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By Any Means Necessary
Solidarity is Key to Combating The Ravages of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 114:24


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the injustice of the imprisonment of Steven Donziger and the protection of wealthy interests over people under capitalism, how the brutality and inhumanity of the courts and the police are integral to the maintenance of capitalism, and how the capitalist state exercises its power to threaten those that challenge it with political imprisonment.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Smalls, President of the Amazon Labor Union, founder of The Congress Of Essential Workers, and host of the podcast “It's a Smalls World,” to discuss an impending union vote among the Staten Island Amazon warehouse workers, the gap between the conditions that workers experience and Jeff Bezos' obscene wealth, Amazon's efforts to repress the union drive, and this struggle's place in the broader context of striketober.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Adrienne Pine, retired Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University and co-editor of the upcoming book Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry to discuss upcoming elections in Honduras and the historical context of the 2009 coup driving conditions in the country, the influence of the narco-state and drug money on the election, the electoral repression and red-baiting tactics the ruling party is using against the opposition, and the US government's targeting of Honduras as a strategic military point for imperialism in Latin America. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rachel Hu, co-host of the podcast It's Not You, It's Capitalism to discuss a recent uptick in school violence and how the instability in society caused by the capitalist system has contributed to violence, the community programs that have sprung up in response to this violence and how they demonstrate the true purpose of police and school resource officers, the documented rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the Biden administration's misdirected efforts to counteract these hate crimes by providing more funding to the police, attempts to scapegoat Black people for the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the need for solidarity, and Andrew Yang's ridiculous new political party.

By Any Means Necessary
Honduras Seeks To Oust US Puppet Regime

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 21:10


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Adrienne Pine, retired Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University and co-editor of the upcoming book Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry to discuss upcoming elections in Honduras and the historical context of the 2009 coup driving conditions in the country, the influence of the narco-state and drug money on the election, the electoral repression and red-baiting tactics the ruling party is using against the opposition, and the US government's targeting of Honduras as a strategic military point for imperialism in Latin America.

FriendsLikeUs
Americans Are Quitting Jobs

FriendsLikeUs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 94:48


Africa Miranda, Salone Monet, and Anna Gilchrist visit Friends and discuss being happy at work, introduction to reading for black children and more with host Marina Franklin Africa Miranda's multifacetedness as the breakout star on Bravo TV's reality television series The New Atlanta, host on the popular lifestyle talk show on Facebook Watch's The Africa Miranda Show, powerhouse beauty-entrepreneur, actress, and model has solidified her spot as one of the most on demand influencers in the beauty and digital media industries. With more than ten years in the game, all of her successes had come with their own challenges, which she shares in her book Step Up, Step Out, And Shine.  Salone Monet is the founder and creative director of her color-inclusive nude shoe brand, Salone Monet. After graduating with a Public Communications degree from The American University in Washington, DC, Salone developed the idea of her eponymous shoe brand while working in political PR creating digital content for the federal government and trade associations and simultaneously working at a shoes and accessories store. Realizing the need for color equity in the footwear space, Salone decided to nurture her passion for footwear through shoemaking classes in Brooklyn, where she made her first pair of nude heels from scratch. Salone Monet is a founding member of the CFDA and Bethann Hardison Designer's Hub and in 2020 was a recipient of the Harlem Fashion Row ICON360 award. The color inclusive line has adorned the feet of Beyonce Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer and a host of other influential women. Anna Gilchrist is an American author who grew up outside Washington D.C., in Alexandria, Va. Her love for writing formed when she wrote her first chapter book as part of a school project at the tender age of 10. Decades later, she received her MFA in Childhood Studies, at Swansea University, where she learned about global advocacy for children's rights and the human rights treaty known as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It was during her studies that she decided to raise awareness about children's rights, choosing to write and illustrate a children's book about a girl who, along with her cat, fights for the right for children to play. The book titled The Extraordinary Day of Daffodil Grey was published in 2017, received rave reviews, and helped launch the Daffi and Friends book series. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf  

Getting Smart Podcast
Robert Simmons III on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocacy and Scholarship

Getting Smart Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:11


This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is sponsored by the Getting Smart newsletter: Smart Update.  On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Robert Simmons III. Robert is a scholar and activist on diversity, equity and inclusion. Robert serves as a Scholar in Residence and a Scholar of Antiracist of Antiracist Praxis in the School of Education at American University and as a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Let's listen in as they discuss new social contracts, longtime DEI advocacy, compounding crises, food programs and much more. 

Ever Forward Radio
EFR 540: Prioritizing Sleep, Diet, and Training for Fat Loss, How to Increase Satiety, and Metabolism and Testosterone Dips After 30

Ever Forward Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:02


In this solo episode, Chase answers your questions from a recent Instagram Q&A. He discusses which is best to prioritize for fat loss; sleep, diet, or exercise? How can you increase your satiety to feel fuller longer? And what happens to most males after age 30 regarding their metabolism and testosterone levels? Chase is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and a Master's in Health Promotion Management from the American University in Washington DC. He's practiced as a health coach and wellness director for concierge medical practice for several years before deciding to pass back the latest research and information to his clients directly through his podcast. Tune in for detailed insight into managing your sleep, diet, exercise and nutrition!   Follow Chase @chase_chewning   Episode resources: Save 20% on any Caldera Lab skin care product with code EVERFORWARD at www.CalderaLab.com  Save 20% on your entire first purchase at Legion Athletics with code EVERFORWARD at www.LegionAthletics.com  Learn more at https://chasechewning.com/podcasts/episode/540 

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Exploring hate: How antisemitism fuels white nationalism

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 6:12


Antisemitism is a core ideology in white nationalist movements and was part of what drove extremists at the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protest. American University professor Pamela Nadell, former homeland security analyst Daryl Johnson,racial justice activist Eric Ward, and former white nationalist Derek Black join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss as part of our ongoing series, "Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The Critical Hour
Weekly News Roundup; Russia-gate Continues to Unravel; Biden Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 117:04


Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to wrap up the important stories for the week. Iran and Venezuela push back against US sanctions as they deepen economic ties with a 20-year cooperation accord. Also, we discuss the kidnapping of Alex Saab, California's new gender-neutral toy law, and international support for China as the US tries to undermine the Pacific nation's legitimacy.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economic stories for the week. The weekly jobs report is in, and Dr. Jack interprets the numbers in light of the current facts on the ground. Also, Congress wrangles with the numbers on major spending bills, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes aim at Wall Street.Dr. Francis Boyle, human rights lawyer and professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, joins us to talk about the US empire. Dr. Boyle discusses his Consortium News article about the current state of the US empire. Dr. Boyle argues that the "unlimited imperialists" that are currently running the US are, either wittingly or unwittingly, using the historical models of Rome and Nazi Germany as their ideological compass.Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," and Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, come together to talk politics. Russia has had enough of endless accusations as the Eurasian world power has elected to cut relations with NATO. Also, Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman hired Crowdstrike to investigate the DNC servers, and President Biden continues Donald Trump's vicious foreign policy.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, and Margaret Kimberly, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report, join us to discuss this week's important stories. Christopher Steele seems to be caught in a trap of his own making as he comically defends his infamous dossier. Also, the US empire continues to persecute Julian Assange, Joe Biden has kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, and the new German owner of Politico openly admits that he will enforce pro-Israel and free-market propaganda.

