Connor, an International Relations and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies concentrator, is an opinions editor at The Herald. Originally from Massachusetts, he has previously worked as a policy analysis intern with the Rhode Island House of Representatives and serves as a staff writer for the Brown Political Review. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking with kale and using The Herald as a platform to opine about Lusophone politics to unsuspecting readers.

Articles by Connor Cardoso (17)

Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

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Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In a recent community-wide email, Undergraduate Council of Students’ President Shanzé Tahir ’19 announced the creation of a University working group to “critically assess the ways in which Brown admissions can decrease barriers for first-gen and low-income students.”

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

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Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

October 4, 2018 0 comments

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.” 

Cardoso ’19: Steele’s appointment still has value

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Cardoso ’19: Steele’s appointment still has value

September 19, 2018 0 comments

In her Sept. 16 letter to The Herald, Julia Rock ’19 rightly noted that it would be reductive to treat the faculty fellowships of Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele as an adequate sampling of the full spectrum of U.S. politics.

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Cardoso ’19: After Marielle Franco’s death, Brazil can no longer ignore its racism

April 23, 2018 0 comments

As Abdias do Nascimento once famously noted, Brazil has the largest African population of any country in the world besides Nigeria.

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Cardoso ’19: Ending legacy admissions will help focus on access

April 6, 2018 0 comments

In his March 5 op-ed, Dean of Admission Logan Powell argues that a fixation on legacy admission is a distraction from the University’s efforts to increase access for underrepresented groups on campus.

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Cardoso ’19: Trump’s proposal to save roads fails to make inroads

February 13, 2018 0 comments

As any driver in Rhode Island can tell you, infrastructure in our country has certainly seen better days.

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Cardoso ’19: Brazil’s democracy woes

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Just yesterday, a Brazilian appeals court ruled to uphold the bribery conviction of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Cardoso ’19: How not to protect civil rights

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Cardoso ’19: How not to protect civil rights

December 5, 2017 0 comments

Just today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Ralph Northam, winner of last Tuesday's gubernatorial election in Virginia.

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Cardoso ’19: Democrats, don’t let Virginia get your hopes up

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Ralph Northam, raced to victory by a healthy margin.

Cardoso ’19: Swearer reforms only as good as their implementation

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Cardoso ’19: Swearer reforms only as good as their implementation

October 22, 2017 0 comments

About two years ago, the Swearer Center began to implement the provisions of its long-term strategic plan.