Category: Politics

Negotiating with North Korea, understanding the method behind the madness

Photo by Maricel Evangelista North Korea’s current negotiating tactics were addressed by award-winning Department of Defense executive and former CIA negotiator, Alan Liotta, Nov. 15 in the Classroom Building. Liotta addressed questions many have about North Korea, such as its relationship with Russia and China, possible reunification with South Korea, the legitimacy of their threats and what the United States should do in retaliation. He shared many personal experiences regarding his time as a negotiator with North Korea, each story shedding light on the country’s enigmatic policies and values. Understanding Kim Jong-un’s actions depends largely on an understanding of...

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Grassroots: passionate people with community mindset

Having people with the right mindset is fundamental to grassroots movements, according to a Pizza and Politics panel discussion held in the Ragan Theatre on Oct. 10. Panelists spoke about the importance of having an issue-focused movement, and making sure that the effort is not reliant on one person. Sarah Scott, a panel member and community organizer, spoke about “checking your ego” when getting involved in grassroots movements. “A lot of times you get into a movement and you’re like, ‘I’m going to do this, this, this,’ and you can’t control everything,” Scott said. “For a movement to be...

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