The Critical Hour
Senate Panel Approves Extra $29 Billion for Pentagon

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 115:03


National Director for Code Pink Ariel Gold joins us to discuss US spending. The Senate panel on Monday approved an annual Pentagon budget of $725.8 billion, giving the U.S. military $29 billion more than last year. This amount was $10 billion more than requested. Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Russiagate. The Russiagate plot thickens as Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman's indictment has opened a new line of questions into the shady firm Crowdstrike, which he hired to "investigate" the alleged DNC hack.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," and John Kiriakou, journalist, author, and Host of The Back Story, come together to discuss Julian Assange and Kiriakou's latest article about Daniel Hale.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, and Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, join us to discuss NATO. Russia suspended its NATO mission on Monday in response to the NATO expulsion of eight Russian mission diplomats for alleged spying.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut joins us to discuss the Middle East. Iraqi protesters demand an election recount in Baghdad and Israel is said to approve a $1.5 billion budget for a potential strike on Iran.Dr. Emmitt Riley, political scientist, author and assistant professor of Africana studies at DePauw University, and Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us to discuss Congressional politics. The Senate is set to vote on a sweeping voting rights bill that the Republicans promise to filibuster. Phil Giraldi, former CIA case agent and Army Intelligence Officer, American columnist and commentator, joins us to discuss Oleg Deropaska. Two homes that are financially connected to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska were raided by the FBI. It is not well known that Deripaska worked with the FBI in an attempt to free a CIA asset that was held in Iran.George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, joins us to discuss China. Despite the current Bidenesque ‘softer' approach, the US's latest policies towards China seem to mirror the Trump administration's anti-China stance.

Exit Readiness
Why Manager Training Is More Important Than Ever Ft. Marc Engel

Exit Readiness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 36:24


Want to learn more? Go to: ennislp.com============================================“We want you to help you build a business that is sellable and exitsuccessfully on your own terms and conditions.” - Pat Ennis============================================

5 Core Life
147. Discipline & Consistency | The Secret Sauce to Happiness | Chase Chewning

5 Core Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:55


147. In discipline & consistency, host Will Moore sits down with Chase Chewning (@chase_chewning), to discuss using habits is the secret sauce to happiness. Chase and I discuss how consistency, and discipline are the secret sauce to happiness. In addition, we make James Clear, author of Atomic Habits proud by diving into habits and debating his belief that “You don't rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems.” What's your core score? Take the FREE Life Evaluator Quiz to see where you currently stand in your five cores: www.mooremomentum.com/free-li... Like and Subscribe! Are you ready to fire on all cylinders? If so, let's go! MORE ABOUT 5 CORE LIFE & WILL MOORE: My #1 mission in life is to help you become the best version of YOURself so you can, in turn, pay it forward to make the world the best version of ITself. WHAT'S YOUR CORE SCORE? Take the FREE Life Evaluator Quiz to see where you currently stand in your five cores: https://www.mooremomentum.com/free-life-evaluation Like and Subscribe! FIND ME ON FACEBOOK, IG or TWITTER: @mooremomentum JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP: 5 Core Life: Become an Entrepreneur in the Five Crucial Areas of Your Life ⬇️ https://www.facebook.com/groups/buildamilliondollarbiz/ SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY BLOG AS WELL! www.mooremomentum.com/blog Chase Chewning Bio: A Virginia native and Army veteran, Chase is a Virginia Commonwealth University alum, graduating from their Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science undergraduate program in 2013. Having completed his MS in Health Promotion from American University in Washington, DC he also holds the following credentials: ACE Certified Health Coach and TRX Certified Suspension Trainer. Living a life of wellness has always been a part of him - since growing up eating fresh food from his grandparents' garden, playing baseball throughout school and enjoying time in the mountains surrounding his family's southwest VA home. After six years of active duty, Chase was medically discharged from the military due a string of injuries that ultimately required him to have bilateral reconstructive hip surgeries. After learning how to walk again, twice, exercise as medicine and healthy lifestyle modifications became his passion. Learn more at: https://www.chasechewning.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/5corelife/message

Thinking with Plato: Gregg's Guide to the Republic
5.2 The Roots of American Order | Jerusalem & Ancient Israel with Dr. Daniel Dreisbach

Thinking with Plato: Gregg's Guide to the Republic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:16


McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg and American University professor Dr. Daniel Dreisbach take listeners on an intellectual journey through time, examining the Hebraic tradition and ancient Israel's influence on American ethics, culture, and government.  Corresponding Reading   Chapters 1 & 2, pp. 3-50 of Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order.  Important Links  Download the corresponding Reading Guide to The Roots of American Order here.  Learn more about The Roots of American Order at https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs-events/bic  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive McConnell Center updates directly in your mailbox Please share any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns with us via email at connor.tracy@louisville.edu This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter   Instagram: @ulmcenter   Twitter: @ULmCenter  Contributors  Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director  Guest: Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, American University Producers and Editors: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator & Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar  

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD
Bitcoin, the most important innovation of your lifetime? With Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 105:00


Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin's value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments. Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Time Stamps: 0:10:40 Podcast begins 0:11:37 What is "money" really? 0:18:00 What is the idea behind "hard money?" 0:20:55 Breaking down the terms inflation and deflation 0:30:46 The history of currency in the United States 0:42:55 Can the US treasury really print as much money as they want? 0:47:20 Inflation and why letting your money sit in a savings account might not be the smartest idea 0:58:30 What is Bitcoin in it's simplest terms? 1:01:15 What is the stock to flow ratio for Bitcoin and why is this important? 1:06:50 Whose to say Bitcoin will not be deemed illegal? 1:15:40 If a country were to ban cryptocurrency, they would be hurting themselves  1:18:55 Is Bitcoin polluting the planet? 1:35:35 Why are people spending so much time on 'mining' Bitcoin? 1:43:25 Where to find more of Dr. Saifedean Ammous    Sponsors: Heart & Soil: www.heartandsoil.co  BLUblox: https://blublox.cc/ CARNIVOREMD for 15% off Lets Get Checked: 20% off your order at www.TRYLGC.com/paul White Oak Pastures: www.Whiteoakpastures.com, use code: CarnivoreMD for 10% off your first order Belcampo: www.belcampo.com use code: CarnivoreMD for 20% off your order  

Radicals & Revolutionaries Lab
Best of R&R Lab: Jamia Wilson

Radicals & Revolutionaries Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 62:51


