Global Viewpoint

Global Viewpoint

  • 8/28/2014
    Sept. 1 marks 75 years since Germany invaded Poland, beginning WW II, and historians still debate what caused the German people to follow the Nazis into conquest and the Holocaust. Prof. Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany, has written several books based in part on the letters and diaries of average Germans, from before and through Nazi rule and the war. He spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.
  • 8/6/2014
    Anthropology Prof. Ellen Moodie spent much of the 1990s and early 2000s collecting stories of violence and crime in El Salvador’s capital city following the country’s civil war. She has continued to follow the conditions there, as well as in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras, the other primary sources of these immigrants. Moodie spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.
  • 7/11/2014
    This summer marks 100 years since the start of World War I, sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (above). Prof. John Vasquez, an expert on war and peace and crisis diplomacy, spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain about "The Great War."
  • 5/30/2014Matt VanderZalm writer Matt VanderZalm by Matt VanderZalm published by Matt VanderZalm
    Prof. Ashwini Chhatre discusses the results of the elections in India, which declared Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi the next Prime Minister in May.
  • 5/13/2014
    Although maternal and child death rates have declined in many countries in recent years, the U.S. is among eight nations in which these rates have increased over the past decade, according to a report published May 2 in the medical journal The Lancet. Prof. Karen Tabb Dina discusses the report with News Bureau social work editor Sharita Forrest.