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Former Bosnian Refugee to Become Austria’s New Justice Minister

A Bosnian-born woman who came to Austria as a child refugee will be Austria's new Justice Minister, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Thirty-five-year-old Alma Zadic, a lawyer and member of the Green Party, will also be the youngest Justice Minister in Austrian history and the first to come from an immigrant background.

Jeffrey Sachs to give lecture at Cyprus Institute

World-renowned professor of economics Jeffrey Sachs is in Cyprus to deliver the 2019 Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture at the Cyprus Institute. The lecture starts at 6.30 p.m. and live streaming will be available on the Cyprus Institute's YouTube channel. The title of the lecture is "Eudaimonia in the 21st Century: Looking to Aristotle for New Solutions."

The Court Banned Trump from Blocking his Followers on Twitter

US President Donald Trump has no right to block his Twitter followers who criticize him on the social network. This decision was ruled by the court in New York, NBC reported, transmits "Darik".

The lawsuit was filed in July 2017 by seven Twitter users by Trump, along with the Knight First Amendment Institute, a human rights organization at Columbia University.

Atatürk was inspiration for founder of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba: Safwan Masri

One of the reasons why the Arab Spring succeeded in Tunisia was the fact that the country has strong similarities with Turkey, rather than the rest of the Arab world, according to Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. 

Bruce Robbins | Athens | December 12

In cooperation with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the Athens Concert Hall has invited Columbia University Humanities Professor Bruce Robbins to deliver a lecture titled "Could Europe Apologize?" The event is free of charge and starts at 7 p.m., with priority coupons being distributed as of 5.30 p.m.