Global Viewpoint

Dr. Maimouna Barro discusses the recent conference on West Africa at Illinois

Published Date:March 27, 2013

Maimouna Barro (above), associate director of the Center for African Studies, discusses themes covered in the conference "Peace Building in West Africa: Looking for Answers," held recently at Illinois.

Published Date: March 27, 2013


Professor Damarys Canache discusses Venezuela's future

Published Date:January 14, 2013

Professor Damarys Canache discusses Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's (above) health issues and their potential impact on the future of the Latin American nation prior to his death March 5.

Published Date: January 14, 2013


Professor Ken Cuno discusses the recent protests and referendum vote in Egypt

Published Date:December 17, 2012

UI History Professor Ken Cuno discusses the recent protests in Egypt against President Muhammad Mursi (above, courtesy UK) and the constitutional referendum which began Dec. 15.

Published Date: December 17, 2012


EUC Director Bryan Endres discusses the European Union winning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Author: Craig Chamberlain

Published Date:October 22, 2012

European Union Center Director Bryan Endres, discusses the EU receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in an interview with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.

Published Date: October 22, 2012


Professor Ned O'Gorman examines the Cold War and the standoffs with the Soviet Union and now, Iran

Author: Craig Chamberlain

Published Date:October 8, 2012

Nuclear war seemed a very real possibility 50 years ago this month, as the U.S. confronted the Soviet Union over its placement of nuclear missiles in communist and (above) Fidel Castro-led Cuba. Prof. Ned O'Gorman examined the strategic Cold War thinking of key U.S. leaders during the decade prior to the Cuban crisis in his recent book "Spirits of the Cold War." O'Gorman discusses this confrontation, and the modern example in Iran, in an interview with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.

Published Date: October 8, 2012