8 episodes

Explore some of today’s most pressing international issues with international relations scholar, author, and founder of the International Law Education Group, Dr. Paul F.J. Arañas.

Eye on Global Politics Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D.

    • Education

Explore some of today’s most pressing international issues with international relations scholar, author, and founder of the International Law Education Group, Dr. Paul F.J. Arañas.

    The Ukraine War: Aspects of Hypocrisy

    The Ukraine War: Aspects of Hypocrisy

    Episode 8: The Ukraine War: Aspects of Hypocrisy







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. describes the 8-year struggle of the people of the Donbass and the ongoing involvement of the West in disastrous international conflicts.

    • 10 min
    Freedom of Conscience and the Issue of Autonomy and Equality

    Freedom of Conscience and the Issue of Autonomy and Equality

    Episode 7: Freedom of Conscience and the Issue of Autonomy and Equality







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. discusses how autonomy and equality affect the concept of freedom of conscience.

    • 13 min
    Freedom of Religion and Free Exercise Exemptions

    Freedom of Religion and Free Exercise Exemptions

    Episode 6: Freedom of Religion and Free Exercise Exemptions







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. discusses conflicts surrounding secular laws, freedom of religion, and free exercise exemptions.

    • 17 min
    Understanding the Historical Roots of Freedom of Conscience

    Understanding the Historical Roots of Freedom of Conscience

    Episode 5: Understanding the Historical Roots of Freedom of Conscience







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. discusses three historical rationales for religious tolerance and the progression from medieval enforced religious uniformity to religious tolerance and freedom of conscience.

    • 16 min
    The Scourge of Islamophobia

    The Scourge of Islamophobia

    Episode 4: The Scourge of Islamophobia







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. discusses the issue of Islamophobia in the United States and France: threats against U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar; her recent proposed legislation to combat Islamophobia; cartoons in France that disrespect religious beliefs; the French double standards regarding “freedom of expression;” and the use of labels to denigrate members of the Islamic faith. In addition, Paul discusses some ways for us to combat racism and prejudice.

    • 18 min
    Where’s Your Apology?

    Where’s Your Apology?

    Episode 3: Where’s Your Apology?







    Paul F.J. Arañas Ph.D. discusses the refusal of French leaders to apologize for nuclear testing and its tragic consequences in Polynesia.

    • 18 min

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