George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life

Guardian: Armed Forces in Universities

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Previously I have written an article titled Get the Armed Forces Away From Universities that was published in the Huffington Post. In the article I was calling for Universities to ban the armed forces from University grounds. Guardian decided to run a little story on the issue and called me up for a brief interview. From our chat,  the following made it to the article:

George Iordanou, a doctoral researcher in political theory at the University of Warwick, says: “Students are vulnerable because of the low chances of finding employment on graduating, the student loan bubble and increased fees.

“The army are not the problem, but universities shouldn’t be making the political decision of allowing them to be on campuses. It’s not that they shouldn’t have access to students, but that market should happen outside university.”

You can read the whole article, titled Armed forces make over 300 visits to UK universities in two years by clicking on the title.

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George Iordanou

I'm mostly interested in politics and philosophy, which makes up for the majority of this blog. As this is an archive of what I have written over the years, it also provides a glimpse into my personal life. I'm currently working in the humanitarian sector. In my past life I was in academia where I completed a Ph.D. in political theory with focus on multicultural citizenship. I'm one of the few people lucky enough to be given the opportunity to actually practice their research interests. Needless to say, whatever I write here is strictly my personal opinion and does not represent anyone else.

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