The Big Picture: Krasno Global Events Series Podcast

by The Krasno Global Events Series

The Big Picture is a series on global events which comes to you from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is the podcast companion to our Krasno Global Events Series which is available on our YouTube Channel. The Krasno Global Events series is hosted by Prof Klaus Larres, the Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs, here at UNC-Chapel Hill. The “Big Picture” is narrated a ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea: Welcoming Back General Ben Hodges | 28 Feb. (Ep. 06)

    Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea: Welcoming Back General Ben Hodges | 28 Feb. (Ep. 06)

    This episode of the Big Picture welcomes back the former commanding general of the United States Army Europe Ben Hodges to speak on the ongoing war in Ukraine, the role of Crimea, the interests of the U.S. in the war, and the future of Russia's global position.This episode includes the full talk; the video version is also available at youtube.com/KrasnoUNC

  • Moldova & the War in Ukraine: Ambassador Kent Logsdon | 06 Oct. (Ep. 05)

    Moldova & the War in Ukraine: Ambassador Kent Logsdon | 06 Oct. (Ep. 05)

    This episode of The Big Picture features U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Kent Logsdon, on Moldova's history and place in Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine.The talk originally aired over Zoom on October 6, 2022.To watch the event, head to youtube.com/krasnoUNC

  • The Ongoing War in Ukraine: General Ben Hodges | 13 Sep. (Ep. 04)

    The Ongoing War in Ukraine: General Ben Hodges | 13 Sep. (Ep. 04)

    This episode of the Big Picture features the former commanding general of the United States Army Europe Ben Hodges on the war in Ukraine.This episode includes the full talk; the video version is also available at youtube.com/KrasnoUNC

  • The Queen of England's Life and Legacy: Professor Vernon Bogdanor | 12 Sep. (Ep. 03)

    The Queen of England's Life and Legacy: Professor Vernon Bogdanor | 12 Sep. (Ep. 03)

    This episode of the Big Picture features King's College London's Professor Vernon Bogdanor, one of the U.K.'s foremost constitutional experts. He and Professor Klaus Larres discuss the life, legacy, and influence of the late Queen Elizabeth.This episode includes the full talk; the video version is also available at youtube.com/KrasnoUNC

  • U.S.-China Relations & Taiwan: Kaiser Kuo, Shelley Rigger, John Culver | 1 Sep. (Ep. 01)

    U.S.-China Relations & Taiwan: Kaiser Kuo, Shelley Rigger, John Culver | 1 Sep. (Ep. 01)

    This episode of the Big Picture features three experts on the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China as well as the role of Taiwan: Writer and podcaster Kaiser Kuo, who is the co-founder of the well-known Sinica Podcast, which follows current affairs relating to Chinese politics and economy through discussions between Kuo and his guests. He is also editor-at-large at the news platform The China Project.Dr. Shelley Rigger, Professor of East Asian Politics at Davidson College and author of multiple books on Taiwanese politics, culture, and economy, including a recent 2021 release called The Tiger Leading the Dragon: how Taiwan Propelled CHina’s Economic rise.And last but not least, John Culver, who worked for the CIA for almost four decades, including as the national intelligence officer for East Asia.This episode includes the full talk; the video version is also available at youtube.com/KrasnoUNC