The World Beyond the Headlines
Speakers at past World Beyond the Headlines events include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalists Neil MacFarquhar and James Fallows, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
The current schedule is posted quarterly here on the CIS website. Registration is recommended to ensure seating. Questions, comments, or suggestions for future World Beyond the Headlines events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 18, 2014Journalism in a Land of Few Facts
A Conversation with Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief
February 11, 2014The Syria Dilemma: A Conversation with Danny Postel, Afri Jalabi and Bernardine Dohrn
Three longtime writers and activists will discuss the origins and contours of the Syrian conflict and recent international efforts in solidarity with the Syrian people.
February 5, 2014The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide
As attention turns to Russia and the Sochi Olympics, come hear Ambassador Ian Kelly discuss US-Russia relations.
January 13, 2014Afghanistan: A Distant War
Journalist Robert Nickelsberg examines the history and legacies of war in Afghanistan through 25 years of photographs.
November 12, 2013Justice Interrupted: The Past and Future of Democracy Movements in the Middle East
Historian Elizabeth F. Thompson Discusses the Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East
October 21, 2013The Local Cost of Global Goods: Pulitzer Fellows Report
Pulitzer Center grantee Steve Sapienza and student fellow Linda Qiu (AB '14) discuss their reporting on human impacts of mining and resource extraction.
April 22, 2013The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
April 22 - Professor Andrei Lankov discussed life and politics in contemporary North Korea.
April 15, 2013Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link or Why We Need a Monetary Ecosystem
April 15 - Dr. Stefan Brunnhuber discussed the system of central banks and argued for a "monetary ecosystem" of multiple currencies.
April 11, 2013Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-and Why America Should Listen
Journalist Peter Eichstaedt described his encounters with Afghans from all walks of life, and what we can learn from them.
February 25, 2013Legitimate Target: A Criteria Based Approach to Targeted Killing
Amos Guiora, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah