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Turkolmez: Americans need to consume more foreign news

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

April 8, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

While globalization seems inevitable, the knowledge Americans have of other nations reads as highly insufficient. This may be due to the geographic distance between the U.S. and other countries. Or, as a Global Media Journal artic...

NU-Q researchers look at Middle East social media landscape

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A survey this year from Northwestern’s Qatar campus found that Middle Eastern countries are seeing more optimism and less online criticism. The researchers looked at media use in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia and the United...

Sawhney and Stratton: Coping with a refugee crisis in the age of globalization

Asha Sawhney and Abigail Stratton

May 19, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The world faces a refugee crisis that can only be solved with international cooperation. News coverage has focused heavily on the 1,800 migrants who have died at sea in hopes of reaching European shores from the Middle East and North Africa. Too often, news sources cite general conflict in the region rather than breaking down ...

Stratton and Sawhney: Should U.S. government allow military sales to countries involved in Yemen?

Abigail Stratton and Asha Sawhney

April 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the conflict between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels worsens, it is apparent a proxy war with numerous players — most notably Iran and Saudi Arabia — is reaching full force. Originally, the two sides were those loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi versus the Zaydi Shia group called the Ho...

NU-Q study finds Arab residents wary of American entertainment

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A new survey commissioned by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute found that although many Arab residents in the Middle East and North Africa watch Hollywood films, some believe the films include content...