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    Not Your Average Mother Runner Podcast
    Women Running Series: Maggie Seymour With Run Free Run is Running to Give Back to Those in Need

    Not Your Average Mother Runner Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:01


    Maggie Seymour, a Major in the US Marine Corps Reserve and Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, and (drum roll please)......an avid ultra runner. But not just any runner. She is a runner on a mission. Check out this episode where we talk about her mission and the stigma of running while pregnant. So random! But we go where the conversation needs to take us.  She's a small-town Midwestern girl at heart who believes in the power of hard work, education, community, and carbs. In 2017 she ran across the nation to raise awareness and support for those who supported her during her military career. Now she's setting out to run across the rest of the 50 states benefitting the causes you care about the most. You can read about that at www.runfreerun.com She is an ACE certified personal trainer and health coach, an RRCA Level II certified run coach, and USATF Level I certified track and field coach with Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching. In her off the road life, she holds a BA in Political Science, an MA in Military History, an MA in Journalism, and a PhD in International Studies. She is currently working on a Masters in Sociology and a Masters in Joint Leadership. When Maggie is not running she's working, writing, cooking/baking, studying, or chasing after her 1 yr old son with the help of her 11-yr-old stepdaughter and partner.CONNECT WITH MAGGIE:INSTAGRAMWEBSITETWITTERFACEBOOK

    KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
    Korea 24 - 2022.06.21

    KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022


    Korea24 – 2022.06.21. (Tuesday) News Briefing: South Korea has successfully launched its homegrown space rocket, Nuri, after a failed attempt last fall. South Korea has become only the seventh nation to have successfully developed its own space launch vehicle. (Jenny NA) In-Depth News Analysis: Last week, Foreign Minister Park Jin called for the “normalization” of the intelligence-sharing pact between South Korea and Japan, called the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA). The pact was almost terminated during the Moon administration in 2019, after Tokyo imposed export curbs on Seoul, and has remained underused since. To discuss the prospects of the normalization of the pact, we are joined on the line by Lim Eun-jung (임은정), an associate professor at the Division of International Studies of Gongju National University. Korea Trending with Jenny Suh: 1. The government is set to introduce various measures to curb the growing trend of unhealthy eating habits. (복지부, '제3차 국민영양관리기본계획' 수립) 2. South Korean teen swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo won a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle at the 2022 FINA World Championships. (황선우, 세계선수권 자유형 200m 은메달) 3. Volleyball superstar Kim Yeon-koung will be returning to Korea after re-signing with the Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders of the women’s V-league. ('배구여제' 김연경, 1년 만에 V-리그 컴백) Touch Base In Seoul: In May, the South Korean women’s national handball team appointed its first ever foreign head coach, Kim Rasmussen, with an eye on the Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics. He joins us via video to talk about why he took on this challenge and what he hopes to develop the team. Morning Edition Preview with Richard Larkin: - Tomorrow’s Korea Times features an interview by Park Han-sol with 26-year-old designer Youn Hye-jun (윤혜준) on how she hopes to serve as a bridge between engineers and non-engineers in soft robotics. - In tomorrow’s Korea Herald, Park Ga-young reports on the new LG Arts Center Seoul opening in the Magok district in October this year.

    Democracy Paradox
    Rachel Beatty Riedl on Benin. Democracy in Hard Places.

