March 17, 2011

The Japan Nuclear Crisis and the Future of Nuclear Power

With James F. Stubbins, Ph.D. (Department Head and Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois), and , and Rizwan Uddin, Ph.D. (Professor, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois)

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February 03, 2011

China's International Relations

With David M. Lampton, Ph.D. (Dean of Faculty; the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies; Director of the China Studies Program, Johns Hopkins, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies)

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November 16, 2010

Current Events in Afghanistan

With Nushin Arbabzadah (Journalist; Visiting Scholar, Center for India and South Asia, International Institute, University of California Los Angeles)

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October 29, 2010

Vietnam: Rising Dragon

The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community. Yet beneath these sweeping developments lurks an authoritarian political system that complicates the nation’s apparent renaissance. In Vietnam: Rising Dragon, experienced journalist Bill Hayton looks at the costs of change in Vietnam and questions whether this rising Asian power is really heading toward capitalism and democracy.

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October 07, 2010

The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land

With Gardner Bovington, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures; Associate Professor, Political Science, Indiana University)

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