Author: Emily Hunt

More Than Just A Game: Conflict Simulations with McGill’s Professor Brynen

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Writers’ note: Direct quotes from Professor Brynen are indicated in italics. It is rare that the pleasurable world of fictional gaming and roleplaying is permitted to interact with the traditionally much more serious realm of academics. Role-playing games have been…

Queen Elizabeth II: Sapphire Stability

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On Monday February 6th, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years on the throne. She is the first British monarch ever to do so, surpassing the 63 years and 216 days of Queen Victoria, whom she also…

An Open Letter to Anyone that is Afraid

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As I witnessed Donald Trump’s inauguration, I struggled to find a silver lining that made me feel the slightest bit optimistic. Over the course of his campaign, and the chaos that ensued across America, I only ever felt anger and…

Fidel Castro: An Unlikely Role Model

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In today’s international community, interaction is inevitable. Globalization and modernization have brought about a level of inter-relatedness that is unprecedented in its depth, breadth, and subsequent influence on international affairs. Contact may be unintentional or completely purposeful, but it is…

What Was Really Being Said at the First Presidential Debate?

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On September 26th, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage at Hofstra University to begin the widely anticipated first presidential debate. A great deal can be learned not just from the specifics of what these two individuals said, but…