May 16, 2013

Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship

Charles Piot (Professor of Anthropology, Duke University)

Charles Piot discusses the U.S. visa lottery and the notion of global citizenship in West Africa.

The Distinguished Africanist Lecture Series brings senior and up-and-coming scholars of Africa to campus.


April 22, 2013

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

Andrei Lankov (Professor of History, Kookmin University)

Andrei Lankov’s new book reveals how average North Koreans live, how their leaders rule, and how both survive.

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


April 15, 2013

Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link or Why We Need a Monetary Ecosystem

Stefan Brunnhuber (Psychiatrist and Socio-economist)

Dr. Stefan Brunnhuber discussed the system of central banks and argued for a "monetary ecosystem" of multiple currencies.

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


April 11, 2013

Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-and Why America Should Listen

Peter Eichstaedt (Journalist)

Peter Eichstaedt described his encounters with Afghans from all walks of life, and what we can learn from them.

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


February 25, 2013

Legitimate Target: A Criteria Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Amos Guiora (Professor of Law, University of Utah)

Amos Guiora discussed why targeted killing decisions must reflect consideration of four distinct elements: law, policy, morality, and operational details.

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


January 31, 2013

Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania

Dimiter Kenarov (Freelance Journalist)

A conversation about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the largely unexplored question of fracking and global politics.

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


January 14, 2013

Social and Biological Impacts of Rising Seas and Reduced Lake Levels

Ben Strauss (COO and Director of the Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central)
Anthony Oliver-Smith (Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida)
Phil Willink (Senior Research Biologist, Shedd Aquarium)

An evening at the Shedd Aquarium with some of the world's experts on the effect of changing water levels on Chicago and the globe

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


November 26, 2012

After the Uprising: Governance and Activism in Post-Mubarak Egypt

Abdelmoneim Abol Fotouh (Egyptian Presidential Candidate)

A conversation with Dr. Fotouh about his candidacy and opposition against dictatorship and corruption during the Mubarak regime.


October 27, 2012

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Douglas Foster (Associate Professor, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism)

Douglas Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Jacob Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nation’s entire post-apartheid arc, from its celebrated beginnings under “Madiba” to Thabo Mbeki’s tumultuous rule to the ferocious battle between Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.

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


October 23, 2012

The Caucasus Region at the Geopolitical and Security Crossroad

Sergey Markedonov (Visiting Fellow, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program)

The talk discusses the new status quo shaped by the August War of 2008, including the political agenda for South Ossetia and Abkhazia, new Western strategies on engagement/non-recognition, the impact of the war on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, and the Turkish-Armenian rapprochement.