It seems that the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has led to a resurgence of interest in the work of Hannah Arendt, and in particular her analysis of totalitarianism. An article in The Atlantic from January 25th listed The Origins of Totalitarianism on its list of books experiencing a marked … More The Ghost of Christmas Past
I came across the banner picture for this post in a Tweet from the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) the day after a boat carrying 600 people sank off the coast of Egypt, killing over 150 of those onboard. It resonated with me for a number of reasons. The first is that a … More It’s the same old story…
My academic year (or, as it currently stands, semester) officially began on Monday when I gave my first lecture on Refugees and International Relations to my new crop of third year undergraduates. Also this week I finally finished a draft of an article – on refugee protest, responsibility and human rights – that I’ve been … More New (Academic) Year’s Resolution: Just Read.
Four years ago, when I got my new iPhone, I was browsing the App Store and a small advert popped up on the bottom of my screen from UNHCR (the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). I clicked on the ad, and was directed to the page for a new App called “My Life as … More Making a Crisis into a Game