Laurell Kendall

Laurel Kendall

By Chris Amelung on December 3, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Education & Society, Fall 2021

Laurel Kendall, curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, delivered the Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions on“Gods and Things in Four Asian Places.” This presentation described a comparative project that became Kendall’s recently published book, Mediums and Magical Things. This event was sponsored by the Department of East Asian […]

Carlotta Gall

Carlotta Gall

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2021

In this discussion, titled “Understanding Afghanistan: Insights from the New York Times,” the New York Times’ Istanbul bureau chief, Carlotta Gall, shared insights about Afghanistan. She covered Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001 to 2011 and has since continued covering Middle East events. This event was sponsored by the Brown School and IPH’s Center for Human […]

Severine Autesserre

Severine Autesserre

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Education & Society, Spring 2021

Severine Autesserre, award-winning author, peace builder and researcher, spoke about her new book, The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World, which draws upon in-depth field research in twelve different conflict zones to challenge popular beliefs and scholarly ideas about war, peace, and conflict resolution. In The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre […]

Olympia Bekou and Leila Sadat

Olympia Bekou

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2021

Professor Olympia Bekou discussed how to overcome barriers to justice and achieve accountability in Liberia and beyond. The conversation was moderated by WashU Law Professor Leila Sadat. This event was sponsored by Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute,  International Law Society and the […]

Jason de Leon

Jason De Leon

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019, National Issues

The 2019 Holocaust Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Jason De León, professor of anthropology at UCLA, entitled ‘Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life andDeath along the U.S.-Mexico Border.’

Col Frank Sobchak

Col. Frank Sobchak

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

Retired Col. Frank Sobchak discussed lessons from the Iraq War. Col. Sobchak is co-author of the “U.S. Army in the Iraq War” report, the first U.S. government history of the war. This lecture was part of the Crisis & Conflict in Historical Perspective co-curricular initiative, which serves undergraduates considering careers in policy, as well as […]

Kishore Mahbubani with students

Kishore Mahbubani

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

This lecture examined the many dimensions of the U.S.-China geopolitical contest and provided some suggestions on how both America and China can handle this contest better.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Art & Architecture, Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

Acclaimed Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei joined Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator of the Kemper Art Museum, for a conversation on Ai’s wide-ranging and critical practice. The newly expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis reopened to the public on Sept. 28, 2019 with […]

Wesley Bell

Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell’s recent upset of Robert McCulloch’s 28-year-run as St. Louis County Prosecutor was a stunning victory for the underdog running on a platform to reform its criminal justice system. This January, Bell became the first African American prosecutor in St. Louis County history. The son of a police officer, Bell’s resume includes […]