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School-aged refugees: Are they a burden or a social responsibility?

School-aged refugees: Are they a burden or a social responsibility?

Sandra Bahous

Policy Researcher at Politheor
Sandra is a New-York qualified attorney and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from McGill University. In the past year, she has worked with Amnesty International on raising awareness on cases involving prisoners of conscience, refugee rights, and capital punishment. She is currently a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School working alongside a professor on research and case writing for an MBA course on leadership and corporate accountability. She is interested in bringing forth policy issues arising in the Middle East including gender equality, political economy, and human rights.
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The 1951 Refugee Convention outlines the rights of the displaced and the legal obligations of States to protect them. The Convention asserts the principle of non-refoulement, whereby countries vow not to return refugees where there is evidence they could face persecution, and outlines the various obligations that host nations have to protect the fundamental human […]

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U-Multirank – shaking up the traditional World University Rankings?

U-Multirank - shaking up the traditional World University Rankings?
Léa Duplan

Léa Duplan

Léa is a 2nd year Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance. Currently, she is on a leave of absence to expand her practical experience. Prior to her MPP studies, she did her Bachelor's degree in European Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her main domains of interests are: Good Governance, Sustainable Development and European Affairs.
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Author: Lea Duplan With a €2 million budget from the European Union for the period 2013-2015, what is so special about U-Multirank? Are we really in need of another ranking? While U-Multirank celebrates the release of its 2015 ranking, it is time to evaluate its performances. The platform is led by a group of experts […]

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What does research tell us about Erasmus+?

What does research tell us about Erasmus+?
Karina Oborune

Karina Oborune

In 2012 and 2014 Karina Oborune was employed as a research assistantat University of Oxford and in 2013 and 2014-2015 as a researcher at University of Latvia and at University of Lucerne. In May 2014 she was employed at EU-Vox project and in 2012-2013worked at the headquarters of ESN as a researcher at ESNSurvey team. She has received her BA degree from the University of Latvia and participated in the Erasmus exchange at Sciences Po in France, she has received her Masters in Political Science, Economics and Law from the University of Basel in Switzerland and at CEU in Budapest, Hungary. Ms. Oborune is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at University of Latvia, and member of EPSA, IAPSS, EUSA, UACES and BAICE.She has presented at 22 international conferences including University of Cambridge, EP Model in Strasbourg, UN Model in New York and is author of more than 11 academic publications.
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Author: Karina Oborune Erasmus+ was launched in 1987 and so far has given opportunity to more than 3 million students, who received a first–hand insight into the social, cultural and political reality of different European societies. For many of them this was a life-changing  experience, giving a true meaning of ‘Europe’ for hundreds of thousands […]

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The Great Gatsby Effect

The Great Gatsby Effect

Sanja Sontor

Sanja Sontor is a founder and CEO of EduManufaktura, a non-profit organization whose aim is to increase the public awareness and available information across the Balkans on the opportunities and advantages of international higher education. Before founding EduManufaktura, Sanja worked as an analyst and a consultant for international companies and government agencies in the US and in Portugal. Her main professional interests include social policy and welfare state, with an emphasis on education and immigration. Sanja holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Hertie School of Governance and a Master’s degree in Economics and Business from the University of Zagreb, where she was also awarded a degree in Portuguese language and literature.

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The Unites Stated and South Sudan are the only two nations still refusing to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Author: Sanja Sontor Allow me to paint you a picture of the United States (U.S.). The U.S. is a vital democracy and one of the richest countries in world. The U.S. […]

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Tackling Elitism in Education: What does that mean for France?

Tackling Elitism in Education: What does that mean for France?

Rowan Anderson

Rowan Anderson is an MA French and English Literature student at the University of St Andrews who is currently spending a year abroad in
Strasbourg. She also writes for the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review
and is a staff reviewer for The Monitor: the Journal of International
Studies at the College of William and Mary.
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  One of the most debated aspects of the reform is the fact that Christian history will be taught as an optional module, while Islamic history will remain a compulsory subject. Author: Rowan Anderson School teachers in France have gone on strike this week to protest newly published education reforms proposed by Francois Hollande’s socialist […]

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Segregation, Education and Nationalism: Two Schools Under One Roof System in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zlatko Čustović

Zlatko Custovic studies Nationalism at the Central European University in Budapest.
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.  . Each of these units has a specific demographic structure. Map (1) above shows that the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is mostly composed of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Bosnian Croats, while Bosnian Serbs are the majority in Republika Srpska. The District of Brčko on the other hand represents a mixture between Bosniaks and […]

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