I’ll try to send these out each month. Below is a listing of all the times our faculty or alumni were mentioned in the media this month.
Military intervention, as regrettable and complicated as it may be, is the only way to stop Assad’s killing machine. This is what most Syrians are demanding from the international community. If we truly believe in the right to self-determination, then we are morally obligated to listen to them.
“I think it’s really a story of not believing that there were limits of race and gender,” Rice said of her success in an interview with TIME magazine.
The Globalist: Asia (9/24/13)
Assistant Professor Cullen Hendrix joins the program to discuss Chinese investment in food production in other middle income and developing countries.
President Obama spoke to the UN General Assembly today. Nader Hashemi and Helena Cobban, dissect the speech and his policies for the Mideast. Plus, Anne Sweeney of Heshima, Kenya tells how she thinks the terror attack in Kenya will impact the country’s refugees.
Iranian Experts on Rouhani’s U.N. Speech (9/24/2013)
We begin with the meeting that did not happen between President Obama and Iran’s President Rouhani at the U.N. because it was apparently vetoed by Iran’s Supreme Leader. First Dr. Trita Parsi, the co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council joins us to discuss the Iranian leader’s speech to the U.N., and then we will discuss it further with Nader Hashemi the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver.
NPS drone debate centers on human vs. machine (9/25/2013)
A heated discussion over the ethical use of drones took place Monday, a few hundred feet from where the latest robot technology is being developed.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Glasgow Hall was transformed into a standoff between two heavyweights in the controversial topic, journalist Joshua Foust and academic Heather M. Roff.
The weapon of choice (9/28/2013)
But history suggests that, for most protest movements, violence is counterproductive: those that turn the other cheek, opting for civil disobedience, sit-ins and strikes rather than armed retaliation, tend to do best. Erica Chenoweth of the University of Denver and Maria Stephan of America’s State Department analysed protests designed to remove governments, expel occupiers or win secession between 1900 and 2006. From 1960 onwards, they found, “non-violent resistance has become more frequent and more successful, whereas violent campaigns are becoming less frequent and increasingly less successful.”
Does international law bar bombing Assad? (9/28/2013)
Tom Farer is an American academic, author and former president of the University of New Mexico. Since ending his tenure at New Mexico in 1986, Farer served as dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver from 1996 to 2010. He is currently a university professor of International Studieds at the Josef Korbel School.
By apparently restarting its once-disabled nuclear reactor, North Korea has demonstrated that it is not intent on holding denuclearization talks, a former top U.S. negotiator said. Still, Christopher Hill, an iconic figure in Washington’s negotiations with Pyongyang in the 2000s, stressed there is no option for the Barack Obama administration other than dialogue.
International sanctions barring nuclear-weapons-related shipments to North Korea did not stop its progress even when it relied on imported equipment, but the U.S. had some success tracking the parts allegedly used in the program. In 2007, for instance, then-U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Washington had evidence that Pyongyang had bought equipment used only for uranium enrichment.