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Global news and discussion from the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, produced by KGOU.

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Global news and discussion from the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, produced by KGOU.

    World Views: May 4, 2018

    World Views: May 4, 2018

    Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss news about Spain's Basque separatist group and political protests in Armenia. Then Suzette Grillot talks with Amnesty International's Matt Wells about his work documenting violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

    • 21 min
    Matt Wells On Ending Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim Crisis

    Matt Wells On Ending Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim Crisis

    Myanmar’s leaders deny human rights abuses against its Rohingya Muslim population. But international organizations like Amnesty International have documented systematic, military-led violence against the country’s religious minority following insurgent attacks in August 2017. “What we've seen over the last seven months is the Myanmar military has really launched an attack on the [Rohingya] population as a whole,” said Matt Wells, a human rights investigator with Amnesty International. Wells’ job

    • 13 min
    World Views: April 27, 2018

    World Views: April 27, 2018

    Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss political uprisings in Nicaragua and French president Emmanuel Macron's visit to the United States. Then, Suzette Grillot speaks with linguist Marcia Haag about the extinction of the world's indigenous languages.

    • 23 min
    Linguist Marcia Haag: What We Lose When We Lose A Language

    Linguist Marcia Haag: What We Lose When We Lose A Language

    Linguists generally agree that almost half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages will be extinct within the next century as dominant languages take over and indigenous languages die with their last remaining speakers. The United States is no different. Linguist Marcia Haag says many Native American languages are on the verge of extinction. “Small languages, the languages of people without political power, the people without economic power, or just the people who are few in number are always

    • 14 min
    World Views: April 20, 2018

    World Views: April 20, 2018

    Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss new developments in North Korea and Cuba in light of a lack of U.S. diplomats. Then Rebecca Cruise talks with Dr. Peter Hotez about Neglected Tropical Diseases.

    • 23 min
    Peter Hotez On “The Most Important Diseases You've Never Heard Of”

    Peter Hotez On “The Most Important Diseases You've Never Heard Of”

    Despite the rapid pace of medical advancements like gene therapy, treating many of the world’s most devastating diseases is a matter of economics and political will, not science. That’s according to Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of Baylor University’s National School of Tropical Medicine. Hotez says this is particularly true for a group of parasitic and bacterial infections collectively known as Neglected Tropical Diseases, or NTD’s. These diseases, says Hotez, have more to do with economics than

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