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BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

When fear begets fear: Singapore’s deeply embedded aversion towards HIV

When fear begets fear: Singapore’s deeply embedded aversion towards HIV

Some twenty years ago, Paddy Chew selflessly withstood a torrent of hate when he publicly came out as the first Singaporean HIV-positive individual. Amidst the cloud of uncertainty around the epidemiology of HIV back in 1998, Paddy implored his fellow Singaporeans to extend their compassion towards people living with HIV […]

by × 06 June 2019 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Women's March on Washington, 21 January 2017. Image: Mobilus in Mobili. Source: Flickr CreativeCommons

More than a Women’s March: A movement for representation and justice for all

Friday, 20 January 2017, marked the beginning of a new era in American politics and global history. Thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, and participate in the festivities of the day. Inauguration Day is […]

by × 27 January 2017 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

NUS President Malia Bouattia. Source: The Oxford Student

Old anti-Semitism is the new anti-Semitism – a never ending story

The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) is holding these days a referendum whether to disaffiliate with the National Union of Students (NUS). This discussion has been triggered by the criticism of the NUS’s own political objectives and the recent election of a controversial new leader, Malia Bouattia. She described the […]

by × 01 June 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

March on Washington (1963). Image source: WikiMedia

Empowerment or infringements on equality: What is the point?

Equality is a goal in any constitutional democracy and most constitutions advocate a desire to achieve equality. However does this mean that the State cannot ever differentiate between citizens? Is there ever a point when policies are required and necessary that some differentiation occurs? At the forefront of such policies […]

by × 10 May 2016 ×