Unruh discusses foreign policy, election

first_imgUniversity faculty and students came together on Wednesday to discuss the global challenges the United States’ next president will face in an event hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute for Politics and the Political Student Assembly — part of a series called “It’s Our Election Too.”Panelists included senior correspondents for the student publication Glimpse from the Globe Luke Phillips and Kshitij Kumar; Robert English, associate professor of international relations; and Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute.The discussion began with a commentary on how the role of foreign policy in this election cycle differs from previous years.“This year, the gulf between what’s being promised … and what [candidates] are really likely to do, what they will be able to do in the real world … seems to me wider than ever,” English said. “Some would say the level of irresponsibility and recklessness is greater than ever.”But Kumar expressed concern over campaign promises that would make for ill-advised foreign policy initiatives in reality, particularly those that focus on isolationism.“It worries me because that’s what the American people are going to come to expect,” Kumar said.Schnur agreed, additionally referring to the prominence of American isolationism that has been gaining momentum recently.“Outside of rooms like these, where smart young people know how important these international issues are, the wall-builders are winning,” Schnur said.The topic of discussion shifted to the idea of the war on terror and its role in presidential campaigns. Schnur talked about the importance of how candidates are portraying Islam and acts of terror in this election.“The distinction between condemning radical Islam, and Islam is of absolutely critical importance,” Schnur said. “An increasing number of our political leaders are making a point of drawing the distinction, but the loudest voices in the political debate are not.”Phillips responded by saying that the socioeconomic unrest in the Middle East is to blame for much of radical Islamism rather than the religion itself. He said that a good foreign policy should take that into consideration.“I’m not saying it’s not important to be fighting a moral war,” Phillips said. “But I think something that a true leader will have to tell [Americans] eventually is that because of events that are out of [anyone’s] control, there’s a tendency among members of the Muslim community to get radicalized because of forces that are happening to the Muslim community.”English said that with those forces and the efforts the United States has made so far, it’s not possible to transition quickly to an isolationist policy.“Since 2002, … we have spent $4 to 5 trillion with what some would say is remarkably little gain,” English said. “We have now crossed 1 million casualties. These guys are acting like isolationists, as if you can just throw bombs and stay home, but you can’t. It’s just fantasies.”last_img read more

Three takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes 8-2 win over Ottawa Senators

first_imgThe 30-year-old forward was able to pick up an assist in the defeat on White’s goal — which came off a misread from Mrazek — to put the Sens on the board, 5-1.Colin White with some great work down low.GOAL: White (2)ASSISTS: Ennis (4), BOROWIECKI (5) pic.twitter.com/MfHOTQ06uJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 12, 2019It marked Ennis’ third straight game with a helper, as well as his fourth game with a point over a five-game span. He now has three goals and seven points in 17 games so far this season.At his current scoring rate, Ennis is on pace for a 34-point season, which would be his highest-scoring campaign since racking up 46 points in 2014-15 with the Buffalo Sabres. Colin White — in his first game back from injury — and Brady Tkachuk were Ottawa’s lone goal scorers. Goaltender Anders Nilsson were pulled after surrendering four goals on 19 shots, while Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 24 in relief.NHL RUMORS: Early-season trade candidates for 2019-20With the win, the Hurricanes were able to end a four-game losing streak, putting them into a three-way tie for the second wildcard spot. Ottawa, on the other hand, saw its bid for a three-game win streak spoiled and is still tied with the Detroit Red Wings (13 points) for last in the Eastern Conference. The Senators previously won three of their last four games heading into Monday’s contest.Here are three takeaways from the game.Joel Edmundson shines for CanesWhen Carolina acquired Joel Edmundson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Justin Faulk, they were hoping to acquire the physicality they needed on the backend. However, despite going without a point through 17 games, the 6-4, 215-pound blueliner showed that he has the potential to contribute as well against the Sens.Edmundson not only scored his first goal of the season but added two assists en route to the win. It was his first point since March 7, when he had an assist against the L.A. Kings and his first goal since Feb. 14, where he scored against Arizona.[OTT 2 – CAR (8)] Edmundson records his third point of the night with his first goal as a Hurricane pic.twitter.com/puNS4TlkYV— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 12, 2019The 26-year-old isn’t expected to be a major producer for the Canes, but he did show that he can get involved on the forecheck, finishing with three shots on the night to boot. At the other end of the ice, Edmundson played a strong role on the backcheck and also led all skaters (tied with Brett Pesce) in shorthanded TOI with 3:13.Senators power play still not clickingOttawa’s power-play woes looked like they would be behind them when they managed two goals on the man advantage against the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. However, the power play told the same story as it has been this season.The Sens went 0-for-3 at 5-on-4 on Monday and managed just two shots on their opportunities.Over the last four games now, Ottawa has no PP goals and is 0-for-13 at 5-on-4.The Senators’ power play is dead-last in the league right now, operating at just 6.6 percent. If they want to get back on track before things are too late, the team will have to find a way to convert while up a man.Tyler Ennis finding way with SensComing from Toronto along with Ron Hainsey, Ennis was looking forward to finding a fresh start with Ottawa. And now, it seems like he’s getting the swing of things. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ottawa Senators, who were 3-2-0 to start November and getting strong goaltending and effort from all four forward lines, but that all changed on Monday when they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.After Warren Foegele struck 44 seconds in for the Canes, Carolina took over and dominated thanks to a two-goal performance from Sebastian Aho and 27 saves from Petr Mrazek, which helped pave the way early for an 8-2 win.last_img read more

Black History Celebration set for next week

first_imgInimgba says there was a smaller-scale celebration held last year, but it wasn’t well attended. He says he hopes the estimated $12,000 celebration will attract new faces to the event. [asset|aid=2551|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8070f4d051afe69bb14c3fe5d07fed35-Inigmba 1_1_Pub.mp3] The city has granted $2,000 towards the celebration, and the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel has contributed as well.While Inimgba didn’t say where the funding is at right now, he says donations are still needed.Advertisement The Pan African Caribbean Association of Fort St. John is gearing up for its first major Black History celebration.At a media conference on Friday, Spokesperson Clifford Inimgba outlined the events set for the 25th to 27th.On Thursday, a soccer game will kick things off at the North Peace Secondary School’s gym from 5:00p.m. until 6:30p.m.Then on Friday, there will be a presentation on the how African immigrants initially arrived in Northeast B.C. That discussion will be held at the Northern Lights College from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.Finally on Saturday, there will be an African-Caribbean Dinner and Dance at the North Peace Cultural Centre, with a special keynote speaker.Advertisement For more information on the event, call Donald at 250-787-0279. Photo: Clifford Inigmba announces the celebrations set for next week’s Black History event, at the Northern Lights College on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – last_img read more