Interview with Alanna Sereboff

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team had the pleasure of interviewing Alanna Sereboff to talk about her upcoming article “Making America Afraid Again: The Criminalization and Securitization of Migration in Post-9/11 America” in Chrysalis. Her article looks at the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations in the United States and their policies regarding immigration and refugees. If you want to know more about her … Continue reading Interview with Alanna Sereboff

Interview with Emma Sitland

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. We met with Emma Sitland to talk about her upcoming piece “Women’s Social Movements in West Africa: What Makes a Success Story?” in Chrysalis Spring 2019. Her article looks at women’s social movements in Liberia and Sierra Leone. You can listen to her thesis video to learn more about her article. Originally from New Brunswick, Emma is pursuing an honours … Continue reading Interview with Emma Sitland

Interview with Suzanne Bonfils

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Catalyst interviewed Suzanne Bonfils to discuss her upcoming article “China and the North Korean Refugee Crisis: State Sovereignty and the Dangers of ‘Strategic Ambivalence’” in Chrysalis. Her article addresses the strategic ambivalence of China towards North Korea, which has affected the North Korean refugee crisis greatly. If you are interested in her article, you can watch her thesis video, where … Continue reading Interview with Suzanne Bonfils

Interview with Dilse Kaygisiz

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Our team sat down with Dilse Kaygisiz, author of “Refugee Economies, Child Labour, and the State: Turkey’s Case” in the newest edition of Chrysalis. In her article, she explores refugee economies and child labour in Turkey. You can watch her discuss her article in her thesis video. Dilse is particularly interested in migration studies and international relations. She decided to … Continue reading Interview with Dilse Kaygisiz

Neoliberalism in Education: The Consequences and Pushbacks for Students

By Azra Hirji. Since the 1970s, neoliberalism has taken over as the dominant ideology of today which whilst becoming more and more favourable amongst the minority, becomes increasingly unfavourable by the majority. To put this into simple terms, neoliberalism works in favour of large corporate interests at the expense of the wider public interests. In the three-minute theory video on neoliberalism, Stacey Kerr states that … Continue reading Neoliberalism in Education: The Consequences and Pushbacks for Students

The Deadly Consequences of White Saviourism

By Emma Sitland. Every development student has at least to some degree been exposed to the concept of the “White Saviour Complex” – “the self-serving assumption among white people from developed nations that they should be saving poor people in Africa.” As IDS students we are warned about the white voluntourists and NGO workers who fly to African countries with paternalistic attitudes and exploit local … Continue reading The Deadly Consequences of White Saviourism

McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change

By Delphine Polidori. At a time when we have only 11 years to slow down the effects of climate change in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, as outlined in the most recent IPCC report, the need for research in the field of sustainability and community-based initiatives has never been more vital. As discussed extensively in international development literature, among others, and … Continue reading McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change