Léa Lemée

About Léa Lemée

Léa is a sophomore at Occidental College studying Diplomacy and World Affairs. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she is now located in Los Angeles LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ll%C3%A9alem%C3%A9e/

One Year Since The ‘Gay Purge’ In Chechnya: Still No Acknowledgement Of Responsibility Or Justice For Victims

A year ago, the Russian Federation committed egregious human rights violations by targeting the LGBT Russian Community. The government cast-away and abducted gay Russian men so they could be sent to Chechnya, where they were written off from mainstream society, tortured, and killed. This ‘cleansing’ of sorts was referred to […]

The Symbolic Ceremonial Olympic March Of The Koreas: What Does It Mean For Diplomacy?

On February 9th, 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang began. During the commencement ceremonies, an event took place that baffled and amazed many – North and South Korean athletes walked out together under a unification flag. In addition, North Korean athletes were added to roasters to compete alongside South Korean […]

Coalition Talks Within German Parliament Fail; Merkel To Consider New Elections

After a September 24th election left German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a minority party, it was clear that the German government needed to reflect the changing mentalities of the German people. Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) lost 65 seats in the Parliament to the alt-right party, […]

Leaders For The Catalonian Independence Party Face Prosecution From The Spanish Government

Catalonia, a region of Spain, has recently declared itself independent from the European Union territory due to a referendum passed on October 1st. The decision demonstrated great support from the people of Catalonia—who boast of their own language, culture, and tradition separate from that of Spain—to become their own sovereign […]