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UCLA Shooting: Mainak Sarkar Kills Professor over 'Code Theft'

The IIT Kharagpur alumnus resented his professor, accusing him of stealing codes he wrote for his PhD, and passing them on to another student

Straight Talk: Studying in the US is safer than driving a car in India

While gun violence and visa-related uncertainties are understandable concerns, it is undeniable that the quality of American higher education is excellent

US Gun Control on Campus

Indian students have become caught in the cross-hairs of the US gun culture – at least nine Indian students have been killed in university shootings since April 2007.

Political science research on the economics of jihad

December 05, 2020 |
Dr. Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. In her book “Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power”, published last month by Oxford University Press, she argues that jihadists rise to power by exploiting local economies. But how does one interview smugglers, merchants, and extremists for one’s research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, and Lebanon? Dr. Ahmad discusses how she did her field work, and shares some advice for students who are interested in doing political science research. She has worked on projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Connaught New Researcher Award.

Straight Talk: The American Nightmare - Laws, Campuses and Guns

The US is a preferred destination for international students. However, the recent spate of campus violence has cast a long shadow over its academic institutions. What is the historic and legal foundation for USA’s gun laws and what are their long term repercussions? Take a look with Dr. Pushkar.

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