May 26, 2009

The Future of the South African Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and the South African Elections

Mark Gevisser (South Africa Correspondent, The Nation)

South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser delivers a talk on the future of South African politics.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


April 24, 2009

Reconsidering American Power

Roger Myerson (Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago)
Marshall Sahlins (Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Chicago)

The “Reconsidering American Power" panel asks a difficult, timely question: In the face of two ongoing hot wars and after a potentially transformative election, what now?


March 10, 2009

Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East

Rashid Khalidi (Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University)

Rashid Khalidi delivers on the history of the Cold War and America’s current dominance in the Middle East.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


March 4, 2009

Mexican Oil and Gas Policies

Adrián Lajous (Former CEO, Pemex)

A presentation by the former CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state-owned petroleum company The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


February 24, 2009

Dignity and Defiance, Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

Jim Shultz (Co-Director and Founder, Democracy Center)
Melissa Crane Draper (Co-Director, Democracy Center)

This talk places Bolivians' struggles in a broader context of Latin America's experiences with forces of globalization.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


February 4, 2009

Challenges in Latin America: The Importance of Increased Economic and Political Integration

Charles S. Shapiro (Senior Coordinator for the Western Hemisphere Free Trade Agreements Task Force, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs)

Ambassador Charles Shapiro delivers a talk on political and economic integration in Latin America.

This lecture is part of the Latin American Briefing Series.


February 3, 2009

Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing, and Mass Killing

Yuki Tanaka (Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute)

Dr. Tanaka examines the question of the criminality of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the responsibility of American political and military leaders who were closely involved in the decision-making and execution of the order to drop the bombs.

This is the 2009 Najita Distinguished Lecture.


January 20, 2009

The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do to Stop It

Antonia Juhasz (Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies)

Antonia Juhasz’s new book, the “Tyranny of Oil,” discusses a future beyond the global petrochemical industry.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


January 14, 2009

Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath

Steven Wilkinson (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago)
Martha Nussbaum (Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago)
Tarini Bedi (Associate Director of the South Asia Language and Area Center, University of Chicago)
Robert Pape (Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago)
Manan Ahmed (Independent Scholar)

This panel discusses the consequences of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai for the region and the world.


November 20, 2008

The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

Tariq Ali (Writer and Film-maker)

Writer, film-maker, and leading figure of the international left Tariq Ali speaks about the Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the challenges in the region for the incoming Obama administration. Ali's new book, The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, weighs the prospects of those contending for power in the aftermath of Benazir Bhutto's assassination, and demonstrates Pakistan's unique influence on the emergence of a secure world or global conflagration.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


November 12, 2008

Challenges for the New Administration in Iraq and Afghanistan

Juan Cole (Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Michigan)

Juan Cole discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan beyond the November presidential elections.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


November 5, 2008

India: The Emerging Giant

Arvind Panagariya (Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, International and Public Affairs, and Economics at Columbia University)

Arvind Panagariya discusses his new book, India: The Emerging Giant, a history of the economic development of India since independence and the "definitive book on the Indian economy" according to Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


October 28, 2008

Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness

Bernard Lown (Professor of Cardiology Emeritus, Harvard School of Public Health)

Physician, author, and Nobel Prize-winning peace activist Bernard Lown discusses his new memoir, Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness. The inventor of the defibrillator, Dr. Lown was also a peace and anti-nuclear activist, participating in the founding of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1960 and of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 1981.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


October 24, 2008

Taiwan's New Approach: Opportunities and Challenges for President Ma Ying-jeou's Government

Dali Yang (Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago)
Te-Yu Wang (Professor of Politics and Government, Illinois State University)
Chong-Pin Lin (Professor of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University)
Shelley Rigger (Professor of Political Science, Davidson College)

The first panel of a conference on Taiwan’s political future, sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, and International House.


October 24, 2008

The U.S. and R.O.C.: A Fresh Start

Ta-tung Jacob Chang (Deputy Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States)

Keynote to “Taiwan’s New Approach,” a conference sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, and International House.


October 22, 2008

Putin's Labyrinth: What Russia Won in Georgia; Why the U.S. Will Continue to Lose

Steve LeVine (Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BusinessWeek)

Steve LeVine discusses Russia's objectives, advantages and vulnerabilities in Georgia and the Caucasus region in the wake of the recent clash in Georgia.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


October 21, 2008

Hugo Chavez y la Realidad Venezolana de Hoy

Teodoro Petkoff (Former Venezuelan presidential candidate)

A talk by Teodoro Petkoff, prominent Venezuelan politician, journalist and economist.

This talk is part of the Latin American briefing series.


October 16, 2008

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power

Jonathan Mahler (Author)
Neal Katyal (Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center)

In his latest book, The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, Jonathan Mahler chronicles the challenge to the assertion of presidential power in the designation of enemy combatants. Written with the cooperation of the attorneys who represented Hamdan, Lt. Commander Charles Swift and Georgetown constitutional law scholar Neal Katyal, Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld is the inside story of the historic Supreme Court case and its effect on executive authority and the rule of law. Mahler and Katyal appear together to discuss the book, the case, and the future of presidential power.

The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.