Professor Poshek Fu discusses the on-going protests in Hong Kong within the context of the city's complex history which has placed it at the intersection of competing political and economic systems.
- As the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe approaches, Professor Peter Fritzsche discusses the radical and terrifying transformations in German society and politics ushered in during the first 100 days of the Nazi regime.
- Good Morning Illini interviewed Professor Tamara Chaplin to discuss the tragedy of the Notre Dame fire and the role of the legendary cathedral in French history and national memory.
- In his new book "Another Kind of War: The Nature and History of Terrorism," History Department Emeritus Professor John Lynn seeks to contribute to "civic education and, in a sense, civil defense." The difficult - yet critical - lesson Professor Lynn instills is that “In dealing with terrorism, wisdom consists of knowing what not to do, as well as what should be done.”
- Paris and the world were shocked to see Notre Dame in flames Monday, though its structure apparently has survived. The centuries-old cathedral is much more than an iconic tourist destination, according to Illinois history professors Carol Symes and Tamara Chaplin. They spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.