We're still working on a new season of Radicals & Revolutionaries Lab for your listening pleasure, but while you wait, why not revisit some old favorites? We're proud to re-air this episode as we look back on the roots of this show.___________________________________________________________________________________________________This week's radical is Jamia Wilson, writer, activist, speaker, and the new Executive Editor at Random House. She's the former director of the Feminist Press at City University of New York, and her works include Young, Gifted, and Black, Big Ideas for Young Readers, and Step into Your Power.In our conversation we cover the complex dynamics of race vs. nationality, why it's important to expose children to big ideas early, the power of storytelling, and more.Some Questions I Ask:What are you working on right now? What does this new role with Random House mean? (0:45)How does this new position empower you to open doors for others? (2:47)What brought you to Saudi Arabia? (13:08)When did you come back to the U.S.? (16:59)How did you choose American University? (24:46)How has your religious upbringing intersected with your story? (34:35)Has there ever been a time when you wanted to quit? (47:37)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why helping to shape the cultural landscape excites Jamia (3:33)What kinds of books Jamia writes—and how they affect her (7:20)The real reason representation matters (11:23)How Jamia came to embrace the identity of being an expat (14:57)How Jamia navigated life in the Middle East as a Black American (18:54)Jamia's surreal NYU experience (31:43)Why Jamia puts the collective above the self in her work (44:13)What Jamia's imagined future entails (51:33)Resources:Follow Jamia on Twitter and InstagramJamia's WebsiteBuy Jamia's Books See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Our Curious Amalgam
#137 Have We Been Down This Road Before? What History Can Teach Us About the Current Rethinking of Antitrust.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 33:38


While it may seem that the current foment of change in the antitrust world is unprecedented, this is not the first time that antitrust has undergone a period of profound reexamination and change. What can we learn from previous shifts in antitrust doctrine? Jonathan Baker, law professor at American University and author of The Antitrust Paradigm: Restoring a Competitive Economy, joins Christina Ma and Sergei Zaslavsky to discuss the lessons from the past and what they mean for the current antitrust reform movement. Listen to this podcast for a historical perspective that clarifies the current antitrust debate by placing it in the context of decades-old trends and a political compromise dating back to the 1940s. Related Links: The Antitrust Paradigm: Restoring a Competitive Economy United States v. Microsoft DC Circuit en banc opinion Hosted by: Sergei Zaslavsky, O'Melveny & Myers and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys
Joy Keys chats with Marita Golden about The Strong Black Woman

Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 28:00


Marita Golden attended public schools in Washington, D.C. and graduated from American University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She has been a faculty member in the MFA Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the MA Program in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University and a Writer-in-Residence at the University of the District of Columbia and Prince George's Community College. She has lectured and taught internationally, at universities in Israel, Turkey, and Spain. Her many awards include the Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award presented by Poets and Writers, Distinguished Service Award from the Authors Guild, Maryland Author Award from the Association of Maryland Librarians, Award for Fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and induction into the International Literary Hall of Fame of Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University. The Strong Black Woman Syndrome. For generations, in response to systemic racism, Black women and African American culture created the persona of the Strong Black Woman, a woman who, motivated by service and sacrifice, handles, manages, and overcomes any problem, any obstacle.  The syndrome calls on Black women to be the problem-solvers and chief caretakers for everyone in their lives―never buckling, never feeling vulnerable, and never bothering with their pain.

Haymarket Books Live
Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age w/ Frances Fox Piven & more

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 89:43


Join Haymarket Books and Spectre Journal for a conversation on revolution in the contemporary era. The last three decades have seen an increase in the number of political upheavals that challenge existing power structures, many of them taking the form of urban revolts. Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age explores a series of these upheavals--in Eastern Europe, South Africa, Indonesia, Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, sub-Saharan Africa (including Congo, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso) and Egypt. In this book launch scholars of and participants in some of these revolutionary upheavals will consider what lessons we can draw from these moments and movements that brought the system to its knees, before it rallied and turned back the tides of sweeping change. Order a copy of the book from Haymarket: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1653-revolutionary-rehearsals-in-the-neoliberal-age --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Cinzia Arruzza is associate professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. She is the Vice-President of the New School AAUP chapter and the co-author of Feminism for the 99%. A Manifesto. She is a member of the editorial board of Spectre Journal. Gareth Dale teaches politics at Brunel University. He is the author of The East German Revolution of 1989. Frances Fox Piven is a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is a co-author, with Richard A. Cloward, of The Breaking of the American Social Compact; a co-author, with Lorraine C. Minnite and Margaret Groarke, of Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters; and the author of The War at Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush's Militarism and Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?: The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate. She lives in New York City. Sameh Naguib teaches sociology at the American University in Cairo and has written extensively on politics in Egypt and the Middle East. He is also a founding member of the Revolutionary Socialist Movement in Egypt. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Spectre Journal and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/OyRXyOXZyv0 Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The John Batchelor Show
1765: Mookie Sadr of Baghdad rises again. Bilal Wahab @BilalWahab , @WashInstitute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:05


Photo: Mookie Sadr of Baghdad rises again.  Bilal Wahab @BilalWahab , @WashInstitute.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.ft.com/content/125939da-fbe6-436a-8f16-f87d0363624b Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on governance in the Iraqi Kurdish region and in Iraq as a whole. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he established the Center for Development and Natural Resources, a research program on oil and development.

International Law Behind the Headlines

Rebecca Hamilton of American University comes on the podcast to discuss the recent events around “AUKUS,” the Australia/UK/US security arrangement and submarine deal, and its implications for the Non Proliferation Treaty, foreign relations in the Indo-Pacific, and everyone's relations with France.

Healthcare Unfiltered
The Medical Crisis in Lebanon: Is There a Solution?

Healthcare Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 54:06


Fadlo Khouri (@DrFadloKhuri), MD, hematologist and medical oncologist, and president of the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), is asked to join the show after a recent announcement from the University regarding a fuel shortage at its hospital. Dr. Khouri explains how Lebanon's economic downturn is affecting hospitals – from the inability to supply hospitals with air conditioning to cancer therapies. He also gives a glimpse of a day in the life of the AUB president, how he approaches politics as a University president in the Middle East, the state of affairs of the University, and how the faculty and student body has changed and continues to change to this day. Check out Chadi's website for all Healthcare Unfiltered episodes and other content. www.chadinabhan.com/ Watch all Healthcare Unfiltered episodes on Youtube. www.youtube.com/channel/UCjiJPTpIJdIiukcq0UaMFsA

New Books in World Affairs
John Cox, et al., "Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide?" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 69:58


Genocide denial not only abuses history and insults the victims but paves the way for future atrocities. Yet few, if any, books have offered a comparative overview and analysis of this problem. Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide? (Routledge, 2021) is a resource for understanding and countering denial. Denial spans a broad geographic and thematic range in its explorations of varied forms of denial--which is embedded in each stage of genocide. Ranging far beyond the most well-known cases of denial, this book offers original, pathbreaking arguments and contributions regarding: competition over commemoration and public memory in Ukraine and elsewhere transitional justice in post-conflict societies global violence against transgender people, which genocide scholars have not adequately confronted music as a means to recapture history and combat denial public education's role in erasing Indigenous history and promoting settler-colonial ideology in the U.S. "triumphalism" as a new variant of denial following the Bosnian Genocide denial vis-à-vis Rwanda and neighboring Congo (DRC) With contributions from leading genocide experts as well as emerging scholars, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, genocide studies, anthropology, political science, international law, gender studies, and human rights. Jeff Bachman is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in History
John Cox, et al., "Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide?" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 69:58