    Democracy Paradox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 46:04


    So, at some level, a belief in democracy was necessary in Benin as in elsewhere. Support for it - Absolutely. But what's interesting in the Benin case is that you were lacking that level of political elite leadership that were committed democratic ideologues.Rachel Beatty RiedlSupport Democracy Paradox on Patreon for bonus episodes and exclusive updates and information. A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.Rachel Beatty Riedl is the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies, and professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. She also cohosts the podcast Ufahamu Africa with Kim Yi Dionne. Her chapter "Africa's Democratic Outliers Success amid Challenges in Benin and South Africa" appears in the forthcoming book Democracy in Hard Places.Key HighlightsDetails the story of Benin's democratizationHow Benin has used consensus to governWhat makes Benin a democracy in a hard placeAn overview of the current President Patrice TalonCurrent threats to democracy in BeninKey LinksLearn more about the Einaudi Center for International StudiesListen to the Ufahamu PodcastFollow Rachel Beatty Riedl on Twitter @BeattyRiedlDemocracy in Hard Places edited by Scott Mainwaring and Tarek MasoudDemocracy Paradox PodcastEvan Lieberman on South AfricaChristophe Jaffrelot on Narendra Modi and Hindu NationalismMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

    RADIKAAL
    66. Aurelien Mondon on the Mainstreaming of the Far Right

    RADIKAAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 27:20


    My guest today is Aurelien Mondon, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at Bath University in the United Kingdom. He has been studying the far right in Europe and beyond for over a decade now, focusing in particular on its mainstreaming, and engaging critically with both the scholarship and its terminology, in particular the term populism. Aurelien is a frequent commentator on the far right in the media and blogs on the topic on Medium. His most recent book, published together with his longtime collaborator Aaron Winter, is called Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream, which was published by Verso in 2020. You can follow Aurelien Mondon on Twitter at @aurelmondon. 

    Heartland Politics with Robin Johnson
    US-China trade: New study finds China far outspends US on industrial policy

    Heartland Politics with Robin Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 29:00


    Scott Kennedy with the center for Strategic and International Studies discusses their recent report, Estimating Chinese Industrial Policy Spending in Comparative Perspective, important research into how China's targeted investments in its economy far exceed other countries, the consequences, and what the US can do in response.

    Dialogue with Marcia Franklin
    Historian Fredrik Logevall: Embers of War

    Dialogue with Marcia Franklin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 29:13


    Marcia Franklin talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D. about the antecedents to the Vietnam War. Logevall, the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and a professor of history at Harvard College, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book, "Embers of War." It examined France's colonial involvement in Vietnam, and how and why U.S. support of the French led to the Vietnam War. In its citation, the Pulitzer committee called the work a "balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war." The book also won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. Franklin talks with Logevall about why he felt it was important for people to know about the pre-history of the Vietnam War, whether the war could have been avoided, and how the decisions made before and during the Vietnam War have affected our country's foreign policy since then. The author or editor of nine books, Professor Logevall previously taught at Cornell, where he was the director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he co-founded the Center for Cold War Studies. He is the past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Franklin spoke with him in Idaho Falls, where he gave the keynote speech at the Idaho Humanities Council's 2016 Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture. Originally Aired: 04/29/2016

    Ufahamu Africa
    Ep. 146: A conversation with fellow Chido Nyaruwata and Awino Okech about gender, protests, and political change in Africa

    Ufahamu Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 49:02


    In this episode, fellow Chido Nyaruwata speaks to Awino Okech, an associate professor of political sociology at SOAS, University London where she teaches in the Department of Politics and International Studies. They discuss Gender, Protests, and Political Change in Africa, a book edited by Dr. Okech. Their discussion reveals the multidimensional conditions which drive African feminist movements  and women's human rights defenders to advocate for transformation of social norms, practices, and inclusive state building in different African countries. In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about "shrinkflation" in Africa and across the world, a special report on terrorism rising from Amani Africa, and a new book on the Islamic state in Africa.Books, Links, & ArticlesAwino OkechGender, Protests, and Political Change in Africa by Awino OkechChido Nyaruwata, Non-Resident FellowFeminist AfricaMaybe I Don't Belong Here by David HarewoodReconsidering Reparations by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò"As Food Prices Continue to Rise, a Dietary Staple Shrinks" by Nakisanze SegawaAmani AfricaThe Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront by Jason Warner, Ryan O'Farrell, Héni Nsaibia, and Ryan Cummings

    The CGAI Podcast Network
    Defence Deconstructed: Assessing the Threats to North America

    The CGAI Podcast Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 50:01


    On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, Renee Filiatrault speaks to Dr. Abbie Tingstad, Dr. Kari Roberts, and Jake Harrington about the threats North America is facing This episode is an excerpt from our North American defence conference, which took place on May 19, 2022 in Ottawa. The event was made possible thanks to the Department of National Defence's MINDS Program, our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Shipbuilding, Davie Shipyard, title sponsor L3 Harris, and bronze sponsor Raytheon Technologies Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding and Davie Shipyard. Participants' bios VAdm (ret'd)Darren Hawco is a CGAI Fellow and senior consultant at Deloitte Renee Filiatrault is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute – https://www.cgai.ca/renee_filiatrault Abbie Tingstad is a scientist at the RAND Corporation – https://www.rand.org/about/people/t/tingstad_abbie.html Kari Roberts is a Professor at Mount Royal University and a CGAI Fellow – https://www.cgai.ca/kari_roberts Jake Harrington is Intelligence Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies – https://www.csis.org/people/jake-harrington Host Bio Dave Perry is the President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute Recording Date: 19 May 2022 Follow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@CAGlobalAffairs), or on LinkedIn. Head over to our website at www.cgai.ca for more commentary. Produced by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine. Music credits to Drew Phillips

    World Today
    Panel: Indonesian Defense Minister proposes "Asian way" for Asian security

    World Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 53:20


    Asia, a place of diverse cultures and long history, once again finds itself in the middle of great power geopolitics. The region is one of the most invested and vulnerable places in the world regarding security. At the recently concluded Shangri-La Dialogue, Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto proposed the Asian way for Asian security. What might the "Asian way" entail? What's the historical and cultural background of this idea? How useful would it be in resolving security challenges in Asia? Host Liu Kun is joined by Jürgen Rüland, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Southeast Asia Program at the University of Freiburg in Germany; Alan Chong, Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; and Yin Zhiguang, Professor of International Politics at Fudan University.

    New Books in Chinese Studies
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books in Chinese Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/chinese-studies

    New Books in East Asian Studies
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books in East Asian Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

    New Books Network
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast 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 National Security
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books in National Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/national-security

    New Books in Technology
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books in Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/technology

    The Nordic Asia Podcast
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    The Nordic Asia Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast

    New Books in Science, Technology, and Society
    Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics

    New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 24:43


    What is artificial intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics? Why is the Chinese Government labelling AI as a matter of security? How has AI been empowering China's authoritarian governance? Jinghan Zeng, Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University, talks about his latest book Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance (Palgrave, 2022) at the Nordic Asia Podcast. In his conversation with Joanne Kuai, PhD candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden and affiliated PhD at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Jinghan Zeng introduces his book which argues that China's AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China. The book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China's AI approach and how to respond to China's rise as the AI leader, if not a superpower. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University. He is also Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the University's China strategy. He is the author of Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts (2020) and The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). He is also the co-editor of One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (2021). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

    Democracy Paradox
    Ashutosh Varshney on India. Democracy in Hard Places

    Democracy Paradox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 53:30


    Nehru is asked several times in those early years, ‘Aren't you doing something which has never been done before? You are 17% literate. Half of your country is below the poverty line. Under such conditions no democracy has ever stabilize itself and perhaps has not emerged.' And his argument repeatedly is that we shouldn't be constrained by the history of the West.Ashutosh VarshneySupport Democracy Paradox on Patreon for bonus episodes and exclusive updates and information. A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.Ashutosh Varshney is the Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Brown University, where he also directs the Center for Contemporary South Asia. His chapter "India's Democratic Longevity and Its Troubled Trajectory" appears in the forthcoming book Democracy in Hard Places.Key HighlightsHow India defied early theories of democratizationThe role of leadership in India's early democracyWhy India returned to democracy after Indira Gandhi's emergency?The eerie similarities between India's recent treatment of Muslims and the rise of the Jim Crow era in the American SouthWhen will democratic backsliding in India become a democratic collapseKey Links"Modi Consolidates Power: Electoral Vibrancy, Mounting Liberal Deficits" by Ashutosh Varshney in Journal of DemocracyLearn more about Ashutosh Varshney at www.ashutoshvarshney.netFollow Ashutosh Varshney on Twitter @ProfVarshneyDemocracy in Hard Places edited by Scott Mainwaring and Tarek MasoudDemocracy Paradox PodcastDan Slater on IndonesiaChristophe Jaffrelot on Narendra Modi and Hindu NationalismMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

    BFM :: Morning Brief
    No Easy Solution to Rising Global Food Prices

    BFM :: Morning Brief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 11:58


    The prefect storm of a war in Ukraine, supply chain shortages and rising energy cost is creating a sharp rise in food prices. We talk to Dr Paul Teng from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University as to the consequence of this and what are the solutions.

    BFM :: General
    No Easy Solution to Rising Global Food Prices

    BFM :: General

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 11:58


    The prefect storm of a war in Ukraine, supply chain shortages and rising energy cost is creating a sharp rise in food prices. We talk to Dr Paul Teng from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University as to the consequence of this and what are the solutions.

    Chicago's Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson

    0:00 -Richard Irvin's new message. Will this work?   18:25 -Dan & Amy investigate a domestic dispute in Flossmoor   34:47 - Dan & Amy remember Jim Ryan   47:39 - Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation and author of Brutal War: Jungle Fighting in Papua New Guinea, 1942, Lt Col James Carafano: “We are going to get all the illegals into the country as fast as possible, so no one can take pictures of them, and use your tax dollars to do it”   01:04:55 - Illinois State Representative for the 105th District, Dan Brady, shares why he wants to replace Jesse White as Illinois Secretary of State. For more on Dan's candidacy visit votedanbrady.com   01:19:36 - Geoff Shepard, deputy counsel on Nixon's Watergate defense team, offers  Warnings From Watergate for the January 6 Committee. Be sure to check out Geoff's book The Nixon Conspiracy: Watergate and the Plot to Remove the President 01:40:04 - Dan & Amy on the state of the Illinois Republican Party  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Inspiring Conversations Podcast
    From "The Salon--Deep Conversations" Podcast--Continuing The Conversation With Andy Schmookler--A Deep Dive Into The Systemic Nature Of America's Crisis

    The Inspiring Conversations Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 62:17


    A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Schmookler went on to earn his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union in a program specially created to accommodate his comprehensive theory of cultural evolution.Andrew Bard Schmookler is the author of the prize-winning book The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution (hardback from the University of California Press, 1984; paperback from Houghton Mifflin, 1986; second edition from SUNY Press, 1995), Out of Weakness: Healing the Wounds that Drive Us to War (Bantam Books, 1988), and Sowings and Reapings: The Cycling of Good and Evil in the Human System (Knowledge Systems, 1989). His most recent books are The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny (SUNY Press, 1993) and Fool's Gold: The Fate of Values in a World of Goods (Harper Collins, 1993).Schmookler's commentaries on social and political issues appear regularly in the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Living on Earth," and on Monitor Radio. He has appeared on such nationally broadcast programs as "The Jim Bohannon Show" and "New Dimensions Radio" to discuss his books. An interview with him was included in Bill Moyers' and Elie Wiesel's PBS television program, "Beyond Hate." In regular appearances on the nationally syndicated "Paul Gonzalez Show" and the regional "Mid-Day Show" from Harrisonburg, VA, Dr. Schmookler discusses with callers the cultural and moral issues now confronting the American people.As a speaker, Schmookler has presented his ideas to audiences at such places as Harvard University, St. John's College in Annapolis, the University of Wisconsin, as Presidential Lecturer at the University of Montana and at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He has also appeared as an invited speaker at conferences at Findhorn in Scotland, the Isthmus Institute in Dallas, the Institute for Noetic Sciences in Washington and New York, and the Harmonia Mundi Conference in California.Dr. Schmookler has also worked as a consultant on transformation to major American corporations. He is a member of the "Global Problems and Opportunities Group" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 1985, Andrew Bard Schmookler was selected by Esquire Magazine as "one of the men and women under forty who are changing the nation."

    Defense & Aerospace Report
    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jun 10, '22]

    Defense & Aerospace Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 60:37


    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, 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 Michael Herson of American Defense International. Topics: — Update on congressional markup, prospects for BBB, reconciliation, covid relief and gun control legislation — Implications of primary outcomes — What's next as Russia's war on Ukraine grows bloodier and Kyiv calls for more assistance and Moscow works to take Donbas — Outlook for Sweden's accession to NATO as Swedish lawmakers of Kurdish decent saves Andersson government in exchange for Stockholm's support for Kurds in Syria  — Role Washington can play to resolve Swedish-Turkish rift to get Sweden and Finland into NATO — China's rising military belligerence including recent incidents involving Chinese fighters and Australian and Canadian aircraft — Beijing's new base in Cambodia as China expands its global operational footprint — North Korea's expected June 12 nuclear test as international security leaders meet in person at the International Institute for Strategic Studies' annual Shangri-La Dialogue — Whether commission into Jan. 6 insurrection will change any minds — What's next for the JCPOA now that IAEA has lost confidence in Iran and Tehran switched off key cameras monitoring the country's nuclear program

    Brussels Sprouts
    Evolving Dynamics Within The Bloc, with Pierre Morcos and Jeremy Shapiro

    Brussels Sprouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 43:53


    As the war between Russia and Ukraine drags on with little progress toward a resolution, fractures are beginning to appear in the European response. While the European Union successfully came together to take swift and decisive action during the early stages of the conflict, unity has been harder to come by in recent weeks, with differing perceptions and attitudes leading to more frequent disagreements among member states. There has been particularly harsh criticism directed against Germany and France, which some have accused of taking an overly conciliatory approach toward Russia, pointing to evidence such as German hesitation to deliver weapons to Ukraine and French statements calling for the West not to “humiliate” Russia. As Berlin and Paris receive increasing pushback from other member states who advocate for a bolder policy of unreserved support for Ukraine, the prospects for continued unity appear much less certain going forward. Pierre Morcos and Jeremy Shapiro join Jim Townsend and Nick Lokker to make sense of these differing European perspectives on the Russia-Ukraine war. Pierre Morcos is a visiting fellow in the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as a career diplomat with the French Foreign Service. Jeremy Shapiro is the research director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, where he focuses on U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

    The National Security Podcast
    Development, conflict mitigation, and security for the Pacific

    The National Security Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 43:24


    In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Bridi Rice from the Development Intelligence Lab and Erol Yayboke from the Center for Strategic and International Studies join Will Stoltz to discuss the intersection of security and development issues in the Pacific region.Recent events in the Pacific, including the signing of the new Solomon Islands-China security agreement and the regional tour of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, have placed development assistance at the forefront of strategic competition for the region's future and raised questions about Australia's current policy settings. With the United States trialing a new approach in Papua New Guinea through its Global Fragility Act, what lessons could Australia learn? What development challenges should Australia focus on in the Pacific? And is geostrategic competition sucking the oxygen from other, more pressing, challenges? Founder and CEO of the Development Intelligence Lab Bridi Rice and Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Erol Yayboke join Policy Director at ANU National Security College Dr Will Stoltz to explore these questions and examine the intersection of development, conflict mitigation, and security for the Pacific. Bridi Rice is CEO of the Development Intelligence Lab and currently a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). At the Lab, Bridi manages agenda-setting research and high-level policy dialogue on critical issues shaping the future of Australian development engagement in the Indo-Pacific.Erol Yayboke is a Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and director of the Project on Fragility and Mobility at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Dr William A Stoltz is Policy Director at ANU National Security College. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Menzies Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an Associate Member of the Centre for the Study of Subversion, Unconventional Interventions and Terrorism (SUIT) at the University of Nottingham.More information about the Global Fragility Act is available here and here.We'd love to hear from you! Send in your questions, comments, and suggestions to NatSecPod@anu.edu.au. You can tweet us @NSC_ANU and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes. The National Security Podcast is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    You Don't Have to Yell
    Food, Climate Change, and Political Conflict | Cullen Hendrix

