The Silent Majority: DA Survey Results

by Ed Alvarado In 1947, Winston Churchill delivered a speech in which he declared: “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Democracy is all about representing and…

Deleuzian Philosophy and Political Reality

by Pietro Siena “The world is neither true nor real, it is living” — G. Deleuze Gilles Deleize © Flickr.com The famous French philosopher Michel Foucault stated, “one day, perhaps, this century will be called Deleuzian.” Foucault’s moving tribute to his friend and fellow French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is a sign of the potential impact that…

Discussing Gender Equality: An Interview with MEP Angelika Mlinar

by Florian Kohlfürst & Johanna Lindner  The third goal of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was to “promote gender equality and empower wome.n. The gender parity target in primary and secondary education was set a deadline in 2005, ten years before the general deadline of the MDGs in 2015. This underlines its importance and…

DA Identity Survey: How Unique Are We?

by Ed Alvarado Identity is defined as “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.” In order to find out who the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA) is, students filled out a survey that asked about their individual identities. Based on those statistics, the average DA student is a right-handed female…

Colonial Experience and “Hong Kongese” Identity

by Dennis Chan Hong Ming There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.” This proverb is eerily adequate for understanding the relations between China and its most important Special Administrative Region – Hong Kong. However, the icy conflict separating Hong Kong and China…

The Review

by Valentina Milanese Depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a movie is nowadays considered an act of war against the country, as the regime in Pyongyang apparently does not kid around or like jokes. Sony Entertainment, the producer of the movie The Interview, learned this the hard way, as the comedy…