May 22, 2014

Smog, Natural Gas, Batteries: On the New Geopolitics of Energy

Steve LeVine (Washington Correspondent, Quartz)

Acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine speaks on his new project: an investigation on the geopolitics of technology, and the race among nations for a breakthrough in advanced batteries.


May 7, 2014

Pussy Riot

Masha Gessen (Author)
Bernardine Dohrn (Visiting Lecturer, University of Chicago Human Rights Program)

Masha Gessen’s new book, Words Will Break Cement, tells the heroic story of Pussy Riot, the Russian activist group.

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


April 29, 2014

Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy in Southern Mexico

Dominic Boyer (Professor of Anthropology, Rice University)
Cymene Howe (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rice University)

This presentation examines how a governmentally supported, ecologically timely project, the Mareña Renovables wind park in Mexico, failed in the face of unprecedented local resistance.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.


April 10, 2014

Carbon Fuel and the Corporate Future

Timothy Mitchell (Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Columbia University)

Political theorist Timothy Mitchell examines the relationship between carbon fuels and contemporary forms of economic understanding.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.


March 4, 2014

Sustainable Production and the Impact of Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Seth Snyder (President, Council for Chemical Research)

In this talk, Dr. Snyder identifies the critical needs to sustainable production of advanced biofuels and bioproducts.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.


February 20, 2014

From Field to Fuel: The Economics of Biofuel Energy

Madhu Khanna (Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Colin Carter (Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis)

This panel features two acclaimed energy economists who shares their research on the costs and benefits of biofuel production in the US and beyond. 

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screening presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscap


February 18, 2014

Journalism in a Land of Few Facts

Jodi Rudoren (Chief, The New York Times Jerusalem Bureau)

The New York Times in EDUCATION brings an inside look at Israel’s domestic and geopolitical calculus in 2014.

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


February 13, 2014

Energy, Innovation & the Future of Global Climate Change

Steven Chu (Former U.S. Secretary of Energy)

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu takes an insightful look at the future of energy innovation and the environment - from fracking and oil sands, to renewables and new technologies.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape


February 5, 2014

The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide

Ian Kelly (Diplomat-in-Residence for the Midwest)

As attention turned to Russia and the Sochi Olympics, Ambassador Ian Kelly discusses US-Russia relations.


January 23, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing’s Myths and Realities

Anthony Ingraffea (Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University)

In this talk, Prof. Ingraffea explored some myths and realities concerning large-scale development of the unconventional natural gas/oil resource in shale deposits.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.


January 13, 2014

Afghanistan: A Distant War

Robert Nickelsberg (Photojournalist)

Journalist Robert Nickelsberg examines the history and legacies of war in Afghanistan through 25 years of photographs.

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


January 9, 2014

Displaced: Land Grabs and the Politics of Biofuels

Tania Murray Li (Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto)
Paul Gellert (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee)
LaShandra Sullivan (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College)

In this panel discussion, two anthropologists and a sociologist examined the often ugly politics of land associated with the global rise of biofuel production.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.


November 4, 2013

Hydofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know

Alex Prud’homme (Journalist)

Alex Prud’homme’s new book, Hydrofracking, explains both the complex science of fracking and the equally complex political and economic issues that surround it.

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 22, 2013

Food Sovereignty? Haiti and Beyond

Rose Edith Germain (Executive Director, Joined Hands for Community Liberation and Advancement)
Flavio Barbosa (Via Campesina Brazil Solidarity Dessalines Brigade)

In Haiti and Brazil, social movements have challenged agricultural policy by calling for “food sovereignty” –the democratic organization of the means of producing food.


October 21, 2013

The Local Cost of Global Goods: Pulitzer Fellows Report

Stephen Sapienza (News and Documentary Producer)
Linda Qiu (AB ’14)

Pulitzer Center grantees discuss their reporting on human impacts of mining and resource extraction


October 12, 2013

Fractured: A Public Discussion on Fracking and the Environment

Terry Evans (Photographer)
Margaret MacDonell (Argonne National Laboratory)
Rob Jackson (Duke University)
Alaka Wali (Field Museum)
Mike Ziri (Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

This panel discusses how hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has transformed America’s energy landscape.

Global Energies is a year-long program of public lectures, discussions, and film screenings presenting in-depth perspectives on the world's transforming energy landscape.