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 William Langewiesche and James Fallows, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat.
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 25, 2012The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads
Austrian Consul General Thomas Schnöll will assess the broad effects of the monetary union's biggest monetary crisis since it was formed in 1999.
January 12, 2012All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
Human rights lawyer and diplomat David Scheffer will provide new insights into the continuing struggle for international justice.
November 8, 2011Climate Refugees - Film Screening & Discussion
November 8 — An encore screening of Michael Nash's documentary on the "human face of climate change."
November 3, 2011Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea
November 3 — Journalist Peter Eichstaedt explores the links between the pirates, global financiers, and extremists who control southern Somalia and whose influence extends well beyond the country's borders.
October 18, 2011Human Terrain - Film Screening & Discussion
WATCH VIDEO – An examination of the controversial US strategy of embedding academics with combat troops to win over the hearts and minds of the Iraqi and Afghan people.
May 5, 2011Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach
Professor Martha Nussbaum discusses the Capabilities Approach to assessing human development.
April 14, 2011Venezuela Speaks!
Carlos Martinez gives a bottom-up account of Venezuela's bloodless uprising and reorganization.
April 7, 2011Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics
Political Science professor John Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft.
March 15, 2011Islamist Movements Across the Globe: Re-Examining Vocabularies in the Public Sphere
Journalist Ahmed Rashid and professor Ebrahim Moosa discuss the often overlooked social and political context of Islamist movements in South Asia.
February 24, 2011What is Red in Hungary's 2010 Red Sludge Disaster?
Sociologist Zsuzsa Gille places the toxic spill and political reactions to it in context of Hungary's postsocialist transition and the rise of a peculiar right wing party.