Chagui Sanchez, Edwar Mercedes, Dante Robinson, Jeszack Gammon, Darnell Pierce (graduated), and Haydn Miller; some of the speakers are openly gay and one bisexual. Misbah Awan, a Muslim Pakistani student, hosted the panel.

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In Wake of Trump, Turning the World Right-Side Up Again

JOHANNA M. COSTIGAN, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | NOVEMBER 12, 2016

On Friday, November 11, President Botstein spoke with Bard professor and political journalist Mark Danner about Trump’s victory. The talk addressed how Trump amassed the success he needed to win, and also covered the immediate implications and repercussions of his victory. Danner began the talk with a level of honest pessimism that permeated the rest of the discussion. The idea that the country is continually progressing, he said, “was wiped out on Tuesday.” Below are some excerpts from the talk.On Friday, November 11, President Botstein spoke with Bard professor and political journalist Mark Danner about Trump’s victory. The talk addressed how Trump amassed the success he needed to win, and also covered the immediate implications and repercussions of his victory. Danner began the talk with a level of honest pessimism that permeated the rest of the discussion. The idea that the country is continually progressing, he said, “was wiped out on Tuesday.” Below are some excerpts from the talk.

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ISIS Sex Slave Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Speaks Out

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

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On Friday, September 23rd, Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS sexual enslavement, spoke at Bard College abouther captivity and journey to spread awareness about the Yazidi Genocide.

Murad’s visit to Bard, sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center, Bard’s Human Rights Project, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Bard Model UN Initiative, was her first visit to an American college as a human rights activist.

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