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CAA Live@Meridian is the podcast sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) and Meridian International Center to share the perspectives of leaders from the US and around the world on critical international issues. CAA is the association of non-career US ambassadors. Meridian is the leading organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding.

CAA Live@Meridian is the podcast sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) and Meridian International Center to share the perspectives of leaders from the US and around the world on critical international issues. CAA is the association of non-career US ambassadors. Meridian is the leading organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding.
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CAA Live@Meridian is the podcast sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) and Meridian International Center to share the perspectives of leaders from the US and around the world on critical international issues. CAA is the association of non-career US ambassadors. Meridian is the leading organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding.

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Episodes

What to make of North Korea, Venezuela, and US Trade Policy with Ambassador Bill Richardson

3/5/2019
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson joins podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss U.S. relations with North Korea, the continuing crisis in Venezuela, and a variety of challenges to international trade policy and the United States' role in those disputes.

Duration:00:23:23

Daniel Patrick Moynihan - U.S. Senator

12/21/2018
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In this episode, CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe interviews Toby Freilich, a co-producer and co-director of Moynihan, the first feature-length film about Daniel Patrick Moynihan's life of public service. They discuss his term in the United States Senate, specifically his predictions of the Soviet Union breakup. breakup of the Soviet Union.

Duration:00:11:35

Daniel Patrick Moynihan - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

12/21/2018
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In this episode, CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe interviews Toby Freilich, a co-producer and co-director of Moynihan, the first feature-length film about Daniel Patrick Moynihan's life of public service. They discuss Senator Moynihan's assignment as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and share recorded clips from some of his most famous UN speeches.

Duration:00:15:15

Daniel Patrick Moynihan - U.S. Ambassador to India

12/21/2018
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In this episode, CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe interviews Toby Freilich, a co-producer and co-director of Moynihan, the first feature-length film about Daniel Patrick Moynihan's life of public service. Ambassador Rosapepe and Ms. Freilich review Senator Moynihan's first diplomatic assignment as U.S. Ambassador to India, appointed by President Richard Nixon.

Duration:00:10:44

CAA International Affairs Fellowship 15th Anniversary

12/13/2018
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This year the Council celebrates the 15th anniversary of its International Affairs Fellowship Program! Co-chairs of the program, Ambassadors Julia Chang Bloch and Abelardo Valdez, sat down with CAA Live! podcast host Ambassador Philip Hughes to discuss the development of the International Affairs Fellowship. The program offers fellowships to State Department Summer interns, supplementing their internships with mentoring from former U.S. ambassadors and academic studies in international...

Duration:00:31:22

Poland CAA Mission Report with Ambassadors Laurie Fulton and Timothy Chorba

12/6/2018
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In this special CAA Live! episode, podcast host Ambassador G. Philip Hughes sits down with Ambassadors Laurie Fulton and Timothy Chorba on the heels of CAA's latest overseas fact-finding mission to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. In this episode, ambassadors focus on their visit to Poland where they held high-level meetings with Polish officials. They talk about Polish security concerns as a NATO ally, Polish judicial reforms, the refugee crisis, religion and national identity, and Nord...

Duration:00:46:46

Estonia And Lithuania CAA Mission Report with Ambassadors Aldona Wos and John Maisto

12/4/2018
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In this special CAA Live! episode, podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe sits down with Ambassadors Aldona Wos and John Maisto on the heels of CAA's latest overseas fact-finding mission to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. The ambassadors talk about their meetings with officials in Estonia and Lithuania and topics like Russian threats in the Baltics, cyber-security, the role of NATO, and the desire for an American presence in the Baltics.

Duration:00:32:56

Hungary with Ms. Kati Marton

11/30/2018
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At the Council of American Ambassadors' Election Day Luncheon on November 7, 2018, Kati Marton spoke about Hungary and the rising threats to liberal democracy in Europe. Ms. Marton is a best-selling author, journalist and human rights activist. She is currently a director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, serves on the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee and the New American Foundation, and sits on the board of Central European University. CAA member Ambassador...

Duration:00:50:29

Russia with Dr. Stephen Sestanovich

11/30/2018
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At the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Conference Potpourri of Diplomacy, Dr. Stephen Sestanovich spoke about Russian-American relations. Dr. Sestanovich is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Diplomacy at Colombia University SIPA. From 1997 to 2001, he was the U.S. State Department's Ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union. CAA Senior Vice President Ambassador G. Philip Hughes introduced Dr. Sestanovich and moderated the ensuing Q&A session.

