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Become an IDOL
Gamification of Learning with Moe Ash | 56

Become an IDOL

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 53:22


In this episode, I'll be chatting with Moe Ash, an IDOL Mentor, Freelance Consultant, and Owner/Founder of The Catalyst. He holds a BSC degree in Human Resources Management and a degree in Economics from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, a master's degree in International Development from the American University in Cairo. An associate CIPD-HR, Certified Instructional Designer by HRCI, Certified performance & competency developer - Certified learning & development manager - Certified assessment center analyst by Middle Earth HR . Mohamed is currently looking into acquiring his CPTD & a degree in business psychology aiming to blend L&D, gamification, and performance management in a tight cohesive mold. Moe is the founder of The Catalyst, an instructional design consultancy focused on the sole purpose of creating an impeccable learning experience. Connect with Moe on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moeash7/ Learn more about the IDOL courses Academy here: www.idolcourses.com/academy  

通勤學英語
回顧星期天LBS - 拉丁美洲相關時事趣聞 All about Latin America

通勤學英語

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 6:52


Topic: 對現狀不滿拉美從傾右變傾左 Leftists Replacing Right-Wing Leaders Across Latin America   In the final weeks of 2021, Chile and Honduras voted decisively for leftist presidents to replace leaders on the right, extending a significant, multiyear shift across Latin America. 在2021年的最後幾周,智利和宏都拉斯果斷地投票支援 左翼總統取代右翼領導人,延續 了整個拉丁美洲長達數年的重大轉變。 This year, leftist politicians are the favorites to win presidential elections in Colombia and Brazil, taking over from right-wing incumbents, which would put the left and center-left in power in the six largest economies in the region, stretching from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego. 今年,左翼政客是贏得哥倫比亞和巴西總統選舉的最愛,他們接替了右翼現任者,這將使左翼和中左翼在該地區從蒂華納到火地島的六大經濟體中掌權。 Economic suffering, widening inequality, fervent anti-incumbent sentiment and mismanagement of COVID-19 have all fueled a pendulum swing away from the center-right and right-wing leaders who were dominant a few years ago. 經濟困境、不斷擴大的不平等、狂熱的反現任情緒以及對COVID-19的管理不善,都助長了幾年前佔主導地位的中右翼和右翼領導人的鐘擺擺動。 The left has promised more equitable distribution of wealth, better public services and vastly expanded social safety nets. But the region's new leaders face serious economic constraints and legislative opposition that could restrict their ambitions — and restive voters who have been willing to punish whoever fails to deliver. 左翼承諾更公平地分配財富,提供更好的公共服務,並大大擴展社會安全網。但該地區的新領導人面臨著嚴重的經濟限制和立法反對,這可能會限制他們的野心-以及願意懲罰任何未能兌現承諾的人的不安分選民。 The left's gains could buoy China and undermine the United States as they compete for regional influence, analysts say, with a new crop of Latin American leaders who are desperate for economic development and more open to Beijing's global strategy of offering loans and infrastructure investment. The change could also make it harder for the United States to continue isolating authoritarian leftist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. 分析人士說,左翼的收益可能會提振中國,削弱美國,因為他們在爭奪地區影響力時,新一批拉丁美洲領導人迫切希望經濟發展,並對北京的全球戰略持更開放的態度, 提供貸款和 基礎設施投資。這一變化還可能使美國更難繼續孤立委內瑞拉、尼加拉瓜和古巴的獨裁左翼政權。 With rising inflation and stagnant economies, Latin America's new leaders will find it hard to deliver real change on profound problems, said Pedro Mendes Loureiro, a professor of Latin American studies at the University of Cambridge. To some extent, he said, voters are “electing the left simply because it is the opposition at the moment.” 隨著通貨膨脹率上升和經濟停滯,拉丁美洲的新領導人將發現很難在深刻的問題上實現真正的變革,劍橋大學拉丁美洲研究教授佩德羅·門德斯·洛雷羅(Pedro Mendes Loureiro)說。他說,在某種程度上,選民正在"選舉左翼,僅僅是因為它目前是反對派。" Unlike the early 2000s, when leftists won critical presidencies in Latin America, the new officeholders are saddled by debt, lean budgets, scant access to credit and, in many cases, vociferous opposition. 與2000年代初不同,當時左翼分子在拉丁美洲贏得了關鍵的總統職位 ,而新的官員則背負著債務,預算緊張, 信貸匱乏以及在許多情況下大聲反對的負擔。 Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University, said the left's winning streak is born out of widespread indignation. 美國大學拉丁美洲和拉丁裔研究中心主任埃裡克·赫什伯格(Eric Hershberg )表示,左翼的連勝源於 廣泛的憤怒。 “This is really about lower-middle-class and working-class sectors saying, ‘Thirty years into democracy, and we still have to ride a decrepit bus for two hours to get to a bad health clinic,'”Hershberg said. "這實際上是關於中下層階層和工人階層部門說,'民主三十年後,我們仍然必須乘坐破舊的公共汽車兩個小時才能到達一個糟糕的健康診所,'"赫什伯格說。Source article: https://udn.com/news/story/6904/6092284   Next Article   Topic : Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era   For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela. 百年來,委內瑞拉首次沒有鑽油平台在鑽探石油。 Wells that once tapped the world's largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns. 曾自全球最大原油礦藏採油的油井,不是廢棄,就是任由洩漏的毒性氣體逕自燃燒,使附近蕭條的石油城鎮蒙上一層橘光。 Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen. 先前把石油加工出口的煉油廠成了生鏽的殘骸,洩漏的原油染黑了海岸線,並在海面形成一層油光。 Fuel shortages have brought the country to a standstill. At gas stations, lines go on for miles. 燃料短缺使這個國家陷入癱瘓。在加油站,排隊加油的車輛綿延數哩。 Venezuela's colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come to a near halt, with production reduced to a trickle by years of gross mismanagement and U.S. sanctions. The collapse is leaving behind a destroyed economy and a devastated environment and, many analysts say, bringing to an end the era of Venezuela as an energy powerhouse. 委內瑞拉龐大的石油業曾形塑這個國家和國際能源市場長達百年,如今卻幾近停頓,由於多年來管理不善和遭受美國制裁,產量只剩一丁點。石油業崩潰導致經濟慘淡,環境重創,且如許多分析家所言,為委國作為能源大國的時代畫下句點。 The country that a decade ago was the largest producer in Latin America, earning about $90 billion a year from oil exports, is expected to net about $2.3 billion by this year's end — less than the aggregate amount that Venezuelan migrants who fled the country's economic devastation will send back home to support their families, according to Pilar Navarro, a Caracas, Venezuela-based economist. 長駐委國首都卡拉卡斯的經濟學家納瓦洛說,當地10年前是拉丁美洲最大產油國,每年出口石油賺進900億美元,但到今年年底,預計可進帳23億美元,還不及為逃避經濟崩潰而出國的國民匯回養家的金錢總額。 Production is the lowest in nearly a century after sanctions forced most oil companies to stop drilling for or buying Venezuelan oil — and even that trickle could dry up soon, analysts warn. 分析家警告,制裁迫使許多石油公司停止鑽探或購買委國石油,以致其產量降到近百年來最低,甚至最後這點生產也可能即將停止。 The decline has diminished beyond recognition a country that just a decade ago rivaled the United States for regional influence. It is also unraveling a national culture defined by oil, a source of cash that once seemed endless; it financed monumental public works and pervasive graft, generous scholarships and flashy shopping trips to Miami. 石油業衰落,使十年前與美國享有同等區域影響力的委內瑞拉面目全非,還破壞了以石油為基礎的的國家文化,石油曾經是看似取之不盡的現金來源:支應大型公共工程,助長普遍存在的貪腐,用以發放豐厚的獎學金,也讓人們享受到美國佛州邁阿密的豪華購物之旅。 Crippling gasoline shortages have led to an outbreak of dozens of daily protests across most Venezuelan states in recent weeks. 汽油嚴重短缺,導致最近幾周委內瑞拉多數州每天總共爆發數十場抗議。 More than 5 million Venezuelans, or 1 in 6 residents, have fled the country since 2015, creating one of the world's greatest refugee crises, according to the United Nations. The country now has the highest poverty rate in Latin America, overtaking Haiti this year, according to a recent study by Venezuela's three leading universities. 聯合國資料顯示,2015年起已有逾500萬,也就是六分之一委國人逃離,是全球最大難民潮之一。委國三所頂尖大學最近的調查顯示,委國今年取代海地,成為拉美貧困率最高的國家。 Source article: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0067/358363/web/

WYPL Book Talk
Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Take My Hand

WYPL Book Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 29:18


Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, as well as an associate professor of English at American University in Washington, D.C. However, for Book Talk listeners, she is a highly respected writer of fiction. Her debut novel was Wench, followed by Balm, and today we'll be talking about her newest book, Take My Hand, which is published by Berkley.   

The afikra Podcast
DANIA BDEIR | Warsha | Movie Night

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 55:27


Dania Bdeir talked about her latest film "Warsha."Born in Montreal, Dania Bdeir is a Lebanese-Canadian award-winning writer & director with an intense love/hate relationship with Lebanon which she finds to be her biggest heartache and sincerest inspiration. Dania, who's originally Syrian and is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, has a BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut and an MFA in directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she received a full scholarship in her third year. Her pre-thesis film "Meshkal" (English title: Kaleidoscope), has traveled to film festivals in France, Morocco, Pakistan, Mexico, Czeck Republic, India and many more. It has won a few notable awards including Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canada International film festival and Golden Palm at the 2014 Mexico International Film Festival.Created & hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Movie Night: Movie Night is an interview series that calls for afikra community members who are interested in movies and films to spend time watching along with the entire community. Movies will be announced on afikra's watching list. This interview series will host filmmakers and actors who are featured in the announced movie. Community members will be asked to watch the film on online streaming platforms or online film festivals before the series and join the conversation with the creators of the film. Movie Night is an opportunity for members to ask questions about the plot, behind the scenes, themes, and information about the movie.Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

New Books Network
Maha Hilal, "Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11" (Broadleaf Books, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 73:37


In Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11 published in 2022 with Broadleaf Books, Maha Hilal describes how narratives of 9/11 and the war on terror have been constructed over the last twenty years and the various ways in which they have justified state violence against Muslims. Hilal offers answers to many questions, including and especially how the war on terror started, what its impact on American Muslims and Muslims abroad has been, and how to work to dismantle it. Hilal holds a PhD in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and has received many awards, including the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship, the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, and a Reebok Human Rights Fellowship. The book is written accessibly, making difficult concepts and themes easy to follow and understand. It is easily assignable in undergraduate and graduate courses and makes for an essential read for policymakers and for anyone interested in the Muslim American experience post-9/11, and perhaps anyone who denies the existence of institutional Islamophobia and naively thinks the U.S. is the beacon of light and justice in the world—because this book shows with ample evidence that it's not. In our conversation today, Hilal tells us the story of the origins of the book, what its contributions are, what makes it different from other books on Islamophobia, the roles that U.S. presidents since 9/11 have played in reinforcing and exacerbating Islamophobic rhetoric in the U.S. We also talk about the many U.S. policies, domestic as well as international, that legitimate the existence of Islamophobic state violence, the ways in which the FBI uses informants to entrap Muslims, the legal and narrative strategies that allow for the U.S. to commit extreme forms of torture against Muslims. We end with a discussion on internalized Islamophobia and, among other things, its harmful impact on Muslim Americans. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Islamic Studies
Maha Hilal, "Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11" (Broadleaf Books, 2022)

New Books in Islamic Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 73:37


In Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11 published in 2022 with Broadleaf Books, Maha Hilal describes how narratives of 9/11 and the war on terror have been constructed over the last twenty years and the various ways in which they have justified state violence against Muslims. Hilal offers answers to many questions, including and especially how the war on terror started, what its impact on American Muslims and Muslims abroad has been, and how to work to dismantle it. Hilal holds a PhD in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and has received many awards, including the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship, the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, and a Reebok Human Rights Fellowship. The book is written accessibly, making difficult concepts and themes easy to follow and understand. It is easily assignable in undergraduate and graduate courses and makes for an essential read for policymakers and for anyone interested in the Muslim American experience post-9/11, and perhaps anyone who denies the existence of institutional Islamophobia and naively thinks the U.S. is the beacon of light and justice in the world—because this book shows with ample evidence that it's not. In our conversation today, Hilal tells us the story of the origins of the book, what its contributions are, what makes it different from other books on Islamophobia, the roles that U.S. presidents since 9/11 have played in reinforcing and exacerbating Islamophobic rhetoric in the U.S. We also talk about the many U.S. policies, domestic as well as international, that legitimate the existence of Islamophobic state violence, the ways in which the FBI uses informants to entrap Muslims, the legal and narrative strategies that allow for the U.S. to commit extreme forms of torture against Muslims. We end with a discussion on internalized Islamophobia and, among other things, its harmful impact on Muslim Americans. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies

New Books in American Studies
Maha Hilal, "Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11" (Broadleaf Books, 2022)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 73:37


In Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11 published in 2022 with Broadleaf Books, Maha Hilal describes how narratives of 9/11 and the war on terror have been constructed over the last twenty years and the various ways in which they have justified state violence against Muslims. Hilal offers answers to many questions, including and especially how the war on terror started, what its impact on American Muslims and Muslims abroad has been, and how to work to dismantle it. Hilal holds a PhD in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and has received many awards, including the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship, the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, and a Reebok Human Rights Fellowship. The book is written accessibly, making difficult concepts and themes easy to follow and understand. It is easily assignable in undergraduate and graduate courses and makes for an essential read for policymakers and for anyone interested in the Muslim American experience post-9/11, and perhaps anyone who denies the existence of institutional Islamophobia and naively thinks the U.S. is the beacon of light and justice in the world—because this book shows with ample evidence that it's not. In our conversation today, Hilal tells us the story of the origins of the book, what its contributions are, what makes it different from other books on Islamophobia, the roles that U.S. presidents since 9/11 have played in reinforcing and exacerbating Islamophobic rhetoric in the U.S. We also talk about the many U.S. policies, domestic as well as international, that legitimate the existence of Islamophobic state violence, the ways in which the FBI uses informants to entrap Muslims, the legal and narrative strategies that allow for the U.S. to commit extreme forms of torture against Muslims. We end with a discussion on internalized Islamophobia and, among other things, its harmful impact on Muslim Americans. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

Corona in den USA
Folge 65: The War in Ukraine - How Putin Has United the West

Corona in den USA

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 24:25


It has been eleven weeks since Russia attacked its neighbor Ukraine, eleven weeks of relentless fighting, destruction, and human suffering. The West has reacted remarkably united, imposing and widening sanctions, coping with a refugee crisis, and supplying military equipment. Just this week, President Biden agreed to send weapons to Ukraine more quickly, and Congress prepared to consider a large new aid package. This episode of the HCA podcast takes a look at the developments in Ukraine and the course of NATO and particularly the United States. Anja Schüler talks to John Deni, Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, adjunct lecturer at the American University's School of International Service, and author of The Coalition of the unWilling and the unable: European Realignment and the Future of American Geopolitics.

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - DR. BRUCE MACCABEE - Unidentified Flying Objects Are REAL

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 48:37


Bruce spent his early year in Rutland, Vt. After high school he studied physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (B.S. in physics) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (M.S. and Ph. D. in physics). In 1972 commenced his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers and various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers. Bruce Maccabee has been active in UFO research since late 1960s when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and was active in research and investigation for NICAP until its demise in 1980. He became a member of MUFON in 1975 and was subequently appointed to the position of state Director for Maryland, a position he still holds. In 1979 he was instrumental in establishing the Fund for UFO Research and was the chairman for the about 13 years. He presently serves on the National Board of the Fund. His UFO research and investigations (which are completely unrelated to his Navy work) have included the Kenneth Arnold sighting (Jun 24, 1947), the McMinnville, Oregon (Trent) photos of 1950, the Gemini 11 astronaut photos of September, 1966, the New Zealand sightings of December, 1978, the Japan Airlines (JAL1628) sighting of November 1986, the numerous sightings of Ed Walters and others in Gulf Breeze, Florida, 1987 - 1988, the "red bubba" sightings,1990-1992 (including his own sighting in September, 1991), the Mexico City video of August, 1997, the Phoenix lights sightings of March 13, 1997 at 10 PM, the Mexican Air Force case of March, 2004, the Iran Jet Case of Sept. 1976 and many others. He has also done historical research and was the first to obtain the "flying disc file" of the FBI (the REAL X-Files!). Dr. Maccabee is the author or coauthor of about three dozen technical articles and more than a hundred UFO articles over the last 25 years, including many which appeared in the MUFON Journal and MUFON Symposium proceedings. He wrote the last chapter of "The Gulf Breeze Sightings" by Edward and Frances Walters (Morrow, 1990). He wrote the UFO history chapter of the book "UFOs: Zeugen und Zeichen," published in Germany in 1995. He is co-author with Edward Walters of "UFOs Are Real, Here's The Proof," (Avon Books, 1997), he is the author of "The UFO/FBI Connection" (Llewellyn Books, May, 2000) and he is the author of novel, "Abduction in My Life," (November, 2000). He is listed in Who's Who in Technology Today and American Men and Women of Science an he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and documentaries. For Your Listening Pleasure all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network with our compliments, visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv. Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other! That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - DR. BRUCE MACCABEE - Unidentified Flying Objects Are REAL

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 48:37


Bruce spent his early year in Rutland, Vt. After high school he studied physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (B.S. in physics) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (M.S. and Ph. D. in physics). In 1972 commenced his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers and various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers. Bruce Maccabee has been active in UFO research since late 1960s when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and was active in research and investigation for NICAP until its demise in 1980. He became a member of MUFON in 1975 and was subequently appointed to the position of state Director for Maryland, a position he still holds. In 1979 he was instrumental in establishing the Fund for UFO Research and was the chairman for the about 13 years. He presently serves on the National Board of the Fund. His UFO research and investigations (which are completely unrelated to his Navy work) have included the Kenneth Arnold sighting (Jun 24, 1947), the McMinnville, Oregon (Trent) photos of 1950, the Gemini 11 astronaut photos of September, 1966, the New Zealand sightings of December, 1978, the Japan Airlines (JAL1628) sighting of November 1986, the numerous sightings of Ed Walters and others in Gulf Breeze, Florida, 1987 - 1988, the "red bubba" sightings,1990-1992 (including his own sighting in September, 1991), the Mexico City video of August, 1997, the Phoenix lights sightings of March 13, 1997 at 10 PM, the Mexican Air Force case of March, 2004, the Iran Jet Case of Sept. 1976 and many others. He has also done historical research and was the first to obtain the "flying disc file" of the FBI (the REAL X-Files!). Dr. Maccabee is the author or coauthor of about three dozen technical articles and more than a hundred UFO articles over the last 25 years, including many which appeared in the MUFON Journal and MUFON Symposium proceedings. He wrote the last chapter of "The Gulf Breeze Sightings" by Edward and Frances Walters (Morrow, 1990). He wrote the UFO history chapter of the book "UFOs: Zeugen und Zeichen," published in Germany in 1995. He is co-author with Edward Walters of "UFOs Are Real, Here's The Proof," (Avon Books, 1997), he is the author of "The UFO/FBI Connection" (Llewellyn Books, May, 2000) and he is the author of novel, "Abduction in My Life," (November, 2000). He is listed in Who's Who in Technology Today and American Men and Women of Science an he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and documentaries. For Your Listening Pleasure all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network with our compliments, visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv. Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other! That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com

The Enrollify Podcast
How To Market a University Episode 7: Measuring Results, Progress, and ROI

The Enrollify Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 31:49


How should colleges and universities measure the impact of branding and marketing? In Episode 7 of How to Market a University, Terry Flannery answers this question by introducing listeners to short-term, medium-term, and long-term measures of results, progress, and ROI.Furthermore, Terry unpacks the KPIs that Higher Ed CMOs should be held accountable to, she discusses who from leadership should be involved in marketing goal setting, and she offers a couple of unique frameworks for how to think about funding the marketing function at an institution effectively. Register for Enrollify's Mastercourse on How to Market a University with Terry Flannery.Learn more about this episode in our show notes.More About the Series: The How to Market a University Podcast series features vignettes of Dr. Teresa Flannery's book, How to Market a University.Terry Flannery has spent her entire career in higher education. She was the first marketing director and chief marketing officer at the University of Maryland, the first Vice President of Communications at American University, and most recently the interim vice president for marketing and communication at Stony Brook University.At a time of declining public support, a shrinking pipeline of traditional college-bound students, and a steady rise in tuition and discount rates, higher education leaders have never been under more pressure. How can they ensure steady or growing enrollments while cultivating greater philanthropic support, increasing research funding, and diversifying revenue streams? In How to Market a University, Terry argues that institutions can meet all of these goals by implementing strategic integrated marketing in ways that are consistent with academic culture and university values.Enrollify and Terry have joined forces to produce Enrollify's first-ever Mastercouse that mirrors the robust learnings and deep insights packed into Terry's book. Over the next eight weeks, this special podcast series will give you a taste of what you can expect in the Mastercourse. But that's it…just a taste!  To unpack all of the language, frameworks, tools, and tactics that CMOs or aspiring CMOs will need to lead the work of marketing in higher education, we invite you to register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University at www.enrollify.org/mastercourse. This Mastercourse features guest experts like Seth Odell, Jenny Petty, Jaime Hunt, Ethan Braden, Michael Stoner, Angela Polec, Binty Harvey, Bob Johnson, and many more.  It's also filled with downloadable templates and worksheets to help you retain the course material. And last but certainly not least, this course was made possible by the leading agencies in higher education marketing who came together to support this effort.  We want to thank SimpsonScarborough, Mindpower, DD Agency, and Ologie for their incredible guidance and partnership.Register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University here. 

