I’m in the home stretch!


picture of the statue of liberty

Statue of Liberty

USA Symposium 2014 is one week away!

This year, I am a member of the Symposium Team at Glendon College. Symposium is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to conceive, organize and host an academic conference featuring a country of their choosing. This year, we chose to showcase The United States.

We have a strong group of panelists speaking about a wide range of topics, from Obamacare to the Yes Men. We have scholars from the Fulbright Centre and scholars from the  International Studies Association.

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Under Pressure -dum dum dum da da dum dum

dum dum dum da da dum dum , dum dum dum da da dum dum…

Hello Friends,

This week I leave you with the classic song by Queen and David Bowie, Under Pressure. Things are really intense for me right now with USA Symposium 2014, classes, tests and exams. This really sums up how I am doing.

Hang in there team, we are nearing the finish line!

I jump into the fire and talk about my experience with chauvinism

wood burning fireI have decided to step into the fire this week.

I have never considered myself to be a feminist. This is not to say that I don’t believe in equal rights for women. I do. But I have never actively promoted or fought for these rights. Maybe I have been riding on the coat tails of those women whose fight have made my life easier. Continue reading

An Honorable Mention

Neena standing in front of poster

That’s me with my poster!

Last week I was invited to participate in a juried research fair for undergraduates at York University. I presented my research Between Effort and Result: Gauging the Activities of Environmental Interest Groups on U.S. Foreign Policy, A Case Study of the NRDC. There were a total of 60 young scholars across different disciplines. We were all competing to win our respective categories. I was competing in two categories, 1) Best Upper Year Project, 2) Library Literacy Award. We were being judged on a poster we created summarizing our research and a presentation of our research to the judges. Continue reading