Howard J. Wiarda’s new four-volume set, Exploring the World: Adventures of a Global Traveler, details his travels and foreign adventures since 2006. In these travel books, he tells the stories that lie behind the research, offers his impressions of the regions he has explored and considers how and why some have been successful and others not.
Volume I tells the story of Wiarda’s 2010 circumnavigation of the globe. Volume II focuses on Europe and the continued importance of European regionalism. Volume III deals with Latin America and questions whether the region is really democratic. Volume IV provides Wiarda’s analysis of Asia’s economic miracles while also recounting his recent visits to the Persian Gulf and his assessment of modernization and development in the Islamic world.
Wiarda is the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs.