WBEZ | Syria http://www.wbez.org/tags/syria Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP11012106906.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The American Association of University Professors is calling for universities to reconsider their Confucius Institutes. We&#39;ll talk to a University of Chicago professor whose article criticizing the institutes has helped fuel the debate.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 Democracy referendum in Hong Kong http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789734280265.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We&#39;ll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Democracy referendum in Hong Kong" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 The ongoing conflict in Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-20/ongoing-conflict-iraq-110387 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP852351378729.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senior Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that they are beginning to see the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as unified. We&#39;ll talk to historian and security expert John Mearsheimer about how the conflicts are connected.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The ongoing conflict in Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-20/ongoing-conflict-iraq-110387 Syria re-elects Assad as civil war continues http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-05/syria-re-elects-assad-civil-war-continues-110286 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/barrell bombs hospital_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the midst of civil war, Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad was reelected in an election widely condemned by Western governments. Dr Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, tells us whether he thinks the election will impact the country&#39;s ongoing humanitarian crisis.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-re-elects-assad-as-civil-war-conti/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-re-elects-assad-as-civil-war-conti.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-re-elects-assad-as-civil-war-conti" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria re-elects Assad as civil war continues" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-05/syria-re-elects-assad-civil-war-continues-110286 Syria sets election date http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Syria.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3rd. He called on the &quot;citizens of the Syrian Arab republic, inside and outside (the country) to exercise their right in electing a president.&quot; We&#39;ll discuss the announcement.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria sets election date" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 Campaign aims to change the way you buy gifts for Valentines Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-13/campaign-aims-change-way-you-buy-gifts-valentines-day-109697 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/EARTHWORKS action 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Lots of people buy their special someone gold jewelry for Valentine&#39;s Day. But jeweler <a href="http://www.leberjeweler.com/about/activism.php3">Brian Leber</a> and the &quot;<a href="http://nodirtygold.earthworksaction.org/">No Dirty Gold</a>&quot; campaign hope people will do a little research before they make that purchase. He&#39;ll explain why. We talk with Dutch journalist Hans Kema about euthanasia in the Netherlands and we get an update on Syria with Moyheddin Kassar of the Syrian American Society.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Campaign aims to change the way you buy gifts for Valentines Day" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-13/campaign-aims-change-way-you-buy-gifts-valentines-day-109697 What's next for the Syrian opposition? Protests in Romania and new rules for Chinese internet users http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-17/whats-next-syrian-opposition-protests-romania-and-new-rules-chinese <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Chines internet cafe_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama signs an executive order providing training and aid to some factions of the Syrian opposition to help prevent future attacks by chemical weapons. Romanians protest plans for Europe&#39;s largest gold mine. Plus, Human Rights Watch&#39;s Maya Wang explains new penalties governing China&#39;s internet.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: What's next for the Syrian opposition? Protests in Romania and new rules for Chinese internet users" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-17/whats-next-syrian-opposition-protests-romania-and-new-rules-chinese A profile of Vladimir Putin, the life and work of J.D. Salinger and international art comes to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-13/profile-vladimir-putin-life-and-work-jd-salinger-and-international-art <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP565240171183.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We&#39;ll examine Russian President Vladimir Putin&#39;s political philosophies. Plus, Chicago becomes a hub for the international contemporary art scene and J.D. Salinger&#39;s life is explored on film.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110261441&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: A profile of Vladimir Putin, the life and work of J.D. Salinger and international art comes to Chicago" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-13/profile-vladimir-putin-life-and-work-jd-salinger-and-international-art India's economy and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-12/indias-economy-and-syrian-refugees-jordan-and-lebanon-108664 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP313679455788.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Thursday&#39;s edition of Worldview, we assess the state of India&#39;s economy with Sumit Ganguly. Ray Offenheiser of Oxfam America tells us about conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110081800&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/income-inequality-india-s-economy-and-syrian-refug/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/income-inequality-india-s-economy-and-syrian-refug.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/income-inequality-india-s-economy-and-syrian-refug" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: India's economy and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-12/indias-economy-and-syrian-refugees-jordan-and-lebanon-108664 Obama's Syria speech and a preview of Chicago's World Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-11/obamas-syria-speech-and-preview-chicagos-world-music-festival-108654 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP271407432433.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama addresses the nation and U.S. policy in Syria. The 15th annual World Music Festival returns to Chicago, we&#39;ll tell you what to expect.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109916081&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Obama's Syria speech and a preview of Chicago's World Music Festival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-11/obamas-syria-speech-and-preview-chicagos-world-music-festival-108654