Author: Andrea Hebel

2023November 2023International Response Israel-HamasFocus

FOCUS on International Response to Israel-Hamas War: Saudi Arabia

Saudia Arabia has long held a place as arguably the most influential country in the Middle East. Yet, as the world reels from the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, and nations such as Qatar and Egypt have rushed in with attempts to broker the release of hostages and send aid to Gaza, as NBC News reports, Saudia Arabia has been slow to react.

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Study Abroad2023Foreign Correspondents

An American in Spain’s Reflections on the EU

My obsession with the EU was a large part of the reason why I decided to major in International Relations. The intricacies of how a group of states could unite in a way that sacrifices so much individual sovereignty, despite the devastating damage they inflicted upon one another less than 50 years prior to the bloc’s founding and had throughout so much of the continent’s history, was something I could not wrap my head around.

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November 2022Campus Spotlight2022

“Stay Focused, Remain Humble, and Keep Working” – Bryan Majors Visits Seton Hall

Majors spoke to the students on the importance of self-accountability and direction, starting and ending his lecture by having all attendees stand up, raise their right hands, and repeat after him: “I am strong, I am powerful, I am wealthy, I am excellence – stay focused, remain humble, and keep working, keep working, keep working.”

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October 2022Growing ProtestsFocus

FOCUS on Growing Protests: Haiti

Political instability, rising gang violence, and a cholera outbreak have reached a breaking point in Haiti, resulting in weeks of anti-government protests. BBC News reports that protests throughout the country have turned into looting, with police firing tear gas into crowds. The crisis has led the Haitian government, headed by Prime Minister Ariel Henry, to request foreign assistance to quell the increased violence.

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