Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times "What is definitely off-target is the notion, which the New York Times repeated Saturday but certainly didn’t invent, that 'more managerial' appointees are somehow ideologically neutral. This misconception underlay a lot of the skewed analysis of the Bloomberg administration, which was seen as apolitical, as merely interested in ...Read More
Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom "Would a BBC interviewer be willing to hand over half of Britain to people who made a habit of killing Britons? That was the question Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett posed on BBC's 'Hard Talk' on Tuesday, when interviewer Stephen Sackur asked about Bennett's objection to granting Palestinians sovereignty," Ha'aretz is reporting ...Read More
"Last Sunday, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof blasted the academy for being so cloistered in the ivory tower that its influence over policy was minimal," writes Daniel W. Drezner. A professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and a non-resident fellow at the ...Read More
Theodore Roosevelt, Taft-Kaitsura & the Betrayal of the Korean People Theodore Roosevelt is to be admired for his ‘trust-busting’ and the founding of the national park system, but against his progressive domestic reforms, one has to weigh his betrayal of the Korean people and his delivery of them into the hands of the Japanese. In that regard, ...Read More
"Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the possible 2016 presidential contender... has resurrected the Monica Lewinsky scandal," writes Liza Mundy ("Monica Lewinsky, Reconsidered," Politico.com, 13 February 2014), adding, "Paul, to his credit, hasn’t dawdled on the lurid details—rather he’s framed the discussion as a matter largely of workplace behavior, challenging Democrats' self-image as the party friendly to women." ...Read More
Völuspá Given the geologically active terrain of Iceland, it’s probably no surprise that the Vikings who settled there would produce such vivid creation myths and other legends. Who could forget the eruption of Eyafjallajökull in 2010? “Völuspá” is the first and most celebrated of all the poems in what has come to be known as the ...Read More
The author, Pauline Park, at the gap in the separation wall at Al-Wallaja east of the Israeli frontier. (Photo courtesy Park) Pinkwashing & Israeli occupation – not so complicated By Pauline Park Washington Blade January 6, 2014 “The concept of ‘pinkwashing’ emerged as a hot topic throughout the week,” Kevin Naff wrote of his participation as part of “a delegation of ...Read More
2013: my year in review by Pauline Park 2013 was a challenging year but a good and productive one for me. It was the first full year that I've served as acting executive director of Queens Pride House, and my work for the LGBT community center of Queens dominated the year. In addition to staff management & ...Read More
Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in New York City: A History of the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion By Pauline Park Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) Nowadays, most organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United States use the term 'LGBT' in describing themselves and the people they serve. Adoption of bisexual- and transgender-inclusive ...Read More
Transgender Identity, Community & Empowerment Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) Social Sciences Open House Marymount Manhattan College 17 October 2013 I would like to begin by thanking Prof. Manolo Guzmán for being instrumental in bringing me here to speak at the Social Sciences Open House today. This is my very first visit to Marymount Manhattan College and ...Read More
Transgender Health Care: What Hospital-Based Providers Need to Know Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) St. Barnabas Hospital Embrace Healthcare Equality: Introducing Our LGBTQ Initiative 11 October 2013 I’m honored by the invitation to speak here at St. Barnabas Hospital and I'm especially honored to keynote the Embrace Healthcare Equality: Introducing Our LGBTQ Initiative event today. I would like ...Read More
Transgendering the Academy: Ensuring Transgender Inclusion in Higher Education Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) address at the Spring Colloquium of the Institute for Research on Women’s Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change Rutgers University New Brunswick 18 April 2013 I would like to begin by thanking Dr. Sarah Tobias, the associate director of the Institute for Research on ...Read More
- Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times
- Israel/Palestine & the not-so-United Kingdom
- US foreign policy & academic political science
- Theodore Roosevelt, Taft-Kaitsura & the Betrayal of the Korean People
- Bill & Hillary, Monica, feminism & sexual harassment
- Pinkwashing & Israeli Occupation (Washington Blade op-ed, 1.6.14)
- 2013: my year in review
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