"The Cholera Pandemic and 19th Century Japanese Culture"
Lecture by Susan Burns, Professor in the History Department, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East European and R
"Local and Global Public Health Links: Preparation for an Influenza Pandemic"
Dr. Nicole Cohen, Medical Director, Acute Disease Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for Ea
"Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq"
Atlantic Monthly editor James Fallows discusses his new book, based on his award-winning series of articles for the magazine. Fallows analyzes the decision-making behind the Iraq war, and argues that the administration didn't fail to plan — it just ignored the plans of its own experts. Fallows also places the war within the larger context of the war on terror, arguing that the Iraqi ventu
"Monsters to Destroy: Bush's War on Terror and Sin"
A talk by Ira Chernus, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder on his book, Monsters to Destroy. In an ambitious effort to clarify a complicated issue, Ira Chernus tackles the question of why U.S. foreign policy aimed at building national strength and security ha
"Youth in Low-Income Communities in Rio de Janeiro: Education and Job Prospects"
A talk by Malcolm Bush, President of the Woodstock Institute. From the International Child Welfare Conference, co-sponsored by The Center for International Studies' Norman Wait Harris Fund, School of Social Service Administration, SSA International Social W
Symposium: One Hundred Years of All-India Muslim League - "Shibli and Early Years of Muslim League"
A talk by I.A. Zilli, Aligarh Muslim University. Sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.Author(s):
Symposium: One Hundred Years of All-India Muslim League - Keynote Address: "A Sentimental Essay in T
A talk by C.M. Naim, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.Author(s):
"Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran"
A talk by Danny Postel, Senior Editor of openDemocracy, an online global magazine of politics & culture. The Iran depicted in the headlines is a rogue state ruled by ever-more-defiant Islamic fundamentalists. Yet inside the borders, an unheralded transformation of a wholly different political bent is occurring. A "liberal renaissance," as one Iranian thinker terms it, is emerging in Iran, a
"Self: Myth, Delusion, Fiction, or Prerequisite?"
A talk by Richard Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of New Mexico. From the South Asia Seminar.
"A Folding Chair, an Easy-Chair or a Director's Chair for Indian Philosophy? An Examination of the V
A talk by Ashok Aklujkar, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. From the South Asia Seminar.
"An Evening of Russian Music with the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra"
The Orchestra is comprised of Russian domras and balalaikas, accordions, bayans, woodwinds, and percussion. This program ranges from traditional folk songs and dances to well-known works of Tchaikovsky and Glinka. Victor Gorodinsky, director; also featuring soprano soloist Jackie King. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studie
"Poetry Reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko"
Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College, the Committee on Jewish Studies, the Program in Poetry and Poetics, the Russian Studies Workshop, the Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languag
"Militarization of U.S. Foreign Relations with Latin America: Prospects for Change"
A panel discussion with: Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group; Joy Olson, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America; Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Center for International Policy. From the Latin American Briefing Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Internati
"Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their
A conversation between Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, and Susan Thistlethwaite, President of Chicago Theological Seminary. In her book Failing America's Faithful, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend issues a spiritual call to arms to those who feel like her that today's churches—Catholic and Protes
"Labor Rights: The Case of Ciudad Juarez"
A talk by Bertha Lujan, Secretaria del Trabajo, Gobierno "Legitimo" de México (de Andrés Manuel López Obrador), former Controlora, Cd. de México (2000-2006), and lead organizer of Frente Auténtico del Trabajo. From the Human Rights in Mexico Series. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, th
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
"The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor"
Lecture by journalist William Langewiesche. In his book The Atomic Bazaar, Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning global threat of nuclear weapons production. As more unstable and undeveloped nations find ways of acquiring the ultimate arms, the stakes of state-sponsored nuclear activity have soared to frightening heigh
“United States Energy Policy and Oil Alternatives”
A panel featuring James Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation; former Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation; Cofounder, Eos Technologies; Roger H. Bezdek, President of Management Information Services, Inc.; former Special Advisor on Energy in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury; and Vito A. Stagliano, Director of Research at t
"Venezuelan Government Perspective on the Future of Petroleum"
A talk by His Excellency Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the U.S. Session 6 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicag
"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?"
A talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha