World Issues

Prof. Wendy Lower with panelists

Are conditions improving or worsening in Ukraine? Acclaimed historian and Holocaust specialist Wendy Lower offered her insights in two public forums during a visit earlier this month to Kiev, the country's capital.

Lower, who serves as CMC's John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow, and director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, talked to media and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Seduction of Propaganda: Mass Violence in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st Centuries." 

John Roth

Remarks made by John K. Roth, CMC Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, on April 10, 2015

Adam Michnik discusses the political climate in Eastern Europe with a large Athenaeum group

The revolutionary changes of the 1990s -- the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Polish Solidarity movement's sweeping influence across the Soviet bloc -- are far from secure today, Adam Michnik told a large audience Tuesday night in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

Prof. Jack Pitney was a guest on KCAL 9's Jan. 18 morning broadcast.

President Obama’s proposed changes on Friday to the federal surveillance programs means that, for the average citizen, everyday life “continues as usual,” says Jack Pitney, who was a guest on KCAL’s morning news broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 18. Pitney, the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, was interviewed by KCAL anchor Suzie Suh, a day after Obama’s announced changes toward some aspects of the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records.

To renew Russia’s status and influence in regional and global politics “and make the Russian Federation a great power again,” Russian President Vladimir Putin challenges and subverts “America’s posture and interests, relying on three main components,” writes Ilai Saltzman, in an op-ed for yesterday’s Los Angeles Times.

Professor Roderic Camp Professor Roderic Camp

"Don't let 'the best' be the enemy of 'the good' " -- that was Roy Prosterman's advice to students, faculty, and entrepreneurs during yesterday's gathering of past recipients of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership to discuss obstacles and lessons learned in their work.

Is Europe facing an economic crisis? For economist and author Guy Sorman, this is a familiar question.

“Europe has always been in crisis,” Sorman told a lunchtime audience at the Athenaeum earlier this week. “In fact, I cannot remember when there hasn’t been a crisis.”

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