Global Viewpoint

Prof. Karen Tabb Dina discusses report on mother and child mortality rates

Published Date:May 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.

Published Date: May 13, 2014


Prof. Carol Leff discusses the protests in Ukraine

Published Date:February 21, 2014

Prof. Carol Leff discusses the protests Ukraine that have resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Published Date: February 21, 2014


Prof. Diane Koenker discusses Russia and the 2014 Olympics site, Sochi

Published Date:February 6, 2014

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.

Published Date: February 6, 2014


Prof. Teresa Barnes reflects on Nelson Mandela

Published Date:December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela died Dec. 5 at age 95. Teresa Barnes is a professor of southern African history at Illinois who lived and taught in neighboring Zimbabwe during the decade prior to Mandela’s release from prison in 1990, then spent most of the next two decades in South Africa, through the transition from apartheid and Mandela’s presidency. She spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.

Published Date: December 6, 2013


Assistant Director of International Health and Safety Bo White discusses how students can stay safe abroad

Published Date:October 18, 2013

Bo White, Illinois assistant director of international health and safety, discusses the effect of travel warnings and government shutdowns, as well as how to keep students safe abroad.

Published Date: October 18, 2013