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.
February 6, 2014
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.
December 6, 2013
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.
October 18, 2013
Published Date:August 19, 2013
Journalism professor Nancy Benson, appearing in this month's Illinois International, discusses Al-Jazeera's entrance into the U.S. market.
August 19, 2013
Published Date:June 19, 2013
Prof. Rini Bhattacharya Mehta spoke with News Bureau news editor Dusty Rhodes about the status of women in India, and another new law toughening penalties on a broader range of sexual assaults.
June 19, 2013