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.
April 22, 2013The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
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
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
February 12, 2013Extractive Industries: Global Goods, Local Costs
A discussion with two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantees.
January 31, 2013Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania
A conversation with freelance journalist, Dimiter Kenarov
January 14, 2013Social and Biological Impacts of Rising Seas and Reduced Lake Levels
An evening at the Shedd Aquarium with some of the world's experts on the effect of changing water levels on Chicago and the globe.
December 3, 2012CANCELED - Transatlantic Relationship after the US-Presidential Election: A New Path or Business as Usual?
Harald Leibrecht - Member of German Parliament and Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the Federal Foreign Office
October 23, 2012The Caucasus Region at the Geopolitical and Security Crossroads
Sergey Markedonov, visiting fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies Russia and Eurasia Program
October 17, 2012After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Douglas Foster, Associate Professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism