Bioterrorism: Under the Radar

Bioterrorism: Under the Radar

May 22, 2014

If someone were to ask, “On a scale of one to ten, what do you think is the chance that you will experience a bioterrorist attack during your lifetime,” how would you respond? A three? A five? A seven? Living in an average-sized city in the Midwestern United States farRead More

The Allure of Technocrats

The Allure of Technocrats

July 15, 2014

In The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson’s gripping portrait of Robert McNamara and the war he helped shape, the former Secretary of Defense is shown most effectively through the eyes of those he most affected: A Quaker man who was driven to self-immolate on the Pentagon lawn, a helicopterRead More

Why Meat Consumption is a Human Rights Issue

Why Meat Consumption is a Human Rights Issue

August 27, 2014

Nothing is like a ‘Caniac’ at Canes Chicken after a long night in the library or after a win over a Big Ten rival at the Horseshoe.  Six whole 100% all white meat chicken strips for your personal consumption. But what goes into the production of those chicken strips, andRead More

The Neglected Link Between Climate Change and Women’s Rights

The Neglected Link Between Climate Change and Women’s Rights

June 3, 2014

“It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict.” This pronouncement by Major General Patrick Cammaert, a former commander of UN peacekeeping operations in Africa, is especially meaningful in the context of climate change. Because of their less efficient adaptive mechanisms, developingRead More