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United States federal government agency that funds civilian foreign aid and foreign antipoverty efforts

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Evolve
Sibongani Kayola on Ending Global Poverty, GivingDirectly Cash Transfers, and Finding Meaningful Careers | Evolve 077

Evolve

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 50:30


Sibongani Kayola is Country Director of GiveDirectly Liberia, and someone deeply interested in the interaction between psychosocial factors and financial behavior. GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors like you send money directly to the world's poorest households. Globally, GiveDirectly delivered $165M+ to over 534K households in 8 countries across 25 different programs in 2021. Sibongani joined the GiveDirectly Liberia program in 2018 and had a goal to deliver cash to ~12,000 people in 2 years. Fast forward to 2021 they enrolled and paid over 100,000 Liberians in a single year!  As country director she provides strategic leadership for GiveDirectly's in-country operations. She is responsible for managing a US$ 70M portfolio (2022-2025), leading in-country fundraising and resource mobilization and managing relationships with entities such as the Liberia Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, USAID and the World Bank. And today, Sibongani shares her learnings of giving money directly in Liberia and how we can end poverty in our lifetime by direct giving, an efficient, proven, and empowering way to help. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE What are the drivers of global poverty The step by step journey from donating your cash to someone receiving it The effectiveness of giving cash directly for lifting someone out of poverty Key considerations when looking for a meaningful career solving global issues How an everyday person can make change to solve big issues and much more... Full show notes, transcripts, and resources can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/77The Evolve podcast is produced by Plato University.TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Introduction(01:54) - What are the drivers of global poverty?(06:05) - How does US poverty compare to global poverty?(07:02) - The State of Liberia in 2018 making poverty worse(10:32) - How much someone in Liberia lives on in a day(12:40) - The first steps to giving cash directly to people in Liberia(13:51) - What happens when they refuse to take the cash?(16:51) - The step by step journey from donating your cash to someone receiving it(18:50) - How country governments respond to GiveDirectly(21:33) - How communities change when money is given directly to citizens(24:15) - GiveDirectly's effectiveness compared to goods or service nonprofits(26:17) - Long-term research and considerations of giving cash directly(28:40) - Can crypto help end poverty?(31:04) - How to provide financial literacy to receivers of cash(34:08) - How Sibongani went from working in mental health to poverty(37:23) - Key considerations when looking for a meaningful career solving global issues(41:58) - Challenges to growing the GiveDirectly Liberia program(46:15) - How an everyday person can make change to solve big issues(49:16) - How we can push the world to Evolve

Take as Directed
Yasmeen Abutaleb: "No One has Succeeded in Predicting What is Going to Happen."

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 36:46


Yasmeen Abutaleb, health policy reporter at The Washington Post, joins Steve Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 136th episode. The Biden administration struggles on multiple fronts, from systemic dysfunction within agencies to increased polarization of virtually every measures to mitigate Covid-19. The administration wants to invest in a long-term vaccine strategy that protects against multiple variants in advance -- but lacks the resources. Omicron taught us:  "You can't start buying stuff when the wave has started.” "The disinformation problem is so widespread"  that "… everyone in the Biden administration is going to be distrusted by half of America." The US government has not staged a powerful Covid-19 messaging campaign on social media, and a national commission on the pandemic, with real bipartisan leadership, remains out of reach.  Courts are exercising considerable sway over health security policy which require a careful political calculations. Would appealing federal Judge Mizell's April 18 injunction against the national mask mandate on transport ultimately leave the CDC in a weakened position? Americans continue to experience the pandemic in vastly different ways, depending on socio-economic profile. Many who have protections through vaccines and treatments may feel they will be exempt from infection, yet they make up a significant share of those experiencing severe illness. 

The Tea Leaves Podcast
Dr. Amy Searight on the Issues Driving the 2022 U.S.-ASEAN Summit

The Tea Leaves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 33:08


Dr. Amy Searight is a leading U.S. expert on Southeast Asia and U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr. Searight served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia from 2014 to 2016, before which she served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, USAID, and on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff. Today, Amy is a senior associate for Asia at CSIS. On this episode, Amy offered a preview of the historic U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, which U.S. President Joe Biden will host in Washington on May 12-13. In addition to expectations for the summit, we discussed the challenges facing ASEAN, its members' views on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and economic framework, China's relations with the bloc, the Philippines election, and more.

Sustainable Overload
The Ithaca model w/ Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres

Sustainable Overload

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 73:48


This week the Chef Chris has a one-on-one with Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres to discuss his incredible work with the city of Ithaca and his even more incredible back story. We what it's really like to be a Latino in America, the barriers to electrifying, and the Ithaca model to transitioning responsibly. This is an incredible story from two Latino's in the top of their field. Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres is the Director of Sustainability for the City of Ithaca, where he leads the implementation of the Ithaca Green New Deal, including the City's Net-Zero 2030 and Justice50 strategies. Prior to joining the City of Ithaca, he spent 12 years assisting Latin American countries develop innovation and climate change legislation, sponsored by USAID and the US State Department, and providing technical assistance for the design, implementation and financing of long-term climate change and climate justice projects, sponsored by the UN Industrial Development Organization, the IFC-World Bank and the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.  He is the founder of Green Momentum, a market-intelligence and innovation firm focused on climate change and clean technology, as well as Cleantech Challenge and Cleantech Labs, the largest cleantech and hard-tech business incubators in Latin America. Since 2010, he led an ambitious climate justice program in Latin America, for which he was recognized as Champion of Change by President Obama in 2012 and by the White House Office of Science and Technology in 2016.   Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres is the former Chairman of the Latin America and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and Chairman of the Energy Working Group at the Mexico -United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), sponsored by the US Commerce and US State Departments. Currently, he is the co-chair of the NYS Climate Impacts Assessment, Society and Economy technical working group.  He holds a first degree in Computer Engineering, a master's degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London. https://1000conversations.org/ (1000 Conversations About Our Future – 1000 Conversations. This is a conversation with the community, City of Ithaca, NY) www.JoinFoody.com https://joinfoody.com/forwarddiningsolutionsllc (Chef Christopher Galarza (joinfoody.com)) https://www.collaborativedesign.org/get-the-guide-bdpg (Building Decarbonization Practice Guide — The William J. Worthen Foundation (collaborativedesign.org)) Join the conversation: Subscribe to Sustainable Overload Podcast on YouTube, Twitter, & TikTok by searching S_O_Podcast. Instagram: Sustainable Pod Please consider Subscribing, sharing, and leaving us your feedback on Apple podcasts and everywhere you get your podcast. Chef Chris Socials: Instagram: @ForwardDiningSolutionsLLC Twitter: @DiningForward LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chef-christopher-galarza-8a632742/ (Chef Christopher Galarza | LinkedIn) www.ForwardDiningSolutions.com Chef Juice Socials: @XanderWaynerxrx on all social platforms www.Rxmusic.us Sustainable Overload is a product of Forward Dining Solutions LLC. and brought to you by RX Music “healing the world with sound”. This podcast is made possible because of listeners like you. Your listens, feedback, and patronage is this podcasts exists.

