SEN News Bites: 23-29 September 2014


Inside Higher Education (24/09/2014) reports the results of a study published in Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology journal suggesting that black women are more likely than white women to show an interest in studying the so called STEM disciplines when they enter college.

The New York Times (25/09/2014) features a piece exploring the possible radicalising influence that the jailing of an Uighur economist is likely to have on further activism in the region. (26/09/2014) summarises a recent speech made by Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, emphasising the value and importance of physical security and national identity to conflict resolution and peace building efforts.

The Voice of America (26/09/2014) reports on the conflict in South Sudan taking on distinct ethnic overtones.

The Economist (27/09/2014) features an opinion piece on the impact of the Scottish referendum on the future of politics in the United Kingdom.

The New York Times (29/09/2014) reports on a photographic exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art documenting life in unrecognised states around the world.

The Irrawaddy (29/09/2014) reports on renewed clashes between the government and ethnic rebels in Mon state in Myanmar.

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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