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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A forensic, fast-paced and sometimes irreverent take on the news that you won't find elsewhere. Using a unique ten-screen studio, we'll break down the news through analysing the data, the facts, the videos and the digital noise.​
 
Innovators. Trail Blazers. Boundary Breakers. These are the people you will meet on the Breaking Boundaries podcast. This podcast series from Northwestern University's Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, illuminates how leaders and experts across sectors, national borders and cultural identities are joining forces to tackle our greatest global challenges and achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
 
Exploring inequality, abuse and oppression around the world, we hear from those directly involved in an issue, examine the structural context to find why rights abuse exists, and look for possible solutions. You can also read articles related to some of these episodes at the web site of The Upstream Journal! www.upstreamjournal.org
 
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Smart Women, Smart Power

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Smart Women, Smart Power

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The weekly podcast features leading women from the corporate, government, and national security worlds discussing top international issues. This podcast series is made possible with support from Citigroup.
 
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State of the World

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State of the World

World Affairs Council of Connecticut

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From shifting alliances to great power politics, and from security in a post-pandemic world to rapid technological innovation, our world is constantly in flux. Each week on State of the World, Megan Torrey, CEO of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, sits down with experts and leaders on the frontlines of foreign policy and national security. Each episode is a deep dive into one of the world’s most pressing issues and it asks the question: how can global events impact our everyday lives ...
 
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GroundTruth

The GroundTruth Project

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At the height of the Vietnam War, a government insider named Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to American newspapers. The Pentagon Papers revealed that Americans had been lied to for decades about the war. Fifty years later, Ellsberg reveals his evolution from Cold Warrior to Whistleblower in the GroundTruth Podcast series The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg. Based at GBH in Boston, the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast has covered gl ...
 
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WorldAffairs

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WorldAffairs

World Affairs Council of Northern California

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The world as we knew it is undergoing a rapid transformation…so what's next? Welcome to WorldAffairs, your guide to a changing world. We give you the context you need to navigate across borders and ideologies. Through sound-rich stories and in-depth interviews, we break down what it means to be a global citizen on a hot, crowded planet. Our hosts, Ray Suarez, Teresa Cotsirilos and Philip Yun help you make sense of an uncertain world, one story at a time.
 
Aspen Ideas to Go is a show about big ideas that will open your mind. Featuring compelling conversations with the world’s top thinkers and doers from a diverse range of disciplines, Aspen Ideas to Go gives you front-row access to the Aspen Ideas Festival and other events presented by the Aspen Institute.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 11) along with co-presenters Aiza (age 9 ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
Passeport, the news podcast that brings the experts to you. Join journalist Lois Maskiell as she talks to authorities on global politics, business and culture. Each episode includes an in-depth and accessible conversation about recent events.
 
Listen in to all of the events hosted by Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. We believe that relationships – among individuals and institutions, globally and locally – can fuel knowledge and develop solutions to global challenges. The views and opinions expressed within our podcast episodes are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.
 
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders ...
 
Regular threat intelligence podcasts providing you with a deeper insight and more comprehensive analysis on wider security trends, evolving patterns and unexplored geopolitical themes from every corner of the globe. Get the complete, unfiltered and unbiased global picture from Intelligence Fusion. 🌍📲
 
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Lionel Gelber Prize Podcasts

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Lionel Gelber Prize Podcasts

The Lionel Gelber Prize - at the Munk School of Global Affairs

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Founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber and presented annually in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Lionel Gelber Prize is a literary award that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. Enjoy fascinating conversations with the Prize Finalists and Robert Steiner, Director of the Fellowship in Global Journalism and Professor of Global Practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Spec ...
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
LBTY is a community driven investigative, informative and educational den.social exclusive magazine, covering socioeconomic and international affairs. LBTY Lair subscribers write and debate on topics and can share their preferred solutions based on opinions or expertise. Political science, global affairs, international relations, global socioeconomic catastrophes. Right for revolution, individual liberty, freedom, sovereignty, equality, and inclusion. Brought to you through education, inform ...
 
Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season Esther speaks to a constellation of new relationships: A couple wrestling with the guilt they feel over the happiness their infidelity created. Another trying to make space for their queerness in an outwardly appearing hetero relationship. A set of friends trying to sort out if their childho ...
 
The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
Just World Podcasts is an innovative podcast series on international affairs, run by the publishing house Just World Books which also provides this platform as a service to Just World Educational, a nonprofit headquartered in Virginia and Washington DC. The President of Just World Ed, veteran global-affairs writer and antiwar activist Helena Cobban, is the most frequent host on this podcast.
 