Genocide denial not only abuses history and insults the victims but paves the way for future atrocities. Yet few, if any, books have offered a comparative overview and analysis of this problem. Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide? (Routledge, 2021) is a resource for understanding and countering denial. Denial spans a broad geographic and thematic range in its explorations of varied forms of denial--which is embedded in each stage of genocide. Ranging far beyond the most well-known cases of denial, this book offers original, pathbreaking arguments and contributions regarding: competition over commemoration and public memory in Ukraine and elsewhere transitional justice in post-conflict societies global violence against transgender people, which genocide scholars have not adequately confronted music as a means to recapture history and combat denial public education's role in erasing Indigenous history and promoting settler-colonial ideology in the U.S. "triumphalism" as a new variant of denial following the Bosnian Genocide denial vis-à-vis Rwanda and neighboring Congo (DRC) With contributions from leading genocide experts as well as emerging scholars, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, genocide studies, anthropology, political science, international law, gender studies, and human rights. Jeff Bachman is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
John Cox, et al., "Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide?" (Routledge, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 69:58


Genocide denial not only abuses history and insults the victims but paves the way for future atrocities. Yet few, if any, books have offered a comparative overview and analysis of this problem. Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide? (Routledge, 2021) is a resource for understanding and countering denial. Denial spans a broad geographic and thematic range in its explorations of varied forms of denial--which is embedded in each stage of genocide. Ranging far beyond the most well-known cases of denial, this book offers original, pathbreaking arguments and contributions regarding: competition over commemoration and public memory in Ukraine and elsewhere transitional justice in post-conflict societies global violence against transgender people, which genocide scholars have not adequately confronted music as a means to recapture history and combat denial public education's role in erasing Indigenous history and promoting settler-colonial ideology in the U.S. "triumphalism" as a new variant of denial following the Bosnian Genocide denial vis-à-vis Rwanda and neighboring Congo (DRC) With contributions from leading genocide experts as well as emerging scholars, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, genocide studies, anthropology, political science, international law, gender studies, and human rights. Jeff Bachman is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. 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

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
10/8/21 David Vine on the Absurd Number of American Bases Around the World

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 32:30


Scott talks with David Vine about a report he wrote recently for the Quincy Institute along with Patterson Deppen and Leah Bolger. The report makes the case for significantly reducing the number of American military bases abroad. Vine explains that there are currently around 750 active military bases outside of the U.S. And with far less diplomatic foreign infrastructure, America is projecting itself as a global empire that is militaristic above all. Scott and Vine also discuss some of the factors that keep these bases from closing.  Discussed on the show: “Drawdown: Improving U.S. and Global Security Through Military Base Closures Abroad” (Quincy Institute)  Okinawa: Cold War Island by Chalmers Johnson David Vine is a professor of Anthropology at American University and the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. He also writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian, among others. Follow him on Twitter @davidsvine. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
10/8/21 David Vine on the Absurd Number of American Bases Around the World

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 32:30


Scott talks with David Vine about a report he wrote recently for the Quincy Institute along with Patterson Deppen and Leah Bolger. The report makes the case for significantly reducing the number of American military bases abroad. Vine explains that there are currently around 750 active military bases outside of the U.S. And with far less diplomatic foreign infrastructure, America is projecting itself as a global empire that is militaristic above all. Scott and Vine also discuss some of the factors that keep these bases from closing.  Discussed on the show: “Drawdown: Improving U.S. and Global Security Through Military Base Closures Abroad” (Quincy Institute)  Okinawa: Cold War Island by Chalmers Johnson David Vine is a professor of Anthropology at American University and the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia. He also writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian, among others. Follow him on Twitter @davidsvine. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The School for Humanity
SFH # 171 Ever Forward with Chase Chewning

The School for Humanity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 36:39


“When you spend that amount of time with somebody on this intimate platform, and I do think podcasting is intimate, the magic is happening before and after that interview. You get the opportunity to just get to know people in a very unique way, and if you do your job right, stay in their lives and them in yours, and it opens so many other doors and opportunities.” - Chase Chewning, Ever Forward Podcast A Virginia native and Army veteran, Chase is a Virginia Commonwealth University alum, graduating from their Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science undergraduate program in 2013. Having completed his MS in Health Promotion from American University in Washington, DC he also holds the following credentials: ACE Certified Health Coach and TRX Certified Suspension Trainer. In this episode of the School for Humanity, I speak with Chase about the early influence of his father and the military, Ever Forward as a mantra and the name of his podcast, steps to starting a podcast, and examining toxic masculinity.   Let's dive in! Website: https://chasechewning.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chasechewningofficial LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasechewning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chase_chewning

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo
Morgan Zegers: Meet the Founder of 'Young Americans Against Socialism'

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 37:18


Morgan Zegers founded Young Americans Against Socialism (YAAS) in 2019 to fight against rising support for socialism among young people. She joins the show to tell her personal story of confronting left-wing radicalism as a student at American University and why she launched Young Americans Against Socialism. We break down the misconceptions young people hold about so-called "democratic" socialism and the messages offered by leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, we talk about the GOP's failures and the rise of market-skeptical populist conservatism. Follow Morgan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganZegers Follow Morgan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morgan.zegers/ Follow Morgan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MorganZegers1776 Follow YAAS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaas_america Follow YAAS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaas_america/ Follow YAAS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/YoungAmericansAgainstSocialism Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo

The Critical Hour
Weekly News Roundup; Key Assange Witness Arrested; Are the Pandora Papers a CIA Scam?

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 117:40


Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to wrap up the important stories for the week. US efforts to broaden sanctions on Iran are counterproductive if the US is truly interested in returning to the nuclear agreement. Also, Caleb discusses moves to rein in Pentagon spending, America's labor crisis, and the likelihood of Trump's presidency in 2024.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss the economic stories for the week. The Senate seems to have blinked and headed off the potential for an economic catastrophe. Also, weekly jobless claims are falling, Democrats haggle over the social spending bill, and the Manchin wing of the party works to decrease help for the working class.Chris Hedges, investigative journalist, joins us to discuss his latest article about Steven Danziger. In his article, "The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State," Hedges explains that the United States judiciary is a farcical operation that is "engineered to favor the interests of capital."George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, and chemical engineer, and K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, come together to discuss important news stories for the week. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a leak that the US military has soldiers located on the island of Taiwan training military personnel. Is this a red line crossed or a planned leak to stop the possibility of rapprochement between the world's preeminent economic powers? Also, the CIA has announced a reorganization to focus on China, and the PLA has dramatically increased sorties around Taiwan.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," and Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, come together to talk politics. The FBI's principal witness against Julian Assange has been arrested after admitting that his claims were bogus. Also, the Pandora Papers are being more closely examined, as the conspicuous absence of any and all US oligarchs generates considerable suspicion, the Russia-gate investigation points directly to Hillary Clinton, and Russia may rescue the EU from its catastrophic fuel crisis.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 08, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 45:19


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Update on NDAA and appropriations, increased borrowing limit that will forestall debt default until after Dec. 3, and slimmed down Democratic spending — Beijing's increasingly larger formations of aircraft that are testing Taiwanese air defenses — Risks of the new strategy as scores of Chinese fighter, bombers and patrol aircraft operate near Taiwan — Outlook for Chinese economy as Evergrande and other institutions suffer setbacks — Prospects that Beijing, sensing decline, will move against Taiwan sooner than later — Whether a shift in US policy toward Taiwan would improve deterrence or undermine it — Bombing of Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed 48 — USS Connecticut's mystery collision in the South China Sea that injured 11 aboard the Seawolf-class attack sub

American Prestige
E14 - All Your Bases Are Belong To Us w/ Leah Bolger, Patterson Deppen, and David Vine

American Prestige

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 81:50


Danny and Derek discuss the Pandora Papers; the recent EU summit on whether six Western Balkan states will enter that org; and developments in intra-Middle East diplomacy. They then speak with Leah Bolger, president of World BEYOND War, Patterson Deppen, researcher for WBW, and David Vine, prof of anthropology at American University in DC, about their Quincy Institute report (https://bit.ly/3FugUjd) about the U.S.' global basing structure. Become a patron today! www.patreon.com/americanprestige

ROGUE NEWS Radio
Rogue News The Great Game - Matthew Ehret - Special Guest Tim Kirby

ROGUE NEWS Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 82:16


Matthew Ehret is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review , Senior Fellow at the American University in Moscow, BRI Expert on Tactical talk, and has authored 3 volumes of ‘Untold History of Canada' book series. In 2019 he co-founded the Montreal-based Rising Tide Foundation. https://matthewehret.substack.com/ Tim Kirby is an independent journalist, TV and radio host. https://www.strategic-culture.org/con

Marketplace All-in-One
Checking your Instagram? Habits, actually.

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 7:34


You ever log on to a social media platform and you don’t even know why you’re doing it? This stuff is addictive. Zamaan Qureshi is a 19-year-old student at American University and a policy adviser for a group known as the Real Facebook Oversight Board. He said that the physical act of swiping on Instagram can feel like “muscle memory.” Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra talks to Qureshi about the pressure to curate your image — always laughing and having a good time — on the platform. It’s a game a lot of us play.

Marketplace Tech
Checking your Instagram? Habits, actually.

Marketplace Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 7:34


You ever log on to a social media platform and you don’t even know why you’re doing it? This stuff is addictive. Zamaan Qureshi is a 19-year-old student at American University and a policy adviser for a group known as the Real Facebook Oversight Board. He said that the physical act of swiping on Instagram can feel like “muscle memory.” Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra talks to Qureshi about the pressure to curate your image — always laughing and having a good time — on the platform. It’s a game a lot of us play.

Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan
10/4 Arrange Friendships!

Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 64:26


Facebook's whistleblower is speaking out! The study about about macroaggressions in queer youth and how it impacts mental health. We have an interesting conversation regarding adult friendships; would it be okay to have friend arrangements? Plus, how beauty culture is a public health issue. We go there! Special guests: Michael Scherer - Political reporter at The Washington Post. Dr. Ethan Mereish  - Associate Professor at American University and a licensed psychologist in the Washington, DC area. Jessica DeFino - Beauty reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Allure, and more / creator of the beauty newsletter The Unpublishable.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

USArabRadio
The Two-State Solution: Revivable or Still Alive

USArabRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 58:42


Dr. Atef Gawad discussed an important topic "The Two-State Solution: Revivable or Still Alive" with his distinguished guests professor Brad R. Roth, journalist Ray Hanania, Dr. Edmund Ghareeb, journalist Said Arikat. Brad R. Roth is a Professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University in Detroit. He holds a J.D. from Harvard University (1987), an LL.M. in international and foreign law from Columbia University (1992) and a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California at Berkeley (1996). He is the author of Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1999), Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 2011), and a wide range of book chapters, journal articles, and commentaries dealing with questions of sovereignty, constitutionalism, human rights, and democracy. Journalist Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter. Currently, he writes columns for the Southwest News Newspaper Group in Chicagoland, the Patch Online, and is the US Special Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper based in Riyadh. Dr. Edmund Ghareeb is an internationally recognized academic, author and a specialist on American, Arab and international affairs. He taught at the American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Virginia, Pepperdine University and McGill University. He was the American University's Center for Global Peace's first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar in residence in Kurdish Studies and launched the first regularly offered courses on the Kurdish history, politics and society in the US. He has been widely interviewed by various Arab, American and other international media outlets. Journalist Said Arikat is a long time Washington based Palestinian journalist and analyst. He is an accomplished media and public affairs specialist who served for several years as the United Nations' chief spokesman in Iraq. He holds an MS from California State University, in Long Beach, CA and is an adjunct professor at the American University in Washington where he teaches a course on the role of media in society. He regularly appears on various media outlets both domestically and internationally. The episode was broadcast: 1/10/2021 US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/usarabradio Twitter : twitter.com/USArabRadio Instagram : www.instagram.com/usarabradio/ Youtube : US Arab Radio

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 01, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 49:01


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics — Outlook for federal budget and NDAA as lawmakers strike stopgap deal through Dec. 3 to avert government shutdown — Defense spending implications of bipartisan infrastructure deal and Democratic $3.5 trillion spending package — Beijing's sharp rhetoric against Australia, Japan, Philippines and Taiwan as Washington focuses on domestic issues — Whether China becomes more dangerous as Xi Jinping's economic policies and “wolf warrior” diplomacy undermine continued economic growth — Senate and House Afghanistan hearings and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley's defense of his conversations with his Chinese counterpart in the wake of the 2020 election — What to expect from new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the upcoming German government expected to be led Olaf Schultz — Rising tensions between Azerbaijan and Turkey and Iran over access to Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh — US Army's decision to reject RAFAEL's combat proven Iron Dome system for Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 in favor of AIM-9X Sidewinder based approach by Dynetics and Raytheon

On the Media
Out of Sight

On the Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 51:53


Facebook and Instagram are harming young users, according to leaked research discussed in a Senate hearing this week. On this week's On the Media, hear why lawmakers are chasing the white whale that is tech accountability. Also, how do we cover the tightly guarded, and complicated, news that comes from Guantanamo Bay? And, as the documentary industry booms, its ethics standards lag far behind.  1. Brandy Zadrozny [@BrandyZadrozny], NBC senior reporter, unpacks the evolving responsibilities of social media companies for our health. Listen. 2. Jess Bravin [@JessBravin], Supreme Court reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and Michel Paradis [@MDParadis], senior attorney for the Department of Defense, on the lasting difficulties of covering one of America's most notorious military prisons, Guantanamo Bay. Listen. 3. Muira McCammon [@muira_mccammon], doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, on what the library at Guantamo Bay can tell us about the place and the media's coverage. Listen. 4. Patricia Aufderheide [@paufder], University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University, on the tension between production and ethics in the world of documentaries. Listen. Music from this week's show: Nino Rota - Juliet of SpiritsNicola Cruz - ColibriaKronos - FlugufrelsarinnVijay Iyer - Human NatureMerkabah - John ZornBooker T and The MG's - Slim Jenkins PlaceAlex Wurman - Going Home for the First Time

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio
Episode 610: The U.S.Military's Reach Around the World; News Round-Up

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 60:32


This week on Ring of Fire, David Vine, professor of anthropology at American University and author of The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State, joins me to discuss the staggering number of US military bases and how they contribute to our war machine… and how the Biden administration's “pivot to China” might be a troubling part of that same dynamic. And, Heather Digby Parton will help us break down all the top news items of the week. Bonus content this week; Sam and David Dayen discuss reconcillation.

