Recently, President Donald Trump tried to minimize the U.S. partnership with the Kurds by saying, “they didn’t help us in the Second World War. They didn’t help us in Normandy.” Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, comments on this statement in The Washington Post. … [Read more...] about Did the Kurds help the U.S. during World War II?
The department of religious studies at Missouri State University turns 50 this year. Created in 1969, the department is the oldest and largest department of its kind in a public university in Missouri. It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, professor and department head of religious studies at MSU, highlights the department, its achievements … [Read more...] about Promoting the study of religion for 50 years
Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong in recent weeks against a controversial extradition bill cobbled together by Hong Kong authorities with the support of Beijing. Some analyses of what’s going on have tried to link the Hong Kong experience to Taiwan. Dr. Dennis Hickey, distinguished professor of political science at Missouri State University, writes in The … [Read more...] about The crisis in Hong Kong is not the same as Taiwan’s
Missouri State University has established transfer agreements with both public law schools in Missouri: University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. Qualified Missouri State students will have a one-year head start on attending law school and will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor (JD) degree in six years, rather than the usual … [Read more...] about Missouri State establishes agreements with Mizzou, UMKC law schools
Taiwan is closely following the recent protests in Hong Kong. The protests may be bolstering the confidence of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as she continues to resist Beijing’s pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year’s elections. Dr. Dennis Hickey, distinguished professor of political science at Missouri State University, … [Read more...] about Are protests in Hong Kong positive for Taiwanese leader?