Post Reports
Atul Gawande on why we still need covid funding

Post Reports

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 16:41


Today on “Post Reports,” the head of global health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Atul Gawande, on the state of the pandemic and why global vaccination efforts are at risk. Read more:Today on the show, we hear from national health reporter Dan Diamond about his interview with Atul Gawande, who leads global health at USAID and co-chairs the Biden administration's covid-19 task force. He is also an endocrine surgeon, health-care researcher and writer. Gawande explains his efforts as a Biden administration official to slow the pandemic through global vaccination — and how funding for those efforts are at risk. “It isn't enough to just bring a bunch of vaccines on the tarmac and say, ‘Go,'” Gawande says. “We need to support their ability to maintain the cold chain, to have workers who can move out into the rural areas.” Gawande also talks about the state of public health abroad as the war in Ukraine continues.

Center for West European Studies & European Union Center
From Pariah to Priority: How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy

Center for West European Studies & European Union Center

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 63:14


Elise Rainer (Ph.D. International Studies 2016) is Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Scandinavian Studies and Co-Founder of Aurora Global Advisors, a consulting firm that advises foreign policy leaders and organizations on human rights and justice global programs. She is a former diplomat with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and USAID. Along with her recent book on LGBTI rights in foreign policy, Dr. Rainer has published in numerous foreign policy outlets including: Foreign Policy, Democracy and Security. Diplomacy & Statecraft, and NPR's Academic Minute. Rainer's book, “From Pariah to Priority: How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy,” gives a unique, insider perspective that explains the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into the United States and Swedish foreign policies. Through case study analysis, former diplomat Dr. Elise Rainer offers exclusive insights into how normative values influence foreign affairs. From original data and interviews with high-level officials within the State Department and across U.S. foreign policy institutions, the book provides original insights from leaders responsible for shaping emerging LGBTI global policies. Sweden was the first country to implement a feminist foreign policy and commence formal LGBTI diplomacy. As other countries replicate these policies, Sweden is an important country to follow for international human rights trends. This book contextualizes the diplomatic precedent of revamping foreign assistance to Uganda when lawmakers proposed a death penalty law for homosexuality. The book scrutinizes effective tactics for advocacy organizations to influence foreign policy institutions. It also explores current debates in the area of gender and sexuality in foreign affairs, and offers pragmatic policy recommendations for civil society organizations, foreign policy leaders, and human rights practitioners.

TẠP CHÍ TIÊU ĐIỂM
Hiệp ước An ninh Salomon – Trung Quốc ảnh hưởng đến bầu cử Liên bang Úc

