Vice Chancellor Simone Buitendijk: “We have all been through a difficult time but we are coming out so strong and so focused. I think we will thrive.”

Simone Buitendijk’s first year as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds has certainly not been a quiet one. In a Gryphon exclusive, she discusses leading the institution through a pandemic, accusations of injustice on campus, and the future of higher education as she sees it.

Love Bomb: The West’s obsession with dropping bombs and extrajudicial killing

A forever changing nature of war has led to many criticisms against the West for their involvement in extrajudicial killing (the targeted murder of individuals without regard for formal legal processes.)This creates many implications that have bled into international human rights law. Josh Bate considers the West’s use of drones that have formed a new era of state violence.