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Combating disinformation in the media of South Asia: Meet Indian journalist H R Venkatesh

H R Venkatesh is an Indian journalist who came to Stanford in 2018 through the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship. As a JSK fellow, he is researching how news organizations can collaborate to fight disinformation, bias, and polarization in communities in South Asia. Below, he participated in an interview with the Center for South Asia as part of its annual newsletter.

Has democracy failed in Turkey? One scholar, activist shares his story

Halil Yenigun is a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, who left Turkey in 2016 amidst a government crackdown on dissenting academics. In the below interview, Yenigun shares his story of advocating for democracy, human rights, and peace in Turkey, and calls for “global democratic solidarity” across borders to keep invasive governments in check.

New book examines the decline of U.S. hegemony in the Western Hemisphere

In Bush II, Obama, and the Decline of U.S. Hegemony in the Western Hemisphere Thomas O’Keefe, lecturer in international relations, applies competing definitions and conceptions of hegemony to various foreign policy initiatives and events during the George W. Bush & Obama administrations to test whether they manifest a decline in traditional U.S. dominance and leadership in the Western Hemisphere.


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