Winnetka teenager, Sonia Shah, started the Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a school for girls in Pakistan. But she died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18, before the school was completed. Now Sonia's mother, Iram Shah, continues her daughter's work for the renamed Sonia Shah Foundation. We first spoke with Iram in 2013. For Global Activism, she's back for an update.
The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We'll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.
Cherif Bassiouni weighs in on conflict in Egypt. Former Iraq veterans are gathering in Chicago this week to discuss the future of U.S. militarism. The Pakistani legislature has elected a new president. Renata Sago fills us in on new investment happening in Haiti.
Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that such attacks will continue as long as the U.S. needs to defend itself against terrorists that threaten America.