Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: February 10 - February 16

POLS GraphicMonday, February 10

Yahoo! Canada: The Trump effect: How the U.S. president may be reshaping attitudes toward NATO

Stéfanie von Hlatky says there is "disillusionment" among allies and said there's "a slight Trump effect" at work, but cautioned that the reasons behind the discontent are complex.

Wednesday, February 12

The Conversation: Coronavirus: The latest disease to fuel mistrust, fear and racism

Phd candidate Korey Pasch says that racism and stereotyping of the Chinese community has increased as the number and location of cases of coronavirus have spread and fear of the outbreak festers.

Friday, February 14

Toronto Star: Peel and Halton police reveal they too used controversial facial recognition tool

CBC Online: Crippling rail blockades spark debate over policing and politics

Christian Leuprecht talks about government intervention in the case of the rail shutdowns and police forces testing new facial recognition technology.

Sunday, February 16

The Conversation: The digital economy's environmental footprint threatens the planet (French)

In his op-ed, PhD candidate Raynold Alorse says if we want to take full advantage of the full potential of the digital economy, questions must be raised around the use of rare earth metals and electricity produced by coal.