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Center for Global Studies

The lectures below are but a subset of lectures from the archives of the Center for Global Studies. If your current computing environment lacks the software to play a lecture, please consider installing a media player from one of the following sources:

Selected Lectures

The Food vs. Fuel Debate: Food Security and International Policy

Series The Global Demand for Biofuels Workshop
Delivered June 19, 2008
Speaker(s) Professor Burton E. Swanson
Keywords Food security, globalization, biofuels, global economy
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/CGS/CGS-V-2008-3/CGS-V-2008-3.rm
Related Materials Audio only available at http://media01.atlas.uiuc.edu/cgs/cgs-v-2008-3/cgs-v-2008-3.mp3.

 

Greenhouse Gas Effects of Global Biofuel Expansion

Series Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security
Delivered May 13, 2008
Speaker(s) Tim Searchinger
Keywords Sustainable development, biofuel, global climate change
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour, 11 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/CGS/CGS-V-2008-1/tim_searchinger.rm

 

Teach-In for Global Climate Change

Please note: The first few minutes of this presentation were not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Delivered January 30, 2008
Speaker(s) Michael Schlesinger, Andrew Leakey and William Sullivan
Sponsoring Unit(s) Center for Global Studies, ETSI
Keywords Climate change, global studies, environmental education
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/cgs/cgs-v-2008-1/CGS-V-2008-1.rm

 

Nukes in a Globalizing World

Series CAS/MillerComm
Delivered November 1, 2007
Speaker(s) Pervez Hoodbhoy, Professor of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam
Sponsoring Unit(s) Center for Advanced Study, ACDIS
Keywords Nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, nuclear terrorism, globalization
Initiative Security
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Web Address http://willmedia.will.uiuc.edu/ramgen/CAS/MillerComm2007-11-01.rv

 

The Future of Energy Use in the US and the World

Series Prisms of Globalization
Delivered Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Speaker(s) David N. Ruzic
Keywords Energy use, globalization, economic development
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/cgs/cgs-v-2007-1/cgs-v-2007-1.rm

 

Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of the Religious Law of Islam

Series CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series
Delivered September 5, 2007
Speaker(s) Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Sponsoring Unit(s) Center for Advanced Study
Keywords Islam, secular law, religious reform
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Web Address http://willmedia.will.uiuc.edu/ramgen/CAS/cas2007-09-05.rv
Related Materials More information on Professor An-Na'im can be found Emory Law.

 

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Weapons of Mass Disruption?

Series Illinois International
Delivered March 19, 2007
Speaker(s) Former US Ambassador Tom Hubbard
Keywords Globalization, Nuclear disarmament, North Korea
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Google Video
Running Time 29 minutes
Web Address http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6872166785475076272

 

Breakdown of the Doha Round of WTO Trade Negotiations:
The Roles of Agricultural Protectionism in the United States and the European Union

Series Prisms of Globalization
Delivered March 15, 2007
Speaker(s) Professor Robert Thompson
Sponsoring Unit(s) Center for Global Studies
Keywords Agriculture, United States, European Union, WTO
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 58 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen//globalstudies/las-v-2007-4/smil/gs20070315_thompson.smil

 

The Rise of China and India and the Future Balance of Power in Asia

Series Prisms of Globalization Lecture
Delivered March 8, 2007
Speaker(s) Baladas Ghoshal
Keywords China, India, Asia, power
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 58 minutes
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen//globalstudies/las-v-2007-3/smil/gs20070308_ghoshal.smil

 

U.S. Immigration Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century

Delivered October 18, 2006
Speaker(s) Susan Forbes Martin, Executive Director of Institute for the Study of International Migration
Sponsoring Unit(s) Global Studies Initiative
Keywords immigration, policy, United States
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format SMIL
Running Time 1 hour
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/globalstudies/fall2006/smil/gs20061018_martin.smil

 

Energy and Global Environmental Change

Series Global Studies Initiative
Delivered April 19, 2006
Speaker(s) John McNeill, Professor of Global History, Georgetown University
Sponsoring Unit(s) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Keywords Energy, oil, environment, natural resources, science, globalization, sustainability.
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1:17:27
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/globalstudies/spring2006/smil/gs20060419_mcneill.smil
Related Materials Videography and streaming video courtesy of ATLAS: Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences, College of LAS, UIUC.

 

Criminal Trafficking and Slavery: The Dark Side of Global and Regional Migration, Part 9

Series 2006 Joint Area Centers Symposium
Delivered Saturday, February 25 2006
Speaker(s) Gale Summerfield; Phil Williams; Paul Diehl
Keywords Criminal trafficking, human slavery, transnational crime
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Quicktime
Running Time 1 hour
Web Address http://www.cgs.uiuc.edu/video/jacs/ts09sum2.mov

 

Criminal Trafficking and Slavery: A Global Problem

Series 2006 CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series
Delivered Thursday, February 23, 2006
Speaker(s) Susan Forbes Martin
Keywords Human Trafficking; Slavery; Global Migration
Initiative Social / Policy
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1 hour
Web Address http://willmedia.will.uiuc.edu/ramgen/cas/cas060223.rv

 

Intolerance

Series Global Studies Initiative
Delivered September 21, 2005
Speaker(s) Rajmohan Gandhi, Director of Global Crossroads and Visiting Professor at Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UIUC
Sponsoring Unit(s) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Keywords Intolerance, culture, diversity, globalization, international, ethinicity, gender, discrimination, Islam.
Initiative Culture / Humanities
File Format Real Media
Running Time 1:06:23
Web Address http://atlas-real.atlas.uiuc.edu:8080/ramgen/globalstudies/fall2005/smil/gs20050921_ghandi.smil
Related Materials Videography and streaming video courtesy of ATLAS: Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences, College of LAS, UIUC. Global Studies Initiative