By Zuzanna Mietlińska Polygamy, polygyny, and polyandry. Three different terms that embrace the same phenomenon – plural, inter-human relationships. Polygyny is when one man is in a relationship with more than one woman. Similarly, polyandry is when one woman is in a relationship with more than one man, and polygamyContinue Reading

By Alon Küster Last summer, I travelled to Shanghai to take part in a summer school on Chinese culture. The relationship between Confucianism and modern Chinese society stuck with me throughout my time there. Confucianism emphasizes personal integrity and the importance of community. Modern Chinese society has undergone many changesContinue Reading

By Zuzanna Mietlińska  Why Jews are overrepresented in competent positions It’s not anti-Semitic to ask why there is a disproportionate number of ‘economically successful’ people of Jewish origin in relation to their population. Jews make up more than 1/5th of the world’s Nobel Prize winners (including over 40% in economics)Continue Reading

By Lea Schiller North Korea’s shrinking island in Japan For these young kids, being accompanied by guards on their way to school is normal. Their uniforms are safely tucked away in their backpacks to be worn later, when they are in the safety of the school building, away from pryingContinue Reading

By Zuzanna Mietlinska Female doctor, female lawyer, female boss. These juxtapositions seem obvious to us in Western culture, but can be completely inapparent when we think about women in the Middle East. Why is it so? Well, we humans love to generalize. After enormous migration flows as well as theContinue Reading

By Sasha Zinchenco At the end of 1960, commonly referred to as the year of Africa, Ethiopia stood as the symbolical centre for Pan-Africanism. This country, after being one of the only territories not colonised during the Scramble for Africa, led the push for African unity and the end ofContinue Reading