Why Censoring Speech Is Necessary in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates encourages students like myself to study abroad, not only to obtain knowledge that is unavailable within the country but also...

NYU Has an Abu Dhabi Problem

The case of Matthew Hedges, the British academic sentenced to life in prison who has since been pardoned, is not the first event to put NYU’s Emirati venture in an awkward position — and it won’t be the last.

The Dangerous Impact of the Far-Right in Japan

Recently, Japan has seen a rise of far-right groups, or “uyoku dantai.” Their nationalist agenda advocates for policies such as replacing the current pacifist...

We Need to Talk About the Dangers of Journalism

It is our duty as a nation with free speech to pay attention to the violence against journalists occurring internationally.

Against Non-Cooperation With NYU Tel Aviv

A current NYU Tel Aviv ambassador discusses why equating the Israeli government with the actions of NYU Tel Aviv and its students is misguided.

10 Common Misconceptions About BDS

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian human rights, otherwise known as BDS, refers to a movement launched by Palestinian civil society in...

Struggling to Define Asian-American Culture in 2019

Some call this the golden age for Asian culture. We’re taking the world by storm, from the box-office hit “Crazy Rich Asians” to the...

Liberal at Home, Conservative Abroad

Why are the labels of "liberal" and "conservative" so unyielding? Read one writer's take on these seemingly arbitrary distinctions, supported by his experience as being considered liberal in his home country Turkey and conservative here at NYU.

Recognizing the Bravery of Kurdistan’s Women

In the wake of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad's Nobel Peace Prize, Deputy Opinion Editor Hanna Khosravi argues for support and recognition of the Kurds in their current fight against ISIS.

Why NYU Must Support the Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestinians

Our tuition is funding human rights violations — we must hold NYU accountable and put an end to this practice.

We Can Do Better Than Voluntourism

As someone from Nigeria, I usually have mixed feelings when my friends announce they are planning to go volunteer in a country with a...

The Human Rights Catastrophe in China That We Should Be Talking About

In the media, commentary surrounding China and its political sphere is usually dominated by clips regarding the economic value of U.S.-Chinese relations (you can...