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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

NATO, Europe, and the U.S. – What’s Next?

8/8/2018
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CSIS experts Dr. Kathleen Hicks and Heather Conley discuss the impact of the July NATO Summit on future relations between the U.S. and Europe and examine the growing rift between the U.S., NATO, and Turkey.

Duration:00:32:00

The Future of Warfare Technology

7/26/2018
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Rebecca Hersman, Director of the Project of Nuclear Issues at CSIS; Katherine Charlet, Director Technology and International Affairs Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dr. Lindsay Cohn, Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College; and Dr. Rupal Mehta, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discuss the opportunities and challenges of current and future warfare tools and technology.

Duration:00:51:58

A conversation with Secretary-General of Taiwan Chen Chu

7/17/2018
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Recorded while she was Mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chu, the current Secretary-General to the Presidential Office, talks to Beverly Kirk about her role as an activist and member of the “Kaohsiung Eight,” her transition to a political leader in Taiwan, and her views on women’s leadership and youth engagement.

Duration:00:11:52

From Activism to Politics - A Conversation with Taiwan Secretary-General Chen Chu

7/11/2018
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Recorded while she was Mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chu, the current Secretary-General to the President of the Republic of China, talks to Beverly Kirk about her role as an activist and member of the “Kaohsiung Eight,” her transition to a political leader in Taiwan, and her views on women’s leadership and youth engagement.

Duration:00:11:52

The Future of Non-State Power

6/29/2018
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Dr. Erin Simpson, Director for Strategic Planning at Northrop Grumman, sits down with Dr. Emma Ashford, Research Fellow at the CATO Institute, Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor at American University, Ciara Knudsen, Director of Strategic Planning at the Department of State, and Dr. Maria J. Stephan, Senior Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace to discuss the challenge of non-state actors.

Duration:01:00:19

Energy Challenges and Future Opportunities: A Conversation with Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy

6/22/2018
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Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy sits down with Nina Easton to discuss the trends impacting the energy industry, the challenges it faces, and the efforts being made to create a cleaner, smarter energy future.

Duration:00:49:56

Sports Diplomacy – Athletes as Ambassadors

6/13/2018
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Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association Foundation, and Beverly Kirk discuss the importance of sports diplomacy, and the humanitarian work that the Players Association Foundation supports globally and in the U.S.

Duration:00:28:00

The Future of State Security Competition

5/30/2018
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Julie Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security sits down with Amanda Dory, Faculty at the National War College, Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Dr. Olga Oliker, Senior Adviser and Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, and Dr. Ariane Tabatabai, Director of Curriculum and Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University to discuss strategic competition and the...

Duration:01:16:15

Improving Education and Healthcare for Women and Girls in Malawi

5/18/2018
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Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, joins Beverly Kirk to discuss educating and protecting young girls and improving maternal healthcare both in her country and in other developing countries. She also discusses the relationship between U.S. and African countries.

Duration:00:34:01

From British to American Hegemony: Lessons for Today

5/2/2018
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Dr. Kori Schake, Deputy Director at IISS and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses her book “Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony” and how these historical contexts can be applied to current conflicts with China and Russia.

Duration:00:28:37

Global Tensions, the World Economy, and Health Security - A Conversation with former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

4/19/2018
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Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte sits down with Dr. Kathleen Hicks to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and her leadership of CSIS’ new health security commission.

Duration:00:48:33

Fight Like a Girl

4/4/2018
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Kate Germano, a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel, and award-winning journalist, Kelly Kennedy, discuss their newly released book “Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained.” The book examines gender bias, changing the status quo, and how these lessons from the Marine Corps relate to all women.

Duration:00:27:43

Hunger and Food Insecurity at Home and Around the World

3/28/2018
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Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme and Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project at CSIS, and Beverly Kirk discuss hunger, food insecurity, and nutrition in the U.S. and around the world.

Duration:00:34:03

Pentagon Priorities and Public Engagement

3/21/2018
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Dana W. White, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Chief Pentagon Spokesperson, and Beverly Kirk discuss the Defense Department’s budget, priorities, and the new “This is the Military” initiative helping to inform the public about those who serve our country. Follow the initiative on Twitter with the hashtag #KnowYourMil.

Duration:00:22:34

Pentagon Priorities and Public Engagement

3/20/2018
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Dana W. White, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Chief Pentagon Spokesperson, and Beverly Kirk discuss the Defense Department’s budget, priorities, and the new “This is the Military” initiative helping to inform the public about those who serve our country. Follow the initiative on Twitter with the hashtag #KnowYouMil.

Duration:00:11:36

Intelligence, Innovation, and Inclusion: A Conversation with Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

3/9/2018
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The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, sits down with Dr. Kathleen Hicks to discuss intelligence, innovation and inclusion in a complex global security environment.

Duration:00:58:32

Afghan Women Take the Lead

2/21/2018
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Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation, Adela Raz, and Deputy Minister for Policy in the Ministry of Finance, Naheed Sarabi, discuss their country’s security and economic challenges and the government’s efforts to bring women into public service.

Duration:00:28:55

PyeongChang: Olympic Truce on the Korean Peninsula?

2/9/2018
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CSIS Korea Chair Senior Fellow Dr. Sue Mi Terry discusses the diplomatic overtures between North and South Korea and the ongoing political tensions between Washington and Pyongyang during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Duration:00:15:40

China’s Digital Economy and Cyber Governance

1/31/2018
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Samm Sacks, a senior fellow in the CSIS Technology Policy Program, tells host Beverly Kirk about advances and challenges in China’s digital economy and its cyber governance law and analyzes the likelihood of a trade war between the U.S. and China.

Duration:00:31:21

Women’s Roles in Peace and Security: A Conversation with International Ambassadors

1/18/2018
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The Ambassadors of Finland, Sweden, Rwanda, Libya, Kosovo, the African Union, and St. Kitts and Nevis to the United States discuss the role women play in resolving conflicts and shaping societies.

Duration:01:11:55