TẠP CHÍ TIÊU ĐIỂM

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 10:22


Mâu thuẫn sắc tộc, căng thẳng chính trị và lũng đoạn kinh tế (trong nhiều thập kỷ); chấm dứt bang giao với Đài Loan để thiết lập ngoại giao với Trung Quốc (2019); hay cuộc bạo loạn sặc mùi cháy khét trong đống hoang tàn đổ nát tại khu phố người Hoa ở thủ đô Honiara (11/2021); cũng như vị trí tại cửa ngõ Đông Bắc của Úc chỉ cách khoảng 2000 km là những gì có thể nhận diện về Quần đảo Salomon. Vào ngày 19/04/2022 vừa qua, cũng là thời điểm Úc chuẩn bị cuộc Bầu cử Liên bang (21/05/2022), Salomon và Trung Quốc công bố Hiệp ước An ninh. Khung thỏa thuận song phương đã làm Mỹ và các đồng minh lo lắng. Đặc biệt, vụ việc còn làm dấy lên những tranh luận gay gắt trên chính trường Úc đang chuẩn bị bước vào mùa bầu cử Liên bang. Sau đây, mời quý vị theo dõi cuộc phỏng của RFI Tiếng Việt với Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang. ********** RFI Tiếng Việt : Thưa ông, Hiệp ước An ninh song phương Salomon và Trung Quốc được cho là đã giáng một đòn khá mạnh vào hình ảnh của nước Úc. Thậm chí, đây được coi là sự “thất bại tình báo tồi tệ nhất” của Úc trong hơn hai thập kỷ qua, theo lời Thượng nghị sĩ Rex Patrick. Cụ thể, đôi bên đã thỏa thuận những gì và thỏa thuận ảnh hưởng thế nào đến nền an ninh quốc phòng Úc? Luật sư – Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang : Theo tôi, việc ký kết một hiệp định an ninh với Salomon nằm trong chiến lược bành trướng lâu dài của Trung Quốc trong vùng Nam Thái Bình Dương. Từ sau 1949, khi chế độ Cộng hòa Nhân dân được thiết lập tại Bắc Kinh, Đài Loan, dưới danh nghĩa Trung Hoa Dân Quốc, vẫn tiếp tục duy trì quan hệ ngoại giao với hầu hết các đảo quốc trong vùng. Bởi vậy, một cuộc tranh đua ảnh hưởng giữa Bắc Kinh và Đài Bắc không thể tránh được tại khu vực này. Tuy nhiên, thế đứng của Đài Loan suy yếu dần từ sau năm 1972 khi Cộng Hòa Nhân Dân Trung Hoa (Trung Quốc) thay thế Trung Hoa Dân Quốc (Đài Loan) với tư cách Thành viên Thường trực Hội đồng Bảo An Liên Hiệp Quốc. Năm 1978, Trung Quốc bắt đầu tiến trình canh tân theo mô thức mà ông Đặng Tiểu Bình đã nêu lên. Khi đã trỗi dậy về kinh tế và quân sự, đặc biệt kể từ khi ông Tập Cận Bình trở thành Tổng Bí thư Đảng Cộng Sản kiêm Chủ tịch nước từ năm 2012, Trung Quốc đã theo đuổi chính sách bành trướng và xác quyết chủ quyền mạnh mẽ với kế hoạch toàn cầu gọi là Sáng Kiến Vành đai và Con đường (BRI). Với sách lược vươn ra toàn cầu này, Bắc Kinh coi hai khu vực phía Nam có tầm chiến lược quan trọng là Biển Đông và vùng biển Nam Thái Bình Dương. Tại Biển Đông, Bắc Kinh hầu như đã hoàn tất kế hoạch quân sự hóa, sau khi vi phạm chủ quyền lãnh thổ và lãnh hải của Việt Nam. Tại Nam Thái Bình Dương, Bắc Kinh sử dụng sức mạnh kinh tế tài chính và ngoại giao để thiết lập đầu cầu chiến lược mà Quần đảo Salomon là một trong số các mục tiêu đầu tiên. Trước đó, tháng 03/2022, do một bản thảo MOU đã rò rỉ trên mạng xã hội, người ta biết được Trung Quốc và Salomon đang thảo luận ký kết một hiệp định an ninh. Chính phủ Úc đã xác nhận bản thảo này và điều đó có nghĩa là Canberra đã biết được cuộc thảo luận đằng sau hậu trường. Văn bản chính thức của Hiệp định như được ký kết vào ngày 19/04/2022 chưa và không được phổ biến, nên chúng ta chỉ có thể dựa vào bản thảo đã rò rỉ. Tuy nhiên, văn bản này mơ hồ và có thể diễn dịch nhiều cách. Đại khái, hai bên kết ước đồng ý cho Trung Quốc triển khai lực lượng (cảnh sát, quân đội) để bảo vệ an ninh cho viên chức Bắc Kinh và các cơ sở, dự án của Trung Quốc tại Salomon; đồng thời các tàu chiến Trung Quốc cũng có thể thăm viếng và thực hiện công tác tiếp vận hậu cần thông qua lãnh thổ Salomon. Chúng ta biết rằng, Quần đảo Salomon chỉ cách Tiểu bang Queensland của Úc khoảng 2.000 km, nên sự hiện diện quân sự của Bắc Kinh là mối đe dọa lớn cho Úc Châu. Bởi vậy, nếu Bắc Kinh thiết lập căn cứ quân sự, thì đó là một hành động vượt « lằn ranh đỏ » (red line). Mặc dù, Bắc Kinh và thủ tướng Sogavare đều xác quyết là sẽ không có căn cứ quân sự của Trung Quốc tại đây. Bộ trưởng Nội Vụ, Karen Andrews và bộ trưởng Quốc Phòng Peter Dutton dự phóng, một khi đã thiết lập được đầu cầu quân sự tại Salomon, Bắc Kinh sẽ bành trướng đến các đảo quốc khác, như Bắc Kinh đã từng bước chiếm đóng và quân sự hóa Biển Đông theo phương án tằm ăn dâu (salami slicing). Dù nhiều lần thủ tướng Salomon, ông Manasseh Sogavare, khẳng định không có căn cứ quân sự nào của Trung Quốc được xây dựng trên Quốc đảo, cũng như nhiều nhà lãnh đạo quốc tế và giới phân tích, bộ trưởng Nội Vụ Úc Karen Andrews cho rằng, trong vài năm tới, Trung Quốc có thể sẽ đưa quân đến Salomon và đó sẽ là con đường mà Bắc Kinh đi ở Thái Bình Dương. Xin ông cho biết qua một số phản ứng nổi bật của công luận quốc tế trước sự ra đời của Hiệp ước? Luật sư – Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang : Tại Úc, chính phủ Liên đảng Tự Do Quốc Gia không ngạc nhiên về Hiệp định này. Thật ra, thủ tướng Scott Morrison đã nỗ lực can thiệp để ngăn cản việc ký kết mà không thành công. Ông Morrison trong thời gian vận động bầu cử Quốc hội Liên bang đã gửi trưởng nhiệm hai Cơ quan Tình báo; và sau đó gửi Nghị sĩ Zed Seselja, bộ trưởng Phụ trách Viện trợ Phát triển Quốc tế và Thái Bình Dương Sự vụ đến Salomon để thảo luận vấn đề này với thủ tướng Manasseh Sogavare, nhưng đều không có kết quả như mong đợi. Trong khi đó, thủ tướng Sogavare đã xác quyết, bên cạnh hiệp định an ninh với Bắc Kinh, Salomon vẫn duy trì hiệp định an ninh tương tự đã ký với Úc năm 2017. Đây là cơ sở pháp lý và thể theo lời yêu cầu của thủ tướng Salomon, chính phủ Úc đã gửi cảnh sát và quân đội đến thủ đô Honiara hồi tháng 11/2021 để tái lập trật tự sau khi quần chúng nổi loạn đập phá nhiều cơ sở của Trung Quốc. Một phần của lý do nổi loạn này là vì công chúng bất mãn với quyết định của ông Sogavare khi bỏ rơi Đài Loan để thiết lập quan hệ với Bắc Kinh (2019). Nội tình chính trị Salomon cũng chia rẽ và lãnh tụ đối lập Matthew Wale cũng chống đối sự thay đổi chính sách này. Tại Mỹ, chính quyền Joe