    You Don't Have to Yell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 54:49


    What impact do agricultural markets have on political stability today, and how might climate change alter that? In this episode, Dan speaks with Cullen Hendrix, Professor at the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Studies, whose work focuses on the intersection of environment, food security, and conflict. Cullen explains how the financialization of the global food market has led to food insecurity in the developing world, how climate change will alter what we eat and where we get our food, and how climate migration from the global south and population decline in northern countries might have a common solution. If you're interested in a deeper exploration of today's episode and what's to come on YDHTY, sign up for YDHTY's weekly newsletter here: ydhty.com/news

    Sea Control - CIMSEC
    Sea Control 352 – The Silver Waterfall: The Battle of Midway with Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor

    Sea Control - CIMSEC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022


    By Ed Salo Sea Control talks to Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor about their new book, The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway. Brendan Simms is a Professor of the history of international relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Steven McGregor … Continue reading Sea Control 352 – The Silver Waterfall: The Battle of Midway with Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor →

    Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
    Climate-Related Mobility and Conflict: Pathways to Peace and Human Security | Recorded Live

    Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 62:19


    Today's episode was recorded live in front of a virtual audience at a side event of the International Migration Review Forum. The episode is produced in partnership with CGIAR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  The event was titled "Climate-related mobility and conflict: Pathways to peace and human security" and includes some extended expert commentary on this topic.  You will first hear from Sheggen Fan, system board member CGIAR followed by remarks from Shukri Ahmed, Deputy Director Office of Emergencies and Resilience at the FAO. I then moderate a panel discussion featuring: Prof. Dr. Vally Koubi, a Professor at and the Director of the Center for Comparative and International Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Zurich. Dr Bina Desai, Head of Programs with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center Pablo Escribano,  Regional Thematic Specialist for the Americas: Migration, Environment and Climate Change with the International Organization for Migration. and Prof Dr. Marisa O. Ensor, Adjunct Professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.  After they take some questions from the audience, some concluding remarks are offered by Katrina Kosec, Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.  

    New Books in Anthropology
    Peer Schouten, "Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

    New Books in Anthropology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 54:33


    Peer Schouten, of the Danish Institute for International Studies, has written a breathtaking book. Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa (Cambridge, 2022). Schouten mapped more than 1000 roadblocks in both the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In so doing, he illuminates the relationship between road blocks and what he calls “frictions of terrain” (p 262). These frictions demonstrate how rebels, locals and state security forces interact in the making, or unmaking, of state authority and legitimacy. Looking at roadblocks as a kind of infrastructural empire that existed before the Europeans first arrived in Africa, Schouten develops a new framework to understand the ways in which supply chain capitalism thrives in places of non-conventional logistical capacity, to reframe how state theory fails to capture the nature of statehood and local authority in Central Africa. Schouten calls out governments, the UN and other international actors, to highlight how control of roadblocks translates into control over mineral, territory or people. No analysis of the drivers of conflict anywhere in the world is complete without consideration of Peer Schouten's groundbreaking book, Roadblock Politics. At the end of the interview, Schouten recommends two books: Mintz's (1986) Sweetness of Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and Labatut's (2021) When We Cease to Understand the World. Thomson recommends the CBC podcast Nothing is Foreign. Susan Thomson is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University. I like to interview pretenure scholars about their research. I am particularly keen on their method and methodology, as well as the process of producing academic knowledge about African places and people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

    New Books in Geography
    Peer Schouten, "Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

