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Democracy That Delivers

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Democracy That Delivers

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
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NCUSCR Interviews

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NCUSCR Interviews

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
This is the podcast from CAF’s think tank Giving Thought, where we look at big issues, themes and news stories that relate to philanthropy and the work of civil society. Our host, Rhodri Davies, leads you through a wide range of fascinating topics, and also speaks to great guests who bring their own insight and expertise on civil society issues. For more in depth content from Giving Thought, please visit https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/blog-home/giving-thought
 
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NCUSCR U.S.-China Insights

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NCUSCR U.S.-China Insights

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
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Ben Kiragu, Chief Executive Officer of Development Management Services and Kenya Country Representative for CIPE joins our Africa team's Senior Program Officer, Lola Adekanye, to talk about corruption within Kenya's private sector. They discuss the highlights, opportunities, and challenges to private sector collaboration when it comes to tackling c…
 
According to a Pew Research Center report released in April, Americans view China's partnership with Russia as a serious problem for the United States, amid concerns over China's growing superpower status and economic might. More than 60 percent of American adults believe the Russia-China relationship is a very serious problem, more people than say…
 
Imaobong Akpan-Ita and Adia Armstrong from CIPE's Africa team join their Regional Director, Lars Benson, as well as co-hosts Zoe Watkins and Autumn Moore from the Communications Department. This is the latest episode of Democracy that Deliver's "Emerging Leaders" mini-series featuring up-and-coming change-makers. Imaobong and Adia talk about their …
 
President Biden will visit Seoul in May for his first meeting with newly-elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, as both countries face increasing mutual concerns, including North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile launch since 2017 in March, followed by the April test of a new tactical guided weapon to boost nuclear capability.…
 
Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines, joins our host Jennifer Anderson from CIPE's Asia and Pacific team. This is the second episode of our series on the Philippines elections, a critical crossroads to elect a set of leaders to navigate the country's road to economi…
 
A war between China and the United States would be catastrophic, but, unfortunately, is no longer unthinkable. In "The Avoidable War," Kevin Rudd demystifies the actions of both sides, describing how the countries can coexist without betraying their core interests. According to Mr. Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who has studied, lived in,…
 
Coco Alcuaz, Executive Director of the Makati Business Club (MBC), one of the largest business associations in the Philippines, joins our hosts Jennifer Anderson and Ryan Evangelista from CIPE's Asia and Pacific team. This is the first episode of our series on the Philippines elections, a critical crossroads to elect a set of leaders to navigate th…
 
Adam Sachs and Leila Zarifi from CIPE’s own Global Programs department join co-hosts Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins on Democracy that Delivers’ “Emerging Leaders” mini-series featuring up-and-coming change-makers. We explore their team’s unique mission to incubate solutions for universal challenges, such as digital transformation and youth engagement…
 
The United States and China, as the world’s two largest economies and carbon emitters, have an opportunity to accelerate financing for low-carbon technologies, particularly in developing countries. One promising mechanism for action is climate finance; nevertheless, experts estimate an annual shortfall of $850 billion in climate-related financing i…
 
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Chinese government has tried to walk a fine line of neutrality. It has abstained on UN resolutions and not condemned the Russian invasion or the slaughter of civilians. On the other hand, it has restated its support of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the UN Charter. State owned…
 
In the inaugural episode of a new Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast series on Private Sector Collective Action hosted by Katya Lysova, two experts on compliance and international trade talk about one of the largest and most sophisticated international anti-corruption coalitions in the world: the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). Ce…
 
On January 20, 2022, a federal court in Boston dismissed charges against Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineering professor Gang Chen, who had been accused of concealing his affiliations with Chinese government institutions. The dropping of all charges against Dr. Chen was a major setback for the China Initiative, a U.S. Department of Just…
 
Mila Atmos, host of the podcast Future Hindsight, joins CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast to discuss the importance of civic engagement. Guest hosts Hanna Wetters, a CIPE Program Officer for Africa, and Richard Tucker, CIPE's editor, also took part in the discussion and focused on CIPE’s work on that continent.…
 
On April 12, 1972, the Chinese national ping pong team arrived in Detroit, the first unofficial visitors from the People’s Republic of China to the United States since the establishment of the PRC in 1949. One of the many excited people waiting on the tarmac to welcome the team was Jan Berris – at that time a program associate with the National Com…
 
In the third episode of the "Strengthening Resilience: Global Perspectives" mini-series, CIPE speaks with two organizations: the Quito Chamber of Commerce based in Ecuador, and Fundacion Libertad, based in Argentina. During this podcast, our host Tomas Mandl, Program Officer for Latin America & the Caribbean at CIPE, speaks with Marcos Falcone, pro…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host, John Morrell, and co-host, Aarya Nijat, are joined by Dr. Nishan De Mel, Executive Director of Verité Research. Dr. De Mel discusses Sri Lanka’s debt crisis, Sri Lankan government's response to the crisis, nation-wide and global protests calling for a change of leadership and immediate relief th…
 
In the second episode of the podcast mini-series on resilience, CIPE speaks with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (PLCC), an organization dedicated to advocating for policies that support the needs of LGBT-owned businesses. Chairperson of PLCC, Ronn Astillas, will outline the impact of the pandemic on LGBT-led businesses and highlight its wo…
 
In times of crisis, the ability of local private sector organizations to weather disruptions so that they can effectively support their members and contribute to economic renewal is essential. During this podcast, CIPE will speak with William Pawlucy from Association Options and Ines Pearce from Pearce Global Partners Inc. The podcast will explore …
 