Biden cũng coi đây là diễn tiến quan trọng nên cũng đã loan báo một phái đoàn liên bộ, bao gồm Đại diện bộ Ngoại Giao, bộ Quốc Phòng và USAid do Tiến sĩ Kurt Campbell hướng dẫn đi thăm viếng Salomon và kể cả Papua New Guinea, Fiji ở Nam Thái Bình Dương. Tiến sĩ Kurt Campbell từng là thứ trưởng Ngoại Giao phụ trách Đông Á – Thái Bình Dương Sự vụ dưới thời tổng thống Obama và nay là điều phối viên Ấn Độ – Thái Bình Dương của Hội đồng An ninh Quốc gia tại Tòa Bạch Ốc. Nếu Washington nghĩ rằng, thủ tướng Sogavare có thể đình hoãn ký kết để chờ thảo luận với phái đoàn Mỹ thì kết quả ngược lại. Bắc Kinh loan báo Hiệp định được ký ngày 19/04, tức 2 ngày trước khi phái đoàn Kurt Campbell đặt chân đến Honiara. Tuy nhiên, nếu Bắc Kinh thiết lập căn cứ quân sự tại Salomon, thì Washington sẽ có ‘phản ứng thích hợp' (to respond accordingly). Nhật Bản không trực tiếp bình luận, nhưng trước đe dọa gia tăng của Bắc Kinh, hợp tác an ninh quốc phòng giữa Tokyo va Canberra mỗi ngày thêm chặt chẽ. Trong tháng 04/2022 vừa qua, không lực Úc và Nhật đã thực tập tiếp liệu trên không để gia tăng khả năng hành quân chung. Trong số 3 quốc gia thân hữu, New Zealand có phản ứng chừng mực vì bà Jacinda Ardern không bị Đảng đối lập chỉ trích mạnh mẽ và New Zealand không có tranh cử. Tuy nhiên, cùng với người đồng nhiệm Úc, dù đã can thiệp nhưng thủ tướng Jacinda Ardern đã không thể ngăn cản được sự ra đời của hiệp ước . Thỏa thuận an ninh giữa Honiara và Bắc Kinh đã làm cho nội các đương nhiệm Canberra càng thêm bối rối trước thềm tổng tuyển cử vào ngày 21/05 tới. Bởi, chính sách Nam Thái Bình Dương vốn dĩ là một trong những vấn đề chi phối trên bàn tranh luận giữa các đảng phái. Tính đến nay, cuộc vận động bầu cử đã đi hơn nửa chặng đường. Vậy, trong những ngày qua, hai đảng lớn nhất của Úc là Liên Đảng Tự Do – Quốc Gia (đảng đương quyền) và đảng Lao Động (đảng đối lập) đã tranh luận và đưa ra những chính sách ứng phó nào đáng chú ý ? Luật sư – Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang : Thông thường tại Úc, Liên Đảng Tự Do – Quốc Gia (thế lực chính trị bảo thủ) được coi là có thế mạnh trong lĩnh vực an ninh quốc phòng so với đảng Lao Động (thế lực chính trị trung tả). Bởi vậy, sự kiện một quốc đảo như Salomon ký kết Hiệp định An ninh với Trung Quốc là một diễn tiến rất tiêu cực và theo hướng bất lợi cho thủ tướng Morrison. Sự thật, việc này càng khó bào chữa khi Salomon nhận được rất nhiều viện trợ từ Úc. Dưới thời chính phủ Morrison cũng đã có kế hoạch gọi là ‘Step Up' để cải thiện bang giao với các nước trong Diễn đàn Quần đảo Thái Bình Dương (Pacific Islands Forum). Trong khi đó, đảng Lao Động hiện đang dẫn đầu chính phủ Morrison với chỉ số 53% chống 47%. Lãnh tụ đối lập, ông Anthony Albanese liên tục chỉ trích thủ tướng Morrison về điều mà ông gọi là sự thất bại ngoại giao lớn nhất của nước Úc kể từ sau Thế chiến Thứ hai. Ông Albanese cam kết nếu thắng cử, chính phủ Lao động sẽ tăng thêm 500 triệu Úc kim trong vòng 4 năm vào ngân sách viện trợ phát triển Nam Thái Bình Dương và theo đuổi một nền ngoại giao năng động hơn. Liệu Bắc Kinh đã có sự tính toán kỹ lưỡng, khi quyết định thời điểm công bố khung thỏa thuận đúng lúc Úc diễn ra các cuộc vận động tranh cử để thỏa thuận trở thành tâm điểm tranh luận để đào thêm hố sâu bất đồng trong nội bộ chính trường Úc Châu? Luật sư – nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang : Như tôi đã nói ở trên, bành trướng ảnh hưởng tại Nam Thái Bình Dương, một vùng chiến lược quan trọng như đã thể hiện trong Thế chiến Thứ hai, là kế hoạch lâu dài của Bắc Kinh. Và, Hiệp ước An ninh với Salomon có thể mở ra những cơ hội cho Trung Quốc trong tương lai. Tại Úc, có nguồn dư luận cho rằng, thời điểm ký kết không phải ngẫu nhiên mà xảy ra ngay vào tuần lễ thứ nhì của cuộc vận động bầu cử Quốc hội Liên bang. Bộ trưởng Nội vụ, bà Karen Andrews đã nêu lên nghi vấn phải chăng thời điểm ký kết được chọn để có thể có ảnh hưởng đến cuộc vận động tranh cử tại Úc. Đảng Lao Động đã chụp ngay lời phát biểu này để yêu cầu chính phủ Morrison chia sẻ nguồn tin tình báo, một yêu cầu mà thủ tướng Morrison đã không đáp ứng. Chính Bắc Kinh cũng đã phủ nhận cáo buộc can thiệp chính trị vào sinh hoạt bầu cử tại Úc. Tuy vậy, nếu không có chủ đích, ngày ký kết 19/04 mà Bắc Kinh lựa chọn, trong thực tế, đã gây ra một tranh luận kéo dài suốt hai tuần lễ, và đem lại hậu quả tiêu cực cho thủ tướng Morrison. Trung Quốc chắc chắn đã phải biết rằng trong hàng ngũ Đảng Lao Động Úc, một vài nhân vật từng tỏ ra « thân thiện » với Bắc Kinh, chẳng hạn như phó lãnh đạo Richard Marles. Thủ tướng Morrison đã cáo buộc ông Richard Marles đã từng phát biểu rằng sự hiện diện quân sự của Trung Quốc tại Nam Thái Bình Dương không có gì đáng quan ngại. Nhìn lại chính sách Nam Thái Bình Dương trong những năm qua và thông qua các cuộc tranh luận, theo ông, thực tế Hiệp ước Salomon - Trung Quốc có thật sự là vấn đề quan trọng tác động lên lá phiếu tín nhiệm của cử tri dành cho Liên Đảng Tự do - Quốc gia và Đảng Lao động? Luật sư – nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang : Nhìn vào các trận hải chiến giữa hải quân Mỹ - Úc và Nhật Bản trong Thế chiến Thứ hai, không ai có thể lập luận, các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương và Quần đảo Solomon nói riêng là không quan trọng về mặt chiến lược. Nhiều chuyên gia, như nhà phân tích Mỹ, James Carouso, coi việc Mỹ đóng cửa đại sứ quán tại Salomon 30 năm về trước là một sai lầm. Bởi vậy, trong thời gian gần đây, khi thăm viếng Nam Thái Bình Dương và Salomon, ngoại trưởng Mỹ Antony Blinken và điều phối viên Ấn Độ - Thái Bình Dương, tiến sĩ Kurt Campbell đều loan báo Mỹ sẽ mở cửa lại đại sứ quán tại Honiara. Trong cuộc vận động bầu cử Quốc hội hiện nay tại Úc, việc Trung Quốc và Salomon ký kết Hiệp định an ninh là một diễn tiến nổi bật. Theo tôi, nó có thể có ảnh hưởng đến kết quả cuộc bầu cử theo hướng bất lợi cho thủ tướng Morrison như tôi đã nói ở trên. RFI Tiếng Việt cảm ơn Luật sư – Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang.

