Kelsey Frisk, Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Indigenous Struggles: A Sámi Perspective” Watch this program The Finno-Ugric Sámi people of northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland are the only indigenous population to be recognized and protected in Scandinavia. Sámi people have inhabited Fenno-Scandinavia for over ten thousand years. But the combined forces of climate change, technology, increased industrial activity, and land-loss have led toContinue reading “Kelsey Frisk, Thursday, February 12, 2015”

William Reisinger, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Vladimir: Russia’s Future Between East and West” Watch this program Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for rebel forces in eastern Ukraine challenge European security and raise questions about what might come next. The answers lie with President Vladimir Putin, who holds an uncommon degree of personal controlContinue reading “William Reisinger, Wednesday, January 28, 2015”

Margaret Mills, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

“From Soviet Supremacy to Major Restructuring: Health Care Issues in Russia Today” Watch this program Russia is going through a health care crisis.  Population decline, re-emerging infectious diseases, a growing HIV/AIDs epidemic, tobacco and alcohol-related deaths, low life expectancy and declining birth rates are plaguing the nation.  Individual attitudes toward “health” and social responses to reducedContinue reading “Margaret Mills, Wednesday, December 10, 2014”

Alan Riach, Thursday, October 2, 2014

“Reflections on Scottish Literature, Nationalism, Referendum, & Recent Elections” Watch this program The distinction of Scotland in literary identity was claimed in the 1920s by Hugh MacDiarmid as the rebuilding of political sovereignty in the country. Now, almost a hundred years later, the independence referendum focuses our attention on the relations of artistic exploration andContinue reading “Alan Riach, Thursday, October 2, 2014”

Chris Anderson, Elena Osinskaya & Jill Anderson, April 23, 2014

“Regional Views of Ukraine’s Current Crisis”  Watch the program here. The most urgent issue in international diplomacy continues to be the developing crisis in Ukraine.  policy makers and analysts around the world anxiously await developments to what some fear could become the largest forced annexation of European countries since the fall of the Soviet Union. Continue reading “Chris Anderson, Elena Osinskaya & Jill Anderson, April 23, 2014”

Diana Rus, February 12, 2013

“Romanian Reflections on the EU” Watch the program here. In February 1992 the Maastricht Treaty laid the groundwork for what would soon become the European Union. From the very beginning, the EU rapidly became one of the largest and most influential intergovernmental unions in the world, and in 2013, twenty years on from its establishment,Continue reading “Diana Rus, February 12, 2013”

Former Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, November 14, 2012

“The Eurozone Debt Crisis” Watch the program here. The current euro zone debt crisis centers on Germany and is an existential crisis about European Union political integration. Chancellor Angela Merkel explained that “if the Euro falls, Europe falls.” She described the challenge as “the most difficult since the Second World War.”  The Eurocrisis is reminiscentContinue reading “Former Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, November 14, 2012”

Dr. Anel Okic & Dr. Nina Jovanovic, October 24, 2012

“Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Small Country with a Big Government” Watch the program here. Bosnia and Herzegovina and its capital city of Sarajevo, often called the European Jerusalem, has the most diverse demographic and political structure in Europe, and perhaps of any other country in the world. Placed in heart of the Balkan Peninsula inContinue reading “Dr. Anel Okic & Dr. Nina Jovanovic, October 24, 2012”

Wojciech Przyblyski, April 6, 2012

Wojciech Przblyski “The Political Scene in V4 Countries and the Perception of the USA” Watch the program here. As President of the Res Publica Foundation (and Editor-in-Chief of the Res Publica Nowa Quarterly), Mr. Wojciech Przyblyski belongs to the Free Speech Partnership, a network of editors from intellectual and cultural journals in former Soviet Republics established to undertakeContinue reading “Wojciech Przyblyski, April 6, 2012”