New Media, New World

Reflections at the intersection of technology and international relations. Social media, gaming, new media journalism-- nothing is off limits. 

  • Image of Lampedusa
    Camilla Hawthorne | March 13th, 2011
    An idyllic Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, Lampedusa is perhaps best known as an entry point for migrants hoping to make their way to the European mainland. Lampedusa, geographically closer to North Africa than Italy, is a gateway of sorts...
  • Amanda Labora | March 2nd, 2011
    “Dear Neighbor,” began Rabbi Donniel Hartman in an open letter to the Egyptian people, “first let me start with a hello.” The letter, published by the president of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on February 13th, 2011, has garnered...
  • Amanda Labora | March 2nd, 2011
    The following was written in response to Oliver Rosenbloom's opinion column in the Brown Daily Herald on 3/1/11. The BDH has declined to publish this article due to a policy that precludes any student from being published in both the news and...
  • Child looking at games
    Camilla Hawthorne | January 29th, 2011
    I've been thinking about games quite a bit lately. Maybe it's because I'm saving up money for a Kinect; maybe it's because I just downloaded Jane McGonigal's new book, Reality is Broken. Whatever the reason, I'm completely taken in by the idea that...