The Unity of Lebanon’s October Revolution: Art, Protest, and Social Media

By Adriana Franco International media has been flooded with images of protests in Lebanon that are millions strong, from Lebanon’s southernmost cities of Nabatieyeh and Tyre, to the northernmost city of Tripoli and to the nation’s capital Beirut . This anti-regime movement is largely transnational as well, as solidarity protests have been organized by the Lebanese diaspora across Canada, Europe, and the United States. The … Continue reading The Unity of Lebanon’s October Revolution: Art, Protest, and Social Media

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

By Ariana Castillon 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 across the Arts, Management, and Science faculties. While they were given the opportunity to ask him questions about his plans for the … Continue reading David Malpass at McGill: An Uncertain Future For the World Bank?

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

Interview with Naomi Santesteban

By The Catalyst Editorial Board Our team interviewed Naomi Santesteban about her upcoming article “An Analysis Of UNRWA’s Policy and Practice Concerning Palestinian Refugees” in the spring edition of Chrysalis. In her article, she addresses the policies enacted by UNRWA and the limitations of the non-permanent status of the organization. You can watch the video below to know more about her article.   Naomi is … Continue reading Interview with Naomi Santesteban

Contesting Food: A Taste of Persia and the issue of Food Ownership

By Adriana Franco. Former lawyer and cookbook author Naomi Duguid writes in the prologue of her book about a map in her office showing the Persian Empire under emperors Cyrus and Darius, which at the time encompassed not only the Iranian plateau but a great deal of the Caucasian regions. Though at first glance the title of her work leads the average reader to think … Continue reading Contesting Food: A Taste of Persia and the issue of Food Ownership