New Dimensions
The Survival of Human Consciousness - Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D. - ND3753

New Dimensions

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 57:20


Here we explore afterlife investigations such as near death experiences, after death communication, reincarnation, instrumental transcommunication, mediumship, and much more. Mishlove explores survival after death and whether or not consciousness is separate from the brain. Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D. is the only person who has been awarded a doctoral diploma in Parapsychology by an accredited American University - the University of California at Berkeley. For the past 50 years he's been a pioneer in the research of parapsychology. He is the founder and host of the radio and TV program series Thinking Allowed, and most recently, New Thinking Allowed. Both are available on YouTube. Dr. Mishlove is the recipient of the prestigious Bigelow Institute Award of $500,000 for his essay on parapsychology entitled Beyond the Brain: The Survival of Human Consciousness After Permanent Bodily Death. His books include Roots Of Consciousness: The Classic Encyclopedia of Consciousness Studies Revised and Expanded (Da Capo Press; Revised 1997) and PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter ( Hampton Roads 2000)Interview Date: 2/25/2022 Tags: Jeffrey Mishlove, Eben Alexander, M.D., Darien Experiences, Peak in Darien, Elizabeth Targ, Russell Targ, Willis Harman, instrumental transcommunication, Dan Drasin, Emmy Vadnais, reincarnation, Ian Stevenson, Carl Sagan, Max Planck, hyperspace, Jane Roberts, Seth Speaks, Geraldine Cummins, channeling, channelers, Shiva Tripathi, mediums, séances, William James, Parapsychology/Paranormal, Life After Death

The Creative Process Podcast

(Highlights) Dolen Perkins-Valdez · NYTimes Best-selling Author of “Take My Hand”

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022


Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of Wench, and Balm. She was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction, and she was awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She lives in Washington, DC with her family and teaches at American University. She discusses her latest novel Take My Hand, along with the importance of family, legacy, and history, particularly in regards to race.In 2017, HarperCollins released Wench as one of eight "Olive Titles," limited edition modern classics that included books by Edward P. Jones, Louise Erdrich, and Zora Neale Hurston.Dolen is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. On behalf of the foundation, she has visited nearly every public high school in the District of Columbia to talk about the importance of reading and writing. She is currently Associate Professor in the Literature Department at American University and lives in Washington, DC with her family.· www,dolenperkinsvaldez.com · www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/113386/dolen-perkins-valdez/· www.penfaulkner.org· www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

The Creative Process Podcast
Dolen Perkins-Valdez · NYTimes Best-selling Author of “Take My Hand”

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022


Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of Wench, and Balm. She was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction, and she was awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She lives in Washington, DC with her family and teaches at American University. She discusses her latest novel Take My Hand, along with the importance of family, legacy, and history, particularly in regards to race.In 2017, HarperCollins released Wench as one of eight "Olive Titles," limited edition modern classics that included books by Edward P. Jones, Louise Erdrich, and Zora Neale Hurston.Dolen is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. On behalf of the foundation, she has visited nearly every public high school in the District of Columbia to talk about the importance of reading and writing. She is currently Associate Professor in the Literature Department at American University and lives in Washington, DC with her family.· www.dolenperkinsvaldez.com · www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/113386/dolen-perkins-valdez/· www.penfaulkner.org· www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

Vetandets värld
Historien bakom NATO:s expansion efter Kalla kriget

Vetandets värld

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 19:38


Natos utvidgning efter 1989 när Berlinmuren föll innebar att försvarsalliansen nästan fördubblade antalet medlemmar. Vad innebar det då och vad skulle beslut om medlemskap för Sverige kunna innebära nu? "En perfekt storm" efter kalla krigets slut där alla förutsättningar samverkade gav USA och NATO möjligheten att expandera in i centrala och östra Europa, menar Joshua Shifrinson, en av tre amerikanska statsvetare som vi hör om NATO:s utveckling, och som delvis ger ett annat perspektiv på vad Sverige har att vinna och förlora på ett medlemskap än vad som nu hörs starkast i den svenska politiska debatten. Shifrinson och kollegan Richards Betts menar att Sverige inte skulle ha så mycket att vinna på ett svenska NATO-medlemskap utifrån hur de uppfattar hotbilden. Sverige skulle kunna räkna med stöd NATO:s stöd även utan ett medlemskap, säger de, och påminner om vilka skyldigheter ett medlemskap medför. Vi hör också den svenske historikern Aryo Makko, vid Stockholms universitet, som forskat kring neutrala länders relation till Sovjetunionen. Han kommenterar bland annat de "brutna löften" om att inte utvidga NATO, som Ryssland numera ofta lyfter fram. Medverkande: Richard Betts, professor of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University och Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Joshua Shifrinson, Associate Professor of International Relations Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; James Goldgeier, Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, och professor vid School of International Service at American University, Wahsington DC; Aryo Makko, historiker vid Stockholms universitetProgramledare: Annika ÖstmanProducent: Björn Gunér bjorn.guner@sverigesradio.se

Energy Policy Now
Governing the Promise and Peril Of Emerging Climate Technologies

Energy Policy Now

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 40:03


Shuchi Talati, former chief of staff of the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, discusses the need for strong governance to balance the potential benefits of carbon dioxide removal technologies with environmental and social risks. --- This episode is the first in a three-part series that will explore governance challenges surrounding the transition to clean energy.  In early April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest assessment report, which warned that the global carbon budget to keep climate warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius is quickly being exhausted, and that the use of technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has become “unavoidable” if climate damages are to be limited. The report has been followed by announcements from leading technology companies of more than $2 billion dollars in commitments to commercialize carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies.  The IPCC report, and financing commitments, point to increasing acceptance of emerging climate technologies that were once viewed as options of last resort to address climate change. In the podcast Shuchi Talati, scholar in residence with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment at American University, discusses the governance of these emerging climate technologies which, despite their promise, raise concerns around their potential impacts on ecosystems, economies and issues of social equity, and even over the pace of decarbonization itself.  Shuchi Talati is scholar in residence with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment at American University, and former chief of staff for the Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management at the Department of Energy. Related Content For Solar Geoengineering, Daunting Policy Questions Await https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/podcast/for-solar-geoengineering-daunting-policy-questions-await/ Guidelines for Successful, Sustainable, Nature-Based Solutions.https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/research/publications/guidelines-for-successful-sustainable-nature-based-solutions/ Energy Policy Now is produced by The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. For all things energy policy, visit kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Progress, Potential, and Possibilities
Olivia Zetter - Head of Government Affairs and AI Strategy - National Resilience, Inc. - Protecting Bio-Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Against Disruption

Progress, Potential, and Possibilities

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 33:39


Olivia Zetter is Head of Government Affairs and AI Strategy at National Resilience, Inc. (https://resilience.com/) a first-of-its-kind manufacturing and technology company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines and protecting bio-pharmaceutical supply chains against disruption. Founded in 2020, National Resilience, Inc. is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the medicines of today, and tomorrow, can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. Olivia brings extensive experience in national security spanning diplomacy, defense, and development, along with emerging technology issues. Olivia has held multiple positions in government, most recently as a Director of Research and Analysis at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, an independent federal commission established by Congress to examine the impact of artificial intelligence on national security and defense. Olivia previously served at the Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, where her work spanned a diverse range of cyber policy areas. She also served as the Special Advisor on Trans-Regional Issues to the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, where she coordinated efforts to counter the terrorist organization's financing, foreign terrorist fighter flows, and external operations. At the Pentagon, Olivia served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as part of the Chairman's Action Group. Prior to her time in government, she worked in Washington and on-site abroad to manage stabilization and conflict management programs in the Middle East and South Asia with a U.S. government implementing partner. Olivia entered government as a Presidential Management Fellow and is the recipient of the Department of State's Superior Honor Award. She is a Truman National Security Project Fellow. Olivia holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Belfer Student Fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University.

Bible Study for Progressives with Rich Procida
Ukraine Must Not Fall: Ukraine and the Collapse of Democracy, Part1

Bible Study for Progressives with Rich Procida

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 32:25


Author and Attorney Rich Procida leads a discussion about the war in Ukraine and the current threat to democracy in the United States and around the world. Author and Attorney Rich Procida is the founder of the Truth and Democracy Coalition and the producer of Democracy Under Fire!, a show covering the threat to democracy and what we can do about it. He studied law and international service at American University in Washington, D.C. He authored a textbook on global studies and writes for LAProgressive.com and Buzzflash.com.

Untold Stories
Legally Protecting Bitcoin with Jason Brett

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 43:10


Today, my guest is Jason Brett, Founder and CEO of Value Technology Foundation. Value Technology Foundation is a DC nonprofit think tank dedicated to blockchain advocacy, education, research and development, and advocacy. Jason has extensive experienced with blockchain and has made presentations to several U.S. government agencies and regulatory bodies. Prior to becoming the founder of Value Technology Foundation, Jason was the Director of Operations at the Digital Chambers of Commerce. He was also a Policy Director for ConsenSys. While serving as Policy Director for the blockchain technology company ConsenSys, he was responsible for their domestic and international policy during a critical period of its growth. He has worked in both the Division of Finance and Capital Markets during the height of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Additionally, he has extensive experience in developing and implementing successful governmental affairs programs for various companies, including clients of Key Bridge Advisors. He is also a forbes.com contributor who writes on policy issues related to cryptocurrency and blockchain. Jason holds an M.B.A. from American University and a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University. We discuss various topics ranging from a Bitcoin Constitutional Amendment, the Bitcoin Voting Block, Bitcoin/Crypto Regulation, and much more. We began our conversation by discussing why Jason believes it is necessary to pass a constitutional amendment codifying the right for people to own and control their Bitcoin. We discuss the importance of protecting people from the overreach of government and the American ideals that are present in Bitcoin. Our conversation transitions to focus on the growing Bitcoin Voting Block. We discuss the increasing number of constituents becoming single-issue voters about Bitcoin and Crypto. We also discuss the increasing number of politicians that are pro-Bitcoin and pro-Crypto. We discuss how these politicians are fighting to protect the industry. Our next conversation topic focused on the recent executive order, and its possible impact on the industry. We discuss how the current executive order was focused mainly on gathering information that could impact potential legislation in the future. We discuss the benefits of the American political system compared to countries like China. Our final conversation centered around BIP 119 and trying to make changes to Bitcoin. We discuss why the process should be challenging to change Bitcoin. Please enjoy my conversation with Jason Brett.

Warfare
Declaring The War On Drugs

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 42:18


As the Cold War came to an end, US President George H.W. Bush defined his successful 1992 election bid in terms of the War on Drugs. It was said that there was no longer a Soviet foe to grapple with and that, instead, illegal narcotics now posed an existential threat to the American people.Yet as it turns out, the War on Drugs actually began much longer ago than this, back to the founding of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) in 1930.In this episode, James is joined by Matthew Pembleton from the American University in Washington DC to help trace the origins of America's bloody and costly global War on Drugs.Matt's book Containing Addiction: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War is available on Amazon here.For more Warfare content, subscribe to our Warfare newsletter here. If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts, and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download, go to Android or Apple store. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1080 KYMN Radio - Northfield Minnesota
National Security This Week with Dr. Mark Deets (coup d'etats in Africa), 4-4-22

1080 KYMN Radio - Northfield Minnesota

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022


This week, host Jon Olson talks with Dr. Mark Deets from The American University in Cairo about the many recent coup d'etats in Africa.

The Enrollify Podcast
How To Market a University Episode 6: Digital U: Marketing Higher Education in the Digital World

The Enrollify Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 29:34


What are the skillsets higher ed marketing teams need to effectively execute digital marketing campaigns in today's competitive market? And how should schools think about whether or not to outsource their digital marketing campaign strategy and execution? In Episode 6 of How to Market a University, Terry Flannery answers these questions and oodles more! Learn what schools Terry believes are on the cutting edge of digital marketing, discover the changes in consumer preferences that she believes will most impact higher education, and understand how to think through what digital marketing should be kept in-house and what should be outsourced. Register for Enrollify's Mastercourse on How to Market a University with Terry Flannery.Learn more about this episode in our show notes. More About the Series:The How to Market a University Podcast series features vignettes of Dr. Teresa Flannery's book, How to Market a University.Terry Flannery has spent her entire career in higher education. She was the first marketing director and chief marketing officer at the University of Maryland, the first Vice President of Communications at American University, and most recently the interim vice president for marketing and communication at Stony Brook University.At a time of declining public support, a shrinking pipeline of traditional college-bound students, and a steady rise in tuition and discount rates, higher education leaders have never been under more pressure. How can they ensure steady or growing enrollments while cultivating greater philanthropic support, increasing research funding, and diversifying revenue streams? In How to Market a University, Terry argues that institutions can meet all of these goals by implementing strategic integrated marketing in ways that are consistent with academic culture and university values.Enrollify and Terry have joined forces to produce Enrollify's first-ever Mastercouse that mirrors the robust learnings and deep insights packed into Terry's book. Over the next eight weeks, this special podcast series will give you a taste of what you can expect in the Mastercourse. But that's it…just a taste!  To unpack all of the language, frameworks, tools, and tactics that CMOs or aspiring CMOs will need to lead the work of marketing in higher education, we invite you to register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University at www.enrollify.org/mastercourse. This Mastercourse features guest experts like Seth Odell, Jenny Petty, Jaime Hunt, Ethan Braden, Michael Stoner, Angela Polec, Binty Harvey, Bob Johnson, and many more.  It's also filled with downloadable templates and worksheets to help you retain the course material. And last but certainly not least, this course was made possible by the leading agencies in higher education marketing who came together to support this effort.  We want to thank SimpsonScarborough, Mindpower, DD Agency, Ologie, and Carnegie for their incredible guidance and partnership.Register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University here. 

