Robert Naiman, May 2, 2013

“A Critique of the U.S. Drone Strike Policy” Watch the program here. Since the beginning of the War on Terror, the U.S. has used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to remotely target enemy militants. In recent years these attacks have escalated; hundreds of non-combatants have died in countries which are not formally at war with theContinue reading “Robert Naiman, May 2, 2013”

Clary Salandy, April 22, 2012

“Building Community Through the Caribbean Carnival Arts” Watch the program here. Carnival parades have always been vibrant, exciting displays of the visual arts and music in dynamic motion.  New carnival traditions have been created as people have emigrated to other countries, including Canada, Great Britain, the US, Germany, and the Netherlands, to name just a few. Continue reading “Clary Salandy, April 22, 2012”

Prof. Ron McMullen, April 17, 2013

“WikiLeaks and its Impact on U.S. Diplomacy” Watch the program here. In early 2010, WikiLeaks, a non-profit whistleblower organization, began releasing classified U.S. diplomatic cables. By the end of 2011, over 250,000 cables had been leaked, constituting the largest security breach in U.S. State Department history. The cables were widely disseminated and provoked significant criticismContinue reading “Prof. Ron McMullen, April 17, 2013”

Peter Eichstaedt, April 9, 2013

“Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives” Watch the program here. Once international forces finally vacate Afghanistan in 2014, the hope for the country will lie solely with its people. Peter Eichstaedt’s new book, “Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak about Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-and Why America Should Listen”, illuminatesContinue reading “Peter Eichstaedt, April 9, 2013”

Dr. Paul Greenough, April 4, 2013

“The Rise, Fall & Rise of International Studies on College Campuses” Watch the program here. The international landscape is one of constant change. Universities and scholars must adapt to meet the challenges of this ever-shifting international scene. Dr. Greenough will address changes and trends in the development of international studies programs. Dr. Paul Greenough isContinue reading “Dr. Paul Greenough, April 4, 2013”

Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek, March 5, 2013

“SANTOS: The Virtual Soldier” Watch the program here. Santos® is a computer program developed over the past 10 years by a large team of researchers at the Virtual Soldier Research Center at the University of Iowa. It is a human simulator that aids in the reduction of load for the US Marines, tests new equipment,Continue reading “Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek, March 5, 2013”

Prof. Ahmed E. Souaiaia, March 25, 2013

“The Arab Spring: Syria & Bahrain” Video unavailable. The protests and demonstrations which began in Tunisia in December 2010 have swept across the Arab world, causing the overthrow of numerous governments and the transformation of societies. Professor Souaiaia will provide an overview of the transformative events of the Arab Spring, discussing the difference between theContinue reading “Prof. Ahmed E. Souaiaia, March 25, 2013”

Dr. Viraj P. Thacker, March 14, 2013

“Perspectives on the Myth of Prosperity” Watch the program here. Globalization creates some major imbalances in a world system increasingly based on market economics. The economic state of Third World nations remains extremely unsatisfactory, with very little “trickling down” to the poor majority. One third of the world ‘s poor are only getting poorer. Dr.Continue reading “Dr. Viraj P. Thacker, March 14, 2013”

Chaden Djalali, February 26, 2013

“Education Under Fire In Iran” Watch the program here. Members of  the Baha’i Faith in Iran have been the victims of relentless religious persecution. After the 1979 Revolution, the new Islamic government fired Bahá’í professors from all universities and expelled Bahá’í students. In response to these serious violations of human rights, the Baha’i community established the Baha’i InstituteContinue reading “Chaden Djalali, February 26, 2013”

Prof. Jerry Schnoor, February 19, 2013

“The Global Environment and Climate Change” Watch the program here. Humanity must collectively come to terms with the fact that global climate change has already arrived. The question that must now be answered is what can mankind do about it? Jerry Schnoor, who holds the Henry S. Allen Chair of Engineering at the University ofContinue reading “Prof. Jerry Schnoor, February 19, 2013”

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”

Frank Vogl, January 30, 2013

“The Challenges of Global Corruption” Watch the program here. In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now the leading global anti-corruption non-governmental organization, present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Frank Vogl, aContinue reading “Frank Vogl, January 30, 2013”