Global Viewpoint

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

Prof. Nancy Benson discusses Al-Jazeera's entrance to the U.S.

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.

Published Date: August 19, 2013

Prof. Rini Bhattacharya Mehta discusses violence against women in India

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.

Published Date: June 19, 2013