Weekly Roundup: March 21

Eustaquio Santimano via Flickr

Eustaquio Santimano via Flickr

The snow is finally melting and the sun is shining. Finally. Meanwhile, the McGill International Review keeps on publishing excellent student analysis and opinion on international politics.

  • Sarah Firestone reports on IRSAM’s delegation to the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations and her experience there.
  • Being a politician and being a comedian aren’t always all that different. Sometimes they’re making the joke, and sometimes they’re the butt of it. Read Tshweu Moleme on Barack Obama, Rob Ford, and the business of funny.
  • Jim Flaherty, Canada’s long-standing Finance Minister, quit on Wednesday in a surprise announcement. What does this mean, and what is his legacy?

Thanks for reading the McGill International Review!