Spring 2018

The Epidemic of Human Trafficking with Charles Hounmenou - The Roundtable Perspective 122


Charles Hounmenou, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss human trafficking and the exploitation of women in the US. Dr. Hounmenou was a principal investigator of a recent comparative study on child prostitution in West Africa and has spent years examining the human traffic epidemic.

The Roundtable Perspective 121 - Mark Bouman


Mark Bouman, Ph.D., Chicago Region Program Coordinator of the Chicago Field Museum joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how climate change and other effects on nature are causing certain wildlife to go extinct. The Chicago Field Museum is working with scientists in the field to help solve these problems and learn more about the world we live in.

The Roundtable Perspective 120 - Dr. Jacob Campbell
America and the Politics of Insecurity - The Roundtable Perspective with guest Dr. Andrew Rojecki


Dr. Andrew Rojecki, Associate Professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Dr. Rojecki’s newest book, “America and the Politics of Insecurity,” and the effect of events like 9/11, the recent recession and school shootings on the American psyche.

The Roundtable Perspective 118 - Rhon Teruelle


Dr. Rhon Teruelle, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Social Media at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the role of social media and youth activism and the changing face of social activism thanks to new forms of media. Dr. Teruelle studied the Québec student strike of 2012 and how social media was able to influence change and compares that to current social media activism movements.

The Roundtable Perspective 116-Alexandra Filindra

Alexandra Filindra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D., to discuss immigrant

social policy in the United States, the state of DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and the changing US policies for the "Dreamers." Dr. Filindra has received various grants and awards for her research and writing on immigration legislation in the US.

The Roundtable Perspective 117 - Sean Johnson Andrews


Sean Johnson Andrews, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the role of the media and communications technologies as it relates to popular culture and how corporations like Disney are controlling the culture narrative within everyday life.

The Roundtable Perspective 115 - Elizabeth Lozano


Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the changing face of militarization in Columbia and the continuing conflict between what is perceived by those living in the country versus what is seen in the media. Dr. Lozano has spent much of the past decade discussing the nonviolent resistance movement in the Colombian Peace Community.

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