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Today's World Affairs Council broadcast brings some of the brightest minds to the air. World Affairs Council President Jane Wales asks leading policymakers, journalists, scholars and artists questions that get to the heart of the stories in the news.

Today's World Affairs Council broadcast brings some of the brightest minds to the air. World Affairs Council President Jane Wales asks leading policymakers, journalists, scholars and artists questions that get to the heart of the stories in the news.
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Today's World Affairs Council broadcast brings some of the brightest minds to the air. World Affairs Council President Jane Wales asks leading policymakers, journalists, scholars and artists questions that get to the heart of the stories in the news.

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English

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2601 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 864 2000


Episodes

Ali Noorani and Ray Suarez: The DACA Deadline and Immigration Reform

2/20/2018
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The immigration debate has roared to the front of Washington, D.C.’s and the country’s agenda. At stake is the fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, scheduled to expire on March 5th. That issue has been tied to increased border security, a possible wall on our southern border, the family reunification policy and a lower cap on refugee resettlement. As DACA hangs in the balance, what is the future for comprehensive immigration reform? Ali Noorani, Executive...

Duration:00:58:59

The Intangible Economy

2/13/2018
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Capital has changed and capitalism is changing as a result. For the first time in history, businesses are investing more in things you can neither see nor touch – so-called intangible capital – than in traditional physical assets like buildings, machines, computers or vehicles. Intangible capital, such as R&D, design, software, brands and organisational capabilities, have different economic properties from traditional assets. As a result, the rise of the intangible economy is changing the...

Duration:00:58:59

Responding to North Korea: South Korea’s Olympic Olive Branch and US Cyberwarfare Options

2/6/2018
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In a symbolic breakthrough, North and South Korean teams will march together under a single unified flag during opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympic Games. Does this rare show of unity signify a substantial thaw in diplomatic relations on the Korean Peninsula? How might this impact growing international tensions related to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program? Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and Kathleen Stephens, Former US Ambassador to South...

Duration:00:59:16

Stewart Patrick: The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy: Back to the Future?

1/30/2018
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In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has broken with decades of US foreign policy orthodoxies and injected tremendous uncertainty into a world already in flux. What is behind the Administration’s ‘America First’ doctrine, and what does it signal for the future of US global leadership and international cooperation? Stewart Patrick, the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council...

Duration:00:59:12

David Sanger and Janine Zacharia: From Jerusalem to North Korea: Inside President Trump's Foreign Policy

1/23/2018
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From Jerusalem to North Korea, President Trump is facing unprecedented foreign policy changes -- some arguably of his own making, some not. Trump's diplomacy is under the microscope as tensions rise in the Middle East and Asia, so where do we go from here? In this special program, World Affairs' CEO Jane Wales talks with Janine Zacharia, former Jerusalem Bureau Chief of The Washington Post, and also David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. Can Trump pivot away...

Duration:00:59:12

Yukon Huang: Debunking Myths About China's Economy

1/18/2018
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China’s rapid growth and transition towards a more market-oriented economic system have encouraged spectators to predict massive changes to the Chinese political and social system. However, while growth is slowing, the economy remains sound and the Chinese Communist Party emerged from the 19th Party Congress with its strongest leader in years. What makes experts forecast again and again that China is on the verge of collapse? Yukon Huang, former Country Director for China at the World...

Duration:00:59:07

Strive Masiyiwa and Jeff Raikes: AGRA and Food Security in Africa

1/9/2018
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Food security is one of Africa's most pressing issues. Globally, 800 million people are undernourished, with 281 million coming from sub-Saharan Africa. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working to mitigate poverty and hunger by supporting local farmers. Two pioneers of this initiative, Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet, and Jeff Raikes, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discuss how AGRA is tailoring solutions...

Duration:00:59:11

GPF17: Trust, Identity Politics and the Media

12/19/2017
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Essential to a free and functioning democracy is an independent press, a crucial civil society actor that holds government to account and provides citizens access to the impartial information they need to make informed judgments, reason together, exercise their rights and responsibilities, and engage in collective action. In times of crisis, the media fulfills the vital role of alerting the public to danger and connecting citizens to rescue efforts, as Ushahidi has done in Kenya. Or, it...

Duration:00:58:59

Ambassador Wendy Sherman: Diplomacy with North Korea? Foreign Policy Under President Trump

12/12/2017
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This week’s episode offers an in-depth perspective of foreign policy under Trump, with a focus on US - North Korea relations. What is the strategic calculus for both countries and how can some degree of calm be restored? In the first half of the show, you’ll hear from Ambassador Wendy Sherman. Ambassador Wendy Sherman served as the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. In this position, she led the team from the United States and five other countries in negotiating the Iran...

Duration:00:58:58

Remarks by His Excellency Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the US

12/8/2017
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His Excellency Anatoly Antonov was recently appointed by President Putin to serve as the Russian Ambassador to the United States. A career diplomat, he has served for more than thirty years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he was the Director of the Department for Security and Disarmament. Ambassador Antonov was formerly the Deputy Minister of Defense and, before his recent appointment, held the position of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Please join us for this special...

Duration:00:58:59

Richard Heydarian: Philippines Under Duterte

12/1/2017
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President Trump will meet with President Duterte during his first visit to the Philippines next month. What can be expected for the future of US-Philippine relations? Although the two countries have historically been strong allies, the elections of Trump and Duterte, as well as policy shifts in both nations, have raised questions about the stability of the relationship. The Philippines has benefited from significant US military aid for several decades. Recently both training and...

Duration:00:58:59

Fixing American Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power

11/16/2017
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Less than a year into the new Trump administration, the US appears to be shifting away from key, longstanding foreign policies as well as from established allies. The president’s recent speeches to NATO members and at the G20 signal a departure from previous administrations on myriad issues, including human rights, climate change, and resolving civil conflicts. These global challenges often require leadership and collective action by major actors in the international community, yet the US...

Duration:00:58:59

James Stavridis and Sebastian Junger: The Frontlines of War

11/7/2017
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This week’s episode will feature two unique perspectives from the frontlines of international war. In the first half of the show, you’ll hear from Retired US Admiral James Stavridis. Admiral Stavridis was the Supreme Allied Commander for NATO from 2009 to 2013, and he led NATO’s Operation Unified Protector during the 2011 military intervention in Libya. In this talk, Stavridis discusses the US' role in a complex, quickly shifting international landscape. And now to the second half of...

Duration:01:04:34

GPF17: Race, Justice and Legitimacy in America

10/23/2017
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Equal access to justice and equal protection under the law are critical elements of our liberal democracy. Yet, in practice, in the US young men of color are more likely than their white counterparts to be picked up for, locked up for, and prosecuted for suspected criminal offenses. If they cannot gain pre-trial release, these young men remain in jail while awaiting prosecution. The jury is more likely to find these men guilty, and the prosecutor is more likely to ask for a stiff sentence,...

Duration:00:59:00

Nicole Perlroth: The Cyberthreat

10/16/2017
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In 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States was facing the possibility of a "cyber" Pearl Harbor and was increasingly vulnerable to foreign computer hackers who could dismantle the nation's power grid, transportation system, financial networks and government. Since then, we have seen Iran attack US financial institutions and gain control of a New York dam. ISIS has released a kill list complete with stolen US federal employee information. Russia has attacked our...

Duration:00:59:00

GPF17: Trust, Justice and the Conflict Continuum

10/10/2017
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If pluralism is essential to free and functioning societies, it is also the sine qua non of liberal democracy, and essential to the legitimacy – and sustainability – of the state. But when states fail to meet the needs of their citizens and collapse into violent conflict, what is the role of the international community and global civil society? Where does responsibility lie? We will explore interventions along the conflict continuum as well as global norms that assign responsibility. Will...

Duration:00:59:00

Trita Parsi: Inside the Iran Agreement: The Art of the Deal

10/6/2017
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President Trump once pledged to “tear up” the Iran nuclear agreement. Now, the world watches to see the fate of an agreement considered by some to be a pivotal victory in American foreign policy, and by others as a mistake. Trita Parsi, the preeminent Middle East foreign policy expert who advised the Obama White House throughout the Iran talks, takes us behind the scenes to examine the negotiations. Was a better deal to be had in 2015? What have been the benefits gained, or disasters...

Duration:00:58:59

GPF17: Jim Yong Kim and Luis Alberto Moreno in Conversation

10/3/2017
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Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group, in conversation with Jane Wales, Founder, Global Philanthropy Forum. Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank. For more information about this event: https://www.philanthropyforum.org/conference/gpf-2017/agenda/

Duration:00:58:59

Life as a Refugee - South Sudan in Focus

9/29/2017
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Imagine if you had no choice but to flee your country. Where would you go? How would you cope? What would you need to rebuild your life in exile? These are the questions that three million South Sudanese have had to ask themselves in the face an unrelenting civil war, famine, violence and persecution. And as conflicts across the globe have forced millions to flee their homes, the international debate on refugee policy rages on. How does South Sudan fit into this broader narrative, and what...

Duration:00:58:59

Vladimir Ashurkov: Russia’s Opposition Politics: Alexei Navalny for President

9/26/2017
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In 2018, Russia will hold its presidential election, and few are likely to oppose the current president, Vladimir Putin. One of the potential challengers gaining momentum is Alexei Navalny, a central figure in the pro-democracy movement. Since 2011, this small but passionate opposition group has captured the attention of many disaffected Russians angered by corruption, economic disparity and the restriction of civil liberties. What can Russia's pro-democracy movement do to break through a...

Duration:00:59:00

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