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."
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.
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.
Prof. Carol Leff discusses the protests Ukraine that have resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.
The Winter Olympics are Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. Illinois history chair Diane Koenker, an expert on the Soviet Union and modern Russia, knows Sochi well from research for her recent book “Club Red,” which chronicled the history of the Soviet vacation system, of which Sochi was the crown jewel. She spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.