May 10, 2016

Rearming: America's New Nuclear Arsenal

Dan Sagalyn (PBS New Hour)
Jamie McIntyre (Al Jazeera America)

Journalists Dan Sagalyn and Jamie McIntyre discuss the Pentagon's plans for a trillion dollar upgrade of the US nuclear arsenal. The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series is a project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.


May 4, 2016

Global Thought in the Anthropocene – A Panel Discussion with Ursula Heise

Ursula Heise (Professor of English, UCLA)

In this CIS "Thinking Globally" event, Ursula Heise joins a panel of UChicago faculty to discuss the concept of the Anthropocene and its implications for global thought.

The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research.


February 2, 2016

Women's Leadership and International Relations

Federiga Bindi (Professor of Political Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Federiga Bindi discusses women's achievements in foreign policy and analyzes continued obstacles to women's leadership in international relations.

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


March 30, 2016

Interrogating the Security State

Joseph Masco (Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago)
Trevor Paglen (Independent Artist)

In this dialogue event, artist and geographer Trevor Paglen joins Joseph Masco in a conversation on global surveillance and the security state.

The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research


February 23, 2016

Masks, Missionaries, and Missionaries in Liberia (1925-60)

Christopher Steiner (Lucy C. McDannell Class of ’22 Professor of Art History, Connecticut College)

Christopher Steiner talks about his research on the construction of value and meaning in art through transnational exchange among missionaries and traders in 20th century Liberia.

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


December 2, 2015

Thinking Globally in Historical Studies: Prospects and Problems

Lynn Hunt (Professor of Modern European History, UCLA)

Lynn Hunt considers how historically-minded scholars are devising alternatives to nation-state histories, and discusses ways to incorporate the insights of social and cultural history into new global perspectives.

The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research


November 5, 2015 

Indoor Burning of Fossil Fuels: Impact on Global Health and Climate

Wiliam J. Martin (Dean and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Ohio State University College of Public Health)

Dr. Martin explains how the indoor burning of fossil fuels impacts the planet’s future climate and the respiratory health of about a third of the world’s population.


October 22, 2015

Reflections about Inequality and Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty (Professor, Paris School of Economics and EHESS)

A lecture and conversation with Thomas Piketty, a French economist and professor, whose work focuses on wealth and income inequality. 


October 20, 2015

Nepal and Labor Migration after the Earthquake

Anup Kaphle (Deputy Foreign Editor, Buzzfeed)

Journalist Anup Kaphle speaks on economic migrants from Nepal in the Gulf States.

The CIS 50th Anniversary Thinking Globally dialogue series brings together acclaimed scholars to discuss the global stakes and global scale of contemporary research