Post Tagged with: "democracy"

CAROLINE KENNEALLY/THE HOYA

The Lioerian President said that Democracy was the ultimate standard to strive for in her Copley Formal address.

Liberian President Calls for Increased Presence of Women in Politics

Democracies function best when they maximize female political participation, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said during her talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. The first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, Sirleaf received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to secure women’s rights and[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
CARLA HAYDEN
Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, addressed democracy promotion in developing countries while signing her most recent book Saturday.

Condoleezza Rice Advocates Democracy Promotion Abroad

Alfredo Carrillo is a staff writer for The Hoya. Democracy can successfully develop in any country over time as long as strong institutions uphold freedom and equality, argued former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the signing of her latest book Saturday at the National Book Festival hosted in the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

Facts are foundational to our democracy. We turn to them to help us lift the veneer of hypocrisy that characterizes modern politics. Following this election, however, it seems that facts no longer have the ability to compel policy or sway public opinion. According to PolitiFact, a staggering 70 percent of[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Uphold Values Before Victories

The presidential election season was one of the most divisive in this country’s history, but if there is one thing most can agree on, it is that the past year and a half brought out a great deal of vitriol and divisive rhetoric from Democrats and Republicans. The fear of[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Defend Our Right to All Speech

Tuesday night’s election left many speechless. Contrary to the initial optimism that accompanied early exit polls and a surge in early voting, Republican nominee Donald Trump, a man with no political experience and a record of corruption, racism, bigotry and misogyny, is now the President-elect of the United States and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion
PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

In ancient Athens, the statesman Cleisthenes introduced a political system known as demokratia, or rule of the people.”Democracy is widely considered to be one of the enduring contributions of ancient Greece to the modern world. As a Greek and politically active millennial, I celebrate when the will of the people[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

This week, the eyes of Jesuits around the world are turned toward Rome. Since Oct. 3, 215 delegates have been assembled in a General Congregation — only the 36th in the 476-year history of the Jesuit order — and since Monday, they have been engaged in the election of a[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Validating the Voter Mandate

On Thursday, the Georgetown University Student Association senate election saw Chicken Madness, a chicken sandwich at Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli, win an off-campus seat in the student body’s most directly representative organ of government. The sandwich won in a district where two registered candidates were vying for four seats. After[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 6 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Struggling to Uphold Free Speech

In 1840, a Frenchman returned to his homeland from his journey to America and later published “Democracy in America,” a modern classic on the American political system. That young man, Alexis de Tocqueville, forever changed the way Europe viewed a former colony and the way that former colony viewed itself.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top