Unraveling Rule-based World Order

Speaker: Dr. Roy Wehrle and Dr. Chris McDonald

Recorded: May 1, 2024

Fast Fashion: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Create a More Sustainable & Ethical Clothing Industry

UIS Earth Week Keynote Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Shipra Gupta, University of Illinois Springfield

Recorded: April 10, 2024

The Shifting Tides of Influence in the South Pacific

Speaker: Dr. Gordon Peake, Senior Advisor for the Pacific Islands

Recorded: March 20, 2024

Security in the Cyber Age:  An Introduction to Policy and Technology      

Speaker: Derek S. Reveron, Chair, National Security Affairs Department, US Naval War College

Recorded: March 7, 2024

SIU’s Student-led Global Brigade Makes an Impact

Speaker: Ashley-Ann Walker, Sophia Mounce, and Julie Guaglianone

Recorded: February 21, 2024

U.S. Initiatives in the Arctic: Dealing with Changing Realities

Speaker: Mary Thompson-Jones, Ed.D.

Recorded: December 5, 2023

What is Russia’s Wagner Group Doing in Africa?

Speaker: Ambassador Susan D. Page

Recorded: September 19, 2023

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Speaker: Gawdat Bahgat

Recorded: May 4, 2023

The UN Climate Negotiations: A Complex Space for Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and Determining Pathways Forward

Speaker: Dr. Brandon Barclay Derman

Recorded: April 26, 2023

Bridging Global Health Disparities

Speaker: Dr. Edem Agamah

Recorded: February 22, 2023

There is No Future Here: Refugee Education and Forced Migration in Northern Ethiopia

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Poole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Recorded: December 6, 2022 at Illini Country Club

Redefining Nepal: Two Ambassadors Perspectives

Speakers: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Sridhar Khatri of Nepal and

Ambassador (ret) Scott H. DeLisi, former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal

Recorded: November 16, 2022

International Criminal Justice Today: Challenges and Prospects

Speaker: Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Recorded: October 26, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Russian context, Western policies, International implications

Speaker: Robert Goeckel

Recorded: September 13, 2022

Closing Chapter in Afghanistan

Speaker: Ambassador Ross Wilson

Recorded: May 2, 2022

International Human Rights Violations and Russia

Speaker: Ambassador David Scheffer

Recorded: April 28, 2022

Sustainable Architecture

Speaker: Aaron Brakke

Recorded: April 18, 2022

Ukraine and the New Refugee Crisis in Europe

Speaker: Dr. Laura Dean

Recorded: March 26, 2022 (in collaboration with the Lithuanian-American Club)

U.S and Turkey Relations

Speaker: Dr. Sibel Oktay

Recorded: March 23, 2022

Mexican Women Today: Entrepreneurship and Activism From Digital Strategies to COVID Responses

Speakers: Dr. Karla Kral and Dr. Claudia Prado-Meza

Recorded: February 24, 2022 (in collaboration with the UIS ECCE Series)

Global Health

Speakers: Dr. Edem Agamah, Dr. Careyana M. Brenham, and Dr. Wendi Wills El-Amin

Recorded: February 17, 2022

Sweden: From Viking Age to Peace and Democracy

Speaker: Karin Abercrombie and Anna Engstrom Patel

Recorded: December 15, 2021

International Education in the Land of Lincoln

Speaker: Jolene Vollmer

Recorded: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Need for R2P:  Addressing Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar

Speaker: Dr. Andy Knight, University of Alberta

Recorded: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 

“Viruses, Vaccines, and Vaccination Bringing an End to a Global Pandemic” was presented by Dr. Rajesh Govindaiah on 2/18/21.  Click this link to access the video on YouTube.



“Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers” was presented by  Dr. Megan Styles on 12/3/2020.  Click this link to access the video on YouTube.


“Water Diplomacy in the Middle East” was presented by  Dr. Rachel Havrelock on 11/9/2020.  Click this link to access the video on YouTube.


“The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the New Middle East Cold War” was presented by  Dr. Gregory Gause on 9/9/2020.  Click this link to access the video on YouTube.