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Italy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Traffic Nightmare for Trump's Rome Visit (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/24/17 4:47 am) Commuters and, generally, all the residents of the center of Rome are full of love for the Great Emperor's visit. The Emperor is circulating with "only" 70 large armored cars, plus ...
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Paolo Gentiloni, Italy's New Prime Minister (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/11/16 6:29 am) A few minutes ago the president of the republic Sergio Mattarella charged Paolo Gentiloni, a professional journalist trained in political science and Renzi's ex-foreign minister, with the task of ...
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Italians Reject Constitutional Referendum (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/07/16 2:42 am) On December 4th, the Italian people rejected the referendum on the (lousy) reforms of the Constitution, 59.11% NO versus 40.89% YES. It was a catastrophic defeat for Prime Minister Renzi, w ...
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Education (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Critical Issues for Qualitative Research" (David A. Westbrook, USA, 05/24/17 4:24 am) Those of you interested in the fate of the university might be interested in my essay, "Critical Issues for Qualitative Research," the final contribution in the massive SAGE Handbook of ...
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Junkanoo: A Year at the College of the Bahamas (Marga Jann, UK, 09/06/16 5:49 am) I would like to share my article, "A Socio-Cultural Interpretation of Bahamian Urban Architecture and Artifact" with WAIS colleagues. Click Read more
Student Perceptions of Faculty Quality and Reward (Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, USA, 01/03/16 8:35 am) I wanted to share with my WAIS colleagues my latest publication that just came out in the International Journal of Educational Development (please see link below). Wishing you all a h ...
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Germany (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Trump-Merkel Tensions? Death of Helmut Kohl (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/17/17 2:58 am) A conflict has been surfacing in recent days between President Trump and German PM Merkel. It seems that Trump considers Germany almost an enemy, or at least a great profiteer from US "protection ...
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Nordrhein-Westfalen State Elections, 14 May 2017 (Patrick Mears, Germany, 05/17/17 3:57 am) On Sunday, May 14th, the German federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) conducted elections to its state parliament or Landrat. The voter turnout was very high compared to past races, wit ...
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Schleswig-Holstein State Elections, 8 May 2017 (Patrick Mears, Germany, 05/08/17 8:49 am) The German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is situated on the German-Danish border and was the focus of conflict in two wars involving the Kingdom of Prussia and Denmark in the mid-1800s. As a co ...
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Culture (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Foreign Purchases of US Real Estate on Rise (Richard Hancock, USA, 07/21/17 6:16 am) The July 18 Wall Street Journal contains an article, "Foreign Buyers Pump Up US Home Prices," by Laura Kusisto. She states that foreign buyers purchased $153 billion of reside ...
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California Rejects John Wayne Day Proposal (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/02/16 10:24 am) Following the decision of the California Assembly in Sacramento, OK, let us delete from history Andrew Jackson and the flag of the Confederate States of America. You may even call General Lee a Nazi ...
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Congolese Dandies: Les Sapeurs (Massoud Malek, USA, 01/27/16 12:25 pm) I would like to share this documentary video on the Congolese "sapeurs"; it is really fun. https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-congo-dand ...
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Ecuador (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Ecuador Chooses Lenin (Moreno) (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 04/07/17 6:03 pm) John E asked my opinion on Lenín Moreno's electoral victory in Ecuador. I appreciate John's interest in my humble opinion on the subject. Honestly, I believe this result is not go ...
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(Belated) Greetings from the Mitad del Mundo (John Eipper, USA, 12/27/15 12:39 pm) Aldona took this photo during our Ecuador sojourn, and I've been remiss about posting.  Here, just north of Quito, I stand for the first time with one foot in each hemisphere.  I am ...
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Out of the Heart of Darkness (John Eipper, USA, 12/21/15 11:52 am) I chose a Conradian title for this post, but it is a fitting way to re-introduce myself to WAISworld after nearly three days off-line.  "Darkness" aptly describes the tropical rain ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Greetings from Anirudh Kannan (Hong Kong) (John Eipper, USA, 07/22/17 4:26 am) (JE: It's a pleasure to hear from young readers of WAIS.  Anirudh Kannan of Hong Kong first contacted me while doing research for a school essay.  Upon my invitation, Anirudh later ...
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WAIS Welcomes Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez (John Eipper, USA, 06/24/17 6:57 am) I'm pleased to introduce our newest colleague, Prof. Francisco Rodríguez Jiménez of the University of Salamanca, Spain. Francisco was nominated by veteran WAISer Ángel V ...
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An Evening with Tom Hashimoto (John Eipper, USA, 06/18/17 2:53 pm) Yesterday I spent a splendid evening with WAISdom's Intrepid Traveler and World Citizen Tom Hashimoto in Warsaw's Old Town.  Tom is presently finishing his DPhil at Oxford, and works ...
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