Prof. Wenfang Tang & Prof. Brian Lai, December 4, 2012

“China’s Leadership Transition” Watch the program here. The world has been watching with interest the recent 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) because it will bring in a new generation of leaders who will likely rule the world’s second largest economy, the most populous country, and the largest authoritarian state forContinue reading “Prof. Wenfang Tang & Prof. Brian Lai, December 4, 2012”

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”

German Zarate-Durier, October 8, 2012

“Free Trade Agreements’ Impact on Colombians” Watch the program here. German is an International Peacemaker from Colombia and a peace and justice activist.  His efforts focus on the promotion of human rights. He works with social justice organizations, especially those devoted to victims of violence, and with the Presbyterian Accompaniment Program for Peace. Based onContinue reading “German Zarate-Durier, October 8, 2012”

William M. Reisigner, May 3, 2012

“Putin’s Re-election and Russia’s Political Future” No video available. Although re-elected handily, Vladimir Putin faces steeper challenges than ever. He must modernize Russia’s economy and society while holding together the political regime he has forged. Can he do it, and what will his efforts mean for Russia’s role in world affairs? William M. Reisinger isContinue reading “William M. Reisigner, May 3, 2012”

Ambassador Stephen Rapp, April 3, 2012

“Diplomacy for Global Justice: The Tools for Establishing Truth, Accountability, and Reconciliation After the Commission of Mass Atrocities” No video available. Stephen J. Rapp of Iowa is Ambassador-at-Large, heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State. He was appointed by President Obama, confirmed by the Senate, and assumed his dutiesContinue reading “Ambassador Stephen Rapp, April 3, 2012”