Duration:00:34:38

UN & Technology with Mr. Amir Dossal

11/30/2018
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At the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Conference Potpourri of Diplomacy, Mr. Amir Dossal spoke about the United Nations use of new technologies to help achieve its sustainable development goals. Mr. Dossal is the Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum and has 25 years of experience at the United Nations. CAA Executive Director Kathleen Sheehan introduced Mr. Dossal and moderated the ensuing Q&A session.

Duration:00:24:35

Germany with Dr. Steve Sokol

11/30/2018
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At the Council of American Ambassadors Fall Conference Potpourri of Diplomacy, Dr. Steve Sokol spoke to the state of German politics and Germany's role on the world stage. Dr. Sokol has been the President of the American Council on Germany since May 2015, and before that, he served as President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. CAA member Ambassador Aldona Wos introduced Dr. Sokol and moderated the ensuing Q&A session.

Duration:00:50:37

U.S.-Turkey Relations with Dr. Nicholas Danforth

11/30/2018
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Dr. Nicholas Danforth spoke to U.S.-Turkey relations at the Council of American Ambassadors Fall Conference, Potpourri of Diplomacy. Dr. Danforth is senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center's national security program. He has written widely about Turkey, U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East for publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and Foreign Affairs. CAA member Ambassador Stuart Bernstein introduced Dr. Danforth and moderated...

Duration:00:27:51

U.S.-China Tensions with Ambassador Winston Lord

11/28/2018
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Ambassador Winston Lord spoke to U.S.-China tensions at the Council of American Ambassadors Fall Conference, Potpourri of Diplomacy. Ambassador Lord brings significant expertise on China having served as President Reagan's Ambassador to China and President Clinton's Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He also served as Special Assistant to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff. CAA President Timothy...

Duration:00:50:07

Tour D'Horizon with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

11/13/2018
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Ambassador Frank G. Wisner presented a "Tour D'Horizon" at the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Conference Potpourri of Diplomacy. He spoke to the world's most pressing foreign affairs issues including religious fundamentalism and power dynamics in the Middle East. Ambassador Wisner served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs, Ambassador to India, Ambassador to Egypt and Ambassador to Zambia. CAA President Timothy A....

Duration:00:49:38

Illiberalism in the Czech Republic? Ambassador Norman Eisen Discusses

11/3/2018
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Ambassador Norman Eisen joins CAA Live! Host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to talk about his new book, The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House. In this episode, Ambassador Eisen speaks to the development of illiberalism in the Czech Republic in comparison to the other visegrád countries; Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.

Duration:00:08:18

Ambassador Norman Eisen on Russia's Influence in the Czech Republic

10/31/2018
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Ambassador Norman Eisen joins CAA Live! Host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to talk about his new book, The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House. In this episode, Ambassador Eisen details the history of Russia's influence in Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic, up to his arrival in Prague as the U.S. Ambassador.

Duration:00:07:52

The Last Palace with Ambassador Norman Eisen

10/29/2018
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In Ambassador Norman Eisen's new book, The Last Palace, he depicts five characters who have witnessed Europe's turbulent century from the setting of the "last palace" in Prague. Ambassador Eisen talks with CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe about one of the most important characters in the book, his mother. His mother, who was born in Czechoslovakia and survived Auschwitz during the Holocaust, played an important role for Ambassador Eisen during his ambassadorship to the Czech Republic...

Duration:00:07:33

NATO and Romania with Ambassador Alfred Moses

9/21/2018
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Ambassador Alfred Moses joins CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss Romania's pathway to NATO membership. Ambassador Moses served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1994 to 1997. He recently authored Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light.

Duration:00:10:49

Ambassador Alfred Moses on Romanian President Ion Iliescu

9/20/2018
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Ambassador Alfred Moses joins CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the development of President Ion Iliescu from his role under Nicolae Ceausescu, during Romania's communist regime, to becoming the country's first democratically elected head of state. Ambassador Moses served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1994 to 1997. He recently authored Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light.

Duration:00:10:49

Jewish Emigration from Romania to Israel with Ambassador Alfred Moses

9/19/2018
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Ambassador Alfred Moses joined CAA Live! host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to describe efforts in the 1970s and 1980s helping Jews living in an oppressive communist regime in Romania emigrate to Israel. Ambassador Moses served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1994 to 1997. He recently authored Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light.

Duration:00:08:27