Midday
US Senate Dems respond to High Court draft striking abortion rights

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 17:23


Politico's publication Monday night of a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion in a Mississippi abortion rights case set off a firestorm of criticism from abortion-rights supporters, and paroxysms of joy from abortion rights opponents. In a 98-page draft of an opinion that was not supposed to made public until the Court majority signed off on a final version, Justice Samuel Alito stated bluntly, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision....” He's referring, of course to the two landmark Supreme Court cases that have defined laws about abortion access: Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. Reaction from Democrats on Capitol Hill was swift. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to call a vote on legislation that would codify in law a woman's right to end her pregnancy. Joining Tom now is Sen. Chris Van Hollen. He is a co-sponsor of the Women's Health Protection Act, a version of which passed in the House last September. Sen. Van Hollen was first elected to the Senate in 2016. He is standing for re-election this year. His opponent in the Democratic primary is Michelle Smith, a policy analyst at USAID and an audio engineer. Ten Republicans will appear on the ballot in July in the race to be the nominee to oppose Sen. Van Hollen in November. Sen Chris Van Hollen joins us on Zoom from his office on Capitol Hill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Take as Directed
Dr. Dylan George: “We Need to Build an Internal Team That Can Move at a Moment's Notice”

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 32:57


Dr. Dylan George is the Director of Operations for the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA), newly established at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. George joins J. Stephen Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 135th episode following the April 19th White House CFA launch. Its mission: Predict, Inform, Innovate. Its data science team will strengthen advance warning of biological emergencies, with a heavy emphasis on improved communications. Building trust is a major challenge, including navigating privacy sensitivities. Sustained funding is essential, and an outstanding question. If successful, CFA will provide the tools people need to keep their families safe while improving decision-making at the local, state, and federal levels. Like extreme weather communications, CFA will make complex models accessible.

Adams on Agriculture
AOA - May 3, 2022

Adams on Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 52:51


Tuesday on AOA, market analyst Darin Newsom started the day's show with a look at the planting progress made across the country, plus, he gave us a look at the potential ahead in the equities markets. Jeff Johnston, the Lead Economist for Communications at CoBank reviewed the rural broadband expenditures in the Infrastructure bill and when/how those funds might make their way to rural America. And then we discussed ethanol at the retail level with Ron Lamberty, Chief Marketing Officer with the American Coalition for Ethanol before ending the show with Chander Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, on the recent food aid announcements from USAID.

Vokaribe Radio
Entrevista a IIeana Valle - USAID

Vokaribe Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 10:02


Entrevistas realizadas el 30 de abril por los participantes del semillero de comunicación "Frecuencia a la calle" en la jornada de atención en el Centro de Atención al Migrante, Barranquilla Colombia. Locutores: Marcos Montenegro y Elí Garrido. Control Master: Brayan Lozano. Producción general: Susana Bacca. Coordinación general: Ivan Mercado. El semillero Frecuencia a la calle es resultado del proyecto AllAca - Comunicación sin fronteras.

PRI's The World
US' global pandemic response momentum stalls

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 46:42


The United States plays a leading role in the global response to disease threats and pandemics. But the momentum for addressing COVID-19 worldwide is slowing down, according to the director of USAID's pandemic task force, while global leaders warn that the world remains vulnerable. And one of Ukraine's leading artists, Pavlo Makov, has become a spokesperson for Ukraine's cultural resistance at this year's Venice Biennale. Makov was able to escape from the eastern city of Kharkiv just in time. Plus, the US Army has delivered a birthday cake to Italian woman Meri Mion on her 90th birthday. The cake replaces the one stolen by US soldiers in 1945.

AgriTalk
AgriTalk-April 29, 2022

AgriTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 41:55


The Friday Free-for-all with panelists Jim Wiesemeyer, Shaun Haney and Mark Recker begins with a discussion on the $500 million incentives for growers portion of the Biden administration's request for $33 billion announced yesterday. Plus U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas joins us to talk about USDA and USAID's decision to utilize Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust to address global hunger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wilson Center NOW
Mexico's Development Agenda: A Conversation with AMEXCID Executive Director Laura Carrillo

Wilson Center NOW

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:07


In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Laura Elena Carrillo Cubillas, Executive Director, of the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID). She discusses the organization's role in providing development aid in the region, partnerships with USAID and similar global agencies, and AMEXCID initiatives that bolster socioeconomic capacity through educational, cultural, social, and financial initiatives. Mexico Institute director Andrew Rudman also joins the conversation. 

Take as Directed
Dr. Larry Gostin: “Should We Allow One Federal District Court Judge to Issue a Nationwide Injunction?”

