America Abroad

Fighting Isis at Home and Abroad

Jan 29, 2016
americaabroadmedia.org

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 pm: 

From America Abroad: The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris, and San Bernardino have proved that the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region -- it’s a fight against an ideology.

On this edition of America Abroad, an examination of the military, diplomatic, and cyber strategies to defeat ISIS. We will hear from American-Muslim organizers what they think communities can do to prevent extremism at home and fight ISIS recruitment.

How Drones are Reshaping the World

Dec 17, 2015
Andrew Stelzer [pri.org]

Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Madeleine Brand

Searching for Religious Common Ground

Oct 5, 2015

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Madeleine Brand

From America Abroad: An exploration of how different religious groups talk to each other with the goal of lessening violence and reaching mutual understanding. We will look at the organizations and individuals who are working to build bridges between religions, often in the most conflict-ridden places in the world.

Examining the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Aug 31, 2015
https://commons.wikimedia.org

Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: On July 14, the United States and five other world powers signed an agreement to limit Iran's nuclear capability in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions. It's the culmination of nearly a decade of negotiations and will have far reaching impact throughout the Middle East. 

Jerome Starkey via Flickr

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Demand for wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn has skyrocketed in recent years, and terrorists and other criminal groups are taking advantage. Poaching rates are up dramatically, and in some areas, elephants and rhinos are on the verge of extinction. Meanwhile, sale of their tusks and horns is bringing in billions of dollars - revenue on par with the drug trade and human trafficking.

Understanding Islamic Feminism

May 1, 2015

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: In some Muslim-majority countries, women are struggling for basic equal rights: the right to drive, the right to travel without their husbands, the right to divorce. Meanwhile, In other parts of the world, Muslim women -- like all women worldwide -- are striving for full gender equality in how they speak, work, and pray. On this edition of America Abroad, an exploration of the ideals and promise of modern-day feminism as it relates in particular to Muslim women. We explore how both men and women grapple with practicing gender equality when those ideals diverge.

Burma at the Crossroads

Apr 10, 2015

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold its first truly democratic elections in half a century. But despite this progress, the military-run government continues to crack down hard on ethnic minorities and student protesters, putting serious limits on freedom of speech and religion. In this hour, America Abroad looks at the major players in the region promoting change, including Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. And we'll explore the evolution of democracy -- a process that, as Burma proves, doesn't happen overnight.

tooyoungtowed.org

Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Child marriage is a practice that’s still common in many parts of the world, where girls are married off at puberty or sometimes even younger. In this edition of America Abroad we’ll hear from girls who’ve escaped child marriage, and we’ll learn what is being done by governments, religious leaders, and NGOs to end this abusive practice.

Cuba and America: After The Thaw

Feb 18, 2015

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Maria Hinojosa

From America Abroad: President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century.  But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American?

Global Girls' Education: Breaking Down Barriers

Oct 30, 2014
brookings.edu

Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm:
Anchored by Madeleine Brand

It used to be that, in many parts of the world, educating a girl was not only a low priority but was prevented by social customs or economic pressures.  Now, in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, India and war-torn areas such as Syria, girls are beginning to get a secondary school, and sometimes even, a college education.

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