Sarah's Book Shelves Live
Ep. 111: Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Author of Take My Hand)

Sarah's Book Shelves Live

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 48:33


In Episode 111, Dolen Perkins-Valdez (author of Take My Hand) shares details about the real-life events that inspired the book about a tragic story and historical landmark in the battle for women's rights. Dolen also talks about her research methods and a couple of key themes from the book. Take My Hand was a 5-star book for me and will be one of my favorite books of 2022! This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights What compelled Dolen to write this book, based on the true story of the Relf sisters. How Dolen shaped this real-life story into fiction and the liberties she allowed for her novel. Dolen's research process and a bit of the behind the scenes of crafting the book. The theme of governmental coercion and exploitation of poor people. Dolen's favorite genre of fiction as a reader. How Dolen first resisted defining herself as a Historical Fiction writer. The secret genre Dolen would like to explore one day. Dolen's Book Recommendations [24:31] Two OLD Books She Loves We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin | Amazon | Bookshop.org [26:08] The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot | Amazon | Bookshop.org [29:06] Two NEW Books She Loves The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | Amazon | Bookshop.org [32:00] Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian | Amazon | Bookshop.org [35:58] One Book She DIDN'T LOVE A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway | Amazon | Bookshop.org [40:12] One NEW RELEASE She's Excited About The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (March 29) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [41:49] Last 5-Star Book Dolen Read Miss Chloe by A. J. Verdelle (May 10) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [45:22] Other Books Mentioned Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez [1:02] Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez [1:02] Black No More by George S. Schuyler [28:19] Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree Renée Thomas (ed.), with short story “Sister Lilith” by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers [32:23] The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers [33:31] The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois [33:39] The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway [41:05] The Alice Network by Kate Quinn [42:40] Other Links Reuters | Henrietta Lacks' Heirs Sue for Cut of Medical Research Profits.  Are They Too Late? NPR | Henrietta Lacks' family sues biotech company for profiting from ‘stolen' cells About Dolen Perkins-Valdez Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of Wench and Balm. She was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction, and she was awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Dolen is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. On behalf of the foundation, she has visited nearly every public high school in the District of Columbia to talk about the importance of reading and writing.   She is currently Associate Professor in the Literature Department at American University and lives in Washington, DC with her family.

Reimagining Soviet Georgia
Episode 18: Anastas Mikoyan and Soviet Armenia with Pietro Shakarian

Reimagining Soviet Georgia

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 59:04


Anastas Mikoyan was an incredible figure. An Armenian old Bolshevik whose career spanned decades all the way from active involvement in the Baku Commune of 1918 to playing a central role in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Mikoyan's role as First Deputy Premier under Khrushchev and architect of de-Stalinization and thaw-era nationality policies meant his career of policy making influenced the trajectory of the entire Soviet Union. He also maintained close political and personal ties to the goings on in his native Armenia. Our guest to discuss Mikoyan, Soviet Armenia and much more is Dr. Pietro A. Shakarian - a Lecturer in History at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan, and a historian of Armenia, Russia, and the Caucasus, with a particular focus on Soviet Armenia during the era of Khrushchev's Thaw. An article by Dr. Shakarian - "Yerevan 1954: Anastas Mikoyan and Nationality Reform in the Thaw, 1954–1964" https://www.peripheralhistories.co.uk/post/yerevan-1954-anastas-mikoyan-and-nationality-reform-in-the-thaw-1954-1964

FedUpward Podcast
136. What Govvies Need to Know About Cyber

FedUpward Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 18:06


What do you actually know about cyber? What does the word cyber even mean?  As you move forward in your career as a government leader, you'll need to know at least SOMEthing about cyber vulnerabilities, how to keep your team's data safe, and what your agency or department is doing to keep services running in the event of cyber intrusions. Huh? Enter Dr. Sasha Cohen O'Connell at American University. She's leading American's charge to offer a cyber certificate program to the next generation of government leaders, and creating a short course (single day) for current govvies to better understand the terms and challenges they'll inevitably face.  She spent years working at the FBI before heading into academia and understands what you need to know to face the government's largest cyber challenges. Find out more here: https://american.swoogo.com/Cyber https://www.american.edu/spa/cyber/news-events.cfm

MTR Podcasts
Jenny Wu

MTR Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 36:52


About the guestJenny Wu's sculptural paintings transform liquid paint into sculpture, a process derived from making oil on canvas paintings and discovering the many layers of oil paint beneath the surface. These layers embody linear time, repetitive process and material characteristics. WU pours a thick coat of latex paint one color at a time on a glass surface allowing each layer to dry completely and repeating the process many times. She then cuts the dried paint to reveal layers of cross-section, which are then assembled into sculptures on a flat surface. The cross-section juxtaposes order and chaos: the consistent order of paint from old to new, and the imperfection of subtle differences in thickness. Each piece follows a specific pattern, uniting differences to present a systemic imagery. These works question our basic assumptions about what paintings and sculptures can be. Her work acknowledges the sensational and perceptual properties of materiality, and then transforms the materials from their original forms and purpose to present them within new contexts. JENNY WU earned her MFA in Studio Art from American University in 2015 and her B.A.  in Studio Art and Architectural Studies from William Smith College in 2012.Celebrating 12 years of placing exceptional contemporary art in global private and public collections.Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC by curator Amy Morton, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that art collecting can be cultivated through an educational stance, MFA's mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice. Morton Fine Art specializes in a stellar roster of nationally and internationally renowned artists as well as has an additional focus on artwork of the African Diaspora. Morton Fine Art founded the trademark *a pop-up project in 2010. *a pop-up project is MFA's mobile gallery component which hosts temporary curated exhibitions nationally.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episodeJenny Wu's WebsiteMorton Fine ArtTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode★ Support this podcast ★

The Beirut Banyan
Ep.310 (Video): The Process with Najat Aoun Saliba

The Beirut Banyan

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 74:51


0:00 Intro 4:55 Memories 8:53 Politics today 13:03 Structural problem 23:24 Pursuit in parliament 30:30 Beyond the state 36:53 Independent 41:57 Generator industry 49:28 Waste burning 55:37 On the ground We're with Najat Aoun Saliba for Episode 310 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/BEsRNfDpCE0 We discuss early memories of Damour and pre-civil war Lebanon, political pursuit today through parliament and focusing on administrative process and accountability. Our conversation includes obstacles beyond the state obstructing reform, independent voices emerging as competition to established names, and issues addressed when campaigning on the ground. We also talk about the decades old generator industry, increased waste burning and mitigating environmental concerns through legislation. Najat Aoun Saliba is MP candidate in Chouf district. She is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry and an atmospheric chemist at the American University of Beirut. Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.ronniechatah.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.

The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast
Episode 47: How the Healthcare System in Lebanon is Succumbing to the Political Situation

The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 50:17


Please listen to Episode 47 of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast. Our guests for this episode are: - Dr. Adam Coutts, an academic at the University of Cambridge, UK and a Global Challenges Research Fund Scholar and co-investigator. - Dr. Cherine Bazzane, a Family Medicine physician and lecturer at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, who has a cancer survivor clinic at Clemenceau Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins International, and an anti-aging specialist.  - Dr. Alexandra Chen, a trauma psychologist (A.B., A.M., Ed.M., Ph.D., Harvard University) specialized in mental health of refugees.  In this episode, we discuss the "Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC)" study led by King's College London and partners at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut. This study focuses on the effects of the political situation on healthcare in Lebanon, including the supply of medications, electricity, and healthcare worker exodus. We also discuss their documentary "Lebanon: How Politics Made a Nation Sick", a short film which summarizes the study and is a must-watch.  The link for the documentary is: https://youtu.be/Uak_Wl0zpRY The link for the study is: https://r4hc-mena.org The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple, Anghami, iHeartRadio

Around The Empire
Ep 257 Checkered Relations of U.S. and Russia Through History feat Peter Kuznick

Around The Empire

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 58:28


Guest: Peter Kuznick. We talk about the checkered history of relations between the United States and Russia (and the USSR). We talk about the book “The Untold History of the United States” including a second edition with some new chapters on more recent history. In a bonus question we talk about possible Russian revanchism and whether the Baltic states and other former USSR states in the region are now in danger if Russia begins to feel threatened by NATO activity in those states and in the context of the current invasion of Ukraine. Peter Kuznick is an author, historian and the Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. He was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and remains active in antiwar and nuclear abolition efforts. He regularly provides commentary for all the major U.S. and international media and has begun his fourth term as Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. FIND Peter Kuznick on the American University website, look for the updated version his book with Oliver Stone: The Untold History of the United States (new 2019 edition) and watch their documentary series which is available on multiple streaming services.  Around the Empire aroundtheempire.com is listener supported, independent media. SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW on Rokfin rokfin.com/aroundtheempire, Patreon patreon.com/aroundtheempire, Paypal paypal.me/aroundtheempirepod, YouTube youtube.com/aroundtheempire, Spotify, iTunes, iHeart, Google Podcasts FOLLOW @aroundtheempire and @joanneleon.  Join us on TELEGRAM https://t.me/AroundtheEmpire Find everything on http://aroundtheempire.com  and linktr.ee/aroundtheempire

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
155: Relationship Building: The Key to Nonprofit Leadership (Siobhan Davenport)

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 44:38


155: Relationship Building: The Key to Nonprofit Leadership (Siobhan Davenport)SUMMARYAre you advancing your skills to be the kind of strong leader the nonprofit sector needs? In episode #155 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, we talk with Siobhan Davenport, a phenomenal industry leader with more than fifteen years of experience serving underserved youth and someone who understands the advantages of these skills. Discover the benefits of developing a personal board of directors and how this foundational network of advisors can support you through the various crossroads faced while navigating your career path. Learn how to authentically communicate your mission to others as Siobhan discusses the vital skills needed to build strong relationships that will guide you throughout your career.  As a busy nonprofit executive herself, Siobhan articulates her best self-care practices and organizational routines others can easily implement into their active daily regimen.ABOUT SIOBHANSiobhan Davenport was named President & CEO by the Crittenton Board of Directors in February 2019, bringing more than fifteen years of experience serving underserved youth. In her previous role as Crittenton's Director of Strategic Partnerships, she built collaborations between schools, nonprofits, and corporations to better meet Crittenton girls' challenges and launched the Declare Equity for Girls: It's Time campaign. As the Executive Director of the Rocksprings Foundation from 2002 to 2018, Ms. Davenport oversaw the foundation's impact by investing in economic and educational opportunities for low-income families and youth. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Producer and Host for On the Potomac Productions, including the acclaimed series “The New Washington.” She serves as a commissioner for the Maryland Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism and sits on the Advisory Council for Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Ms. Davenport holds a master's degree in journalism from American University.EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCESDare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene BrownDecolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva Learn more about Crittenton Services of Greater WashingtonGet your copy of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector

The Enrollify Podcast
How To Market a University Episode 5: How to Integrate Brand Across the Higher Ed Institution

The Enrollify Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 26:51


There are only a handful of other industries that have as diverse a customer base, product offering, and stakeholder base as higher education.  As such, brand integration across the enterprise is, in fact, challenging. In Episode 5 of the How to Market a University podcast series, Terry outlines how leaders should go about communicating the changes born from the brand strategy and offers suggestions for how to inspire buy-in from various constituencies.Terry also points to specific examples of schools slaying the branding integration game and offers her notes on how these schools have been able to get everyone from the president, to prospective students, to alumni and to local business leaders to jump onboard. Register for Enrollify's Mastercourse on How to Market a University with Terry Flannery. More About the Series: The How to Market a University Podcast series features vignettes of Dr. Teresa Flannery's book, How to Market a University.Terry Flannery has spent her entire career in higher education. She was the first marketing director and chief marketing officer at the University of Maryland, the first Vice President of Communications at American University, and most recently the interim vice president for marketing and communication at Stony Brook University.At a time of declining public support, a shrinking pipeline of traditional college-bound students, and a steady rise in tuition and discount rates, higher education leaders have never been under more pressure. How can they ensure steady or growing enrollments while cultivating greater philanthropic support, increasing research funding, and diversifying revenue streams? In How to Market a University, Terry argues that institutions can meet all of these goals by implementing strategic integrated marketing in ways that are consistent with academic culture and university values.Enrollify and Terry have joined forces to produce Enrollify's first-ever Mastercouse that mirrors the robust learnings and deep insights packed into Terry's book. Over the next eight weeks, this special podcast series will give you a taste of what you can expect in the Mastercourse. But that's it…just a taste!  To unpack all of the language, frameworks, tools, and tactics that CMOs or aspiring CMOs will need to lead the work of marketing in higher education, we invite you to register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University at www.enrollify.org/mastercourse. This Mastercourse features guest experts like Seth Odell, Jenny Petty, Jaime Hunt, Ethan Braden, Michael Stoner, Angela Polec, Binty Harvey, Bob Johnson, and many more.  It's also filled with downloadable templates and worksheets to help you retain the course material. And last but certainly not least, this course was made possible by the leading agencies in higher education marketing who came together to support this effort.  We want to thank SimpsonScarborough, Mindpower, DD Agency, Ologie, and Carnegie for their incredible guidance and partnership.Register for the Mastercourse on How to Market a University here. Learn more about this episode in our show notes. 

Talk of Iowa
The decades-long discrimination a Chinese American doctor at the UI faced and the legal battle that brought it to light

Talk of Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022


Charity Nebbe talks to Carolyn Chalmers about her book They Didn't want her There: Fighting Sexual and Racial Harassment in the American University.

Out Of The Blank
#1085 - Daniel M. Gerstein

Out Of The Blank

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 77:40


Daniel M. Gerstein is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, he served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as under secretary (Acting) and deputy under secretary in the Science & Technology Directorate. He has extensive experience in security and defense while serving as a Senior Executive Service (SES) government civilian, in uniform, and in industry. He is also an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/out-of-the-blank-podcast/support

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
How microplastics are being detected in our river systems

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 56:09


We know the problems that many of the common single-use plastics cause in the ocean and we also know that there are plenty of people working to create policies to ban these plastics, but there are more microplastics being used and are entering the environment; therefore, Joe Barnes and Elisa Davey (graduates students from American University) are going to let you know about some of the microplastics and how they are getting into the ocean.   Connect with Elisa Davey: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveyelisa/ Connect with Joe Barnes: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/envijoemental_scientist/   Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx   Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group: https://bit.ly/38ak7Z8   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   

The Idea of Manhood
Fear, Love, Power, and the Four Agreements

The Idea of Manhood

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 36:39


This episode is special because it is (another) return to podcasting and it serves as my final exam for my EDU 765 - Conscious Leadership course at American University. In this episode I talk about fear, love, power and the four agreements as I process a very difficult transition from a previous employer. I am trying very hard to lead from my heart unapologetically. To say the things that need to be said with love bravery and authenticity. This conscious leader ship course has provided some powerful reading materials and reflection that I will use for a very long time. Thank you for listening. And shout out to Dr. Michele and Cohort 5!

Global I.Q. with Jim Falk
The United States And The World - Where Are We Heading In 2022

Global I.Q. with Jim Falk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 58:38


Only three months into the new year, the world has already faced a multitude of new challenges. From humanitarian crises to threats to global democracy to the resurgence of Covid-19 and crippled supply chains, there are many obstacles to clear in the months ahead. Furthermore, with the escalating war between Russia and Ukraine and increasing access to lethal autonomous weapons, the stakes are greater than ever. As we enter a novel era of interstate conflict and potential new world order, it becomes crucial to evaluate how the United States might take on these challenges. As part of the Council's 2022 International Perspectives series, Richard Fontaine will walk us through what the future holds for U.S. foreign policy in an era of revolutionary global change. Drawing from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a lifetime career on the frontlines of foreign policy, Fontaine is uniquely equipped to forecast how the United States' will navigate this time of great conflict and uncertainty. Richard Fontaine is the chief executive officer of CNAS, executive director of the Trilateral Commission, on the Defense Policy Board, and a Sine Institute Fellow at American University. He has previous experience as president and senior fellow at CNAS and as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. At the State Department, Fontaine worked for the Deputy Secretary and in the department's South Asia bureau. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tulane University and an M.A. in international Affairs from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. . . Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers. Donate: https://www.dfwworld.org/donate

UNPACKED
UNPACKED: Encore

UNPACKED

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 59:07


In the season 3 finale, Micah is joined by three current Americorps and City Year New Hampshire Service Leaders - Abby Watson, Elinor Bragaw, and Kailey Johnson. Abbey Watson is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. There she attended school and graduated with a Master's of Social Work degree. After studying in El Salvador and Guatemala, she realized that she wanted to explore educational systems outside of her own experiences. Abbey was introduced to City Year at a job fair and realized the organization would give her that opportunity. During her first year of service, she fell in love with the Manchester community and decided to return to serve another year. She credits this to the amazing students and teachers that she served alongside. The relationships she built and the energy, passion, empathy, and laughter shared by the students made her realize that she did not want her time in Manchester to be over so quickly. Elinor Bragaw is from Crozet, Virginia, a little town between Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge mountains. She lived in the same house all her life with her parents and three younger siblings up until she moved away to college in Washington, D.C. College was a rollercoaster. She took time off in the middle, worked as a camp counselor out in California, applied to transfer to other schools, and changed her major a few times, but she made it to the other side and graduated from American University in December 2019 with a degree in art history and a minor in political science. When she considered her next steps after college, she chose to serve with City Year, and her experience last year taught her that she is an educator. Her eyes were opened to the realities of the public education system and she believes it is a calling to dedicate her time to helping children have the best shot they can. Kailey Johnson grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2020 and majored in psychology and justice studies. She also spent a very formative semester completing an internship through The Washington Center. During college, Kailey was also involved with the Kappa Delta sorority where they supported the philanthropies Prevent Child Abuse America and the Girl Scouts of America. The work of these organizations inspired her to advocate for children to have happy and healthy childhoods. This belief led her to join City Year after graduation. She was inspired by City Year's model of supporting kids through tutoring, and building communities within their schools. Kailey chose to serve in Manchester because it gave her the opportunity to learn and grow in a community that had been next door to her throughout her whole life. She decided to return for another year because she truly believes in the impact City Year can have on students and the community. To read more about their ongoing journeys, check out this post.

Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón
Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón (21 de abril de 2022)

Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 81:40


El día de hoy, jueves 21 de abril, en nuestro programa de radio Día a Día, comenzamos conversando con Emilio Viano, investigador de la American University of Washington, sobre el ensayo de Rusia con un misil balístico intercontinental: “Putin intenta sembrar miedo y terror al mostrar que tiene esta arma para infringir daño a lugares lejanos. Se dice que puede alcanzar objetivos a 3.600 millas de distancia… También dice que su misil es capaz de superar todos los medios modernos de defensa antimisiles”, dijo. La periodista de la agencia Reuters, especializada en la fuente petrolera, Mariana Párraga, nos habló sobre los barriles de diésel que enviará Venezuela a Cuba: “Venezuela se tiene que quitar esos 190.000 barriles de diésel que le está enviando a Cuba de su propia disponibilidad… No estamos recibiendo importaciones de diésel desde el 2020. Y tampoco estamos produciendo suficiente, por eso no habíamos enviado diésel a Cuba durante 7 meses”; explicó. La periodista destacó: “Venezuela tiene una capacidad de refinación instalada de 1.300.000 barriles por día. Y menos del 20% está funcionando”. Desde Miami nos atendió el economista y director fundador de Ecoanalítica, Alejandro Grisanti, para hablarnos sobre el panorama de la economía global de acuerdo al FMI: “El FMI dijo ayer que ve un mundo con menos crecimiento económico y mucha más incertidumbre e inflación”, dijo. “Rusia y Ucrania producen casi el 40% de los fertilizantes que se usan en el mundo, por lo que va a haber una disrupción en los canales de producción global y el mundo se tiene que adaptar a esta nueva realidad”, explicó, y recomendó: “Hay que ser muy conservadores en los meses que están por venir. Tanto en los gastos a nivel personal como en las inversiones que hagamos”. El Senado de Florida busca disolver el distrito fiscal especial que permite a Walt Disney World autogobernarse. Sobre el tema, conversamos con el abogado y exlegislador estatal de Florida, Juan Carlos Planas: “La crítica que hizo Disney a la legislatura republicana, el gobernador la consideró un insulto y por eso quiere acabar con una de las organizaciones mejor manejadas en todo el estado de Florida”, expuso, y explicó: “Cuando Disney tuvo que cerrar por la pandemia perdió mucho dinero, pero más dinero perdió el estado de Florida… El impuesto que se paga cuando se va a Disney paga muchas cosas. Y todo ese dinero va al estado de Florida”. También nos atendió Teresa Gómez, periodista de tribunales en OK Diario y Antena 3, nos habló sobre la juez de Colombia que interrogará a ‘El Pollo' Carvajal por la financiación del candidato Gustavo Petro: “La Audiencia Nacional ha dado luz verde para que esta juez pueda venir a interrogar a Carvajal”, dijo. “Carvajal, en un escrito confidencial, denunció la financiación ilegal de Podemos, y contó que el chavismo había financiado movimientos de extrema izquierda de todo el mundo. Entre ellos mencionó a Colombia con Gustavo Petro”, destacó. Y para cerrar, la periodista y directora de Weplash Agency, Marjori Haddad, nos habló sobre la pérdida de suscriptores y valor en la bolsa de Netflix: “La razón real por la que una plataforma gana o pierde suscriptores, es por lo que le está ofreciendo a la gente”, explicó, y destacó que esto se debe a la competencia del sector streaming. “Los planes de Netflix son poner fin a la posibilidad de compartir cuentas a nivel global, lo cual es bastante controversial porque esta era una de las bases de su éxito… Otro cambio que tiene pensado es incluir publicidad dentro de la plataforma”, agregó.