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 30:51


Dr. Larry Gostin is a professor of global health law and the faculty director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Dr. Gostin joins Steve Morrison and Andrew Schwartz for this 134th episode in the aftermath of the April 18 nationwide injunction to block government mask mandates on public transportation. In Judge Mizelle's opinion, the C.D.C. has exceeded its legal authority. But if the C.D.C. doesn't have the power to make someone do something as unintrusive as wearing a mask, what can it do? If this ruling stands, it changes the role of the government, and our regulatory institutions will lose the power to protect us. The C.D.C. has been in a weakened position since the Trump administration but is staffed by strong scientists who want to do their best for Americans. Dr. Gostin argues for a High-Level Commission to take a top-down and bottom-up review of the C.D.C. to determine what systems, data, scientists, funding CDC needs, and what powers are legitimate. He does have hope: the U.S. is approaching higher levels of immunity, and the darkest days of the pandemic may be behind us.

Sorghum Smart Talk
#124- Sorghum - A Key Player in Food Aid, with guest Greg Olson

Sorghum Smart Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 28:38


Today on Sorghum Smart Talk, USCP Tim Lust is joined by BHA Deputy Director for the Office of Field and Response Operations, Greg Olson, to discuss USAID, food aid, and how sorghum is a key player. Listen to the full episode today!

The Oddcast Ft. The Odd Man Out
Ep. 110 Whose War Is It Anyway? Pt. 5

The Oddcast Ft. The Odd Man Out

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 69:57


Welcome to episode 111, the 5th in the series on Ukraine, Russia, and the American govt's role in the modern history concerning the three. It's been quite an adventure, and i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued patience while I've taken the time to research all the info for the series. I came into this knowing next to nothing about the situation, and now, i know more than I'd like. I hope this has helped you guys understand it as well, and possibly aided in some conversations on the subject. This may be the last in the series, but don't hold your breath. More facts are being uncovered as I type this. Please be sure to like, review, share, and subscribe because the censorship is at an all-time high. Now, let's get down the rabbit hole once again far beyond the mainstream!   Cheers, and Blessings   Show Notes   Sec. Of Defense Lloyd T. Austin Promises Zelensky $60 Million Dollars In (2021), Says US has given more than 2.5 $Billion to Ukraine since 2014 https://www.c-span.org/video/?514377-101/ukrainian-president-zelensky-meeting-secretary-austin-pentagon Short Vid of Austin/Zelensky
https://youtu.be/YB5uHDiesD8   Brzezinski wanted all Baltic States to join NATO. His son is now Poland's ambassador.• The 2008 Bucharest Declaration Promised Ukraine, & Russia NATO Membership
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/12/29/words-matter-the-bucharest-nato-summit-and-its-contentious-promise/   U.S./Ukraine/USAID NGO
$250 million in military aid for Ukraine reportedly released - there is another $146 million at State that needs to be released. (2019) Since 1992, USAID has contributed more than $3 billion in assistance to Ukraine.
https://www.usaid.gov/ukraine   The big picture: When it comes to military support in particular, the U.S. committed to more than $600 million just last year — and more than $2.7 billion since 2014
Yahoo French President Emmanuel Macron has moved to extend €300 million ($337 million) of aid and military equipment to Ukraine, according to French daily Le Monde.
Feb. 28 2022 
In early February, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz did the math to counter criticism from Kyiv. He said that nearly E2 billion ($2.75 billion) in direct aid had flowed from Germany to Ukraine since the country had spoken out in favor of democratic elections, a pro-European course and against the Kremlin-friendly government that was toppled in 2014.
In addition, there had been E3.8 billion (ca. $4.3 billion) from the EU budget, whose biggest net contributor is Germany, he pointed out.
2/17/22 
The UK government has pledged another £80 million in aid after Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. new funding brings total UK support during current Ukraine crisis to £220 million, which includes £120 million of humanitarian aid.
Gov UK 3/1/22 • Australia is providing AUD65 million in humanitarian funding to help meet the urgent needs of the Ukrainian people. At the start of the conflict, Australia provided AUD35 million to trusted humanitarian partners, enabling them to rapidly respond to immediate priorities. An additional AUD30 million in humanitarian assistance will help the most vulnerable including children, elderly and disabled, and women
• Australia will also support Ukraine's energy security by donating at least 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal
• Gov UK
March 28 2022   Human Rights Groups Call For Israel To Stop Arming Neo Nazis
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/rights-groups-demand-israel-stop-arming-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-1.6248727   Ukraine Israel Free Trade Agreement
https://www.jns.org/zelensky-announces-ukraine-israel-free-trade-agreement-to-take-effect-in-january/ Russia To Build Youth Center On Putin Street In Bethlehem https://sputniknews.com/20130215/Russia-to-Build-Complex-on-Putin-Street-in-Bethlehem-179496617.html   Arming, and Training Ukraine Since 2015 https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-secret-cia-training-program-in-ukraine-helped-kyiv-prepare-for-russian-invasion-090052743.html https://thewashingtonstandard.com/documents-reveal-us-spent-22-million-promoting-anti-russia-narrative-in-ukraine-abroad/   US Spent $22 Million On Propaganda https://thewashingtonstandard.com/documents-reveal-us-spent-22-million-promoting-anti-russia-narrative-in-ukraine-abroad/   US White Supremacists Trained By Azov
https://www.mintpressnews.com/fbi-neo-nazi-militia-trained-by-us-military-in-ukraine-now-training-us-white-supremacists/251687/   Canada Trained Centuria Nationalists In Ukraine
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/far-right-extremists-in-ukraine-brag-they-have-received-training-from-the-canadian-forces-report   US NDAA Funding To Ukraine By Year NDAA 2020 $300,000,000
https://www.unian.info/politics/10787555-u-s-expanding-defense-aid-to-ukraine-in-2020.html
 
NDAA 2018
$350 Million for Ukraine NDAA 2017 $350,000,000
https://thestandard.newsday.co.zw/2017/01/02/2017-ndaa-ups-aid-ukraine-gives-arms-syrian-rebels/ NDAA 2016 $300,000,000
https://usa.mfa.gov.ua/en/news/40735-skhvalenij-senatom-byudzhet-pentagonu-na-2016-r-peredbachaje-vijsykovu-dopomogu-ukrajini-v-obsyazi-300-mln-dol-ssha NDAA 2015 $300,000,000 https://www.taxpayer.net/national-security/totaling-up-us-assistance-to-ukraine-since-2015/ NDAA 2014 $300,000,000   Wall Street's Think Tank  The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976–2014 LAURENCE H. SHOUP https://swprs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cfr-wallstreet-think-tank-shoup-2015.pdf   ACR Visit the home of The Oddcast at "Alternate Current Radio, and check out all their other great shows including, Boiler Room, and be sure to subscribe to their Social Media to get updates on all the fantastic talk, and music shows. https://alternatecurrentradio.com/     Check out the ACR video: "Shilling For Sanity" https://youtu.be/TyQv1JL78Eg 
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Humanitarian Entrepreneur
Matthew Friedman | Where Were You? A Profile of Modern Slavery

