Category: The Americas

Donald Trump: Budget Cuts That Just Don’t Cut It

President Trump recently released his much-anticipated budget plan on March 16th, proposing sizable cuts that make even his Republican voters scratch their heads. It was no question that Trump’s proposed budget plan was going to reflect his rather controversial presidential…

US Secretary of Labour Confirmation: What we can Expect from Alexander Acosta

Last month, Donald Trump announced his second nomination for Secretary of Labour, Florida attorney Alexander Acosta. This comes after Trump’s first choice, fast food executive Andrew Puzder was forced to step down after several accusations of domestic abuse and hiring…

Professor Megan Bradley on Forced Migration & The Global Refugee Crisis

MIR is pleased to present the latest video in our semester-long video series, Multiculturalism in the Age of Trump:

McGill political science and international development professor Megan Bradley (PhD, Oxford) speaks to us on forced migration and the global refugee crisis, as well as its impact on recipient countries like Canada and Turkey. Dr. Bradley is also a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and the author of Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (2013).

Video Production:
Kate Chamberlin (videography)
Ipek Ertan (editing)
Ben Aloi (interview)

Blurred Lines: Hollywood meets Washington

This year the red carpet welcomed something more than its usual fare of gowned and tuxedoed celebrities attending the 2017 Oscars; this year it seemed to also bear the weight of American politics. This presence was visible in the blue…

Jeff Sessions and Relationships with Russia

On March 1st, allegations arose of US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, communicating with the Russian ambassador to the US during Trump’s campaign. This occurred after Sessions was questioned about relationships between Trump’s administration and The Kremlin during his confirmation hearings in…

The End of Life As We Know It

On September 14, 1930, the first dust storm traversed the Southern Plains, wandering through southwest Kansas and into Oklahoma. At the time, the local weather bureau didn’t know what it was exactly, but simply noted it as an anomaly and…

Police Misconduct: Evaluating Police Reform in the U.S. and Honduras

Police misconduct is a controversial topic that periodically dominates headlines in both developed and developing nations, yet aside from these occasional reminders, such as the 2015 police riots in the United States, the topic is largely ignored by those indirectly…

Trump’s Fake News Love Affair

Politicians have a reputation for lying. They are often painted as twisting and manipulating the truth to fit their agenda. Yet even in a profession replete with so many dishonest people, Donald Trump and his alternative facts team truly stand…

Not African Enough? : In Conversation with African Diaspora Youth

MIR is pleased to present the next video in our ongoing series, Multiculturalism in the Age of Trump:

Last month, the McGill African Students Society (MASS) hosted its 4th annual African Development Convention, a three-day series of panels united by the theme of “African in the 4th Dimension: Development on a Continuum.” This closing panel, “Not African Enough? : In Conversation with African Diaspora Youth,” examined diverse perspectives of Pan-African identity in the context of present-day Montréal and New York, both vibrant metropolises home to large African diaspora populations.

Video Production:
Ben Aloi (media team leader)
Kate Chamberlin (camera)
Ipek Ertan (video editing)