May 7, 2015

Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods (Journalist)

Journalist Chris Woods examines the US military's secretive, controversial and expanded use of armed drones.

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


April 23, 2015

Empire of Chaos: Climate Change and the Political Ecology of American Power

Christian Parenti (Investigative Journalist)

Christian Parenti, contributing editor at The Nation, follows up on his book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence."


April 13, 2015

Towards a Theory of Energy Access

Daniel Kammen (Professor of Energy, University of California Berkeley)

Renewable energy expert Daniel Kammen discusses prospects for energy sustainability and equality.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


April 6, 2015

Russia’s Real Stakes in Ukraine

David Satter (Investigative Journalist)

Journalist and Russia expert David Satter discusses the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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


February 12, 2015

Greeting the Dead: Managing Solitary Existence in Japan

Anne Allison (Professor of Anthropology, Duke University)

Anne Allison (Ph.D. '86) discusses the precarity of life and death in contemporary Japan.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


February 4, 2015

The Challenge of Inequality in Mexico

Fausto Hernandez (Professor of Economics at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute–Notre Dame)
Guillermo Trejo (Associate Professor of Political Science, Notre Dame)
Gerardo Esquivel (Profesor at the Centro de Estudios Económicos of El Colegio de México)
Luís Felipe López-Calva (Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor, The World Bank)

Panelists to reflect on the problems and challenges that inequality poses in contemporary Mexico.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


January 29, 2015

Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago

Laurence Ralph (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University)

Laurence Ralph examines survival and hardship on Chicago's West Side.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


January 15, 2015

After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

Jessica Greenberg (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

Jessica Greenberg sheds light on the challenges and experiences that follow revolutionary change.

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


November 18, 2014

The Creation of Hard and Soft Currencies: Historical Roots of Present Inequalities in Africa

Toby Green (Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, King’s College London)

Toby Green discusses the roots of present inequalities in the intersection of African economic history and world economic history.

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


November 17, 2014

Eastern Communism and the Politics of the Global South

Vijay Prashad (Professor of International Studies, Trinity College)

Vijay Prashad discusses political responses to inequality in the developing world.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


October 28, 2014

Meeting China’s Environmental Crisis: Religion’s Unlikely Role

Liu Jianqiang (Editor, ChinaDialogue)
Gary Marcuse (Director of Waking the Green Tiger)
Sim Chi Yin (Beijing-based photojournalist)
Ian Johnson (Journalist associated with Loyola University Chicago)
Mary Evelyn Tucker (Co-director, Yale University’s Forum on Religion and Ecology)
Dali Yang (Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago)

Experts discussed environmental issues in China and the place of religion in responding to the nation's environmental challenges

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


October 22, 2014

Expulsions: Complexity and Brutality in the Global Economy

Saskia Sassen (Professor of Sociology, Columbia University)

Acclaimed sociologist Saskia Sassen examines predatory economic forms and their social and environmental impacts.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


October 14, 2014

Protesting Inequality: Occupy & Beyond

Marina Sitrin (Author, Lawyer and Organizer)
W.J.T. Mitchell (Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago)

Marina Sitrin and W.J.T. Mitchell discussed the current conditions of social protest around the world.

The “Global (In)Equalities” series investigates the character and experience of inequality today.


October 13, 2014

India Votes: Making Free and Fair Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy

Navin B. Chawla (Former Chief Election Comissioner of India)

Navin Chawla reviewed the Election Commission’s role in facilitating participation, regulating conduct and safeguarding the process against violence, and promoting impartial administration.

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