Big World
International Education Isn't Optional Anymore

Big World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:23


The world's most pressing problems—including climate change, pandemics, and cybersecurity—cross borders. And to solve these problems, our students need international experience, believes Fanta Aw, vice president for undergraduate enrollment, campus life, and inclusive excellence at American University and Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at SIS. In this episode of Big World, Aw joins us to discuss the importance of international education. She shares how she became interested in international education (2:16), defines international education and cultural exchange and their differences (3:48), and discusses how international education and cultural exchanges impact our world (5:34). Aw also explains the role that international education plays in fulfilling the mission of American University's Office of Campus Life: to integrate students into a diverse learning community; promote their intellectual, social, and spiritual development; and prepare them for lifelong learning and global citizenship (7:06). Why should undergraduate and graduate students consider studying internationally (9:01)? Why do international students want to study at AU (13:21)? What are the opportunities for students to engage in international education and cultural exchange while they're at AU (14:42)? Aw answers these questions and explains why she believes international education is a sufficiently durable concept and practice to bounce back after the COVID-19 pandemic (18:44). During our “Take Five” segment, Aw shares five ways students can develop a sense of global citizenship (11:01).

FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast
Journeys Within Fintech: A Panel on Women's Career Progression for OSSF - Tamara Chehayeb Mkarem & Jevon Beckles

FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 29:06


On this episode of the podcast, Grizz sits down with Tamara Chehayeb Mkarem & Jevon Beckles of Scott Logic about the panel they have been planning for OSSF London: Journeys Within Fintech: A Panel on Women's Career Progression. We get into the panel, the topic, why it is important, and why you would want to attend / watch / listen to this panel consisting of: Tamara as moderator; Clair Grayston CAO, Morgan Stanley; Rita Chaturvedi Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; and Jane Gavronsky CTO, Linux Foundation/FINOS. Tamara Chehayeb Makarem - Scott Logic - Lead User Experience Designer Tamara is a Lead User Experience Designer at Scott Logic where she designs web, desktop and mobile applications for clients in financial services and the public sector. She has worked in Beirut, London and New York, and designed native and web applications for Fortune 500 companies. Tamara earned her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons school of Design The New School, and a BFA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Jevon Beckels - Scott Logic - Senior Developer Jevon Beckles is a Senior Developer at Scott Logic with experience in desktop, mobile, web and embedded system technologies. He continues to develop his skills at the enterprise systems level while working with clients to achieve their business goals. As a Caribbean national, he is particularly interested in enabling people from all backgrounds to participate more equally in global society. Journeys within FinTech: A Panel on Women's Career Progression - Rita Chaturvedi & Clair Grayston, Morgan Stanley; Jane Gavronsky, FINOS; Moderated by Tamara Chehayeb Makarem, Scott Logic OSSF London & NYC OSSF London Agenda | OSSF London Registration | More information about OSSF OSSF NYC Agenda | OSSF NYC Registration ►► Visit FINOS www.finos.org ►► Get In Touch: info@finos.org

The Critical Hour
Iran and Venezuela Reach Oil Deal; Sarkozy Sentenced to One Year

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 114:25


Teresa Lundy, principal and founder of TML Communications, a leading public relations, communications, and advocacy firm in Pennsylvania and business columnist at Metro Philly, joins us to discuss domestic politics. There is a major battle taking place on Capitol Hill as progressives look to maintain earlier agreements with Democratic leadership regarding major spending bills. Also, Congress looks to have avoided a shutdown, but is locked up on other issues. Professor Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University and activist with Pivot to Peace, joins us to discuss China. US military defense leaders are said to be holding talks with their Chinese counterparts in hopes of avoiding an accidental dust-up. Also, North Korean leaders argue that US aggressions and hostile policies give them a right to test their latest military technologies. Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. Hungary has decided to purchase gas from Russia, bypassing Ukraine, which has upset the status quo in NATO. Also, the Balkans are heating up, and observers are looking at pre-World War II dynamics for a comparable moment in time. Robert Fantina, journalist and Palestine activist, joins us to discuss Israel. President Biden rejected a meeting with the Palestinian president during the recent UN meeting in New York. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett refused to mention the Palestinians in his UN speech.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo tacitly admitted that the recent allegations regarding his threats to the life of Julian Assange are correct. Pompeo remarked that those who are spreading the story are releasing classified information indicating that the rumors are true. Teri Matson, Latin American coordinator for CodePink, joins us to discuss the Global South. We discuss the Mexican negotiations between various political factions in Venezuela. Also, Iran and Venezuela have worked out a deal in which the Islamic Republic will assist them in getting their oil production going.Niko House, political activist, independent journalist and podcaster, joins us to discuss propaganda and censorship. YouTube continues its newest worldwide censorship move after permanently shutting down Russia Today's German-speaking channels on Tuesday.Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss France. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one-year house arrest for campaign violations during his 2012 reelection bid.

Indy Audio
Derek Ludovici Interviewed on WBAI by The Indypendent

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 10:04


This week we spoke with Derek Ludovici, a contributor to The Indypendent newspaper and anthropology professor at Brooklyn College and City College. Derek received his masters from from the American University in Cairo and was in Egypt during the Arab Spring. He talks about his recent op-ed for the Indypendent's Sept. issue called “What I Learned During the Forever Wars,” including what it was like to teach vets who served in one of the many U.S. wars in the Mid. East. Read Derek's article:https://indypendent.org/2021/09/what-i-learned-during-the-forever-wars/

Indy Audio
The Indypendent News Hour on WBAI // 28 September 2021

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:21


This week we spoke with: —Cleveland, who has been incarcerated in NYC jails for 28 months. He spent the first year of his sentence on Rikers and then was moved to the Vernon C Bain Correctional Center, commonly known as “The Boat,” which is right across from Rikers and shares many of the same conditions and staff. Cleveland talks about the many abuses of rights of the incarcerated that occur on Rikers as well as the abuses of due process in the NYC court system. —Derek Ludovici, a contributor to The Indypendent newspaper and anthropology professor at Brooklyn College and City College. Derek received his masters from from the American University in Cairo and was in Egypt during the Arab Spring. He talks about his recent op-ed for the Indypendent's Sept. issue called “What I Learned During the Forever Wars,” including what it was like to teach vets who served in one of the many U.S. wars in the Mid. East. —Marcial Morales, who, after successfully being released from ICE detention on hunger strike, has supported a slew of hunger strikes in New Jersey and around the US. He updates us on current strikes in Buffalo and Miami and what uncertain future awaits people who are deported.

