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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 apgraan@uchicago.edu.

UPCOMING

January 15, 2015

After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

Anthropologist Jessica Greenberg sheds light on the challenges and experiences that follow revolutionary change.

March 1, 2015

Ghosts of Amistad - Film Screening and Q&A with Marcus Rediker

A documentary on the legacies of the Amistad Rebellion and the slave trade in Sierra Leone

PREVIOUSLY


November 12, 2013

Justice Interrupted: The Past and Future of Democracy Movements in the Middle East

Historian Elizabeth F. Thompson Discussed the Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East

October 21, 2013

The 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, 2013

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

Professor Andrei Lankov discussed life and politics in contemporary North Korea.

April 15, 2013

Money 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, 2013

Above 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, 2013

Legitimate Target: A Criteria Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Amos Guiora, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

February 12, 2013

Extractive Industries: Global Goods, Local Costs

A discussion with two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantees.

January 31, 2013

Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania

A conversation with freelance journalist, Dimiter Kenarov

January 14, 2013

Social 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, 2012

CANCELED - 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