Humanitarian Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 28:15


[Disclaimer] A note before we begin. Please be advised this episode may be triggering for some listeners. In this episode, there is a conversation about sex trafficking, sexual violence, torture, and rape. Listener discretion is advised.   Hello everyone, and welcome to the Humanitarian Entrepreneur podcast!  My guest today is Matt Friedman. Matt is a leading, internationally renowned global expert on modern slavery and human trafficking with more than 35 years of experience.  He is the CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong's leading businesses which have joined forces to help end all forms of modern slavery. Mr. Friedman previously worked for USAID and the United Nations in over 40 countries.  He has offered technical advice to numerous governments, banks, and corporations working to eliminate all forms of modern slavery and is the author of 12 books. In 2017, Matt Friedman received the prestigious Asia Communicator of the Year Gold Award for giving more than 800 presentations to 80,000 people—including government leaders and the Vatican—on the topic of modern slavery within a five-year period in different countries.  I hope you enjoy my conversation with Matt and are inspired to learn more about how you can make an impact in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking.   If you were inspired by this episode, please be sure to explore the content in the resource section below to find out more about how you can make a difference.  You can also show your support by leaving us a review wherever you're listening and by sharing this episode with those you know.  It really helps. Enjoy!   In This Episode: [02:05] - Matt explains how his work with USAID led him to what he does today.  [04:41] - The realization of how evil these places were struck Matt after he visited the very brothels he'd heard were buying young girls for sex trafficking. [05:50] - Matt talks about the differences between forced labor and traditional slavery. [08:29] - This is how modern slavery impacts us as consumers today.  [09:52] - How can we become responsible consumers?  [11:55] - This is why people are still trapped in modern slavery, and Matt answers if this problem will ever be solved. [13:59] - The Mekong Club works with the private sector to help them understand the problems with human trafficking. [15:38] - We learn how Matt has been able to get the counter-trafficking community to work together.  [18:06] - Matt discusses his work in Cambodia.  [19:14] - The importance of evidence-based evaluations and the distinction that needs to be made in the counter-trafficking sector for trafficking outcomes, according to Matt. [21:12] - This is what we can do to take a stand against modern slavery. [23:53] - At this time, Matt anticipates the number of trafficking victims will go up from 40 million to 60 million because of the desperation that exists within the COVID-19 pandemic. [25:15] - It's unrealistic to expect someone without experience to jump into the front lines in the fight against human trafficking.  There are plenty of other ways we can volunteer our talents and have a more positive impact.   Resources: Website - Humanitarian Entrepreneur Website - The Mekong Club Website - Sylvia and Matt Friedman Book - Where Were You? A Profile Of Modern Slavery Free Gift to Clarify Your Passion Signature Course to Start or Grow Your Business in 6 Weeks   Individual Coaching   Connect: LinkedIn - Matt Friedman To Join The Free, Humanitarian Entrepreneur Slack Community—Networking, Resources, and Support—Email info@humanitarian-entrepreneur.com

Take as Directed
Dr. Yanzhong Huang: "What is Happening in Shanghai Has its Impacts Felt All Over the World."

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 35:21


Dr. Yanzhong Huang is Professor at Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Senior Fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and co-chair of the US-China Working Group of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security.  He joined Steve Morrison in the our 133rd episode for a wide-ranging conversation: on China's huge immunity gap; its “dynamic Zero-Covid approach;” the spread of BA-2 beyond Shanghai to 45 cities affecting 25% of China's population and 40% of its GDP; the acute vulnerability of China's elderly; and the supply chain disruptions and huge economic consequences experienced inside China and, increasingly, felt across the globe. Deaths are underreported, and popular discontent has risen, even while it remains doubtful that majority opinion has shifted against Zero-Covid. While the Chinese government has made some modest adjustments to its fierce reliance on mass lockdowns, testing and quarantining, it has not fundamentally changed course. “Zero-Covid will continue.” Opposition is at the highest level -- at the Presidency itself: “the barrier is political.” It remains unclear when if ever the government will move to a mass campaign using a Western mRNA vaccine, a key step to creating immune protection and easing reliance on lockdowns. Successful development of a Chinese mRNA vaccine has thus far been elusive. 

Take as Directed
Dr. Beth Cameron: "If We Don't Prepare Now, We are Going to Get Caught Flat-Footed by the Crises of the Future"

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 30:16


Dr. Beth Cameron, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House, joins Steve for Episode #132. The Biden administration is making progress on the Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness Fund, envisioned as a Financial Intermediary Fund at the World Bank. The fund will invest in a globally linked bio-surveillance and early warning system, aid to the most vulnerable countries to build their health security, and rapid research and development in regulatory systems to create, rapidly scale, and distribute medical countermeasures. We need to "finish the job" and get out of this phase of the pandemic and need truly global surveillance systems and stronger information sharing to prevent the next biological threat. The second Covid-19 Summit has been announced for May 12, with the dual goals of ending the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthening preparedness for variants and future pandemic threats.

