Trump & Clinton Debate Prosperity, Security and America’s Direction

By Jono Davis  International Relations Student “Well, I don’t expect us to cover all the issues of this campaign tonight” sighed a brazen Lester Holt, as he unknowingly summarized the debate in the first five seconds of opening, the only section of the night Holt would receive the respect worthy of a moderator in a presidential debate. In…

The Market this Week: 25 September

By Stephan Maier Editor, Economics Student Continuing from last week, the FED continues to dominate market sentiment with chair Janet Yellen speaking to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. US equities, despite sliding on Friday, rose by 1.2% over the past week, welcoming the increased certainty of one rather sure rate hike this year in December, should…

The Market this Week: 18 September

By Stephan Maier Editor, Economics Student The dominating announcement for an otherwise quiet coming week will be the FED’s Federal Open Market Committee deciding on interest rates and publishing their decision at 7 pm our time on Wednesday. With a lot of talk about a rate hike in 2016 and no action taken so far,…

Economics: a Social Science?

By: Adam Strømme Editor-in-Chief, Economics & International Relations Student  After the crash of 2008, many were understandably mad. Mad at the greed of speculative financiers; mad at the ineptitude and willful ignorance of regulators; mad at the lack of punishment of those responsible; and mad at the perpetual austerity the bailouts had now offloaded onto…

Edward Watts on Filming ISIS

Erika Brady recently spoke with Edward Watts, documentary filmmaker, on his experience making the award-winning documentary Escape From ISIS for Channel 4. Aired in July 2015, Escape from ISIS has won numerous awards including the Amnesty International Award for Best Human Rights Documentary 2015 and has been nominated for a BAFTA award for the Best Current Affairs Film…