Articles by Erica Pishdadian

Erica is a news editor for International Business Times. She previously served as an editor at the Link newspaper in Montreal and as a freelancer for outlets such as Vice, xoJane and the Daily Mail. Erica received a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2013, where she focused on American foreign policy in the Middle East and austerity in the European Union. She also spent one year studying Multi-Platform Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, during which time she covered a series of austerity riots.

Erica is new to New York. In her spare time, she enjoys catching film screenings, tweeting about the New England Patriots and the tireless pursuit of good macarons.


High Court To Rule On Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its decision in a major abortion case, prompting the question of which women have the right to an abortion in fact — and not just in name.

Out With Ben Carson, In With Ted Cruz

Donald Trump remains the front-runner among GOP presidential candidates, while Cruz has risen to become No. 2 and Carson has fallen to become No. 4, a new poll indicates.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Sept. 2, 2015

Kerry Not Aiming For Peace Deal

A senior State Department official said the United States will not attempt to continue negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

'There Is A 9/11 Coming'

Presidential candidates on both sides of the political aisle made the rounds on television talk shows Sunday to discuss what they believe the U.S. should do about ISIS.

The Evolution Of NY Fashion Week

WME/IMG, the group that manages New York Fashion Week, made a push toward fashion industry outsiders with new ways to get an inside look at the shows.
Fiat Chrysler Recall

Record $105M Fine For Fiat Chrysler

“Fiat Chrysler’s pattern of poor performance put millions of its customers, and the driving public, at risk,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said.


The Golden Globes are second in importance only to the Oscars in Hollywood's film award season, but their future status has been called into question by threats of a boycott over some of the HFPA's controversies

Changes Coming To Golden Globes

After questions about the award show's ethics, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has changed some rules and regulations.