May 24, 2011

Climate Change and International Negotiations

Jonathan Pershing (Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. State Department)

Jonathan Pershing discusses how efforts to secure international agreement on climate policy have gained increasing attention, and how compromise on the issues has not been easy to achieve.


April 14, 2011

Venezuela Speaks!

Carlos Martinez (Program Director, Global Exchange Venezuela)

Carlos Martinez gives a bottom-up account of Venezuela's bloodless uprising and reorganization.

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


April 7, 2011

Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

John J. Mearsheimer (R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science, University of Chicago)

John Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits.

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


March 15, 2011

Islamist Movements Across the Globe: Re-Examining Vocabularies in the Public Sphere

Ahmed Rashid (Journalist)
Ebrahim Moosa (Associate Professor of Religion, Duke University)

Ahmed Rashid and Ebrahim Moosa discuss the often overlooked social and political context of Islamist movements in South Asia.

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


February 24, 2011

What is Red in Hungary’s 2010 Red Sludge Disaster?

Zsuzsa Gille (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Sociologist Zsuzsa Gille places the toxic spill and political reactions to it in context of Hungary's postsocialist transition and the rise of the right-wing Fidesz party.

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


November 3, 2010

Lessons from the Gulf: A Public Discussion of America’s Energy Future and the Health of the Marine Environment

Ilze Berzins (Executive Vice President, Animal Health, Conservation, Research, Education, John G. Shedd Aquarium)
Ihor Hlohowskyj (Environmental Biologist and Ecological Risk Assessor, Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory)
Larry McKinney (Executive Director, The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies)

This panel addresses the direct impacts of oil on marine ecosystems and wildlife, the costs of the Gulf oil spill on the regional economy, and the continuing risks associated with oil exploration and drilling in the US


October 19, 2010

The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-Economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramifications

Imtiaz Gul (Executive Director, Center for Research and Security Studies)

Imtiaz Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences of the massive flooding that swept Pakistan in July 2010.