Trump Urges Russian Government to Steal Classified Intelligence to Help Him Beat Clinton

By Joe Gandelman / 07.27.2016 Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is now cheering on and encouraging hacking by Russian hackers increasingly — and strongly — believed by experts to be working for the Russian government to undermine Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump’s own running mate Sen. Mike Pence is distancing himself from Trump, but[…]

Women and Family in Athenian Law

By Dr. Kostas Kapparis Associate Professor of Classics University of Florida Summary Suggested Reading: Apollodoros, “Against Neaira” (transmitted among the speeches of Demosthenes, as number 59); Demosthenes 57, “Against Euboulides.” This article was originally written for the online discussion series “Athenian Law in its Democratic Context,” organized by Adriaan Lanni and sponsored by Harvard University’s[…]

Science Finds New Information on Causes of Depression

By Tanja Taaljard / 07.27.2016 Could Bacteria, Parasites and Viruses Cause Depression? Many people have, at some stage in their lives, experienced a period of depression. It seems that depression has become more common, and although certainly not new, its prevalence throughout human history is unknown. Winston Churchill suffered from periodic bouts of acute depression,[…]

Sculptures of the Indus Valley

  By S.K. Narasimhan Sculpture The story of Indian art and sculpture dates back to the Indus valley civilization of the 2nd and 3rd millennium BCE. Tiny terra-cotta seals discovered from the valley reveal carvings of peepal leaves, deities and animals. These elemental shapes of stones or seals were enshrined and worshipped by the people[…]

Why Turkey Wants to Silence Its Academics

Why did Turkey’s government go after academics soon after the coup? Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters President Erdoğan too used schools to start a revival movement in Sunni Islamic studies…Over the past three years, human rights in Turkey have been increasingly curbed… By Dr. Fatma Müge Göçek / 07.27.2016 Professor of Sociology University of Michigan After the July[…]