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Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats s...
02/22/2021
“Beat the Bullet: Cancel Culture now targeting classic European literature”

Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats such as Homer and Shakespeare, aiming to get them out of high school curriculums.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/22/beat-the-bullet-cancel-culture-now-targeting-classic-european-literature/

Metastasizing further and further into our daily lives, cancel culture has become a governing force throughout entertainment, business, politics and journalism. Constantly guarding against a deviat…

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a proc...
02/15/2021
How The UK’s Vaccine Strategists Can Learn From Estonia

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a process that has proven difficult elsewhere, such as the UK, which could benefit from an online ID system such as Estonia’s.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/15/how-the-uks-vaccine-
strategists-can-learn-from-estonia/

No country in Europe boasts a higher vaccination rate for COVID-19 than the United Kingdom, as the political union has 21 vaccine doses per 100 people currently. The UK also ranks second in the wor…

Many NYC students haven't stepped foot in a classroom in nearly a year, but that's not the case in England and Germany. ...
02/09/2021
NYC School Reopening Plans More Inconsistent than Those in England and Germany

Many NYC students haven't stepped foot in a classroom in nearly a year, but that's not the case in England and Germany. Read more about how the countries have handled school reopening plans: https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/08/nyc-school-reopening-plans-more-inconsistent-than-those-in-england-and-germany/

Many New York City Public Schools students have not stepped foot inside a classroom for nearly a year, even as people continue to workout indoors and shop in stores. But across the Atlantic, Europe…

Editor Susanne Schweitzer lists the most festive European Christmas markets, and which ones you can still enjoy in-perso...
12/07/2020
Love at Frost Sight

Editor Susanne Schweitzer lists the most festive European Christmas markets, and which ones you can still enjoy in-person this year. Though the coronavirus pandemic has halted many celebrations, there’s still joy to be found in reminiscing on past ones.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/12/07/love-at-frost-sight/

Must-See Christmas Markets in Europe and Their Fate in 2020

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, and he's going to hav...
11/30/2020
John Kerry’s Role in Biden Cabinet Expected to Improve EU-US Relations

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, and he's going to have to work hard to regain the trust of the international community after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. But thanks to his past accomplishments in negotiating and signing the agreement in 2016, Kerry is up to the task.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/11/30/john-kerrys-role-in-biden-cabinet-expected-to-improve-eu-us-relations/

The former Secretary of State must use his diplomatic ties to prove the U.S.’s commitment to Paris climate agreement

Germans stayed up all night, gambled on the outcome, and awaited the results of one of the most divisive elections in mo...
11/23/2020
The Breaking of a New Dawn: Trump Loss Expected to Improve US-German Relations

Germans stayed up all night, gambled on the outcome, and awaited the results of one of the most divisive elections in modern American History. What could a Biden presidency mean for the relationship between the two countries? Assistant Editor Evando Thompson tells us why Biden's win is the result Germany hoped for:

The Biden win of the 2020 US Presidential Election capped off one of the most turbulent election seasons in recent American history. An event that saw ballots being counted a week after Election Da…

While the world anxiously awaited the US 2020 presidential election results, Editor Susanne Schweitzer looked into the s...
11/07/2020
“Either You Decide, or the Virus Is Going to Decide For You”

While the world anxiously awaited the US 2020 presidential election results, Editor Susanne Schweitzer looked into the second COVID-19 lockdowns being enforced in many European countries.

http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2020/11/07/either-you-decide-or-the-virus-is-going-to-decide-for-you/

In the midst of the US election, the US has seen its highest daily number of cases, while European countries are enforcing second lockdowns.

In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian elec...
10/13/2020
With Pivotal October Election, Georgia Seems to be on the Verge of a New Democracy

In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian election should matter to Americans. This past week, Thompson interviewed the moderator of a panel discussion hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute on the significance of the Georgian election. Read about the potential reshaping of Georgia's democracy here:
http://nyta.us/2020/10/12/with-pivotal-october-election-georgia-seems-to-be-on-the-verge-of-a-new-democracy/

From massively rigged elections to surges of disinformation on social media, this election season is one to pay attention to — not only in America but also in countries across Europe.  The Rep…

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has...
09/24/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reshaping Europe’s political landscape. Joining the discussion is Christian Martin, the Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies at NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean studies. He was with us in mid-April and helps assess how the situation has shifted over the last few months.

http://nyta.us/2020/09/23/jet-lag-season-3-episode-2-covid-19-and-the-eus-political-landscape/

Jet Lag Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape (Produced by Susanne Schweitzer with Harrison Kass as host) (Photo Credit: Pixabay) In this episode of Jet Lag, w…

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current...
09/08/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European Sex Industry

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current debate within the European sex industry. Tune in to hear
Zijia Eleanor Song discuss the contentious definition of human trafficking with Anna Zobina, the chair of the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW), and Luca Stevenson, coordinator at the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE).

http://nyta.us/2020/09/04/jet-lag-season-3-episode-1-debate-within-the-european-sex-industry/

Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European Sex IndustryProduced by Zijia Eleanor Song and Susanne Schweitzer. In this episode, we look at the European commercial sex industry and dis…

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have...
03/09/2020
A courageous fight against corruption

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have died investigating issues that powerful people wanted to keep hidden.

Read more in our latest article about the documentary "Yuri Shchekochikhin: His Life in Words and Deeds."

What one journalist’s life, and death, reveals about press freedom in Russia.

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!
02/28/2020
The Domino’s Effect

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!

What is the allure of American fast to Europeans?

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for r...
02/27/2020
Crossing New Borders, Carrying Old Burdens

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for refuge in Europe, but the EU doesn't seem to have a plan. Read more on this here:

Migrants find new routes into Europe despite roadblocks

Our last article of the year reviews some of the large protests and demonstrations that occurred throughout Europe in 20...
12/13/2019
2019: A year of demonstrations

Our last article of the year reviews some of the large protests and demonstrations that occurred throughout Europe in 2019. What changes will 2020 bring?

As 2019 comes to a close, we review the many protests across Europe and the world

"Since “Brentry” in 1973, the call for a Brexit from European supranational institutions is nothing new in Britain."Chec...
10/31/2019
Brexit: Britons have their cake and eat it, too.

"Since “Brentry” in 1973, the call for a Brexit from European supranational institutions is nothing new in Britain."

Check out our latest commentary on Britain by contributing writer Jason Ford Jr.:

The path to Brexit began 46 years ago.

Contributing writer Erin O'Brien gives us a look into the long-fostered relationship between Kurdish-American organizati...
10/23/2019
Kurdish solidarity in the US

Contributing writer Erin O'Brien gives us a look into the long-fostered relationship between Kurdish-American organizations and Washington.

Kurdish-American organizations condemn Turkish incursion

"The world may be confronting a new form of representative government, one that stretches constitutional democracy to it...
10/22/2019
Populism: democracy’s mirror

"The world may be confronting a new form of representative government, one that stretches constitutional democracy to its limits. It’s anti-establishment, and reliant on the mobilization of ordinary people—the good people versus the corrupt elite," writes Susanne Schweitzer.

Nadia Urbani reflects on populism and its effects on present-day democracy

To an outsider looking in, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the perpetual victim of a war that tore the country apart in the 19...
09/30/2019
Escaping the Narrative of Victimhood

To an outsider looking in, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the perpetual victim of a war that tore the country apart in the 1990s. In their new book, Bosnian professors Jasmin Hasić and Dženeta Karabegović are challenging that narrative, both in other people’s minds and in their own.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new approach to Foreign Policy

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09/27/2019
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