John Vanderkloot

John Vanderkloot
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John graduated from Boston University where he majored in History. His particular focus while in school included international relations and colonial/postcolonial studies. His interests consist of reading, travel, skiing, Chicago Blackhawks hockey, and Chicago Bears football.

Chicago’s Underfunded Community Policing Program

Crime in Chicago has long drawn the attention of politicians, media, and the general public. In particular, the influx of violent crime often associated with gang activity and rising shooting rates continue to trouble the city. Chicagoans know contemporary gang violence in a homogenized form. It is seen as an issue which primarily affects low-income, minority communities. When analyzing...

Syrian Refugees Find Little Hope for Resettlement in the U.S.

The Syrian civil war, with its origin in the country’s 2011 Arab Spring anti-Assad protests, has left the country riddled with sectarian violence. As the various militant groups trade control over swaths of territory, death and destruction remain ubiquitous in the region. While television networks stay fixed on the conflict, especially with the recent rise of the Islamic State, Syrian...

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