Life as a Freelance Writer
93: Have you done the market research with Margie Agin

Life as a Freelance Writer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 43:41


When was the last time you did market research? Or sat down and reflected whether your branding messages align to your action? Don't worry if the answer is "no clue" or "never". That is why we are here! This week I am joined by Margie Agin who is an amazing marketer and author (read more about her below) to chat marketing and specifically market research and brand messaging! My challenge for you, set some time to evaluate Q3 and plan Q4. Think about the market research AND think about that branding, is it consistent? If you LOVED the episode, make sure you share this on your Instagram stories and tag us @contentqueenmariah. KEY EPISODE TAKEAWAYS

Stanford Legal
The Future of Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

Stanford Legal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 27:59


In 2007, Erik Jensen, helped launch the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, a collaboration with with Stanford Law School and the American University in Afghanistan to build a high quality legal program for Afghan law students. Today, dozens of Afghan men and women count themselves as graduates—lawyers critical to building the legal infrastructure so badly needed in Afghanistan. But what will happen to the country—and those dedicated to law and civil society—under the new Taliban regime? In this episode, Jensen discusses the abrupt withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and the prospects of the still struggling country.

Stanford Radio
The Future of Afghanistan and the Rule of Law with guest Erik Jensen

Stanford Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 27:58


In 2007, Erik Jensen, helped launch the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, a collaboration with with Stanford Law School and the American University in Afghanistan to build a high quality legal program for Afghan law students. Today, dozens of Afghan men and women count themselves as graduates—lawyers critical to building the legal infrastructure so badly needed in Afghanistan. But what will happen to the country—and those dedicated to law and civil society—under the new Taliban regime? In this episode, Jensen discusses the abrupt withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and the prospects of the still struggling country. Originally aired on SiriusXM on September 25, 2021.

Our Missouri
Episode 54: ”Missouri‘s Black Heritage” – Antonio F. Holland & Gary R. Kremer (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 14)

Our Missouri

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 33:44


In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Antonio F. Holland and Gary R. Kremer discuss Lorenzo Greene, Lincoln University, African American History, and the origins of their book, "Missouri's Black Heritage." About the Guests: Antonio F. Holland holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri. He is Professor Emeritus in History at Lincoln University. He is the author of "Nathan B. Young and the Struggle over Black Higher Education" and "The Soldiers' Dream Continued: A Pictoral History of Lincoln University of Missouri." He is a co-author of "Missouri's Black Heritage." Gary R. Kremer holds a Ph.D. in History from American University. Presently, he is the Executive Director of The State Historical Society of Missouri. Previously, he taught at Lincoln University and William Woods University, as well as serving as Missouri State Archivist. He is the author of several books, including "James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader," "George Washington Carver: A Biography," and "Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri." He is a co-author of "Missouri's Black Heritage."

