WORLD PEACE STARTS WITH YOU by Nadira Irdiana

In honor of Peace One Day today, I decided to re-post the piece that I wrote last year for International Youth Network. Original source: Irdiana, N. (2012). ‘World Peace Starts with You’. International Youth Network. [online]. Available from: http://internationalyouthnetwork.blogspot.nl/2012/09/world-peace-starts-with-you-by-nadira.html [21 September 2012]. ”Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding… Read More WORLD PEACE STARTS WITH YOU by Nadira Irdiana

FEMEN Movement: Islamophobia, Patriarchy and Clash of Civilizations

On April 4, 2013, Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN carried out a protest in support of a Tunisian girl Amina Tyler. This protest was staged across Europe (Paris, Belgium, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden and Germany) and is called ‘Topless Jihad’. While many of the protests were done outside Tunisian embassy, one of them was carried out in… Read More FEMEN Movement: Islamophobia, Patriarchy and Clash of Civilizations

‘The Price of Inequality’ – Stiglitz lecture at the LSE

Yesterday, on 29th June 2012, I went to Joseph Stiglitz lecture at the Old Theatre (The London School of Economics and Political Science). after getting the ticket by luck (specifically because the tickets were allocated by ballot). In this talk, he want to address the consequences of inequality that we are facing today. Since 1980,… Read More ‘The Price of Inequality’ – Stiglitz lecture at the LSE

The British Monarchy – and why William and Kate represent the ‘young’ generation

I didn’t like to compare people and probably will never be good at it, however, there’s a significant changes in the “monarchy today” compared to “monarchy of yesterday” that we need to discuss to predict “the monarchy of tomorrow”. Having spent several days listening to the couple’s love story, some conclusions appeared in my mind.… Read More The British Monarchy – and why William and Kate represent the ‘young’ generation