Category: Al Jazeera America

APEC Summit concludes

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Min Ye, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Min Ye, College of Arts & Sciences

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SCOTUS pick up of ‘Obamacare’ appeal rooted in cynicism, say legal critics

November 9th, 2014 in 2014, Abigail Moncrieff, Al Jazeera America, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law

Over four years ago, an employee benefits lawyer named Tom Christina volunteered to join a team at his Greenville, South Carolina, law firm tasked with reading through the massive piles of paperwork generated by the recent signing into law of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Expert quote:

“There is a high-minded debate going on alongside the lowbrow crass political debate over whether or not the ACA should stand.”

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Ethiopia ‘ruthlessly targeted’ Oromo ethnic group, report finds

October 28th, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences

Ethiopia has “ruthlessly targeted” and tortured thousands of people belonging to its largest ethnic group for perceived opposition to the government, rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday…

Expert quote:

“The report tends to confirm the claims that diaspora-based Oromo activists have been making for some time now. What it does do, however, is provide a wealth of detail and empirical material that lends credibility to claims we have heard before.”

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Nurse’s ordeal reveals uncoordinated state, federal Ebola policies

October 28th, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, Ebola, George Annas, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

The first public protests by a U.S. citizen forcibly quarantined over Ebola fears has highlighted how politics is complicating the response of state and federal authorities to the deadly virus, say public health experts and civil rights advocates…

Expert quote:

“I think the politicians panicked, and they became frightened that something might happen that might cost them an election.”

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Ebola quarantining could impinge on US civil liberties

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, Ebola, George Annas, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Dozens of Texans came out of strict Ebola quarantining Monday after having been given the all clear from health officials. But many more continue to be monitored for the potential symptoms under surveillance conditions that some legal experts warn could result in the unintended consequence of violating civil liberties…

Expert quote:

“The public are going to overreact because they’re nervous. Politicians worry about how the public is going to view them, and whether the public thinks they’re not doing enough to protect them unless they literally lock people up.”

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Ben Bradlee, legendary editor, dies at 93

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, Chris Daly, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Chris Daly, College of Communication

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who was a confidant of one president and helped force the resignation of another, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes, the newspaper announced. He was 93…

Expert quote:

“But I would ask: Wasn’t that just what he was supposed to do? Judged by the standards of the times, Ben was guilty of nothing more than being lucky.”

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BRICS announce $200B challenge to world financial order

July 15th, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

After years of railing against the Western-dominated global financial order, a powerful bloc of the world’s emerging economies has finally done something about it. On Tuesday, the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — formally introduced their long-awaited $100 billion development bank to be headquartered in Shanghai and a currency reserve of the same size, institutions that aim to be both competitor and antithesis to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund…

Expert quote:

“This could really be the seeds of the next Bretton Woods that in the long run replaces the international financial institutions. And that would be the West’s fault, because they haven’t let those institutions adapt to the realities, needs and expertise of the 21st century.”

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Iraq in turmoil: What should the U.S. do next?

June 27th, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

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Defeating the ‘superbugs’: New inventions to kill drug-resistant disease

May 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, College of Engineering, James Collins, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Collins, College of Engineering

In the battle against disease-causing microbes, the bugs now seem to be winning. Antibiotic drugs, which were once so good at eliminating bacterial infections of all kinds, are rapidly losing the ability to control disease, a problem that gets worse every year…

Expert quote:

“You could use it as a pre-emptive, without having a person take an antibiotic, which could be expensive and toxic. You can attack the infection when it’s still at a very low level, and keep the infection at bay.”

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Keeping up with the Joneses: People-to-people travel to Cuba

April 21st, 2014 in 2014, Al Jazeera America, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

At first glance, the gaggle of American tourists gathered around a bar table at the Crowne Plaza near Miami’s airport are indistinguishable from holiday makers headed to Cancún or the Caymans for a break from punishingly cold U.S. weather…

Expert quote:

“Cuba has much upside potential, but it needs many new hotels, a greater variety of facilities and much more for tourists to do.”

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