    New Books in Geography

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 54:33


    Peer Schouten, of the Danish Institute for International Studies, has written a breathtaking book. Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa (Cambridge, 2022). Schouten mapped more than 1000 roadblocks in both the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In so doing, he illuminates the relationship between road blocks and what he calls “frictions of terrain” (p 262). These frictions demonstrate how rebels, locals and state security forces interact in the making, or unmaking, of state authority and legitimacy. Looking at roadblocks as a kind of infrastructural empire that existed before the Europeans first arrived in Africa, Schouten develops a new framework to understand the ways in which supply chain capitalism thrives in places of non-conventional logistical capacity, to reframe how state theory fails to capture the nature of statehood and local authority in Central Africa. Schouten calls out governments, the UN and other international actors, to highlight how control of roadblocks translates into control over mineral, territory or people. No analysis of the drivers of conflict anywhere in the world is complete without consideration of Peer Schouten's groundbreaking book, Roadblock Politics. At the end of the interview, Schouten recommends two books: Mintz's (1986) Sweetness of Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and Labatut's (2021) When We Cease to Understand the World. Thomson recommends the CBC podcast Nothing is Foreign. Susan Thomson is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University. I like to interview pretenure scholars about their research. I am particularly keen on their method and methodology, as well as the process of producing academic knowledge about African places and people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/geography

    New Books Network
    Peer Schouten, "Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

    New Books Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 54:33


    Peer Schouten, of the Danish Institute for International Studies, has written a breathtaking book. Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa (Cambridge, 2022). Schouten mapped more than 1000 roadblocks in both the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In so doing, he illuminates the relationship between road blocks and what he calls “frictions of terrain” (p 262). These frictions demonstrate how rebels, locals and state security forces interact in the making, or unmaking, of state authority and legitimacy. Looking at roadblocks as a kind of infrastructural empire that existed before the Europeans first arrived in Africa, Schouten develops a new framework to understand the ways in which supply chain capitalism thrives in places of non-conventional logistical capacity, to reframe how state theory fails to capture the nature of statehood and local authority in Central Africa. Schouten calls out governments, the UN and other international actors, to highlight how control of roadblocks translates into control over mineral, territory or people. No analysis of the drivers of conflict anywhere in the world is complete without consideration of Peer Schouten's groundbreaking book, Roadblock Politics. At the end of the interview, Schouten recommends two books: Mintz's (1986) Sweetness of Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and Labatut's (2021) When We Cease to Understand the World. Thomson recommends the CBC podcast Nothing is Foreign. Susan Thomson is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University. I like to interview pretenure scholars about their research. I am particularly keen on their method and methodology, as well as the process of producing academic knowledge about African places and people. 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 African Studies
    Peer Schouten, "Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

    New Books in African Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 54:33


    Peer Schouten, of the Danish Institute for International Studies, has written a breathtaking book. Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa (Cambridge, 2022). Schouten mapped more than 1000 roadblocks in both the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In so doing, he illuminates the relationship between road blocks and what he calls “frictions of terrain” (p 262). These frictions demonstrate how rebels, locals and state security forces interact in the making, or unmaking, of state authority and legitimacy. Looking at roadblocks as a kind of infrastructural empire that existed before the Europeans first arrived in Africa, Schouten develops a new framework to understand the ways in which supply chain capitalism thrives in places of non-conventional logistical capacity, to reframe how state theory fails to capture the nature of statehood and local authority in Central Africa. Schouten calls out governments, the UN and other international actors, to highlight how control of roadblocks translates into control over mineral, territory or people. No analysis of the drivers of conflict anywhere in the world is complete without consideration of Peer Schouten's groundbreaking book, Roadblock Politics. At the end of the interview, Schouten recommends two books: Mintz's (1986) Sweetness of Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and Labatut's (2021) When We Cease to Understand the World. Thomson recommends the CBC podcast Nothing is Foreign. Susan Thomson is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University. I like to interview pretenure scholars about their research. I am particularly keen on their method and methodology, as well as the process of producing academic knowledge about African places and people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies