Podcast: Issues in Central Asia’s International Relations

This program is the first in a series of podcasts on Central Asian international relations that aims to discuss key events and developments in the region and in its engagement with the world.  The podcast is part of a project by Dr. Eric McGlinchey and Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev on debating the region’s relationships.  The podcast…

YPIR Series: Battling the ‘Infodemic’

The COVID-19 pandemic created what the World Health Organization has called an ‘infodemic’ – massive amounts of misinformation passing through the airwaves and billions of social media feeds every day. In times like these, people need information to be accurate, cross-checked, and useful, as this can literally save lives.  During a virtual meeting of the…

Passing of Dr. Mary Ellen Lane

Dr. Mary Ellen Lane, founding board member and former Vice Chair of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue passed away on November 3, 2019 after battling a long illness. The Hollings Center expresses its sincere condolences to Dr. Lane’s family, friends, and colleagues. In addition to her service to the Center, Dr. Lane served as the…

South Asia Higher Education Symposium: New Regional Approaches

Higher education is often seen as an important investment in dealing with large socioeconomic problems and the key to breaking through barriers to national advancement, economic development, and civil society growth. Home to a quarter of the world’s population, South Asia’s industry and service sectors are growing and creating jobs that require skilled workers. To…

“I Trust You – Voices from Afghanistan and Pakistan” Competition

The Hollings Center for International Dialogue is pleased to announce a video competition, “I Trust You – Voices from Afghanistan & Pakistan” in collaboration with the Media Foundation in Pakistan and Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan. The 90-second video competition aims to build trust, mutual respect, and promote commonalities between the two neighbors through…