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Should Trans people be able to use the bathroom that matches their identity?

Trans identity has become a politicised red button issue in the US and elsewhere. How do we get past the partisan squabbling and parse the truth of the issue.

Gender , News , Politics , Religion , Society

Map: A second Brexit referendum

Theresa May’s Brexit deal contains little to please brexiteers or remainers. Should the government go back to the people for a second referendum on Brexit?

Economics , International Relations , Politics

Should universities no-platform speakers?

Universities are meant to be the burgeoning hubs of idea exchange, yet denying controversial speakers a platform on campuses has become increasingly acceptable? Are there good reasons to no-platform inflammatory speakers?

Education , Ethics , International Relations , Politics

Map: the causes of the US Defeat in Vietnam

Vietnam was an undeniable failure for the United States government. Despite expending more than $141 billion, and 56,000 American lives, the world’s largest military superpower was unable to achieve its sole strategic objective: to prevent Vietnam from falling under communist control. Historians are deeply divided over the reasons that led to US defeat. Most attribute the loss to several factors t...

History , International Relations , Politics

Map: the Mind / Body debate

What is the mind? Since the beginning of human civilization, prominent thinkers have grappled with the idea of consciousness. Could the study of our brain and nervous system account for conscious thought? If not, and if conscious thought is somehow disembodied, what are the causal relationships between the non-physical processes and the physical ones?

Philosophy

Is our gender determined by nature or nurture?

Are behavioral differences between men and women the result of social and cultural conventions, or are behaviors driven by biological factors?

Gender , Science , Society

Is diversity critical to a business' financial success?

There is research to prove that diversity (gender, ethnic and social) can improve work place culture and productivity; in consequence increase growth or revenues

Does God exist?

This question understands God as ‘Supreme Being and Creator of the Universe’, not a specific God (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, or other).

Philosophy , Religion

Western governments turning a blind eye to Khashoggi's death: Does the West still value human rights universally?

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi government, was murdered in his Country's consulate in Turkey. While up till now, the details of his death are still unclear, western government have been collectively acting dismissively. The US president Donald Trump's latest comments are "We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder...In any case, our relationship is with ...

Map - Italy's Immigration Debate (2018)

In 2016, over 180,000 migrants reached Italy by irregular means. During the first ten months of 2018, this number had dropped to under 21,000. Although the number of unauthorized immigrants in Italy has been decreasing over the last decade, racial tensions have increased after a mix of anti-immigrant campaigns, fake news and horrific tragedies. As a result, “immigration” is the nation’s most discu...

International Relations , Politics