Francisca Stewart
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MA student at University College London. She received her BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley before moving to New York City and working for a short time in fashion journalism. She then decided to move to Europe and explore her Swiss roots before moving to London to begin her one year MA program. After she graduates, Francisca wants to keep writing about the issues that interest her most, which are usually centered around current events and politics. She also enjoys eating frozen yogurt in the cold, dancing in grocery stores, and café hopping through London. Plus, she has her own blog that you can find here.

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How Art Is Being Used to Address Issues in Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (22:16)

Will art be able to make change happen in Sudan? This is the question being faced by artist of various mediums, from filmmakers to cartoonists.

Hajooj Kuka is a Sudanese filmmaker. In his film Beats of the Antonov, Kuka captures the perspective of those living through civil war in...

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Sudan: Underreported and Ignored

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2014 | (13:30)


Where media is being thrown at us in high-speed quantities from all sides, it's all we can do to keep up with every new tragedy occurring, whether it's the Ukraine crisis this week or the devastations occurring in Syria the week before. These...

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Do You Really Know What's Going On in Ukraine?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2014 | (15:24)

Protesters pass the parliament building in central Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday...allegedly (Photo: AP)

If we take away the emotional reactions taking place on all sides of this crisis, we are left with facts. However, it is not as simple to get to...

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Everyone Put Down Your Pitchforks, Immigration Caps Do Not Make the Swiss Racist

(1) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (19:32)

The votes are in and the Swiss have decided by a slim margin of 50.3% in support of a referendum proposal that brings back quotas on migrants from EU countries. This does have large implications for the future relationship between the EU and the extremely independent country, who has in...

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For Better or Worse, the 2014 Olympics Has Put Sochi on the Map

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2014 | (15:48)

I don't know about you, but for me, Sochi has never been a household name. That is, until it became the host of the 2014 Olympics. Now you can't get people to stop talking about this place. So obviously this made me want to learn more about it. And no,...

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A New Idea of War, And I Like It

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2014 | (15:00)

(Photo: Reuters)
Emile Simpson, a genuine war veteran with 3 tours in Southern Afghanistan under his belt, stands before us at University College London waiting for his introductions to conclude. He then launches enthusiastically into a 40-minute talk on...

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Edward Snowden: Friend or Foe?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2014 | (19:38)

The right to privacy is a human right, but what exactly does this right entail? This is not easily explained. While the US constitution places limits on the government's ability to intrude on individuals' right to privacy, this was before modern technology came into the picture. Now that there are...

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The United States Is Selectively Slow, Too Bad for the Philippines

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2014 | (19:19)

Lets look at some numbers from the most recent natural disaster, Typhoon Haiyan. The Philippine typhoon that hit November 8 has racked up a current death toll of almost 6,166, while 1,785 have still not been found. Adding to this, almost 29,000 people have suffered injuries from the typhoon, 4million...

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