Why this is the worst week to be stuck with a paper

So I had to do the unthinkable this week: I had to tell my employer that I needed the entire week off to finish a paper that barely matters in the long run, but greatly matters right now. There are a number of interesting dialogues this week coming from international think tanks on Afghanistan and Iran, and there’s a hearing on the Hill tomorrow afternoon that discusses protection of journalists worldwide. This week also marks Campus Progress’s kickoff party and keynote speaker essay contest and TBD’s blogger lunch on Wednesday.

On top of it all, there are a number of huge news stories going on this week, like Helen Thomas’s resignation, the oil spill and two diplomatic sources told POLITICO that the United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on a new Iran sanctions resolution on Wednesday. Today, the Global Peace Index also came out, and as always, the Middle East, Russia and Africa are among the lowest peaceful regions. I also will start blogging for the Huffington Post’s college section on issues important to young adults and students.

So many stories, so many events, so many things to write! Until then, I’ll be nose deep in music copyright law reviews.

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