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Fully Automated
Episode 34: You Sexy Hacktivist MOOCer, with Sebastian Kaempf

Fully Automated

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 70:11


Hello friends! We are back with another great episode of Fully Automated. In this episode, we step back a little bit from the grander political themes that we are usually preoccupied with, to do an episode on the pedagogical possibilities (and challenges) presented by contemporary technology. When it comes to online teaching in the discipline of International Relations, there are very few that can claim to have the experience or insight of Dr. Sebastian Kaempf. Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland (Australia), Kaempf is a scholar of global media politics, focusing on the impact of changing media technologies on contemporary conflicts. He is also is the producer (with UQx and edX.com) and convenor of 'MediaWarX', one of UQ's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and probably one of the largest political science MOOCs in the world. For some, MOOCs seem to represent a sort of ultimate form of “democratized” education whereas, for others, they seem to herald the dawn of a new dystopian age. For Kaempf, now a longtime veteran of online teaching, its important to bring some nuance to this conversation. Pedagogy can make a difference. And, as you'll hear in this conversation, Kaempf and his partners at UQ put a lot of thought and material resources into their approach, pushing the medium to the very edge of what it can accomplish. Here then, Kaempf discusses the minutiae of how he and his colleagues actually built and delivered the course. On the one hand, they avoided the traditional lecture form in favor of what they call “spaced learning” — because research shows that human beings kind of struggle to concentrate that long. On the other, and in a break with the usual stereotype of dry pre-recorded lectures, a central theme of MediaWarX is the seriousness with which they approached the class as a kind of media production. So, for example, portions of the course are presented in a kind of ‘road movie' or documentary style, blending diverse archival footage with on-site discussions from locations all around the world, and interviews with well-known academics and experts (including Glenn Greenwald!). We'll also hear Seb discuss the ethos of “Hacktivism” that he tries to bring to his online teaching. Thus, he uses discovery assignments to teach about everything from how search algorithms work, to how we are addicted to being online, to the power of big data and surveillance. In this way, the course develops a kind of “crowd sourced” content. Finally, I ask Sebastian about Covid, and where and how it has changed the fate of MOOCs and online instruction in general. After 18 months of more or less totally online instruction, how does his experience of working with, and thinking about, MOOCs effect his perception of the future of online education in a post-pandemic world? Sebastian Kaempf can be found on Twitter @SebKaempf and his podcast, Higher Ed Heroes, can be found on all leading podcast apps. And his International Studies Perspectives article with Carrie Finn, discussed in the interview, can be located here: https://academic.oup.com/isp/article-abstract/22/1/1/5651202 https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/ekz025 Thanks for listening. Next episode, we go to Korea to visit the crew from the podcast Red Star over Asia. And in the next episode after that, we will be chatting with Christine Louis Dit Sully.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 15, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 48:17


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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute and Steve Grundman of the Atlantic Council and the Grundman Advisory consultancy. Topics: — Congressional update as US borrowing limit is raised and Democrats work to forge a compromise spending package — Implications of budget deliberations and new Biden administration climate strategy on Pentagon spending — Whether allegations by former USAF software chief Nick Chaillan will drive DoD to address known cyber software and hardware vulnerabilities — Inflation impact on the Pentagon's spending power — How China's economic stumble could ripple across the global economy — Beijing's continuing provocations across the Pacific and America's allies increase their cooperation in the region and beyond — Europe's continuing shift on its view of China as Beijing's muscular stance alienates potential partners — UK investment in Africa ports to contest growing Chinese regional role — Takeaways from the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting this week and Cold War lessons from the US Army in Europe that are applicable today  — Israel's about face on the Iran nuclear deal, Israel's air strike in Syria and what's next in Afghanistan

Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
How Great is the Risk of War over Taiwan? With Bonnie Glaser

Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 76:24


There is an intense debate among experts over the likelihood of a near-term Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Senior US military officers have warned that a PRC military action could take place in the next six years. Such dire predictions are largely based on estimates of PLA capabilities. But even if China can seize and control Taiwan, will it do so? Assessing the potential for such an attack also requires an understanding of Xi Jinping's strategy toward Taiwan and his risk/benefit calculus. The policies of the United States and Taiwan, and how they are viewed in Beijing, also need to be taken into account. Speaker: Bonnie Glaser, Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States Bonnie S. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Glaser is concomitantly a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. For more than three decades, Ms. Glaser has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy.

That's Total Mom Sense
ERAM SIDDIQUI: Embracing Her Roots and Paying it Forward

That's Total Mom Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:39


As you all know, I am an organization aficionado. I am a minimalist and believe in buying things of good quality and store them in a way that's functional and aesthetic. That's why I am LOVING the brand Hudson+Bleecker. They provide storage solutions for your daily needs from cosmetic bags to suitcase storage to garment bags. I became fast friends with the founder Eram Siddiqui and am excited to have her on this IG PODCAST LIVE today. Eram Siddiqui brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience as Founder and CEO of Hudson+Bleecker, the premier travel and lifestyle accessories brand focused on thoughtfully designed and functional accessories for women on-the-go. Launched in 2011, Hudson+Bleecker is one of the fastest growing travel accessories brands for women in the country, with over 500 global retailers including Nordstrom and REVOLVE. Hudson+Bleecker has also been featured on QVC, Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, The Today Show, Newsweek and has a following of notable beauty, travel and style influencers. Eram started her career in Public Policy advising two female United States Senators on banking, finance and international trade and then moved on to providing legislative guidance to financial institutions. She loves to travel, hike, cook and spend time with her family as well as support not-for-profit and philanthropic causes. Eram is a Board Member of the Sundara Fund, is Founding Member of Imapct100NYC and supports The Floating Hospital with annual donations of hygiene kits to survivors of domestic violence and women living in NYC shelters. Eram received her B.A. at the University of California, Irvine in Political Science and International Studies. She lives in NYC with her husband, Anees (pronounced Uh-nees), her son Raif (pronounced Rayf) and daughter, Inara (In-ara) Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: HudsonandBleecker.com Promo Code Receive 20% off at HUDSON + BLEECKER using promo code MOMSENSE20 Mom Haul: WANDER BEAUTY: Anything from Wander Beauty!

Gospel Spice
How can we personally live up to our calling to freedom today? | with Os Guinness - Part 2

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:33


Episode 115 - Stephanie is deeply passionate about the message of Os Guinness. In Part 2 of this interview, Os and Stephanie take things personally: how will our true knowing of God shape our calling and tranform us into the force for transformation God is calling us to be? Os takes us to the Old Testament truths of justice, community and covenant as radically important ideas that show the world the way forward for each of us personally. “There are two revolutionary faiths bidding to take the world forward,” Guinness writes. “There is no choice facing America and the West that is more urgent and consequential than the choice between Sinai and Paris. Will the coming generation return to faith in God and to humility, or continue to trust in the all sufficiency of Enlightenment reason, punditry, and technocracy? Will its politics be led by principles or by power?” While Guinness cannot predict our ultimate fate, he warns that we must recognize the crisis of our time and debate the issues openly. As individuals and as a people, we must choose between the revolutions, between faith in God and faith in Reason alone, between freedom and despotism, and between life and death. GOSPEL SPICE GIVEAWAY We are giving away copies of the Magna Carta of Humanity, the phenomenal book that we are discussing today on the show. To enter for a chance to win, go to gospelspice.com/giveaway. Winners will be drawn at random among the entries and contacted directly. MEET OS GUINNESS Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford. Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People's Suicide, The Global Public Square, Last Call for Liberty, and Carpe Diem Redeemed. His latest book, The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai's Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom, was published in 2018. Since moving to the United States in 1984, Os has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter in 1988, a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution, and later of “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Os has spoken at many of the world's major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world. He lives with his wife Jenny in the Washington DC area. You will find him at http://www.osguinness.com/ IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS INTERVIEW, YOU WILL LOVE OUR GOSPEL SPICE SERIES!  Click to check out the first episode of each season: We are currently in the middle of our series titled "Centering on Christ: the Tabernacle" which is such a fitting context for today's interview! Check out the first episode in this current series on gospelspice.com or wherever you are listening to this one from! "Identity in the Battle": https://www.podcastics.com/episode/74762/link/   The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/3281/link/ The Psalms:    The Gospel of Luke: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/40838/link/ The Book of Proverbs: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/68112/link/ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES BEHIND THIS EPISODE If you enjoyed this episode, we invite you to discover more about how God is at work at Gospel Spice Ministries, and even to join in His work! There are 3 easy ways to do that: PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the show with friends and family: https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/38/link/ PAY IT FORWARD by supporting us financially: gospelspice.com/payitforward PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! Go to gospelspice.com for more info about Gospel Spice Ministries, the umbrella ministry over the podcast. You will discover our partners and the various services we offer, such as in-depth Bible studies with interactive conversation groups, a couple of times a year.  Go to gospel-spice.com (with a "dash"!) to join the Gospel Spice Podcast community and interact with us! Contact us on the website or at contact@gospelspice.com to send us your prayer requests (we pray for you as a team every week!) and let us know how we can come alongside you.   Support us!

Chicago's Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson

0:00 - Dan & Amy discuss whether or not Columbus Day and Indigenous Day should be honored on the same day 12:03  –The Joy Reid and John Brennan vaudeville act…we're losing our democracy 29:11 - Dan & Amy react to Jon Gruden's resignation 47:40 -  Seth Jones, director of the Transitional Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, shares his new book Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare is available through W. W. Norton & Company 01:02:12 - Donald J Boudreaux, American economist, author, professor, and co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University takes a look at income distribution and  Behind Seemingly ‘Objective' Statistics Read Don Boudreaux's latest at AIER.org 01:16:27 - Dan & Amy respond to WLS offering their returning employees “color-coded bracelets to indicate their willingness to engage with colleagues“ 01:19:59 - President at Wirepoints, Inc., Ted Dabrowski, swaps Chicago Crime Stories with Dan & Amy Chicago violence – recently admitted to a university A mass shooting in Wicker Park Read Ted Dabrowski's latest at Wirepoints.org 1:36:57 - Dan & Amy weigh in on California governor Gavin Newsome's mandate for gender-neutral toy aisles for large retailers   1:58:12 - Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at DePaul university, believes The battle over ‘cancel culture' may not end well — its guardians seek power at all costs Professor Jason Hill's newest book What Do White Americans Owe Black People?: Racial Justice in the Age of Post-Oppression is available now See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aufhebunga Bunga
OK BUNGER! The Problem of Generations, pt. 4

Aufhebunga Bunga

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 70:19


The fourth in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict.   In this episode, we examine Generation X – the generation of the End of History. How was this generation overshadowed by the Boomer's failures? In the Eastern Bloc, the fall of Soviet regimes was a traumatic moment – how did this shape consciousness? And how did the Iranian Revolution – and subsequent war – shape the political perspectives of Iranians?   Guests include: Maren Thom, film scholar Alexei Yurchak, professor of anthropology at Berkeley  Jennie Bristow, senior lecturer in sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University Josh Glenn, semiotician, author, and publisher of HiLoBrow Arash Azizi, historian of Iran at New York University Felix Krawatzek, political scientist at the Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin Original music by: Jonny Mundey   Additional music: Kit Kruger / Freakin' Freefall / courtesy of epidemicsound.com  

Gospel Spice
Can we find true freedom for both society and the human soul? | with Os Guinness - Part 1

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 48:43


Episode 114 - Stephanie is deeply passionate about the message of Os Guinness. How are we to understand the times we are living in? How are we to live as Christians and agents of both reconciliation and truth in a culture that seems to seek neither? How are we to fulfill our calling, individually and corporately? The stakes could not be higher--and the answers are found in Scripture. Join us for a fascinating conversation, a deep dive into the human heart, and an ambitious call to live for such a time as this. In these stormy times, loud voices from all fronts call for revolution and change. But what kind of revolution brings true freedom to both society and the human soul? In his latest book and on Gospel Spice today, cultural observer Os Guinness explores the nature of revolutionary faith, contrasting between secular revolutions such as the French Revolution and the faith-led revolution of ancient Israel. He argues that the story of Exodus is the highest, richest, and deepest vision for freedom in human history. It serves as the master story of human freedom and provides the greatest sustained critique of the abuse of power. His contrast between “Paris” and “Sinai” offers a framework for discerning between two kinds of revolution and their different views of human nature, equality, and liberty. Drawing on the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Guinness develops Exodus as the Magna Carta of humanity, with a constructive vision of a morally responsible society of independent free people who are covenanted to each other and to justice, peace, stability, and the common good of the community. This is the model from the past that charts our path to the future. “There are two revolutionary faiths bidding to take the world forward,” Guinness writes. “There is no choice facing America and the West that is more urgent and consequential than the choice between Sinai and Paris. Will the coming generation return to faith in God and to humility, or continue to trust in the all sufficiency of Enlightenment reason, punditry, and technocracy? Will its politics be led by principles or by power?” While Guinness cannot predict our ultimate fate, he warns that we must recognize the crisis of our time and debate the issues openly. As individuals and as a people, we must choose between the revolutions, between faith in God and faith in Reason alone, between freedom and despotism, and between life and death. Part 2 of this conversation will release as a bonus episode later this week. Stay tuned! MEET OS GUINNESS Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford. Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People's Suicide, The Global Public Square, Last Call for Liberty, and Carpe Diem Redeemed. His latest book, The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai's Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom, was published in 2018. Since moving to the United States in 1984, Os has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter in 1988, a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution, and later of “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Os has spoken at many of the world's major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world. He lives with his wife Jenny in the Washington DC area. You will find him at http://www.osguinness.com/ GOSPEL SPICE GIVEAWAY We are giving away copies of the Magna Carta of Humanity, the phenomenal book that we are discussing today on the show. To enter for a chance to win, go to gospelspice.com/giveaway. Winners will be drawn at random among the entries and contacted directly.   IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS INTERVIEW, YOU WILL LOVE OUR GOSPEL SPICE SERIES!  Click to check out the first episode of each season: We are currently in the middle of our series titled "Centering on Christ: the Tabernacle" which is such a fitting context for today's interview! Check out the first episode in this current series on gospelspice.com or wherever you are listening to this one from! "Identity in the Battle": https://www.podcastics.com/episode/74762/link/   The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/3281/link/ The Psalms:    The Gospel of Luke: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/40838/link/ The Book of Proverbs: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/68112/link/ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES BEHIND THIS EPISODE If you enjoyed this episode, we invite you to discover more about how God is at work at Gospel Spice Ministries, and even to join in His work! There are 3 easy ways to do that: PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the show with friends and family: https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/38/link/ PAY IT FORWARD by supporting us financially: gospelspice.com/payitforward PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! Go to gospelspice.com for more info about Gospel Spice Ministries, the umbrella ministry over the podcast. You will discover our partners and the various services we offer, such as in-depth Bible studies with interactive conversation groups, a couple of times a year.  Go to gospel-spice.com (with a "dash"!) to join the Gospel Spice Podcast community and interact with us! Contact us on the website or at contact@gospelspice.com to send us your prayer requests (we pray for you as a team every week!) and let us know how we can come alongside you.   Support us!

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
How China Makes Foreign Policy

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 34:19


The process by which China makes its foreign policy is often considered to be something of a black box, or at least very difficult for outsiders to discern.  Suiseng Zhao is a professor of International Studies and director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver. He has written extensively about the tapestry of Chinese institutions that inform foreign policy decision making, and in this conversation explains the key players that shape how Chinese foreign policy is made.   

Global in the Granite State
Episode 36: Drivers of the Perilous Northern Migration

Global in the Granite State

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 29:10


It seems that everyday a story about the crisis at the border bubbles to the surface, either eliciting sympathy or stoking fears. However, what drives people to make the journey north for an opportunity to enter the United States, where there are so many perils along the way. Dehydration, starvation, exposure, rape, kidnapping, and even murder occurs as people traverse various terrains, lead by unscrupulous criminals. In this episode, we explore the push and pull factors that lead people down this path, with no guarantee of success. We also look at the dangers that these migrants face on their journey, further highlighting the dire situations they are coming from.Speaking with Mariana Campero of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, we get the the heart of the challenges facing these people and the countries involved, looking for solutions to help end the need for this migration.Refugee: Any person who is outside any country of such person's nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion...Asylum Seeker: Asylum is a protection granted to foreign nationals already in the United States or arriving at the border who meet the international law definition of a “refugee.”Migrant: Migrants are people who move from their home countries willingly for many different reasons, like pursuing education or a job in a new country. Immigrant: Immigrants also move from their countries willingly to settle in another country with the help of a green card, but their reasoning is different. They are moving to the new country legally to settle permanently and work without any restrictions

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

Australia in the World
Ep. 84: AUKUS revisited; Quad leaders; China & CPTPP; Taiwan

Australia in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:20


This week Allan and Darren begin by resuming their discussion of AUKUS. With the decision now a few weeks old, have their minds changed? How are they seeing the debate evolving? What have been some of the more interesting contributions? For Darren, interventions by former Prime Ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Paul Keating are particularly notable, and Allan has plenty to say on both. Second, the two turn to the first in-person leaders meeting of the Quad. What is its significance? What should one make of the (over 2000 word) communique? Are things headed in a positive direction? Third, an area where both agree US leadership has been lacking is in trade, which makes China's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) all the more interesting. Is this a serious application? How should Canberra approach it, given the ongoing campaign of economic coercion? Meanwhile, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai gave a speech on US-China relations this week—does that offer clues as to the Biden administration's plans for China, or economic leadership generally in the region? Finally, with Beijing upping its aerial incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), both Allan and Darren offer some preliminary comments on what will certainly remain an issue in the months and years ahead. We thank Mitchell McIntosh for audio editing and Rory Stenning for composing our theme music.      Relevant links Stephen Dziedzic (@stephendziedzic ; Twitter) on FM Payne's response to criticism on AUKUS, 1 October 2021: https://twitter.com/stephendziedzic/status/1443864244152274948 Deep State Radio (Podcast), “Biden's multi-tiered China policy is a far cry from Trump's”, 4 October 2021: https://thedsrnetwork.com/bidens-multi-tiered-china-policy-is-a-far-cry-from-trumps/ Zachary Basu and Jonathan Swan, “Inside Biden's full-court press with France”, Axios, 6 October 2021: https://www.axios.com/biden-make-amends-france-macron-8db93b4c-39a3-458b-8216-02dfd0a8f03f.html Malcolm Turnbull, Address to the National Press Club, 29 September 2021: https://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-the-national-press-club-september-2021 Paul Keating, “A relic of a bygone age? I might be, but I'm not a defeatist”, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 September 2021: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/a-relic-of-a-bygone-age-i-might-be-but-i-m-not-a-defeatist-20210928-p58vdu.html Peter Khalil, “Why my hero Keating is wrong on China and our national security”, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 2021: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/why-my-hero-keating-is-wrong-on-china-and-our-national-security-20210922-p58twd.html Paul Keating, “China's responsibilities”, Speech to the 21st Century Council, Beijing, 3 November 2013: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/paul-keating-chinas-responsibilities Quad Leaders' Summit Communique, 24 September 2021: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/quad-leaders-summit-communique Fact Sheet: Quad Leaders' Summit, The White House, 24 September 2021: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/24/fact-sheet-quad-leaders-summit/ “Australia to oppose China's bid to join trade pact until it halts strikes against exports”, The Guardian, 18 September 2021: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/18/australia-to-oppose-chinas-bid-to-join-trade-pact-until-it-halts-strikes-against-exports “A Conversation with Ambassador Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative”, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 4 October 2021: https://www.csis.org/analysis/conversation-ambassador-katherine-tai-us-trade-representative “9/11 Inside the President's War Room” (TV Show): https://www.apple.com/au/tv-pr/originals/911-inside-the-presidents-war-room/ Amia Srinivasan, “Does anyone have the right to sex?”, London Review of Books, 22 March 2018: https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v40/n06/amia-srinivasan/does-anyone-have-the-right-to-sex Lidija Haas, “A Woman and a Philosopher: An Interview with Amia Srinivasan”, The Paris Review, 22 September 2021: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2021/09/22/a-woman-and-a-philosopher-an-interview-with-amia-srinivasan/ Conversations with Tyler (podcast), “Amia Srinivasan on utopian feminism”, 22 September 2021: https://conversationswithtyler.com/episodes/amia-srinivasan/  

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

The Belt and Road Podcast
Episode 49: How do Chinese firms approach overseas investment risk? w/ Alvin Camba

The Belt and Road Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 51:30


On this episode Erik speaks with returning guest Dr. Alvin Camba about his latest research paper "How Chinese firms approach investment risk: strong leaders, cancellation, and pushback" (link to paper)This groundbreaking research uses hundreds of in-depth interviews with top officials from China, Chinese SOEs, state-owned banks as well as Philippine and Indonesian political and economic elite to get a glimpse at how Chinese firms view the strength of a foreign leader, how that affects their investment decisions and how miscalculating strength can lead to undesirable outcomes for Chinese investors and/or State.Alvin Camba is an assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He received his PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University and is also a non-resident fellow at the Climate Policy Lab at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Recommendations Alvin: 1. How Duterte Strong-Armed Chinese Dam-builders but weakened Philippine Institutions2. How China Lends: A Rare look into 100 debt contracts with foreign governments.  Anna Gelpern, Sebastian Horn, Scott Morris, Brad Parks, Christopher Trebesch at AIDDATAErik:1. Get a treadmill desk! 2. The nihilistic electronic noise music of Pharmakon - specifically recommending the song No Natural Order  

None of the Above
Episode 13: The Germany of Asia? (from the archive)

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 22:56


Tensions have been high on the Korean Peninsula this past month. In mid-September, both North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles just hours apart. And though Pyongyang had signaled interest in convening discussions to formally end the Korean War, it launched a short-range missile on Tuesday. This week on None Of The Above, we're bringing back another one of our favorite episodes from Season 1 with Korea expert Sue Mi Terry. When we sat down with Sue in 2019, Donald Trump was president, and the United States was engaged in talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Though talks have since stalled, Sue's analysis of the discussions and her case for a unified Korea, remain just as thought-provoking today. Sue Mi Terry is the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. She previously served as a senior analyst on Korean issues at the CIA and as a member of the National Security Council. You can follow Sue on Twitter at @SueMiTerry. To listen to more episodes or learn more about None Of The Above, go to www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org. To learn more about the Eurasia Group Foundation, please visit www.egfound.org and subscribe to our newsletter. 

The Lawfare Podcast
An Election in Germany

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:23


Over the weekend, Germany held elections to see who will succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor. The results are in, but there's still a lot of coalition building to go. To break it all down, Jacob Schulz sat down with Constanze Stelzenmüller, the Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Yascha Mounk, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies, both of whom are experts in German politics. They talked about the election, how to make sense of the results, and what everything means for the bigger picture of European politics, Germany's role in the world and more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Press the Button
Strengthening our Nuclear Guardrails

Press the Button

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 34:18


Andrew Bacevich, President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, discusses the chain of command on the nuclear launch procedure during the end of the Trump administration. On Early Warning: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis at the Middlebury institute of International Studies shares his take on the recent ouster of Leonor Tomero as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy at the Pentagon.

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2021.09.27

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021


Korea24 – 2021.09.27. (Monday) News Briefing: COVID-19 vaccines will be administered to 12 to 17 year olds and pregnant women starting October 18, which are the final groups on the inoculation timetable. Meanwhile, health authorities project that 90% of the elderly and 80% of all adults in South Korea will be fully vaccinated by the end of October, fulfilling a precondition to shift to the so-called “with corona” system. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Recent statements by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has raised hopes for an inter-Korean summit. She also called President Moon Jae-in’s proposal to declare a formal end to the Korean War “interesting” and “a good idea.” In response, South Korea’s Unification Ministry described her remarks as “meaningful.” However, the North has yet to answer South Korea's calls via their liaison and military hotlines. North Korea expert and Professor of International Studies at Dongseo University, Brian Myers, joins us on the line to discuss the latest developments. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: A man has turned himself in to the police after making a daring escape to avoid prison (의정부서 수갑 찬채 도주 20대 하남서 28시간여만에 자수). Meanwhile, Apple has announced it will open its next Apple Developer Academy in South Korea next year at the Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) (애플, 포항에 2023년까지 제조업 연구개발 지원센터·개발자 아카데미 설립). And K-pop group NCT 127’s third studio album ‘Sticker’ has debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s main albums chart (NCT 127, 빌보드 메인 앨범 차트 3위…자체 최고 기록). Monday Sports Round-up with Yoo Jee-ho: South Korea has announced their men’s national team football squad for the next World Cup Qualifiers. We discuss with Jee-ho from Yonhap News about who’s in and who’s out. We also have updates on tennis and Kwon Soon-woo’s win on the ATP Tour, the first for a Korean in 18 years. And veteran golfer KJ Choi wins Korea’s first title on the seniors PGA tour. Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: From the Korea Times, we preview Park Han-sol’s feature on artist Kim Jong-sook’s latest exhibition “Evanescence” in New York, featuring landscapes made with Swarovski crystals. We also preview Song Seung-hyun’s piece for the Korea Herald about three construction companies building apartments near a UNESCO World Heritage site that might be violating the Cultural Heritage Protection Act.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Sep 24 '21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 54:03


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, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha partners and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Update on reconcilliation, debt ceiling, infrastructure and NDAA — Whether defense spending might become a casualty as debt collides with infrastructure and spending plans — Democrat's self-inflicted wound over move to block funding for Israel's Iron Dome system — Biden's UN address, Quad meeting and bilateral discussions with UK and Australia in the wake of the three-nation strategic partnership — How Beijing is responding to the deal that will furnish Canberra with nuclear attack submarines — Transatlantic links in wake of call between Biden and Macron to discuss AUKUS deal as EU calls for higher spending and more strategic autonomy — Takeaways from the Air Force Association's annual Air Space Cyber conference and tradeshow — What's next in Tokyo as Yoshihide Suga prepares to step down as prime minister

Keen On Democracy
Jeremy Weinstein on Where Big Tech Went Wrong

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:11


In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Jeremy Weinstein, the author of “System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot”, to discuss how big tech's obsession with optimization and efficiency is sacrificing fundamental human values and what we can do to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves. Jeremy Weinstein is Professor of Political Science, Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. His research focuses on civil wars and political violence; ethnic politics; the political economy of development; democracy and accountability; and migration. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Science at the Movies
Blade Runner 2049

Science at the Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 82:48


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)We've taken Abi's Philip K Dick obsession to the main episodes. This one is a philosophical journey through our concept of humanity and we are so here for K's journey. Freda compares babies to plants, Abi is 32% replicant and nobody knows what it means to be conscious! We loved this movie and this chat is one of our finest, if we do say so ourselves. "What is Ana?"Instagram: @scienceatthemoviesEmail: scienceatthemovies@gmail.comReferences, resources and tidbits:Articles/Websites:We may one day grow babies outside the womb - The ConversationAre you a Replicant? - BFIEdible Insects - Food and Agriculture OrganisationEmmanuel Saridakis (2016) Information, Reality, and Modern Physics, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 30:4, 327-341, DOI: 10.1080/02698595.2017.1331980YouTube:Like Stories of Old - In Search of the Distinctively HumanTh3Birdman - Everything Wrong with CinemaSins: Blade Runner 2049For some more delving into the question of reality and identity check out our Philip K Dick miniseries! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

KERA's Think
The Future Of Warfare

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 46:16


The future of warfare isn't fighter planes and guns – it's cyberattacks and disinformation. Seth G. Jones is director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he joins guest host John McCaa to talk about American adversaries who are changing the game when it comes to international conflict. His book is called “Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare.”

Keen On Democracy
Tom Nichols on the Rise of Illiberalism

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 49:35


In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Tom Nichols, the author of “Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy”, to discuss how the frustration of citizens who claim to be liberals has ironically fed into an increasingly illiberal way of life in America. Tom Nichols is an academic specialist on international affairs, currently a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. His work deals with issues involving Russia, nuclear weapons, and national security affairs. He was previously a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aufhebunga Bunga
OK BUNGER! The Problem of Generations, pt. 1

Aufhebunga Bunga

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 38:10


The first in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict. In this episode, we look at the current, vexed discourse around generations, and analyse competing theories on how to understand generational cleavages. Guests include: Felix Krawatzek, political scientist at the Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin Jennie Bristow, sociologist at Canterbury Christ Church University Joshua Glenn, semiotician, author, and publisher of HiLoBrow Original music by: Jonny Mundey Additional music: Peter Kuli / OK Boomer / courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc. Liru / For the Floor / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com   For access to all Aufhebunga Bunga content, including the entirety of this series, subscribe at patreon.com/bungacast

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Legacy of Osama bin Laden and the Forever Wars w/ James M. Dorsey

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 66:43


On this edition of Parallax Views, what is the legacy of Osama bin Laden and the "Forever Wars" that came after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001? The Middle East Institute's James Dorsey, award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, joins us to tackle that question as related in his article "Bin Laden's legacy probably surpasses his wildest dreams". James Dorsey is the the man behind the book, blog, and podcast The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. We also discuss Afghanistan and what the future may hold for Afghanistan. We also discuss the Taliban, IS-K (Islamic State of Khorasan), al Qaeda, Iran, the possibility of Civil War and ethnic conflict in Afghanistan now that the U.S. withdrawal has been completed, changing perceptions about U.S. foreign policy, the Kabul airport attack, potential naivete of the Taliban, Caliphates vs. Afghan nationalism, the Pashtuns, Pakistan, the Afghans have had 40 years of war not 20, the lessons of Afghanistan, the loyalties of the Taliban, the shifting goals of the U.S. in Afghanistan during its military engagement there after 9/11, the question of the root causes of terrorism, the rise of the Quincy Institute and the push for the demilitarization of U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy as "in flux", where should U.S. foreign policy go from here, the cost of stability vs. the risk of change, human rights rhetoric vs. reality, bin Laden and the undermining of U.S. cohesion, identity politics, and much, much more. A note that this episode was recorded on 09/10/21.

The Korea Now Podcast
The Korea Now Podcast #115 – Stephen Nagy – ‘The China Challenge'

The Korea Now Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 76:23


This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Stephen Nagy. They speak about the challenges and implications of the rise of China, the need to counter this with Indo-Pacific strategic planning, the geopolitical issues surrounding trade and sovereignty in the South China Sea, how middle powers should deal with difficult issues such as the status of Taiwan and Hong Kong, Chinese regional revisionism and its dangerous implications, and what China ultimately wants and how it will affect the region as well as the globe. Stephen Nagy is a Distinguished Fellow at Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation (APF), a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), and an appointed China expert with Canada's China Research Partnership. Stephen is currently a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo. He was selected for the 2018 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) AILA Leadership Fellowship in Washington, and has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and popular media. You can follow Stephen's writing, and access the research sources for this podcast at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/stephen-r-nagy/, http://icu.academia.edu/StephenRobertNagy and http://stephenrobertnagy.academia.edu/ *** The Korea Now Podcast #39 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Regionalism, Failed Summits and the View from Japan' The Korea Now Podcast: The Korea Now Podcast #39 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Regionalism, Failed Summits and the View from Japan' (libsyn.com) *** The Korea Now Podcast #75 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Coronavirus and East Asia - Investigations, Coercion and Middle Power Alliances' The Korea Now Podcast: The Korea Now Podcast #75 – Stephen Nagy – ‘Coronavirus and East Asia - Investigations, Coercion and Middle Power Alliances' (libsyn.com) Support via Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry Support via PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/jrleahenry Support via Bitcoin - 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Sep 17 '21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 50:48


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, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Look ahead to House floor vote on National Defense Authorization Act and amendments including rejecting the $25 billion increase to Pentagon spending — Senate continues markups with plans to vote next month — Update on continuing resolution — Implications and strategic messaging aspects of the new partnership among the United States, United Kington and Australia on technology development, including furnishing Canberra with eight new nuclear-powered attack submarines — Whether Congress will endorse legislative changes to export nuclear submarine technology to Australia — Paris' rage in the wake of the surprise AUKUS deal and the abrupt cancellation of Canberra's contract with Naval Group for a dozen conventionally powered submarines — How the Biden administration can dispel the growing perception that it's as unilateralist, unpredictable and America First as the Trump administration — What Washington should do to mollify tensions with France, a key European and Pacific ally — North Korea's new missile tests — Analysis of Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley's role in contacting China to reassure Chinese leaders as tensions rose after Trump's November election loss

Horns of a Dilemma
Defending Democracy – Inside the Senate Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Horns of a Dilemma

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 29:10


The 2016 presidential election was a milestone in modern American politics, not only for the surprising victory of a candidate whom many pundits and observers had considered unlikely to win, but also for the degree to which foreign powers attempted to influence the electoral process and outcome. In this week's Horns of a Dilemma, we hear from Emily Harding, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and formerly the deputy staff director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Harding details the committee's broad-reaching bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. She discusses interactions with the concurrent FBI investigation, as well as the ways in which the outcomes of the Senate investigation helped to make the 2018 midterm elections and 2020 presidential election more secure against the types of interference that occurred in 2016. This talk was jointly sponsored by the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas, Austin. The talk was delivered outdoors due to COVID mitigation policies, so listeners will notice some wind noise, which we have done our best to minimize in post-production. 

Why It Matters
Podcast Takeover: Nuclear Security, From The President's Inbox

Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 33:18


Why It Matters is pleased to present an episode from its sister podcast, The President's Inbox. Today, U.S. national security is dependent on international nuclear agreements. How does the world regulate nuclear weapons as countries continue to advance their arsenals?   Featured Guests:  James M. Lindsey (Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations)   Rose Gottemoeller (Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Center for International Security and Cooperation)   For an episode transcript and show notes, visit us at https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/podcast-takeover-nuclear-security-presidents-inbox

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
The 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and the Homeland Today: With Janet Napolitano, Anthony Romero and Amy Zegart

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 59:26


As the country reflects on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, join us for a special 90-minute conversation focused on the state of homeland security today and looking ahead. Homeland security is a term that has evolved over the past two decades since the deadly terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. At first, it was a subject primarily focused on protecting the country from international terrorism, including Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda, then ISIS, as well as affiliated terrorist organizations. Over the past several years and culminating on January 6 earlier this year, the phrase has also expanded to include domestic extremism and threats from within the United States. A high-level panel featuring former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napoliano, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and cybersecurity expert Dr. Amy Zegart will discuss a range of issues related to homeland security, including civil liberties and technology. The program will explore our changing understanding of homeland security, what we have learned about keeping the country safe over the past 20 years, and what the trade-offs have been for the country's citizens and the country itself. SPEAKERS Janet Napolitano Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Center for Security in Politics, and Former President, University of California; U.S Homeland Security Secretary Under President Obama; Former Governor, Arizona Anthony Romero Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union Amy Zegart Sr. Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Morris Arnold & Nona Jean Cox Sr. Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science, Stanford University; Author, Spies, Lies, and Algorithms (forthcoming) Dina Temple-Raston Senior Correspondent, The Record by Recorded Future; Former National Security & Investigations Correspondent, National Public Radio—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 10th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer
What convinces people to act in the interest of others? (with Margaret Levi)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 44:20


What does it take for someone to act in the interest of others? What constitutes trust in general, and trust in government in particular? Margaret Levi, a professor of political and behavioral sciences, shares her research on how people can be persuaded to act in the interest of others if they don't already want to. The conversation covers vaccines, unions, citizen confidence in government, and a lot more.  And make sure not to miss these Pitchfork-adjacent opportunities: Sign up for Econ Con, an upcoming progressive economy conference put on by our friends at the Groundwork Collaborative in partnership with other awesome organizations. It's free, it's online, and we'll be there, so… what are you waiting for? Sign up here: https://econcon.com/  Nick is on TikTok! You have to see it for yourself to believe it: https://www.tiktok.com/@realnickhanauer  Sign up for our new weekly newsletter, The Pitch: https://civicventures.substack.com/  Margaret Levi is the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute, Stanford University. She is Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. One of her most recent books, In the Interest of Others (Princeton, 2013), co-authored with John Ahlquist, explores how organizations provoke member willingness to act beyond material interest. In other work, she investigates the conditions under which people come to believe their governments are legitimate and the consequences of those beliefs for compliance, consent, and the rule of law. Twitter: @margaretlevi Margaret Levi: Citizen confidence in government - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBbq7izCslU&ab_channel=WZBlive  In the Interest of Others: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691158563/in-the-interest-of-others  Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/ Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer

Things That Go Boom
S5 E7 - Navigating the Strait

Things That Go Boom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 26:02


We turn our attention to the narrow strait that divides China and Taiwan, which some analysts believe is the most likely flashpoint for another far-away conflict involving the US military. If President Biden reconfigures foreign policy to focus more on threats at home, will that leave us unprepared to defend US interests abroad? Or should we rethink which battles we're willing to fight? GUESTS: Oriana Skylar Mastro, fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Michael Mazarr, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. ADDITIONAL READING: The Taiwan Temptation, Foreign Affairs Time for a New Approach to Defense Strategy, War on the Rocks Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China, New York Times

New Books Network
Jeanne Sheehan, "American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government" (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 71:45


Public disenchantment with and distrust of American government is at an all-time high and who can blame them? In the face of widespread challenges--everything from record levels of personal and national debt and the sky high cost of education, to gun violence, racial discrimination, an immigration crisis, overpriced pharmaceuticals, and much more--the government seems paralyzed and unable to act, the most recent example being Covid-19. It's the deadliest pandemic in over a century. In addition to an unimaginable sick and death toll, it has left more than thirty million Americans unemployed. Despite this, Washington let the first round of supplemental unemployment benefits run out and for more than a month were unable to agree on a bill to help those suffering. Jeanne Sheehan's book American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021) explains why we are in this situation, why the government is unable to respond to key challenges, and what we can do to right the ship. It requires that readers "upstream," stop blaming the individuals in office and instead look at the root cause of the problem. The real culprit is the system; it was designed to protect liberty and structured accordingly. As a result, however, it has left us with a government that is not responsive, largely unaccountable, and often ineffective. This is not an accident; it is by design. Changing the way our government operates requires rethinking its primary goal(s) and then restructuring to meet them. To this end, this book offers specific reform proposals to restructure the government and in the process make it more accountable, effective, and responsive. Jeanne Sheehan is a Carol S. Russett Award winning Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College School of Arts & Science. She is also Bloomberg News Political Contributor and the author of several books and articles Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. 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 American Studies
Jeanne Sheehan, "American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government" (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 71:45


Public disenchantment with and distrust of American government is at an all-time high and who can blame them? In the face of widespread challenges--everything from record levels of personal and national debt and the sky high cost of education, to gun violence, racial discrimination, an immigration crisis, overpriced pharmaceuticals, and much more--the government seems paralyzed and unable to act, the most recent example being Covid-19. It's the deadliest pandemic in over a century. In addition to an unimaginable sick and death toll, it has left more than thirty million Americans unemployed. Despite this, Washington let the first round of supplemental unemployment benefits run out and for more than a month were unable to agree on a bill to help those suffering. Jeanne Sheehan's book American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021) explains why we are in this situation, why the government is unable to respond to key challenges, and what we can do to right the ship. It requires that readers "upstream," stop blaming the individuals in office and instead look at the root cause of the problem. The real culprit is the system; it was designed to protect liberty and structured accordingly. As a result, however, it has left us with a government that is not responsive, largely unaccountable, and often ineffective. This is not an accident; it is by design. Changing the way our government operates requires rethinking its primary goal(s) and then restructuring to meet them. To this end, this book offers specific reform proposals to restructure the government and in the process make it more accountable, effective, and responsive. Jeanne Sheehan is a Carol S. Russett Award winning Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College School of Arts & Science. She is also Bloomberg News Political Contributor and the author of several books and articles Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Law
Jeanne Sheehan, "American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government" (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 71:45


Public disenchantment with and distrust of American government is at an all-time high and who can blame them? In the face of widespread challenges--everything from record levels of personal and national debt and the sky high cost of education, to gun violence, racial discrimination, an immigration crisis, overpriced pharmaceuticals, and much more--the government seems paralyzed and unable to act, the most recent example being Covid-19. It's the deadliest pandemic in over a century. In addition to an unimaginable sick and death toll, it has left more than thirty million Americans unemployed. Despite this, Washington let the first round of supplemental unemployment benefits run out and for more than a month were unable to agree on a bill to help those suffering. Jeanne Sheehan's book American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government (Palgrave Macmillian, 2021) explains why we are in this situation, why the government is unable to respond to key challenges, and what we can do to right the ship. It requires that readers "upstream," stop blaming the individuals in office and instead look at the root cause of the problem. The real culprit is the system; it was designed to protect liberty and structured accordingly. As a result, however, it has left us with a government that is not responsive, largely unaccountable, and often ineffective. This is not an accident; it is by design. Changing the way our government operates requires rethinking its primary goal(s) and then restructuring to meet them. To this end, this book offers specific reform proposals to restructure the government and in the process make it more accountable, effective, and responsive. Jeanne Sheehan is a Carol S. Russett Award winning Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College School of Arts & Science. She is also Bloomberg News Political Contributor and the author of several books and articles Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

The Sustainability Agenda
Episode 130: Interview with Professor Stephen Macekura exploring critiques of economic growth across the twentieth-century

The Sustainability Agenda

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 63:17


Professor Stephen Macekura explores how ideas of economic growth came into being across the 20th century world --and the types of politics and political conflicts that they have engendered across the world. He explores the work of those thinkers who have criticized and doubted the virtues of the notion of limitless growth, and in particular, those who have criticized the ways in which growth was measured and conventional accounting techniques, and proposed alternative ways of measuring and thus valuing the world over time. Deep insights into a road not taken--and a potent critique of current approaches to dealing with the environmental crises we are now facing.Stephen Macekura is a scholar of U.S. and international history, with a particular focus on political economy, international development, U.S. foreign relations, and environmentalism. Associate Professor of Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Stephen's first book is “Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global ‘Sustainable Development' in the Twentieth Century,” was published by Cambridge University Press. His latest book The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and its Critics, explores various critiques of economic growth across the twentieth-century, how reformers have challenged and sought to rethink the ways in which the concept of “growth” has been defined, assessed, and measured.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable. Sep 10, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 51:47


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our roundtable guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 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, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies and Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners.

The John Batchelor Show
1666: How to defeat China without fighting. @KerryGershaneck, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang,

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 12:05


Photo:  Portraits of the martyrs in the first series of the Records of the Warlords of the War of Resistance Against Japan 中文(台灣)‎: 抗戰軍人忠烈錄第一輯中的烈士遺像 How to defeat China without fighting. @KerryGershaneck, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202108310010 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4132745 Kerry Gershaneck, author of Political Warfare: Strategies for Combating China's Plan to “Win Without Fighting,” and visiting scholar at the National Chengchi University.  Director of Governmental and Public Relations for Pacific Forum/Center for Strategic & International Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. @GordonGChang, author, The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2021.09.06

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021


Korea24 – 2021.09.06. (Monday) News Briefing: The government has revealed that a gradual, step-by-step transition into a new COVID-19 management system is being considered... to coexist with the virus in normal everyday life. Senior health officials stressed though that any review of easing quarantine must come after preconditions are met, including expanded vaccinations and a reduction in hospitalizations, serious cases and death toll. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced last week that he will not run in the leadership election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party(LDP), meaning his term will end on September 30, only a year after he took office. Suga had reportedly been keen to serve another term, but it seems the party turned against him as his approval ratings plummeted in light of the nation’s struggle to battle COVID-19. To discuss Suga's decision and what it means for Japan, as well as for relations with South Korea, Associate Professor Lim Eun-jung (임은정) from the Division of International Studies at Kongju (공주) National University joins us on the line. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: With the rollout of COVID-19 relief payments beginning, the government has warned the public of “smishing” scams (국민지원금 위장한 피싱 문자 기승…"즉시 삭제해야"). Meanwhile, SK Group becomes the latest conglomerate to end its “regular recruitment” system of hiring (SK그룹 마지막 공채…사라지는 기업 공채). And in Afghanistan, the Taliban have ordered women attending private universities to wear a niqab (탈레반, 니캅 착용조건 여대생 등교 허용…“남녀 철저 분리해야”). Monday Sports Round-up with Yoo Jee-ho: The Taeguk warriors are looking to put their disappointing goalless draw behind them, as they gear up for the next World Cup Qualifier against Lebanon on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, golfer Im Sung-jae has broken the PGA Tour’s single season birdie record. And Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals suffers through the shortest of his MLB career. Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: In tomorrow’s Korea Times, we preview a piece by Bahk Eun-ji about a survey that shows one in four online gamers in the country have experienced sexual harassment or gender discrimination while playing. And in the Korea Herald, Im Eun-byel writes about outdoor music festivals signaling their return even amid the pandemic.

Defense & Aerospace Report
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable. Sep 03, 21]

Defense & Aerospace Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 53:26


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our roundtable guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 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, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute. Topics: — Prospects for bipartisan infrastructure measure and Democratic $3.5 trillion spending plan — Takeaways from the House Armed Services Committee's markup — Move by special committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection seeking electronic records on members who may have been involved in assault on the Capitol — Climate change implications for US national security, including impact on global infrastructure and role in precipitating future conflict — Afghanistan and the future of US nation-building strategies — Biden's political traction in the wake of Afghanistan withdrawal

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal
Why Did Algeria Cut Diplomatic Ties With Morocco? - 2 Sep 2021

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:05


Professor Abdelkader Berrahmoun from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California explains the reasons and historical background that led to the recent diplomatic breakdown between Algeria and Morocco. Jess & Jamal evaluate the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was described by President Biden as an “extraordinary success.” They also discuss the recent meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Unusual Minds
Unusual Minds ep 39 Dr. Steve Metz

Unusual Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 85:27


Dr. Steven Metz is Professor of National Security and Strategy in the Department of National Security and Strategy and Senior Research Professor, Geostrategic Affairs. From 1993 to 2020, Dr. Metz was in the USAWC Strategic Studies Institute serving as Director of Research; Henry L. Stimson Professor of Military Studies; Chairman of the Regional Strategy Department; Research Director for the Joint Strategic Landpower Task Force; Director of the Future of American Strategy Project; Project Director for the Army Iraq Stabilization Strategic Assessment; Director of the Strategic Studies Institute and Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Future Landpower Environment Project; and Co-Organizer (along with former Deputy Secretary of Defense John White and former Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch) of the Harvard-U.S. Army War College Symposia on Security Transformation. Dr. Metz has also been on the faculty of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and several universities. He has been an advisor to political campaigns; testified in both houses of Congress; and spoken on military and security issues around the world. He served on the blue ribbon advisory panel for the Secretary of Defense Strategic Portfolio Review for Close Combat Capabilities; the RAND Insurgency Board; the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Army history of Operation Iraqi Freedom; the Senior Advisory Panel on Special Forces—Conventional Forces Interdependence; the Atlantic Council's Defense Austerity Task Force; the Central Intelligence Agency's External Advisory Panel for the Iraq Working Group; the Board of Advisers for the American Enterprise Institute's Defense Review; the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Defense Reform For a New Era Task Force; and the Lexington Institute's Grading Government Performance on Homeland Security Task Force. He has also been an Adjunct Scholar at the U.S. Military Academy's Modern War Institute. Dr. Metz is the author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy (2008) and several hundred articles, essays, monographs, reports, and book chapters. His research has taken him to 32 countries, including Iraq immediately after the collapse of the Hussein regime He holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MA and BA from the University of South Carolina. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Outdoor Biz Podcast
Trade Shows, Sobriety, Sustainability and more with Matt Bennett and ECHOS Brand Communications [EP 291]

The Outdoor Biz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 31:59


Welcome to episode 291 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast with Matt Bennett and ECHOS Brand Communications. In our wide-ranging conversation, we talk about how Matt got into the Outdoor Biz, the REVEAL Global Media Conference, Sobriety, Sustainability, and plenty more. Facebook Twitter Instagram   The Outdoor Biz Podcast   Please give us a rating and review HERE   Show Notes ECHOS Brand Communications Matt Bennett How were you introduced to the Outdoors Yeah, it's funny, I think there's this idea that if you grow up in Boulder, Colorado, you're just by nature, an outdoor kid. And that's not really the case, there's a lot of people here that just that's not their thing. And it's just a place to live and it was. As a little kid, you think everybody's staring up at the flat irons like you are. And you just take it for granted, but yeah, I grew up pretty close in south Boulder just to the mountains. We would just walk out and that was the entertainment. You'd walk out and you'd hike up and goof around and you build a Fort or whatever it was. And so that was part of being a Colorado kid. And my folks were into camping and I started skiing at a young age, doing Nordic and then downhill. And obviously downhill, really the speed and the fun of it really caught me. And then I started like gen one mountain biking when that took off. I was going to mountain bike camps as a little kid, pre-suspension, right? And as a kid going up to Crested Butte for mountain bike camps in the eighties or whatever it was, I had a lot of different experiences. And I love it. It's changed over time. Now the focus is on my kids and getting them out there, but I still have to get my fun in as well. You have a lot of experience in communications in PR how'd you get on that path? It's interesting, cause I went to school for international affairs, Undergrad. And then I did a master's degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, which is a really small school in California. And so I was on this track for, diplomacy. A lot of the people go into government agencies or the department of defense or whatever it was. And I was on that track and I got my degree and I moved out to DC and was interviewing for jobs. And then I ended up connecting with a public affairs firm out there. And that's really what kicked my career off. They hired me as a writer and I'd always been into the writing and the communication side of it. They say, your first job really sets your career in some ways. And it sure did for me, because I'd been on one track and it took me on a totally different track where all of a sudden, I was like in this, more of a government. Circle doing communications around governments, whether it's legislation or initiatives and obviously that's DC. So I worked for that firm for eight years and two years as a writer and then I started managing programs. We had teams in Mississippi and Arkansas, New York and Vermont. So it was all these different things going on and a great experience for sure. But it was one of those burn hot types of jobs. Couldn't do it forever, but you could go like hell for 10 years, right? From an experienced standpoint, it was amazing. Tell us about ECHOS Communications We are a public relations agency specializing in outdoor and active lifestyle brands. Media relations are a huge part of what we do. We do storytelling, we also do affiliate marketing when it's assigned to that social media, the gamut of communications. affiliate marketing. It's assigned to that social media, the gamut of communications. We look at what our clients need and come in and design a program, tailored to them depending on where they are. I would say the core, the brands that we really specialize in are those that capture something beyond what would be seen as their endemic audience. So if they're outdoor they also have this broader audience. In lifestyle or in streetwear her or whatever that is. And so we really specialize in brands that have, or want to transcend beyond what would be seen as their endemic audience. Sobriety has been a pretty important part of your life. Tell us a little bit about that. I wasn't a huge drinker, but it was consistent, and it was one of those things that I just I needed to change. I've been sober for going on four years and change now. And, it's interesting because I didn't realize how deep it was in my life until it went away. The family side of it has obviously been the biggest thing, just because I'm more present. I'm here with my family helping where I necessarily wasn't before. And then on the professional side of course I can show up as I've never shown up before. I think it's an important thing for us to talk about in the industry, especially now that inclusivity and everything is just such a focus. I do think there's a lot of what we do in the outdoor industry that revolves around drink. I'm not here to change anybody's mind or try to change anybody's mind. This is my choice and my choice alone. And I can't tell anybody else what to do, but I just, I guess my thing is. I've been to some of the events and I'm like, Hey, do you have anything else? And they say there's a drinking fountain over there. And I guess that would be my first thing is just provide something else. Just provide an option. Cause I do think that's so important in this industry where it's nice to see the conversation happening. How about the industry events like trade shows, how do you think those are changing and what do you think that means for the future? As an agency, we fully appreciate and enjoy the industry events, Outdoor Retailer of course. That's been the core. I just think it's going to change a little bit and we're already seeing it with The Big Gear Show. There've been others in the past, whether it's Outpost or others that have created an alternate and very appealing experience for people. And I do think the cost at the end of the day is a huge thing that, especially after this year is going to come up. What did it look like last year? And now we're going back? And I think there are a lot of brands that are going to have to really look at that and evaluate, and that by necessity is going to change things up. Where do we go? Where do we allocate these dollars? But at the end of the day, people love to go to. And it's a great place to have a brand presence. So I don't think it's going anywhere. I just think it's going to look a little different. Let's talk a little bit about sustainability. That's another thing that seems like we're walking the line of creating a bunch of stuff and calling it sustainable or creating the same stuff, what can we do about that? I think it starts with the term itself. I think we're getting desensitized to the term sustainability because it's so broad. What does it mean anymore? What I've heard lately is this, if we're creating something, whatever it is how could that be sustainable? Take LIVSN, I've chatted with Andrew and it's fascinating to hear his thoughts on it. Cause he's just straight up and I know he doesn't have 500 skus and that's by design. But how do we cut some of the products that just don't need to exist in the first place and stop making stuff? I love new stuff, I love it when our brands launch new stuff that's music to our ears because we didn't get to go out there and talk about it. But at the same time, from a sustainability standpoint, it's tough to continue to do that cycle. And that's a hard conversation to have. Can it ever be successful? Can we call it sustainable? Maybe we start talking about something else, responsibility or whatever that is that takes a different, more realistic tack about if we are creating a bunch of products, whatever those products are at the end of the day, will they ever be sustainable? What other outdoor activities do you still do? I'm a huge cyclist. I do road, gravel, and mountain biking, and I just absolutely love that. That's my kind of day-to-day thing. It keeps me feeling great. I run if I have to if I don't have a bike but then skiing, I do Downhill and Nordic. I started doing backcountry last year. Do you have any advice or suggestions for folks wanting to get into the outdoor business? I'm looking at the skills more than necessarily the experience in our industry. If you can write, if you can communicate, if you get what we're doing, then that's more important and worked in the outdoor industry before. I think and I think for employers, we should be more open to hiring people outside the industry for sure. I know it's tough you get someone with great potential, coming from a similar brand or agency, and that's very appealing. But I do think there are a lot of people who want to be in this industry that would be fantastic. They just don't have experience in what would qualify, roughly as outdoor experience. But I have no problem, in fact, I think it appeals to me for someone that's really excited and wants to be part of this. What's your favorite outdoor gear purchase? Under a hundred. Hacky Sack This probably nails me as a quintessential Boulder kid, but a hacky sack. I have a $10 hacky, and it travels well, it's small and it is just the source of more fun. Whether you're traveling or backpacking or at the campsite or wherever it's just great. You bust it out, people start playing other people join. It's just a riot. Follow up with Matt Email: matt@echoscomm.com Twitter  Instagram Snippets 02:56 - 03:29 Matt's Introduction to the Outdoors 27:21 - 27:58 Matt's advice for those folks looking to get into the Outdoor Biz 29:33 - 30:04 Matts favorite piece of gear under $100

RadioEd
Taliban Takeover: What the U.S. Owes Afghans and Americans

RadioEd

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 27:36


In 2001, the United States sent its military into Afghanistan with plans to remove the Taliban from power and build a democracy in its stead. This week, 20 years later, the last U.S. soldier departed the country. But what was supposed to be the end to a decades-long war instead turned into tragedy, as the Taliban quickly wrested back control of the country and its people, setting off a new refugee crisis and global outrage. Nader Hashemi, associate professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of the Center for Middle East Studies, joined RadioEd to analyze the situation through a humanitarian lens and pose the question: What does the United States owe Afghanistan, as well as its own people?

