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Norman Roule on the Culture at the CIA, Yemen, and Theater

5/10/2019
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Norman Roule (@Norman_Roule), a 34-year CIA veteran and Middle East expert, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about the culture at the CIA, Yemen, and theater.

Duration:00:29:01

Jennifer Lerner on Decision Science, Leadership, and the Sunk Cost Bias

3/12/2019
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Social psychologist Jennifer Lerner, the Navy’s first Chief Decision Scientist and a Harvard Kennedy School professor, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about decision science, leadership, and the sunk cost bias.

Duration:00:29:08

Bruce Schneier on Cybersecurity, "Click Here to Kill Everybody," and the Hacker Mentality

2/10/2019
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Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog), author of the “Schneier on Security” blog and a Research Fellow with the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about cybersecurity and tech, his book "Click Here to Kill Everybody," and the hacker mentality.

Duration:00:28:44

William Rapp on Civ-Mil Relations, Army Culture, and His Biggest Adjustment to Civilian Life

1/11/2019
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Retired Army Major General William Rapp, former Commandant of both the United States Military Academy and the U.S. Army War College, and currently the Faculty Chair of the Belfer Center’s National Security Fellows Program, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about civilian-military relations, congressional oversight, and the biggest adjustments to civilian life.

Duration:00:28:39

James Clapper on His Book “Facts and Fears,” Defending the Intelligence Community, and Comic Books

12/10/2018
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James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence and a Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center’s Intelligence Project, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about his book “Facts and Fears,” defending the intelligence community, and comic books.

Duration:00:30:19

Robby Mook on the Lessons from the 2016 Campaign, The Defending Digital Democracy Project, and Dark Chocolate

11/5/2018
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Robby Mook (@RobbyMook), Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign Manager and a Belfer Center Senior Fellow, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about lessons from the 2016 campaign, the Defending Digital Democracy Project, and dark chocolate.

Duration:00:32:53

Calder Walton on the History of Intelligence, Russian Espionage, and His Favorite Secret

10/3/2018
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Calder Walton (@calder_walton), the author of Empire of Secrets: British intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire, sits down with with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) to talk about the history of intelligence, Russian espionage, and his favorite secret.

Duration:00:26:01

James K. Sebenius on Kissinger the Negotiator, Negotiating Tactics, and Trump the Negotiator

9/4/2018
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James K. Sebenius, the Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author (with R. Nicholas Burns and Robert H. Mnookin) of Kissinger the Negotiator, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about why Kissinger was an effective negotiator, the lessons we can all learn about negotiation, and Trump’s private sector negotiations.

Duration:00:44:55

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook on U.S.-Europe Relations, Language Influencing Policy, and Dual Citizenship

8/1/2018
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Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (@Cluverc), Executive Director of the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project and the newly created Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, speaks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the future of the U.S.-Europe relationship, how language can influence policy, and the benefits of dual citizenship.

Duration:00:37:11

Halla Logadóttir on the Future of the Arctic Region, Sustainability in Iceland, and Icelandic Names

7/2/2018
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Halla Logadóttir, former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University and co-founder of the Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative, speaks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the future of the Arctic region, sustainability in Iceland, and how Icelanders get their names.

Duration:00:29:41

Radosław Sikorski on the Rise of Right-wing Nationalism, Russia, and Gastrodiplomacy

6/1/2018
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Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek), former Foreign Minister and Defense Minister of Poland and a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the rise of right-wing nationalism, Russia, and gastrodiplomacy.

Duration:00:21:51

Margaret Macmillan on Good History, Dead White Man Theory and Canadian vs. U.S. Donuts

5/3/2018
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Margaret Macmillan, Professor of History at the University of Toronto and affiliate with the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about how to identify good history, dead white man theory, and Canadian vs. U.S. donuts.

Duration:00:24:48

Kendall Hoyt on Bio Defense, Outbreaks, and Anti-Vaxxers

4/2/2018
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Kendall Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School and former fellow with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about improving response time to outbreaks, a brief history of anti-vaxxers, and how she got into biodefense.

Duration:00:23:21

Chuck Freilich on the Israeli National Security, U.S. Retrenchment from the Middle East and Making Aliyah

3/1/2018
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Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Adviser, Belfer Center Senior Fellow, and Author of “Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change,” talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about Israel’s goals for the future, its relationship with the U.S., and his personal experience making aliyah as a teenager.

Duration:00:26:15

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the DOE’s National Laboratories, Clean Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, and Her Favorite Energy Bar

2/1/2018
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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (@LSRTweets), former Deputy Secretary of Energy and Belfer Center Senior Fellow, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the mystery surrounding the Energy Department’s National Laboratories, the smart grid, the U.S. nuclear arsenal, energy sources of the future, and her favorite energy bar.

Duration:00:29:57

Ash Carter on Connecting Defense and Technology, Being in the Cabinet, and the Usefulness of Medieval History

1/3/2018
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Ash Carter, the 25th Secretary of Defense and the Director of the Belfer Center, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about how he connected the technology industry with the Defense Department through DIUx, the tensions between the President and his cabinet, and what lessons we can learn from medieval history.

Duration:00:20:17

Vera Mironova on ISIS’s Drinking Problem, Embedding in Conflict Zones, and the Job Market for Insurgents

12/1/2017
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Vera Mironova (@vera_mironov), an Associate with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about ISIS’s drug and alcohol problem, her experience embedded in combat zones, and how insurgents shop around for the best job opportunities.

Duration:00:25:49

Jake Sullivan on the Secret 2015 Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Staying Sharp on a Demanding Travel Schedule

11/1/2017
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Jake Sulllivan, former Director of the Policy Planning Office at the U.S. State Department and former National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the secret negotiations behind the Iran nuclear deal, long-term policy planning at the State Department, and how to stay sharp on a demanding travel schedule.

Duration:00:22:21

Avril Haines on Being the First Woman No. 2 at the CIA, North Korea, and Living the Hipster Dream

10/2/2017
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Avril Haines, former CIA Deputy Director and former Deputy National Security Adviser to President Obama, chats with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about being a woman at the CIA, why we don’t know much about North Korea, what it’s like inside the White House situation room, and how she went from indie bookstore owner to No. 2 at the CIA.

Duration:00:19:12

Meghan O’Sullivan on Fracking, Climate Change, Tight Oil, and Her Early Career Start

9/1/2017
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Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of 'Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power,' talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about fracking, America’s strategic petroleum reserve, energy abundance, and her early start in geopolitics.

Duration:00:31:52