Hallie Arias http://kgou.org en World Views: August 23, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-23-2013 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis provides an update on Syria after&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">anti-government activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack, and the panel discusses the renewed focus on U.S. gun culture after the murder of an Australian student in Oklahoma.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;says 21st Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ghislain d’Humières</a>&nbsp;takes over as the CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://changingspeed.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Speed Art Museum</a>&nbsp;in Louisville Sept. 3.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 12202 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 23, 2013 Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation http://kgou.org/post/outgoing-ou-museum-director-says-technology-will-define-art-s-next-generation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf">Ghislain d’Humières</a> spoke with <em>World Views</em> host and OU College of International Studies Dean Suzette Grillot shortly before he takes over as the CEO of the <a href="http://changingspeed.org/">Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville.</p><p>“It’s an exciting trend. There is absolutely no border on the canvas. Anything could be the canvas,” d’Humières says. “One could argue that every period had a very cutting-edge, contemporary time, but I think the period we’re living in right now has been seeing a huge amount of new technology and new ways to express art.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:09:17 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Hallie Arias 12019 at http://kgou.org Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation World Views: August 16, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-16-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On Thursday President Obama canceled joint military exercises with&nbsp;Egypt.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://samershehata.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Samer Shehata</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, a University of Oklahoma professor of Middle East Studies and an expert on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, says while the move was the least President Obama could do, it was still necessary.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Foreign aid to post-conflict countries usually focuses on rebuilding physical infrastructure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/peter-weinberger" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Peter Weinberger</a>&nbsp;says in countries where there are deep divisions between religious, ethnic, or tribal groups, social reconstruction is more important, and can be much more difficult to achieve, than physical reconstruction.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Hallie Arias 11739 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 16, 2013 How Intergenerational Trauma Creates Lasting Challenges In Divided Societies http://kgou.org/post/how-intergenerational-trauma-creates-lasting-challenges-divided-societies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign aid to post-conflict countries usually focuses on rebuilding physical infrastructure. </span><a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/peter-weinberger" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Weinberger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says in countries where there are deep divisions between religious, ethnic, or tribal groups, social reconstruction is more important, and can be much more difficult to achieve, than physical reconstruction.</span></p><p>Weinberger is a Senior Program Officer at the <a href="http://www.usip.org/">United States Institute of Peace</a>. He now teaches at USIP’s <a href="http://www.usip.org/education-training-/academy-international-conflict-management-and-peacebuilding">Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding</a> after working with various non-governmental organizations in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and the western Balkans. Weinberger says in “divided societies” like these, group identities are salient and cause a lot of conflict between people – even decades after the immediate violence ends.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11698 at http://kgou.org How Intergenerational Trauma Creates Lasting Challenges In Divided Societies Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service http://kgou.org/post/diplomat-yoder-challenges-and-rewards-working-us-foreign-service <p></p><p>Last week U.S. embassies and consulates across the Middle East and North Africa closed in response to an intercepted message among senior al-Qaeda operatives.</p><p>This threat highlights the important, and precarious, position of U.S. diplomatic missions overseas.</p><p>Veteran diplomat Michael Yoder has spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. During this time, he has served in eight countries including Mexico, Poland, India, and Uzbekistan.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11328 at http://kgou.org Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service How The Global Garment Industry Affects Workers In the Developing World http://kgou.org/post/how-global-garment-industry-affects-workers-developing-world <p>In April, more than 1,100 workers died and thousands more were injured when a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh. The deadliest garment industry disaster in history focused attention on the working conditions in clothing factories across the developing world.</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 02:07:21 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 10886 at http://kgou.org How The Global Garment Industry Affects Workers In the Developing World World Views: August 2, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-2-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Suzette Grillot hosts the program from London, and Joshua Landis joins her by phone from Vermont to provide an update on the civil war in Syria, and how recent events in Iraq contribute to the growing violence in the region, particularly in Syria.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Later, a conversation with journalist and author <a href="http://whereamiwearing.com/about/">Kelsey Timmerman</a>. His book&nbsp;<a href="http://whereamiwearing.com/"><em>Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countires, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes&nbsp;</em></a>tells the stories of the workers and conditions in the developing world's garment industries.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 10838 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 2, 2013 How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities http://kgou.org/post/how-peaceplayers-international-uses-basketball-unite-divided-communities <p>Pessimism abounds as Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to resume US-backed peace talks next week.</p><p>But government action isn’t the only answer to the region’s problems. <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/">PeacePlayers International</a>, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, is helping to create sustainable peace through grassroots efforts. Its programs in Israel and the West Bank bring together Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze children to play basketball and develop mutual respect and understanding.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:01:28 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 10330 at http://kgou.org How PeacePlayers International Uses Basketball to Unite Divided Communities World Views: July 26, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-26-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot hosts the program from Scotland, and Rebecca Cruise joins her by phone from Washington, D.C. to talk about the economic "baby bump" created by Prince George of Cambridge, and Pope Francis's visit to Brazil.</p><p>Later, former&nbsp;<em>World Views&nbsp;</em>research fellow Jack Randolph returns to the KGOU studios to talk about his latest trip to Tel Aviv. He returned to Israel this week to work with <a href="http://www.peaceplayersintl.org/our-programs/middle-east">Peace Players International</a>, an organization that strives to use sports to bring divided communities together.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 10399 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 26, 2013 World Views: July 5, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-5-2013 <p></p><p>Two days after Egypt's military removed President Mohammed Morsi and replaced him with the country's Supreme Constitutional Court Chief Justice, Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis talk with incoming University of Oklahoma Middle East scholar and Muslim Brotherhood expert <a href="http://samershehata.com/">Samer&nbsp;Shehata</a> about what's next for the country.</p><p>On Tuesday,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the gate of a NATO compound in Kabul killing five guards and two civilians.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Dana Mohammad-Zadeh says knowing attacks like these will happen is part of life in Afghanistan’s capital city. She earned a degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, and now works in the development sector in Kabul.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 9028 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 5, 2013