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk
Ep. 109: Terrorism and Afghanistan with Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 58:40


"The problem today that we didn't have during the Cold War or twenty years ago is that there's profound disagreement over what are the biggest threats to our national security." On the day the United States is scheduled to end its military presence in Afghanistan, two experts on counterterrorism — Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware— join Daniel for a special discussion. On the docket is a deep dive into many issues surrounding the exit. What could the US have done better, or differently? What could happen if ISIS-K and Al Qaeda vie for power in a Taliban-led society? Hoffman makes clear that in his opinion, the US should not be leaving. But what is the alternative? Support Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk. Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for over four decades. He is a tenured professor in Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where from 2010 to 2017 he was the Director of both the Center for Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program. In addition, Professor Hoffman is visiting Professor of Terrorism Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland. He previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND's Washington, D.C. Office. Professor Hoffman also served as RAND's Vice President for External Affairs and as Acting Director of RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. Appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve as a commissioner on the Independent Commission to Review the FBI's Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization, Professor Hoffman was a lead author of the commission's final report. He was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006; an adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and from 2004-2005 an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. Professor Hoffman was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group. He has been a Distinguished Scholar, a Public Policy Scholar, a Senior Scholar, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.; a Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel; and, a Visiting Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a contributing editor to The National Interest and a member of the Jamestown Foundation's Board of Directors; a member of the board of advisers to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association; and, serves on the advisory boards to the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists and of Our Voices Together: September 11 Friends and Families to Help Build a Safer, More Compassionate World. Professor Hoffman holds degrees in government, history, and international relations and received his doctorate from Oxford University. In November 1994, the Director of Central Intelligence awarded Professor Hoffman the United States Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, the highest level of commendation given to a non-government employee, which recognizes sustained superior performance of high value that distinctly benefits the interests and national security of the United States. Jacob Ware is a Research Associate in the Counterterrorism and Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Lawfare Podcast
Lawfare Archive: Michelle Melton on Climate Change as a National Security Threat

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 44:56


From April 16, 2019: Since November, Lawfare Contributor Michelle Melton has run a series on our website about Climate Change and National Security, examining the implication of the threat as well as U.S. and international responses to climate change. Melton is a student a Harvard Law school. Prior to that she was an associate fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she focused on climate policy.She and Benjamin Wittes sat down to discuss the series. They talked about why we should think about climate change as a national security threat, the challenges of viewing climate change through this paradigm, the long-standing relationship between climate change and the U.S. national security apparatus, and how climate change may affect global migration.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Comparing strategies and challenges of evacuating Afghanistan with Vietnam exit

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 6:05


For more on the evacuation operation in Kabul and the challenges the U.S. military faces in light of Thursday's attacks, Amna Nawaz turns to retired Col. Mark Cancian. He had a 38-year career in the Marine Corps and was involved in the evacuation of Saigon in the early 1970s. He's now a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Consider This from NPR
Taliban Vs ISIS-K: An Emerging And Deadly Conflict In Afghanistan

Consider This from NPR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 14:13


For Afghans like Fawad Nazami, life under the Taliban would be a fate 'worse than death.' Nazami is a political counselor at the Afghan embassy in Washington D.C. He told NPR this week he would never return to an Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Now, that same Afghanistan confronts a deadly new reality: the emergence of ISIS-K, which claimed responsibility for this week's attack that killed 13 Americans and dozens of Afghan civilians. Seth Jones with the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains how the group fits into the complex picture of Afghanistan, where the Taliban is still trying to gain international recognition. Mina Al-Lami, a BBC expert on extremist messaging, has been following their efforts. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Haymarket Books Live
What's Happening in Iran?

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 76:14


Join a panel of analysts to discuss the current protests and class struggle in Iran and the political dynamics of the region. Please join Internationalism from Below, Haymarket Books, and New Politics Magazine for this forum on the current protests rocking the Islamic Republic, class and labor politics in Iran, gender and ethnic minorities in the country, revolutionary and counter-revolutionary dynamics in the Middle East, the myth of the “Axis of Resistance” — and how progressives and internationalists should make sense of these critical developments. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Frieda Afary is an Iranian American librarian, translator, and activist. She produces the blog Iranian Progressives in Translation and writes about the Middle East and the politics of solidarity for a variety of publications, including New Politics magazine. Her essay “The Iranian Uprising of 2019-2020” appeared in the recent book A Region in Revolt: Mapping the Recent Uprisings in North Africa and West Asia, edited by Jade Saab and published by Daraja Press. Latest article: “Iran: A New Wave of Mass Protests and Strikes” (New Politics): https://newpol.org/iran-a-new-wave-of-mass-protests-and-strikes/ Kaveh Ehsani is associate professor of International Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His books include Social History of Oil in Iran (in Persian) and Working for Oil: Comparative Social Histories of Labor in the Global Oil Industry. He has worked as a regional planner at the World Bank and the UNDP. As a development planner in Iran he worked on water resources planning, drought, urban governance, and post-war reconstruction in Khuzestan Province. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and is a contributing editor of the journals Goftogu (based in Tehran), Middle East Report, and Iranian Studies. Latest article: “The Moral Economy of the Iranian Protests” (Jacobin): https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/iranian-protests-revolution-rouhani-ahmadinejad Danny Postel is Assistant Director of the Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University and a member of Internationalism from Below. He is co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future, The Syria Dilemma, and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East. Formerly Senior Editor of openDemocracy magazine, he has written for Boston Review, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Democratic Left, Dissent, The Guardian, In These Times, Middle East Report (MERIP), The Nation, New Politics, and The Progressive, among other publications. Latest article: "The Other Regional Counter-Revolution: Iran's Role in the Shifting Political Landscape of the Middle East" (New Politics): https://newpol.org/the-other-regional-counter-revolution-irans-role-in-the-shifting-political-landscape-of-the-middle-east/ Moderator Sam Salour is a member of the Tempest Collective and a sociology PhD student at UC Santa Barbara. Latest article: “Striking echoes in Iran: A report from the oil and gas strikes”: https://www.tempestmag.org/2021/08/striking-echoes-in-iran/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is co-sponsored by Internationalism from Below, Haymarket Books, and New Politics. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/97kbenZHuSU Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The News with Shepard Smith
Afghanistan Deadline Approaching, Flight Attendant Self Defense, Scott Peterson Trial

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 49:14


Seth Jones is a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and explains what he thinks of the chances of getting the remaining 1,500 Americans out of Afghanistan. CNBC's Eamon Javers delivers the latest from the security summit at the White House to combat ransomware attacks. CNBC's Valerie Castro reports on the rise of flight attendants taking self-defense classes amid the growing number of unruly passengers. NBC News legal analyst Danny Cevallos breaks down a new appeal from Scott Peterson, nearly two decades after a jury convicted him of murdering his pregnant wife. Plus, Seth Jones returns later in the show for the breaking news of the U.S. Embassy advising U.S. citizens to not travel to Kabul Airport.