Diversity in education creates more than it destroys

Diversity in education creates more than it destroys

Our narrow academic focus reinforces the supposed supremacy of the West, writes DIPO ADEBISI (Photograph by: Jennifer Boyer / Flickr) “University is a place where one should play gracefully with ideas” Stephen Fry told the Phil at Trinity College Dublin in 2010,...
Protecting academics in the post-truth era

Protecting academics in the post-truth era

Scholars At Risk protects academics, artists, writers, and other intellectuals threatened in their home countries, writes Hiram Moylan Freedom of speech has been a controversial topic in recent times. As a basic human right, it offers a voice to minorities and critics...
Brazil’s creative approach to social inclusion

Brazil’s creative approach to social inclusion

According to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community [and] to enjoy the arts.” However, poverty prevents countless people worldwide from accessing this right: literature, theatre, cinema...
A summer to remember: volunteering in India

A summer to remember: volunteering in India

Gareth looks back at his summer in Kolkata as a volunteer with Suas and recalls the team spirit, the joy of working with children in partner schools and learning about some of the challenges of development. “If you walk the footsteps of stranger, you’ll learn...