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Haruna Miyagawa Interviews Mattie Balagat

Putting Yourself Out There: A conversation on social science research and its realities — Part 1

What could diving deep into ethnographic fieldwork, a key tool of social science research, look like? What to do with the academic pressure of “objectivity”, the baggage of bias and emotions, and the responsibilities social science researchers carry in today’s world? Mattie Balagat, a clueless GDP student interested in pursuing anthropological research, seeks answers to such questions [which may or may not be answered] through conversations with Professor Haruna Miyagawa.

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Haruna Miyagawa Interviews Mattie Balagat

Putting Yourself Out There: A conversation on social science research and its realities — Part 2

What could diving deep into ethnographic fieldwork, a key tool of social science research, look like? What to do with the academic pressure of “objectivity”, the baggage of bias and emotions, and the responsibilities social science researchers carry in today’s world? Mattie Balagat, a clueless GDP student interested in pursuing anthropological research, seeks answers to such questions [which may or may not be answered] through conversations with Professor Haruna Miyagawa.

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Entertainment Movie Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

Beasts of No Nation – How A War is Lost

What Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is about is not only the loss of war, but also about how war is loss. War is a lost cause, and no matter whose side you’re on there’s no going back. By depicting an African child being dragged into a civil war, everything he once knew taken away from him, Fukunaga paints a poignant and uncomfortable picture of war’s human cost.

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Entertainment Forrest Maynock Movie

Nobody Knows: Independence, Adolescence, & Survival

Every once in a while, there is a film that packs so much emotion and personal connection for me that I feel an urgent need to lay my thoughts out in written words; Nobody Knows (2004) is one of those films. 

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Academic Papers Jnifar Gillur Yumi

The Fight Surrounding Immigration Policies at Home

Jnifar Gillur Yumi describes current refugee policy in Germany and explores what role differential inclusion plays in society and what hinders the goals of integration projects.