Authority, Liberty, and COVID-19 in the World’s Greatest Democracy

The United States, with its decentralized government, has completely lost the battle against the novel coronavirus. China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, however, with their greater executive authority, have collectively demonstrated that the United States had no excuse for their malpractice. The three nations and their adherence to executive jurisdiction, demonstrated noteworthy abilities to combat an unanticipated crisis, leaving humanity to observe the capital of individual liberty and freedom in utter dismay.

Confronting Mask Culture in China and Canada

When it comes to a collective crisis like this, behaviour tends to be related to notions of collectivism and individualism. One may say that the Canadian protests display greater support for individualism over collectivism. However, in reality, the difference stems from how people from different parts of the world view the idea of collectivism. For Chinese, fulfilling social obligation arises out of moral responsibility.

The Illiberalism of Japan’s Detention Policies: an Interview with Professor Takamura

In this interview, I take you to Japan: an economic powerhouse, stable democracy, and a country known for its increasing reliance on migrant workers. Meanwhile, the Japanese government’s immigration laws and detainment practices also oppress and deprive the rights of many migrant workers, immigrants, illegal migrants and refugees – topics which are not commonly discussed in Japanese society for fear of governmental retaliation.

Renewable Energy Investment: How Southeast Asia is Mitigating Climate Change

As the demand for energy is on the rise, government administrations must choose carefully between investing in renewable energy or cheaper alternatives. ASEAN has demonstrated a strong desire to continue the transition from non-renewable to renewable energies in order to encourage sustainable development worldwide.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Discussing the Effectiveness of the Chinese Government’s Response

Fear and panic engulfed China’s usually vibrant and thunderous New Year festivities, as the country was faced with the outbreak of a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, the capital of Hubei province. December 8th, 2019 witnessed the first death … Continue reading

Language as a Weapon of Imperialism: A Comparative Case Study Between Canada and Korea

By Joy Kwak and Laurence Campanella.

“Language is not just a social phenomenon but also a materialized tool that is used to legitimize one’s socioeconomic class, political status, racial and ethnic identities, and gender.”  – Jina E. Kim

A … Continue reading

David Malpass at McGill: An Uncertain Future For the World Bank?

On October 7th, McGill was chosen by the World Bank to host the first major policy signaling-address of its new President, David Malpass. Ahead of his afternoon speech in Pollock Hall, Malpass held a Q&A session with thirty students from … Continue reading