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Julian Hayda

Julian Hayda

Producer, Worldview

Julian is a producer for the Worldview, the long-running daily global issues talk show on WBEZ. Before joining Worldview, he was a regular guest of the show. He was most recently a co-founder of The Euromaidan Journalist Collective, a nonprofit formed to provide news and analysis of the 2013-2014 revolution and ongoing war in Ukraine. A multidisciplinary journalist, Julian directed a feature-length film called Block Four: Chernobyl 2011, and has worked on several multimedia projects in Ukraine, Canada, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Cuba.

​​A lifelong Chicagoan, Julian is defending an M.A. in International Studies from DePaul University, which is where he also earned his B.A. in Journalism and Digital Cinema Production. Julian won the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2015 and was a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Best Profile Writing in 2015. He spends his weekends touring North America performing with an ensemble that plays the bandura, a 63-strinnged musical instrument. 

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Worldview

What is the State of Christian Persecution Worldwide after Sri Lanka?

Bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday left 321 people dead.

Worldview

After Months Of Protests And Political Turmoil, What Comes Next For Algeria?

It remains unclear who will replace former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the long term.

Worldview

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Becomes Lightning Rod For Criticism

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has faced backlash during her first few months in office, confronting Islamophobia and accusations of anti-Semitism.

Worldview

The Notre Dame Was Engulfed In Flames. The French Now Want To Rebuild It.

Tourists and residents alike watched yesterday as a blaze ravaged one of Paris’ most prominent landmarks, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Worldview

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square, 30 Years On

The student group started to call for broad changes, including an end to press censorship, lower prices for commodities, and an end to corruption.

Worldview

India Votes 2019: A Chicago Council On Global Affairs Panel Discussion

India’s general election began on Thursday with the first of seven phases and will end on May 19. Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell moderated a recent panel hosted by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs where speakers examined the issues most likely to influence Indian voters.

Worldview

Wikileaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British authorities at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Worldview

Sudanese Protests Succeed In Deposing President, But Military Now Has Power

After months of widespread protests against his regime, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been forced from power by a military coup.

Worldview

Benjamin Netanyahu Poised To Serve Fifth Term As Israel’s Prime Minister

As results from Tuesday’s Israeli elections roll in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears positioned to win a fourth consecutive term.

Worldview

U.S. Designates Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps As Foreign Terrorist Organization

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, this week, that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated a foreign terrorist organization.

Worldview

Should Nazi Generational Wealth Be Spent on Justice?

Jonathan Wiesen joins us to discuss whether Germans should revisit the debate over reparations and historical responsibility for Nazi crimes.

Worldview

Global Notes: Cimafunk Takes On America With New Afro-Cuban Groove

Erik Alejandro Rodriguez, aka Cimafunk, combines Cuban, Nigerian and American Funk and Soul music to get his audience up and dancing.

Worldview

What Urban Violence in Buenos Aires Teaches Us About America

People in poor neighborhoods around Buenos Aires are often subjected to violence at the hands of the same people they depend on for safety.

Worldview

An Oligarch And A TV Actor Face Off In Ukraine's Presidential Election

An Oligarch And A TV Actor Face Off In Ukraine's Presidential Election this Sunday

Worldview

Homeland Security Announced Plan to Aid Police in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala

Among the factors driving Central America migrants to the United States are widespread poverty and violence in their home countries. In an attempt to address the root causes of emigration from Central America, the United States has committed to investing billions of dollars to development and police training in the region. The money comes in the form of support for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s “Marshall Plan,” which he introduced last week with the aim of investing $30 billion in Central America and welcoming migrants to Mexico with visas, health care and employment. The announcement of U.S. support comes even as Central American governments face serious allegations that they collude with violent gangs to remain in power.In an acknowledgment of those accusations, the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras act was re-introduced into Congress yesterday. The bill would suspend military aid to Honduras until that country’s government investigated allegations of human rights violations by Honduran government, military and police officials. Joining Worldview to discuss U.S.-Central American relations is Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle. He is a professional interpreter and translator, community organizer and member of the Chicago-based human rights group La Voz de Los de Abajo.

Worldview

Theresa May’s Last Bargaining Chip To Get Brexit Done? Her Career.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised Tory members of Parliament that she will resign her post if they back her Brexit deal.

Worldview

Could Illinois Pick Up Where the Green New Deal Left Off?

On this segment, experts on Midwest environmental policy initiatives join Worldview to discuss what the Green New Deal might look like in our region.

Worldview

Youth-Led Sunrise Movement Pushes Forward on Green New Deal

After a symbolic vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate on Tuesday, Senator Mitch McConnell joined conservative pundits to declare the idea dead.

Worldview

Nine Companies Control The World’s Artificial Intelligence. Why That Matters.

Nine corporations based in America and China control the bulk of the data that underpins artificial intelligence technologies.

Worldview

Questions Remain Following Completion Of Mueller Report

Special counsel Mueller’s investigation did not establish that President Trump or his aides coordinated with the Russian government.

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