Politics & Society

Politics & Society

Ukrainian Women Researchers in Europe: From Displacement to Opportunity

Russia’s war against Ukraine has shaken the world, but it has also opened up a window of opportunity: the integration of Ukrainian women researchers into the Western scientific community. This process is mutually beneficial for Europe and Ukraine alike.

Politics & Society

Why Avoiding the News May Not Be Bad News After All

Civic engagement is vital to society and can even help a country steer through crises like COVID-19. What makes people go out of their way to volunteer, donate money, or get politically active? One answer may lie in their news consumption.

Politics & Society

Judaism and Abortion: Religious Freedom Requires Choice

Christian voices dominate the debate about reproductive rights, and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade allows states to impose the most stringent views. Jewish tradition, however, has a different take on the question of when life begins.

Politics & Society

Ecocide in Ukraine: How Russia’s War Will Poison the Country (and Europe) for Decades to Come

In three months, Russia’s war has caused unprecedented damage to the Ukrainian people and environment. But the effects of this environmental catastrophe will not stop at Ukraine’s borders. Is Europe facing a new Chernobyl?

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