Ségolène

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s no secret that Nicolas Sarkozy holds a very special place on my “fascinating politicians” list. Okay, I admit it, he’s at the top of the list. Meeting him and speaking with him was pretty much mind-blowing. A fantastic birthday gift, God, very thoughtful. In 2007, Sarko was challenged in his raceContinue reading “SĂ©golène”

Human Rights Day at the UN

By: Gabriela Yareliz There is no place I would have rather been today, on Human Rights Day, than at the United Nations for the Hague Talks. A big thank you to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the American Bar Association, the UN, and the International Criminal Court Consortium for being such gracious hosts and for theContinue reading “Human Rights Day at the UN”

This Month’s Picks: November 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz November, November, November. You have given me unexpected gifts, and for that I am grateful. I was pressing some  little purple flowers in a book, and I thought, it’s funny how something so temporary, like a flower, can have its beauty preserved, even after it’s lifeless. I once had a discussion with a friend who said there wasContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: November 2014”

This Month’s Picks: October 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz That’s it. October is out with a bang! And November is being swept in by a cold gust of wind (and not the weird Pharrell ‘you-remind-me-of-the-air’-“Gust of wind” song). Here is my compilation of fun things I found throughout the month, as usual. There are a few of my favorite things sprinkled below:Continue reading “This Month’s Picks: October 2014”

This Month’s Picks: April 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz April is done. The tension at school is palpable. Exams are looming in the forecast like heavy dark clouds. This month was filled with fun, laughter, some beautiful days and flowers. YouTube finally decided to do an ad campaign with its ever famous and now ubiquitous makeup artists; trees turned pink andContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: April 2014”

This Week’s Picks: August 11, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello my dears, It’s hot, humid and cloudy. Yes, but life is still good. I keep avoiding my legal summer reading (I know I will get to it). Come into the law student and lawyer’s mind: Apparently, law school makes you hate anything with serious words listed one after the other inContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: August 11, 2013”

Sarko-HE’S BAAAACK

By: Gabriela Yareliz Yup, guess what I heard from the Telegraph and other sources… Sarko said himself he has been left with “no choice” but to run again in 2017. That is so hardcore!!!! Is it weird that I feel a thrill and my French Politics light switch has flipped on again? Hollande has boredContinue reading “Sarko-HE’S BAAAACK”

French election “Presidentielle 2012” campaign videos

By: Gabriela Yareliz I had to share these campaign videos. I am taking a French politics class and we’ve been keeping tabs on the 10 candidates. Here are some clips of the top, brilliant candidates (they all are in one way or another). Francois Hollande, the socialist (PS) candidate, came out with a new campaign videoContinue reading “French election “Presidentielle 2012” campaign videos”