Dear Globalist Readers,
Spring is a time when we shake off the snowy remnants of winter and reflect on the past year. It has been a particularly tempestuous year in international relations, and the future remains uncertain. This semester’s theme is imminent, an adjective meaning likely to occur at any moment, impending. While it often has a negative connotation, it can also simply indicate that something is about to happen. The rise of nationalist, populist movements, increasing nuclear tensions, and growing awareness of inequality lead us to a juncture in international relations where change feels imminent.
Change is also imminent for the Globalist. We are pleased to announce that next year’s Editors- in-Chief will be Sarah Shireen Moinuddeen and Claudia Lamprecht, aided by Managing Editor Hajira Fuad. Under their leadership, we are confident that The Wellesley Globalist will continue to provide a space for a diverse array of international and internationally-minded students to share their research and opinions with the greater Wellesley community.
On behalf of The Wellesley Globalist, we would like to thank our writers for their contributions as well as our lecture speakers Professor Keskin and Professor Matthes for their illuminating discussion. Lastly, we would like to thank The Wellesley Globalist staff for an exciting year. It was a pleasure to get to know and work with each and everyone of you, and we look forward to seeing where you take the organization in the future.
Zarina Patwa ’18 and Katherine Schauer ’18