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Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

Language:

English

Contact:

Voice of America - PCUSA Washington, D.C. 20237 USA


Episodes

Religious Freedom around the World - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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On this edition of Encounter, Katayoun Kishi, research associate at Pew Research Center and Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute, discuss the US Department of State’s most recent Annual Report on International Religious Freedom with host Carol Castiel.

Duration: 00:24:59


Rohingya Crisis - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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In the aftermath of the latest crackdown on Muslim Rohingya in Burma, also known as Myanmar, Christina Fink, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University and Lex Rieffel, Senior Fellow on Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution discuss with host Carol Castiel root causes of the conflict between the indigenous Rohingya population in Myanmar and the predominantly Buddhist Burmese, and what steps should be taken to peacefully resolve the issue.

Duration: 00:24:59


Opioid Crisis - Part 2 - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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On Part II of this edition of Encounter, we continue our discussion about the opioid crisis in America with Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, and VOA TV correspondent Chris Simkins. They talk with host Carol Castiel about alternatives to opioids and the role of local communities, individuals and the...

Duration: 00:24:59


America's Opioid Crisis - September 01, 2017

9/1/2017
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On this edition of Encounter we address the opioid crisis in America. Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, discuss the causes and scope of the crisis in the United States with host Carol Castiel.

Duration: 00:24:59


Confederate Statue Controversy - August 25, 2017

8/25/2017
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More than 150 years after the last shots of the US Civil War were fired, a divisive controversy is raging among many Americans over whether statues, erected to honor those who led and fought for the Confederacy, should be removed from public display or left to stand untouched. Host Rick Pantaleo and his guests discuss various aspects of this contentious issue.

Duration: 00:24:59


Growing Crisis in North Korea - August 18, 2017

8/18/2017
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Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Harry Kazianis, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy and Senior Editor at The Center for the National Interest, analyze the heated rhetoric and provocative actions surrounding the growing crisis with North Korea. Listen for it on Encounter!

Duration: 00:24:59


The Future of Democracy in Africa - August 11, 2017

8/11/2017
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Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council and Joshua Meservey, Senior Analyst for Africa and the Middle East at the Heritage Foundation, discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance of the Rwandan and Kenyan elections as well as look ahead to the elections in Angola. What do they mean for the future of democracy on the continent? Listen for it on Encounter, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:25:00


Prospects for Peace in the Middle East - August 04, 2017

8/4/2017
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Encounter Host Carol Castiel discusses prospects for Middle East peace and the recent dispute over security at a sacred site for both Jews and Muslims with two experts - Ghaith al-Omari of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Natan Sachs from Brookings' Center for Middle East Policy.

Duration: 00:24:59


Does Universal Healthcare Mean Less Choice for Patients? - July 28, 2017

7/28/2017
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Join host Rick Pantaleo and his guests as they discuss who should have the moral authority to determine the healthcare of our children and ourselves. Rick is joined by Kristian Niemietz, Institute of Economic Affairs in London, Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.

Duration: 00:24:59


What Now for Iraq? - July 21, 2017

7/21/2017
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Host Carol Castiel discusses the political configuration of Iraq following its recent successes against ISIS with guests Daniel Serwer of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and Jennifer Cafarella, a Lead Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War.

Duration: 00:24:59


U.S. - Russia Relations - July 14, 2017

7/14/2017
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David Satter, Senior fellow and Russia expert at the Hudson Institute, and John Herbst, former Ambassador to Ukraine and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, discuss with host Carol Castiel the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia and to what extent the Trump-Putin meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, either helped or hurt prospects for improving ties.

Duration: 00:24:59


Encounter - July 07, 2017

7/7/2017
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Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society and Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Latin America Policy Analyst at the CATO Institute, discuss with host Carol Castiel the political and economic crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s partial reversal of US-Cuba policy. Listen for it on Encounter, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Senate Health Care Bill - Encounter - June 30, 2017

6/30/2017
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William Galston, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discuss with host Carol Castiel recent developments in US politics including the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the stalled Senate healthcare legislation, and implications of recent special elections for Democrats.

Duration: 00:24:59


Qatar Rift - Encounter - June 23, 2017

6/23/2017
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Hussein Ibish, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute and columnist and Andrew Bowen, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, discuss with host Carol Castiel the causes and ramifications of the rift between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council states led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, for the United States and the region.

Duration: 00:24:59


US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord - Encounter - June 16, 2017

6/16/2017
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President Donald Trump recently announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The decision was harshly criticized by leaders of numerous US allied countries, but was widely praised by the President’s supporters. Co-Hosts Rick Pantaleo and VOA Science Correspondent Steve Baragona join their guests to discuss the possible consequences of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Duration: 00:24:59


Afghan Violence - Encounter - June 09, 2017

6/9/2017
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Omar Samed, Senior Central Asia Fellow at the International Security Program at the New America Foundation and former Afghan ambassador to Canada and France, and Scott Worden, Afghanistan & Central Asia Programs Director at the United States Institute of Peace, discuss with host Carol Castiel who is behind the recent violence in Afghanistan and the future US role in the country.

Duration: 00:24:59


UK Election - Encounter - June 02, 2017

6/2/2017
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Toby Harnden, Washington Bureau Chief for The Sunday Times of London, and James Astill, Washington Correspondent for The Economist, discuss with host Carol Castiel what’s at stake in the June 8th UK elections—it’s ramifications for Brexit negotiations and EU-UK relations.

Duration: 00:24:59


Trump's Middle East Re-set - Encounter - May 26, 2017

5/26/2017
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Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute and Perry Cammack, Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talk with host Carol Castiel about the tone, substance and implications of President Donald Trump’s first overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe.

Duration: 00:24:59


US Politics / Comey - Encounter - May 19, 2017

5/19/2017
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In the wake of the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the US presidential election, John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bi-Partisan Policy Center and Ken Gude, Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for American Progress, talk with host Carol Castiel about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the disclosure of classified intelligence to Russian officials and implications for the Republican legislative...

Duration: 00:24:59


French Election Analysis - Encounter - May 12, 2017

5/12/2017
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Philippe Gelie, US Chief Correspondent for “Le Figaro,” and Desmond Dinan, Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance and implications of centrist politician Emanuel Macron’s victory in the French elections—for the future of France, Transatlantic Relations and the European Union.

Duration: 00:24:59

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