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  • May 16, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 863

    Power and Politics at the Grand Bazaar

    by Diana Saverin As a group of twenty-two, our dinner tables are long. I sat on one end the other night, enjoying a “mountain salad” and working through the latest breadbasket, when conversation about South America flickered a memory...

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  • May 15, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 900

    The Perks of Touring with a Local

    by Diego Salvatierra Although I haven’t seen many of the main tourist sites (just yet), on my second day in Istanbul I got a small glimpse at the city through local eyes. Pınar Zevkirlioğlu, a Turkish friend of mine and third-year...

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  • May 15, 2011 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 1010

    The Death of Bin Laden – Reacting to the Reaction

    One cannot deny the debate that has occurred in the United States about the way in which Bin Laden was killed, and about the appropriate way in which to react to his death. This debate has been extensively covered in the press, both in the...

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  • May 14, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 879

    Covering Up

    by Sanjena Sathian I went on a shopping spree for about twelve of the fifty hours I spent at home in Atlanta before coming to Turkey, buying clothes that fit under the tab of what we Glo-trippers have now dubbed “conservative-chic”...

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  • May 13, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 735

    In the Bazaar

    by Charlotte Parker A few of us spent the day going carpet store to carpet store in the Grand Bazaar trying to discover what makes a “real” or “authentic” Turkish rug (still unclear). We were offered, and drank, at least four cups...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1513

    First Adventures

    by Charlotte Parker Since we touched down a mere 15 hours ago, we have already eaten our weights in kofte and kebaps, tried apple tea and Turkish coffee, ridden the city’s spotless and beautiful public tramway, and … been on the set of...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 751

    We Arrived in Istanbul!

    After overcoming a few hurdles in JFK Airport, we have all arrived safely in Istanbul, eaten our first meal of kofte (Turkish-style lamb meatballs), and experimented with strong Turkish coffee while exploring the area around the Hagia...

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  • May 6, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog • Views: 829

    The Summer Blog Begins!

    Welcome to our summer blog! Over the next few months, more than 20 committed Globalist writers and contributors stationed around the world will be writing and reporting on topics ranging from wildlife in Ecuador to politics in Israel and...

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  • April 29, 2011 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 2514

    The German “Ivy League”

    In Germany, as in the United States, the Ivy League is associated with academic excellence. So strong is this association, in fact, that it inspired the state-funded creation of the German equivalent: the so-called...

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  • April 25, 2011 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 1001

    China’s Easter Crackdown

    by Edmund Downie: The Chinese government’s recent crackdown on dissent has found a new target: the Christian church. ...

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