Hope is Back: Quelques raisons d’avoir de l’espoir en 2021

By Joaquin Castillo and Emmanuelle Bureau

Cet article a été écrit début janvier 2021. Pour cette raison, au moment de sa publication en février, certains points de vue peuvent paraître optimistes au vu de l’actualité, notamment sanitaire.

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COVID-19 and Linguistics: A Bidirectional Relationship

“As our multilingual world goes through one of the worst plagues in history, does language assist or exacerbate the situation? How, if at all, does it evolve in the process?”
By Sila Ceyhan

As our multilingual world goes through one of the worst plagues in history, does language assist or exacerbate the situation? How, if at all, does it evolve in the process?

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The Perils of Research: Reflections on Giulio Regeni’s Story

By Prof. Alberto Rinaldi

It could have been me.

These are the words that come to my mind, every time I think back to the years I spent in Egypt. Along with the excellent memories as a student, the wonderful moments spent traveling, meeting new people and confronting myself with a completely different reality from the one I was used to back at home, nowadays I cannot but recount everything in the light of that infamous January 25, 2016; the day Giulio Regeni went missing.

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NEWS UPDATE: What’s Happening in Turkey?

By Sila Ceyhan

Turkey: Student protests grow against Erdogan-appointed rector

After Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed AKP-affiliated Melih Bulu as the rector of prestigious Bogazici University, students and academicians from all over Turkey and the world reacted with protests.

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One Year Since the Rioters’ University Rebelled

“Rioters’ University” is the derogatory name given by many pro-government media sources to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In response to their “riotous acts,” the students were reminded by the People’s Daily, China’s mouthpiece, of the school’s motto which is taken from the Confucian classic Analects, “through learning and temperance to virtue.” The students, however, humorously and proudly accepted this name and largely confirmed it with the confrontation between them and the police on campus a year ago.

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