The Personal is Political: The Power of Local Activism

Our current state of hyper-connectivity through social media allows us to stay connected to socio-political movements on the national level—#MeToo, Black Lives Matter, etc.—and to remain informed, within seconds, of the latest domestic and international news. Interestingly, our use of social media encourages us to take the personal and make it political—by hashtagging, tweeting our own story, sharing a thought-provoking picture, and so on. At the same time, however, it fools us into thinking that we should prioritize change at a national level, rather than at a local level. In…

Release of Winter 2017 Edition & Editorial Staff Announcement

Today, we are proud to release the 2017 winter edition of the Fordham Political Review. This comes after what was a contentious and polarizing election season. It is our hope that this edition of FPR will foster constructive dialogue both on campus and in our community. Copies can be found in all academic and residential buildings on the Rose Hill campus, as well as in the library at Fordham Lincoln Center. Moreover, we are also happy to announce the editorial staff for the Spring 2017 edition: Editorial Board: Editor-in-Chief: Matthew J.…

Tonight’s Fordham Debate Topics, Explained

As the spring semester comes to a close, Fordham’s College Democrats and College Republicans meet for a final debate at 7:00 p.m. in Flom Auditorium. Hosted by Fordham Political Review, the debate features a bipartisan discussion on immigration and two partisan debates, one on Merrick Garland’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice and the other on recent religious freedom laws. Here’s what you need to know about the topics. Immigration Reform In 2014, there were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, down from the 12.2 million in 2007, and…

Compassion, Crossings, and Refugees: A Conversation with Dr. Alexander van Tulleken

Dr. Alexander van Tulleken is the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. He has worked with Doctors of the World, Merlin, and the World Health Organization on various humanitarian crises around the world. Dr. van Tulleken and his twin brother, Chris, have produced several public health-related television series and, most recently, a BBC documentary about the medical problems Middle Eastern refugees face called Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis. Dr. van Tulleken recently spoke with Copy Chief and Executive Editor Katherine Labonte about his work…

Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s Fordham debate

Tonight’s debate (7 p.m. in Flom Auditorium) between Fordham’s College Democrats and Fordham’s College Republicans will consist of three rounds. The first will feature a bipartisan discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in which a members from each club will work collaboratively to argue both sides. The second and third rounds will consist of traditional one-on-one debates in which a member from each club will take their party’s side on gun control and student debt. Here’s what you need to know about the issues. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…