Argo, a suspenseful tale portraying America’s favorite bad guys, Iranians, as angry gun-toting religio-fascists, just won the Best Picture Academy Award for 2012. Ben Affleck’s directing is better than his acting, but this was not a character driven movie—it was […]
The movie No was recently released in selected US cities and marks the first Chilean film to ever be nominated for an Oscar. Up for Best Foreign Film, No is a fictional story based on the real-life 1988 media campaign […]
This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela of Maré in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On Monday, January 28, a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced an outline for comprehensive immigration reform, calling for a “tough but fair path to citizenship,” reform of the legal immigration system, effective workplace verification, and an improved process for […]
By Sarah El-Shaarawi – GPIA ’13
Inspired by the upcoming Academy Awards, the New Context staff is reviewing international films. “5 Broken Cameras” is nominated for the Oscar in the Documentary Feature category.
Today, internship culture is on the rise, reflected by media coverage and books such as the 2012 bestseller Intern Nation. This is due to the increasing number of young and not-so-young adults turning to internships for career opportunities. While the quality […]
Balkans International Field Program students attended a book tour event for The Whistleblower at picturesque Columbia University’s Pulitzer Hall January 31. Subtitled “peacekeeping and human-trafficking in Bosnia,” the event revealed how the United Nations and multinational contractor DynCorp were implicated […]