My Turn: Visit to Cuba

The Daily Item
William Becker, professor emeritus of religion, visited Cuba just one day before President Obama announced a new relationship opening between the United States and Cuba.

GOP Letter Undercuts Obama

The Daily Item
Political science professor Chris Ellis says the open letter sent by Republican senators to Iranian leaders was unprecedented and could weaken foreign policy initiatives in the future.

Power of People to People Diplomacy

China Policy Institute
Bucknell University Professor Zhiqun Zhu, director of the China Institute and MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics, writes about the power of people-to-people diplomacy in Japan-China relations.

Helping the “Blind” to See

My Chicago Botanic
Professor Chris Martine, biology, has coined a new word for people who, blind to the nature around them, walk head down thumb-typing on a smartphone.


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