Heidi Warde


About Heidi Warde

My name is Heidi and I am originally from Rockport, Massachusetts. I am currently a senior at the University of San Francisco, majoring in politics with a concentration in transformations, and minoring in cultural anthropology, as well as English literature. I am particularly interested in international political violence against women in the context of the gendered dynamics of war, and in writing about these issues!

Contemporary Socio-Political Challenges in Croatia: Paving a Traversable Path to Change

Overarchingly, both of Croatia’s most pressing political challenges speak to the nation’s need to collectively embed and disseminate a construction of a modern inter-sectional identity of the state and its populous. This need stems from Croatia’s historical and political legacies and positionings: the contemporary political impact of a war for […]


Polio Cases Rise In Pakistan Amid Vaccination Misinformation Campaigns

Throughout 2019, Pakistan had faced challenges to its polio eradication efforts as a result of increasing anti-vaccination misinformation in the country’s most susceptible regions. Al Jazeera reports that Pakistan has had difficulty containing the spread of polio over the past year, and case tallies have reached their highest point in […]


March Against Gender Violence: Thousands Gather Across France

On Saturday, several women gathered across France to march in protest of the nation’s high levels of female deaths caused specifically by domestic violence. Taking place, fittingly, on the international day for the elimination of violence against women, as declared by the United Nations, the protests advocate for an end […]


The Rise Of European Populism: Is Croatia The Rule Or Rhe Exception?

Perhaps with intention, the social democratic ideals have come to define Europe’s ongoing historical construction project by acting today as points of either—or both—national derision and ideological launch. The conundrum at hand at this particular historical moment, then, concerns epochal politics in Europe. Because one of the main pillars of […]


Indian Citizenship List Excludes Nearly Two Million In Assam State

India published a list on Saturday which in essence disqualifies the citizenship rights and claims of about 1.9 million people living in the state of Assam. Located in the northeast region of the nation, according to BBC News, Assam has long been a hotbed for anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Bangladeshi sentiments. The […]


European Heat Wave Sparks Several Deaths, Ideological, And Policy Conversations

As a record-breaking heat wave strikes some regions of Europe, European leaders have renewed ongoing conversations surrounding national adaptations to combat the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and lifestyles, as well as increased safety measures. The south of France is reported to be facing much of the brunt of […]


U.S. Embassy In Honduras Set Ablaze During National Protests

Protestors in Honduras have reportedly set portions of the U.S. Embassy property on fire during recent national demonstrations. The fire was seen only outside of Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, as a result of continuing, and perhaps escalating, demonstrations led primarily by teachers and doctors, according to reports from the Stamford Advocate. […]


More Than 270 Indonesian Election Staff Die From Overwork

According to the Indonesian Election Commission, two hundred seventy election volunteers have died from fatigue and over-work related illnesses just days after national election polls closed. Indonesia held the world’s largest single-day election on April 17, and the deaths were reported to occur as a result of continuous hours of […]


Pakistan’s Aurat Marches Spark Gendered National Controversy

Marches held in the name of International Women’s Day, March 8, across numerous cities in Pakistan this year ignited intense controversy, specifically surrounding the nature of many march-goers’ signs. Although the slogans displayed on the signs in question challenged the existing religious, economic, and gender norms in Pakistan, the lines […]


New Orleans Mayor Set To Apologize For 1891 Lynching Of Italian-Americans

New Orleans Latoya Cantrell will issue a formal apology on the city’s behalf on April 12th for the unprosecuted lynching of eleven Italian-Americans in 1891, in what is believed to have been the largest recorded lynching in United States history at the city’s American Italian Cultural Center, according to the […]


Middle Eastern Musicians Collaborate On ‘Peace Album’

Just under one hundred musicians from thirteen countries in the Middle East have collaborated on an album specifically aimed at promoting peace throughout areas of the Middle East both historically and contemporarily impacted by violence and strife. The album has been arranged and produced by Iranian musician Medhi Rajabian, according […]