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 email@example.com.
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 Discussed 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
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.