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Jeffrey Bachman's edited volume Cultural Genocide: Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations (Routledge, 2019) asks where the boundaries between genocide and other kinds of mass atrocity violence rest and what the stakes are in locating them here rather than there. Bachman, Senior Professorial Lecturer at the American University and a co-host of thi…
 
This holiday season we’re all seeing the impact of shifts in the global trade system firsthand while shopping: shortages, high prices, and long shipping delays. The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes joins Deep Dish to explain why this situation is about more than just supply chains or COVID-19—it's about politics and the way our world is dismantling the r…
 
A View From China: Einer Tangen, a political and economic affairs commentator in Beijing, who appears regularly on more than 30 different television networks around the world, joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK to discuss in depth the economic implications of the tech war to the US, China and the world. He also discussed the surprise China announc…
 
Breaking down silos, trying to help people to work together across boundaries of discipline, profession and culture, is a difficult job and one that Christian Madsbjerg has spent much of his career trying to accomplish with much success. Madsbjerg is the co-founder of the consulting company, ReD Associates, Professor of Applied Humanities at The Ne…
 
Deep Dish is taking this week off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, but we'll be back next week with a new episode! In the meantime, here’s a quick note about Giving Tuesday. We’re able to make this show because of the support from our community of listeners —people like you! Would you consider making a tax-deductible gift this upcoming Givin…
 
Specifically, we are going to have a conversation about whether the United States can still produce and whether it even needs great leaders to tackle the challenges of the evolving international system. Joining us to help answer some of these questions is Aaron David Miller, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and auth…
 
The Republic of Poland is a Central European country and member of the European Union and NATO, among others. Poland wields considerable influence in Central and Eastern Europe and is a middle power in international affairs. The foreign policy of Poland is based on four basic commitments: to Atlantic co-operation, to European integration, to intern…
 
The archipelago’s diplomatic pivot to China has added an international dimension to the latest flare-up of domestic tensions. We ask how this tiny state figures into far larger geopolitics. British law permits medical cannabis for children with epilepsy—so why are so few able to get it? And a Formula 1 race may mark the end of Saudi Arabia’s alcoho…
 
With COP26 and high fossil fuel prices, energy is back in the headlines. And Russia, as one of the world’s largest producers of hydrocarbons, is part of the conversation--most recently, in Putin’s refusal to expand oil production to ease global prices. The world is coming up on three major transitions—peak use of fossil fuels, renewables competing …
 
As the Covid-19 pandemic spread to Europe and other parts of the globe in spring of 2020, the Chinese government started reporting donations of Personal Protective Equipment as well as other medical supplies to areas experiencing severe shortage. Listen to Dr. Lauri Paltemaa and Dr. Hermann Aubié discuss their research on the exact nature of China'…
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a revered classic today fifty five years after it was first published in 1967. Today I talked to Alvaro Santana Acuña a sociologist and historian who describes the ingredients that went into manufacturing the success of this book. In Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global …
 
Nuclear Verdicts -- A Billion is the New Million: Stratton Horres and Karen Bashor, partners at Wilson Elser and accomplished litigators with extensive experience in crisis management and catastrophic and high-exposure mass casualty events, join host Richard Levick of LEVICK to discuss the rise of social inflation and its impact on nuclear verdicts…
 
An intrepid expert with dozens of books to his name, Stéphane Bourgoin was a bestselling author, famous in France for having interviewed more than 70 notorious murderers. Then an anonymous collective began to investigate his past. By Scott Sayare.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
What are variants? Where do they come from? Why do they develop and how do they take over?Currently Delta is the dominant variant in the UK and across much of the world; but now Omicron, first identified in South Africa, looks like it could take over. How does that happen? And what can we do about variants?Joining David Aaronovitch in the Briefing …
 
Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial in New York for allegedly helping Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse young girls. The trial began on Monday and is expected to last six weeks. The 59 year old denies all charges and her defence argues she’s being unfairly tried for Epstein’s crimes. A jury of 12 will decide her fate - after hearing from four alleged vic…
 
The conservative supermajority on America’s Supreme Court looks likely to strip back rights enshrined since the Roe v Wade ruling in 1973. Beset by natural disasters, Puerto Rico did not seem ready for a pandemic—but our correspondent finds it has done better than the rest of America. And an intriguing new idea in the mystery of how Earth got its w…
 
For the first time on the podcast, Esther invites a couple back to her office for a second session. 10 years ago, his first wife took her own life. A year later he met his current wife and she became an overnight stepmother to four children. Three years after they first spoke to Esther, she asks them what has changed? Have they been able to revive …
 
