April 8, 2010

An Address by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Anders Fogh Rasmussen gives an address on the state of peacekeeping in Afghanistan and its implication for future operations.

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


March 9, 2010

The Consequences of the Escalation of War in Afghanistan

Gilles Dorronsoro ((Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment South Asia Program)

Giles Dorronsoro discusses security and political development in Afghanistan, particularly the role of the International Security Assistance Force, the steps required to achieve a viable government in Kabul, and the conditions necessary for withdrawal scenarios.

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


March 3, 2010

Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History

Dipesh Chakrabarty (Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, University of Chicago)
David Archer (Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago)

Dipesh Chakrabarty and David Archer meet to discuss human-environmental relationships


February 18, 2010

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

Joseph Stiglitz (University Professor in Economics, Columbia University)

n Freefall, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when the markets finally seized up.

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


February 4, 2010

The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

Deborah Brautigam (Professor of International Deveopment, Columbia University)

Deborah Brautigam’s well-timed book provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. The book tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy.

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


November 17, 2009

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Lester Brown (Founder, Earth Policy Institute)

Lester Brown’s new book, Plan B 4.0, explores the nature of a global transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.

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


November 16, 2009

International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras

Rodolfo Pastor (Former Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras)

Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming election.


November 4, 2009

"With Immediate Effect": The Events of 1989 Revisited

Andreas Glaeser (Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago)
Marth Merritt (Associate Dean for International Education)
Onno Hückmann (Consul General of Germany)
Zygmunt Matynia (Consul General of Poland)
Istvan Mezei (Consul General of Hungary)
Marek Skolil (Consul General of the Czech Republic)
Robert Zischg (Consul General of Austria)

This panel discusses the historic events of two decades ago in Central and Eastern Europe, and the paths taken since then - through personal reflections and recollections of how the process developed, the spirit of the movements, the leaders, the political atmosphere, and the ways in which the transition has resonated through the past twenty years. The Global Voices Lecture Series invites leading figures from around the world to share their thoughts and exchange ideas with students and members of Chicago’s civic community on major issues facing the country and the world


October 29, 2009

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East

Neil MacFarquhar (Journalist)

Journalist MacFarquhar interacts with Arabs and Iranians in their every day lives, removed from the violence we see constantly, yet wrestling with the region's future.


October 28, 2009

Tropicality, Tropicalism: Forest Resurgence and the Politics of Latin American Conservation

Susanna Hecht (Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Affairs)

Professor Susanna Hecht delivers a lecture on the political economy of tropical rainforest development in Latin America.


October 21, 2009

Democracy in Nicaragua

Carlos Fernando Chamorro (Journalist)

Carlos Fernando Chamorro is the son of Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, editor of the independent daily La Prensa who was assassinated during the Somoza dictatorship. Chamorro is among the nation's most respected TV journalists, and a leading voice for press freedom and the protection of independent journalism in Nicaragua.

This lecture is part of the Latin American Briefing Series.


October 8, 2009

Five to Rule Them All: The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World

David Bosco_ (Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, American University)

David Bosco’s new book, “Five to Rule Them All,” tells the inside story of the UN Security Council. Drawing on extensive research, including dozens of interviews with serving and former ambassadors on the Council, the book chronicles political battles and personality clashes as it opens the closed doors of its meeting room. What emerges here is a revealing portrait of the most powerful diplomatic body in the world.

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


October 1, 2009

The Cuban Transition: Imagined and Actual

Rafael Hernández (Editor, Temas magazine)

Rafael Hernández, one of the most visible intellectuals living and writing in Cuba today, addresses Cuba's unique social diversity and the emergence of growing inequality that accompanied and has followed the crisis of the 1990s.

This lecture is part of the Latin American Briefing Series.