Rio Bravo qWeek
Episode 67 - Covid, Food, and HIV

Rio Bravo qWeek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 19:03


Episode 67: Covid, Food, and HIV.  Medical students discuss the relationship between high cholesterol and COVID-19, the effect of food order in postprandial glucose and insulin, and HIV history. Moderated by Hector Arreaza, MD.  During this episode you will listen to three medical students discussing some topics that they found interesting during their family medicine rotation. All the credit goes to them because they read these topics and provided a very good summary. I hope you enjoy it.____________________High Cholesterol and COVID-19By Milan Hinesman, MS3, Ross University School of MedicineGiven the current state of the world, there's been a lot more attention to COVID-19 presentation, risks, and treatment. One study conducted by Dr. Kun Zhang and collaborators shows that there may be a relationship between higher total cholesterol levels and ApoB levels to increased risk of COVID-19 infection[1]. Dr. Zhang used a mendelian randomization from the UK Biobank data to test for lipid effects on COVID susceptibility and severity. The study performed analysis of data from the host genetics initiative consisting of more than 14,000 cases and more than one million controls showing a potential positive causal effect between high total cholesterol and ApoB and COVID susceptibility. A mendelian randomization is a process of taking genes which functions are already known and measuring their response to exposure to a disease in observational studies[2]. In short, high cholesterol and high ApoB are linked to COVID-19 infection.This is Rio Bravo qWeek, your weekly dose of knowledge brought to you by the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program from Bakersfield, California. Our program is affiliated with UCLA, and it's sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista, Let Us Be Your Healthcare Home. __________________________Impact of food order on glucose after meals.   By Yvette Singh, MS3, American University of the CaribbeanIn the management of diabetes, health care providers usually assess glycemic control with fasting plasma glucose and pre-prandial glucose measurements, as well as by measuring Hemoglobin A1c. Therapeutic goals for Hemoglobin A1c and pre-prandial glucose levels have been established based on the results of controlled clinical trials. Unfortunately, many patients with diabetes fail to achieve their glycemic goals. Elevated glucose after eating may be the cause of poor glycemic control leading to vascular complications. Postprandial hyperglycemia is one of the earliest abnormalities of glucose homeostasis associated with type 2 diabetes. This is one of the important therapeutic targets for glycemic control. Current studies show that the amount and timing of carbs in the diet primarily influence blood glucose levels. Other studies also show that eating whey protein before meals, as well as changing the macronutrients in meals, reduces postprandial glucose levels; however, these studies did not have patients with type 2 diabetes. The main author of this study was Alpana P. Shukla and many other collaborators. The title is Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, published by the American Diabetes Association on Diabetes Care in July 2015.This study was performed to analyze the order of food consumption with vegetables, protein and carbohydrates and its effects on postprandial glucose in overweight/obese patients with type 2 diabetes being treated with metformin. Subjects were studied for 1 week. They were given a meal with the same number of calories, after fasting for 12 hours: 55g protein, 68g carbs, and 16g fat. They were asked to eat carbs first, then to eat vegetables and protein fifteen minutes later. This order was reversed during the second week. Their postprandial glucose and insulin levels were measured at 30/60/120 mins after meals. The statistical studies showed an average post prandial glucose decrease by more than 25% when protein was consumed first. As well as the average post prandial insulin levels decreased by more than 40%. These results demonstrated that the timing of carbs during a meal has a significant impact on glucose and insulin levels comparable to some pharmacological agents. Reduced insulin excretion with this meal pattern may also improve insulin sensitivity. This may help patients with type 2 diabetes control their HbA1c, and possibly help reverse early diabetes. Educating patients about this approach is not controlling how much they are eating or restricting their diet so patients will likely comply with this recommendation. Eat your protein first!The potential problems of this study are that it was a small sample size (11 patients), limited food types, and insulin was measured only up to 120 minutes after meals. Further studies are needed to demonstrate the full effectiveness of this recommendation.___________________HIV Series Part I: HIV HistoryBy Robert Dunn, MS3, Ross University School of Medicine This is an HIV series for the Rio Bravo qWeek Podcast. The following episodes will include some of the history of HIV, transmissibility, the PARTNER-1 and PARTNER-2 studies, and will finalize with a full episode on HIV prevention. Today we are starting with HIV history.Prejudice against those with HIV stems from the history surrounding the virus. Between 1981-1983, cases of rare infections like Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and aggressive cancers like Kaposi Sarcoma were appearing predominantly amongst gay men and injection drug users.  Even children were presenting with AIDS creating misconceptions of how the disease was transmitted by touch. By 1982, this syndrome was referred to as the Gay-Related Immunodeficiency (GRID), which we now know as AIDS. Some History of HIVThe start of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was thought to have started in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1920 when the virus crossed species to humans and gave its ability to infect humans[4]. In 1981, five young gay men in Los Angeles, California, presented with a rare lung infection called Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Two other groups of men also presented with a rare and aggressive cancer called Kaposi Sarcoma, in New York and California. By December of the same year, the first case of PCP was found in an injection drug user. And by the end of the year, there were 270 reported cases of this severe immunodeficiency and about 121 of them had already died from it, almost 50%. In 1982, due to the prevalence of these rare diseases being present among gay men, the syndrome was called the Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (GRID). The CDC later officially called the disease the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The term “gay cancer” was used in Venezuela before AIDS was known.In 1983, the disease was found in both women and children. In May 1983, in a joint conference between the Pasteur Institute in France and the National Cancer Institute, they announced that LAV and HTLV-III were the same virus and the cause of AIDS.In 1985, Ryan White, a teenager with hemophilia was banned from school when he was diagnosed with HIV after he received contaminated blood products. Ryan later died at 18 years old due to AIDS-related illnesses. At the same time, the FDA licensed the first commercial blood test to detect HIV. A foundation was later created to provide primary care and medications for low-income HIV patients.In 1987, the first antiretroviral drug, Zidovudine (AZT) was approved by the FDA to treat for HIV. In 1991, the famous basketball player Magic Johnson announced he tested positive for HIV and retired immediately. After his retirement he planned to educate young people about the virus which helped dispel stereotypes. Also in 1991, the famous singer of Queen announced he had AIDS and died the next day.In 1993, the movie Philadelphia with Tom Hanks promoted further discussion about HIV and AIDS. In June 1995, the first protease inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which started the era for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). This brought down the rate of AIDS-related deaths and hospitalizations by 60-80%. Of special note, in 1986, the FDA passed the policy to ban all men who had sex with men (MSM) from 1977 onward, from donating blood or plasma to avoid the risk of transmitting HIV or Hepatitis A. This policy was amended in December 2015, when the revised policy said any MSM within the last 12 months, would need to wait at least 1 year before donating blood. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA amended it its policy once more to decrease the wait time to 3 months form the last time the man had sex with another man.____________________________Conclusion: Now we conclude our episode number 67 “Covid, Food, and HIV.” Kudos to Milan, Yvette and Robert, they presented relevant information for our practice of medicine. They taught us that high cholesterol is a risk for COVID-19 infection; Also, when you eat proteins first, your glucose and insulin after meals are lower than when you eat carbs first; and you will be hearing from Robert for a couple episodes regarding HIV. Today he gave us a little piece of HIV history. Even without trying, every night you go to bed being a little wiser.Thanks for listening to Rio Bravo qWeek. If you have any feedback about this podcast, contact us by email RBresidency@clinicasierravista.org, or visit our website riobravofmrp.org/qweek. This podcast was created with educational purposes only. Visit your primary care physician for additional medical advice. This week we thank Hector Arreaza, Milan Hinesman, Yvette Singh, and Robert Dunn. Audio edition: Suraj Amrutia. See you next week! _____________________References:Zhang, K. Dong, S. Guo, et. al., Causal Associations Between Blood Lipids and COVID-19 Risk: A Two-Sample Mendelian Randomization Study. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, originally published on September 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316324. What is Mendelian Randomization and How Can it be Used as a Tool for Medicine and Public Health? Opportunities and Challenges, Webinar announcement given by Professor George Davey Smith on November 27, 2018. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/events/precision_med_pop.htm Alpana P. Shukla, Radu G. Iliescu, Catherine E. Thomas and Louis J. Aronne, Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, Diabetes Care 2015 Jul; 38(7): e98-e99. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc15-0429. History of HIV and AIDS Overview. Avert, October 10, 2019. https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview. Accessed on September 21, 2021. Shaw, Maggie. FDA's Revised Blood Donation Guidance for Gay Men Still Courts Controversy. AJMC, April 3, 2020. https://ajmc.com/view/fdas-revised-blood-donation-guidance-for-gay-men-still-courts-controvery. Accessed on September 21, 2021. BAYER, R. (2015), Science, Politics, and the End of the Lifelong Gay Blood Donor Ban. Milbank Quarterly, 93: 230-233. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12114. Ways HIV can be Transmitted. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 21, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/hiv-transmission/ways-people-get-hiv.html. Accessed on September 21, 2021.

Point of Learning
REPORT FROM CENTRAL ASIA with Duane Lacey and Faryal Haidary

Point of Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021


Point of Learning presents a special double episode: 1) a philosophy professor who in August 2021 became the unofficial liaison for Afghan students at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Kyrgyzstan amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal, and 2) an Afghan grad student who earned two degrees at AUCA.

Things That Go Boom
S5 Bonus - And You Thought Thanksgiving Dinner Was Intense?

Things That Go Boom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 31:09


Obaidullah Baheer has built his career promoting progress in Afghanistan: He's a university lecturer on intractable conflicts and who advocates for women's and minority rights online. But his life could have wound up very different. As the grandson of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar — the leader of Islamist rebel group Hezb-i-Islami — he was once taught to hate the West and everything it stood for. So how did he turn toward peace instead of war? And, as the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, what can his story tell us about the country's future? GUESTS: Obaidullah Baheer, Lecturer at the American University of Afghanistan ADDITIONAL READING: My Family Fought Alongside the Taliban. Now, I'm Afraid for My Friends, Obaidullah Baheer, The Economist. What To Make Of the Taliban's ‘Exclusive' Caretaker Government, Obaidullah Baheer, Al Jazeera. Bin Laden: The Road To 9-11, Tam Hussein, Channel 4.

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter
Conversations with Marianne: Afghanistan Today with Obaidullah Baheer

The Marianne Williamson Podcast: Conversations That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 28:12


REFLECTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN: A lecturer of conflict resolution at the American University in Afghanistan, Obaidulluh Baheer decided to stay in Kabul when many were trying to escape during the US evacuation. His family history made him feel he could have a unique role to play in helping the country make a palatable transition to Taliban rule.   Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: https://mariannewilliamson.substack.com/   Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM podcast: https://spoti.fi/3nLpYtz     Follow Obaidulluh Baheer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObaidullaBaheer   Follow Marianne on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson