In episode four of “Global” our hosts tell the story of Timor-Leste, the world’s second youngest country. An island nation very much off the beaten path, Timor-Leste successfully fought for their independence from Indonesia after a twenty-four-year conflict that claimed the lives of over 200,000 Timorese.
Since then, Timor-Leste’s 15 years of self-government have been filled with reconciliation, periodic outbreaks of violence and dynamic personalities that continue to shape the country.
Listen to the fourth episode of “Global” and find out the big story behind this small island.
Guests include: Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta; author of East Timor: The Price of Liberty Damien Kingsbury; and IRI Senior Advisor for Asia Johanna Kao.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Timor-Leste
Author of East Timor: The Price of Liberty
IRI Senior Advisor for Asia