About Author

Mathilde Montpetit

Mathilde Montpetit was editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Review from 2013-2014.

Blog, Politics, West Africa

The threat of election violence in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is hardly ever a topic of conversation around the planning tables of world politics. A poor, landlocked country in West Africa, it...
34(2) Fall 2012, Reviews

Activism Meets Loyal Passivists

The “Women Making Democracy” conference held by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on March 29th and 30th attempted to examine the role of women in...
Africa, Blog, Middle East, North Africa

The “Women Making Democracy” Conference

Women Making Democracy

March 29th-30th, 2012

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


This article was jointly drafted by John Corbett, Mathilde Montpetit, and Sarah Moon.


The “Women Making Democracy”...

Blog, Science & Technology

The Opaque Atmosphere: Robert Kirshner and the Future of Astronomy

NASA’s glory days are over. Since the end of the space shuttle, the world’s fascination with space and its exploration has begun to wane....
Africa, Blog

Zambia: A Lesson in Abortion

“Abortion is murder!”--a common enough slogan among pro-life advocates in the United States—arouses a powerful emotional response on both sides of the issue. ...

Money Talks: The World Economic Forum’s Response to the Occupy Movement

Occupy Wall Street has become a punch line. Jokes referencing the 1% or the 99% seem practically ubiquitous, and yet those few protestors who...

The Iraqi Christian’s Dilemma

Christians in Iraq belong to some of the oldest Christian sects in the entire world, but since the United States pulled out its troops...
Blog, Central Asia

Kazakhstan and the “Road to Democracy”

The riots that have been rocking Southwestern Kazakhstan since Friday have already led to forty casualties and at least fourteen deaths as protestors clash...
Americas, Blog, South America

Taken For Granted: Brazil’s Forgotten Laborers

In 1888, Brazil became the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery. However, even today, many Brazilians – some say as many as...