BIPP Weekly Roundup

Upcoming Events


BIPP Trainee Program

BIPP is currently seeking students to join the BIPP internship group by first participating in a trainee program during the spring 2018 semester. Job responsibilities include writing articles for various publications on campus on behalf of BIPP and help plan BIPP events.  Please submit your cover letter, resume and a copy of a writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Carrie Ellis, BIPP Program Coordinator, at

Deadline: 3/2/2018

*A BIPP trainee will be considered to become a BIPP intern in the next academic year upon successful completion of the trainee program in the spring semester of 2018.

Policy Updates


A Lesson From GE: The Power of Telling Hard Truths

The tumbled and precipitous drop of GE’s stock price stems from the company’s overconfidence in their performance and disinterest on failure and mistakes. The tremendous social power and reputation of its retired CEO partly contributed to this flawed corporate culture by unconsciously forming a distance between the management and employees.

The Paradoxes of the Mueller Investigation

The investigation on foreign influence in Trump’s presidential campaign posed many paradoxes. Mueller’s team found no material effect on the election outcome from Russia. Yet there is a foreigner colluding with Russian interest paid by the Clinton’s team to find dirt on the Trump Administration.


Who’s who in Italy’s 2018 election?

The 2018 Italian General Election will be held on March 4th.  Top candidates include former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and lower house Vice President Luigi Di Maio.

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

Bombs dropped by the Syrian Government killed at least 200 people in Eastern Ghouta this past Tuesday.  According to aid workers, the casualties were mostly children.

Weekly Opinion

BIPP: The Trump economy: How long can we ride the business cycle?

Stock indices have risen since Trump’s election.  How long can we ride the wave?






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