When voters in Virginia elected a Republican as Governor they sent a wake-up call to President Biden and the Democrats. The handling of the pandemic and rising prices are harming the party’s standing, while a move towards radical liberalism is also alienating some voters. So how likely is defeat at next year’s mid-term elections? Tanya Beckett asks…
 
A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court Term: Josh Blackman, a national thought leader on constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court, regular television commentator, Professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK to discuss the current Supreme Court term incl…
 
Korea is one of the most stressed and tired nations on earth, a place where people work and study longer hours than anywhere else. And statistics show they are finding it increasingly difficult to switch off and relax; they sleep fewer hours and have higher rates of depression and suicide than almost anywhere else.And as a result sleeplessness and …
 
In the ninth episode of our new Women in the Military series, host Beverly Kirk spoke with U.S. Air Force Colonel Jenise Carroll who is currently the Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The pair discussed her innovative work with community leadership near the base to provide affordable housing for military families, …
 
Jack Dorsey’s departure from the social-media giant reflects the growing primacy of engineering talent, and the waning mythology of the big-tech founder. Ukraine’s military has become much better at battling Russian-backed separatists since the annexation of Crimea—but now a far graver kind of war looms. And the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: Across the continent, rightwing populist parties have seized control of the political conversation. How have they done it? By stealing the language, causes and voters of the traditional left. B…
 
Crossing the Channel without preauthorisation is legal, the vast majority of people crossing are rightful asylum seekers and there is no such thing as the "first safe country" rule. Also, there is no queue to wait in or to jump, most people aren't trafficked or smuggled, and only a trickle of the world's refugees arrive in rich countries. Refugee r…
 
Chris George, Executive Director at Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, joins Council CEO Megan Torrey to discuss the Afghan refugee crisis and the United States’ refugee resettlement infrastructure. We know that the pursuit of safety is a major reason people leave their home countries. But what happens when families and individuals arrive in …
 
As Lebanon is falling apart, so are its people. It's a perfect scenario for criminal gangs. Off the Grid meets the people who are resorting to crime to survive. Once dubbed the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon now lacks basically everything from fuel to medicine. Being smuggled into war-torn Syria next door only makes things worse. But one c…
 
Gautam Chintamani is a film historian and the author of Rajneeti (Penguin-Random House, 2019), the first biography of Rajnath Singh. He is the author of the bestselling Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna (HarperCollins, 2014), The Film That Revived Hindi Cinema (HarperCollins, 2016) and Pink- The Inside Story (HarperCollins, 2017). Ab…
 
The Covid-19 vaccine was developed at an unusually rapid pace, and now the public's expectations are high for what science can deliver. It's a good thing we're in a science moment. Gobs of data are being produced, researchers are collaborating more, and the public is engaged. But is the pace of discovery keeping up with the science? Alison Snyder, …
 
Things were all smiles after negotiations resumed—but it is difficult to see how a middle ground can be reached in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Apple’s surprise move to permit repairs to its hardware reflects the growing “right to repair” movement, and a shift in the notion of tech ownership. And the “grab lists” that museum curators prefer not to tal…
 
How Look Magazine Helped Define Mid-Twentieth-Century America: Andrew Yarrow, former New York Times journalist, frequent guest op-ed writer and author of six books, including his just released Look: How a Highly Influential Magazine Helped Define Mid-Twentieth-Century America, joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK to talk about how issues such as civ…
 
Rodrigo Durterte has brought the world’s attention to the Philippines with his brash, populist rhetoric and tough-on-crime policies. In this episode we look at the president’s rise to power, his major foreign, and domestic policies, and to what extent he will step back from Filipino politics. Joining us to answer these questions is Joshua Kurlantzi…
 
Over the past several years the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire has hosted a number of exchange participants from Afghanistan to talk with them about ways to improve their countries. From government officials to nonprofit leaders, these people have left a lasting impact on the people of New Hampshire. In this episode, WACNH executive directo…
 
Governments’ rapid responses to a new coronavirus strain were wise. But much is still to be learned about the Omicron variant before longer-term policies can be prescribed. Vietnam’s government wants to create internationally competitive firms, and a growing new class of billionaires suggests the plan is working. And research suggests that social d…
 
As climate science has gone mainstream, outright denialism has been pushed to the fringes. Now a new tactic of dismissing green policies as elitist is on the rise, and has zoned in on a bitter row over a disused airport in Kent. By Jack Shenker. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
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