In this Women's History Month episode of Democracy that Delivers, we welcome Nya Mona Muchemi, Head of Operations at SNDBX and a consultant for CIPE. She also hosts the AfriWetu podcast which takes a deep dive into pre-colonial African history. Muchemi talks with CIPE editor Richard Tucker and Africa Program Officer Ryan Musser about the past, pres…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, we are joined by guests Holly Sandalow and Staci Samuels of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center. This is the latest episode in the “Emerging Leaders” mini-series, co-hosted by Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins from the Communications Department. Holly and Staci explain their backgrounds, why they are en…
 
"Americans in China: Encounters with the People's Republic" tells the stories of a diverse assortment of men and women who have engaged with China as adversaries and emissaries, mediators and advocates, interpreters and reporters, soldiers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and scholars. For each of them, China was more than just another place: it was an …
 
In this episode of Democracy that Delivers, host Peter Glover, Program Officer for the Anti Corruption and Governance Center at CIPE, welcomes two leaders in the global fight against corruption. Shannon Green serves as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Task Force at USAID, and Brooke Stearns Lawso…
 
The annual meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), colloquially known as the “Two Sessions” or “Lianghui,” feature the gathering of political leaders in Beijing each spring to announce plans and goals for the coming year. In 2022, amidst heightened global tensions, the continu…
 
Since the February 24, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, China’s position has come under scrutiny. Politically, for decades China has upheld the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty; Beijing has continued to talk about these ideals over the past few weeks while also blaming the west for creating the conditions – specifically, the eas…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, we are joined by guests Morgan King and Abby Guen and host John Zemko, all members of the CIPE Latin America and Caribbean team. This episode continues the Emerging Leaders mini-series, co-hosted by Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins from the Communications team. Morgan and Abby discuss their backgrounds, their…
 
A populous superpower, China could transform the international system. Xi Jinping’s calls for China to “lead in the reform of the global governance system” suggest that he has precisely that ambition. The international community needs to understand and respond to the great risks, as well as potential rewards, of a world rebuilt by China. In an inte…
 
Erika Díaz Ulloa, a lawyer and a specialist in compliance matters, joins CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast for International Women's Day 2022 to talk about the challenges women face in the marketplace. She tells CIPE co-hosts Barbara Langley and Staci Samuels why women-owned businesses are more likely to face discrimination, how women can deal…
 
In continuation of Women's History Month on the Emerging Leaders mini-series, up-and-coming women change-makers Erika Lewis and Sarah Rupert from CIPE's Middle East and North Africa team join Regional Director Greg Simpson and cohosts Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins from the Communications team.
 
To kick off Women's History Month, two guests from the Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE) join Democracy that Delivers to discuss their work. Elizabeth Lievens and Hannah Byrd are associate program officers at CWEE. They talk about some of the projects they are working on, explain why it is crucial to empower women everywhere, and discu…
 
Regardless of where they are held, nationalism and identity affect how the Olympic Games are portrayed and perceived. In an interview conducted on February 22, 2022, New York Times correspondent Amy Qin and University of Hong Kong history professor Guoqi Xu discuss issues of national and individual identity at Beijing Games.…
 
Two guests from the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) join Democracy that Delivers to discuss their work. GATF is led jointly by CIPE, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. The guests are Ciara Kilroy and Ana Larin, program associa…
 
Stephen Renna, Senior Managing Director, Global Strategies & Solutions at Ankura, joins CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast to discuss the challenges of doing business in emerging markets. He tells co-hosts Marc Schleifer and Laura Farhang that American companies that want to operate overseas must measure the risks of such trading against the op…
 
In the latest episode in the anti-corruption rapid response mini-series, Mauricio Alarcón-Salvador, the Executive Director of the Ecaudorian anti-corruption organization Fundación Ciudadania y Desarrollo (FCD), spoke about FCD and CIPE’s rapid response program in Ecuador. Host Peter Glover and Mauricio discuss the window of opportunity in Ecuador a…
 
In 2021, CIPE launched a new applied research initiative to engage business leaders in emerging democracies with actionable knowledge on policy solutions for democratic free-market systems. Today, Policy and Program Learning’s Kim Bettcher and Mikra Krasniqi are joined by researcher Tiffany Qiu to discuss her work on Free Trade Zones and introduce …
 
As global attention focuses on Russia's military buildup along its border with Ukraine, increasingly stronger ties between China and Russia raise concerns with the United States and its allies. At the Putin-Xi summit on the eve of the Winter Olympics, China explicitly backed Russia's security concerns over further NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, …
 
Vivek Menon, Associate Director of Global Operations & Industry Engagement for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) joins CIPE’s Democracy That Delivers podcast to discuss his organization’s work. Menon works closely with CIPE’s Lola Adekanye, who co-hosted the episode. Menon discussed the almost decade-long project MACN has been actively in…
 
Two guests from CIPE’s Europe and Eurasia department join host Ken Jaques to discuss their work. They are Calvin Chang, a program associate who focuses on the western Balkans, and Anna Goltermann, a program associate who focuses on advancing women’s economic empowerment. This is the second episode in a series focusing on emerging leaders at CIPE. A…
 
A quartet of guests join host Ken Jaques to discuss their work at CIPE. They include Autumn Moore and Zoe Watkins from the Communications department, and Adam Goldstein and Mikra Krasniqi from the Policy and Program Learning department. This is the first episode in a series that will focus on emerging leaders at CIPE. They talk about their backgrou…
 
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