WHERE’S THE FUNDING?!
S3 Ep. 14: Cultivating Agribusiness Success with Hadija Jabiri

WHERE’S THE FUNDING?!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 49:37


Hadija Jabiri is the founder and managing director of GBRI Business Solutions and its EatFresh brand. GBRI brand EatFresh is a horticultural company that specializes in growing vegetables (French beans, snow peas, sugar snap and baby corn) for both local and international markets. Currently GBRI Business Solutions exports to countries like Ireland and the United Kingdom. What you will learn from this episode:: Often investors (or grant donors) do not like to be the first to invest in a business, they are often looking to see who else has supported the business and deemed it investible or fundable before deciding if they are interested. The first investor or funder often unlocks the door for more to follow. Rejection is a key component of fundraising. Handling rejection is the #1 skill which will help an entrepreneur. Pursuing grant funding is a numbers game. For every 20 proposals there are about 16 or 17 rejections and only 3 yes so do not be deterred by no. You have to get through the no to get to the yes. Hadija received a total of $1M in funding so far from Development Finance Institutions, commercial banks and investors such as: USAID; MEDA; The Netherlands Embassy; and Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank. Due diligence is a two-way process. Founders should do their own due diligence on the investor they are pursuing to ensure that they can trust and like the person or company they are entering into a business marriage with. Trust is an important component of investor/investee relationship. Both must feel as if they are in a relationship based on trust. Guest Contact: LinkedIn: Hadija Jabiri; Instagram: EatFresh Tanzania Facebook: EatFresh Tanzania; Website: www.eatfresh.co.tz Thanks for joining us for another episode of the WTF podcast. Guest/sponsorship request: If you would like to be a guest or sponsor the podcast, please contact us at whereisthefunding@gmail.com. Where to find us:  Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us grow:  Please subscribe,  stream  or download, leave a rating or review and share your favorite episodes with family, friends, and colleagues. Social Media: Follow the WTF podcast on Instagram Follow me on LinkedIn: Michelle J. McKenzie Join us for the next episode!

Simple English News Daily
Thursday 14th April 2022. World News. Today: Kharkiv bombing. US "genocide" claims. US aid. UN sexual violence guidelines. UK Homes for Ukra

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 7:32


World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 14th April 2022.Transcripts at send7.org/transcriptsToday: Kharkiv bombing. US "genocide" claims. US aid. UN sexual violence guidelines. UK Homes for Ukraine. Finland NATO. Uganda armyworm. Ivory Coast government resign. South Africa rains. Philippines typhoon. South Korea booster. India power. US wildfire. US shooter arrest. Guatemala Maya evidence.Please leave a rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify.With Juliet MartinContact us at podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at speakpipe.com/send7SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells the most important world news stories in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories from every part of the world in slow, clear English. Whether you are an intermediate learner trying to improve your advanced, technical and business English, or if you are a native speaker who just wants to hear a summary of world news as fast as possible, join Stephen Devincenzi and Juliet Martin every morning. Transcripts can be found at send7.org/transcripts. Simple English News Daily is the perfect way to start your day, by practising your listening skills and understanding complicated stories in a simple way. It is also highly valuable for IELTS and TOEFL students. Students, teachers, and people with English as a second language, tell us that they listen to SEND7 because they can learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. We believe that the best way to improve your spoken English is to immerse yourself in real-life content, such as what our podcast provides. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. Whether it is happening in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Oceania, you will hear it on SEND7, and you will understand it. For more information visit send7.org/contact

Take as Directed
Dan Diamond: "Each Covid Coordinator is Inheriting a Better Situation Than the Person Who Came Before"

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 44:05


The Washington Post's Dan Diamond returns for Episode #131. Public attitudes towards Covid-19 have changed, and the pandemic has become a lower political priority. "It's been a steady saga of lack of action compounded by different political priorities swamping Covid." Midterms are coming up, and candidates want to show that there are other issues they are attentive to: inflation and crime. Republicans argue that there are a lot of unused emergency funds, and there needs to be better rigor and transparency in their use. But money is urgently needed to go to reliable partners. Anecdotally, it feels like Washington, DC is experiencing a wave, but it isn't reflected in the data–people aren't reporting their results, so we've lost some awareness of our surroundings. There are disincentives for politicians to speak about the pandemic across partisan lines, and we've relaxed all of our mechanisms in place to help us stay vigilant. This has been a long pandemic, and Americans are exhausted. Dr. Ashish Jha inherits a new set of challenges, and a new set of opportunities to build on the achievements of his predecessors in his new role as the White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator. He is talented in messaging but has never held a full-time government role before. How will he adapt to these new challenges? Dan Diamond is a national health reporter for The Washington Post, focused on accountability, federal agencies, and the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Tennessee
Special Town Hall | Russia, Ukraine, Europe and America | Dr. Roger Kangas

Global Tennessee

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 71:47


Dr. Roger Kangas, Ph.D. Academic Dean and Professor Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University TNWAC Global Town Hall at Belmont University, March 31, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. CT with Moderator, Dr. Thomas A Schwartz, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History of U.S. Foreign Relations, Vanderbilt University Transcript available at TNWAC.org | Support the Tennessee World Affairs Council by becoming a member and making a contribution | Sign up for the newsletter | All on TNWAC.org Dr. Roger Kangas – Academic Dean and a Professor of Central Asian Studies at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Previously Dr. Kangas served as a Professor of Central Asian Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Deputy Director of the Central Asian Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; Central Asian Course Coordinator at the Foreign Service Institute for the U.S. Department of State; Research Analyst on Central Asian Affairs for the Open Media Research Institute (OMRI) in Prague, Czech Republic; and as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Kangas has been an advisor to the Combatant Commands, NATO/ISAF, the US Air Force Special Operations School, National Democratic Institute, International Research and Exchanges Board, American Councils, Academy for Educational Development, USIA, USAID, and other US government agencies on issues relating to Central and South Asia, Russia, and the South Caucasus. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Dr. Kangas holds a B.S.F.S. in Comparative Politics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University. Dr. Thomas A. Schwartz Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in American politics, the history of international relations, Modern European history, and biography. His most recent book is Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography (Hill and Wang, 2020). The book has received considerable notice and acclaim. Harvard's University's Charles Maier has written: “Thomas Schwartz's superbly researched political biography reveals the brilliance, self-serving ego, and vulnerability of America's most remarkable diplomat in the twentieth century, even as it provides a history of U.S. engagement in global politics as it moved beyond bipolarity.” Earlier in his career, Schwartz was the author of America's Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany (Harvard, 1991), which was translated into German, Die Atlantik Brücke (Ullstein, 1992). This book received the Stuart Bernath Book Prize of the Society of American Foreign Relations, and the Harry S. Truman Book Award, given by the Truman Presidential Library. He is also the author of Lyndon Johnson and Europe: In the Shadow of Vietnam (Harvard, 2003), which examined the Johnson Administration's policy toward Europe and assessed the impact of the war in Vietnam on its other foreign policy objectives. He is the co-editor with Matthias Schulz of The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter, (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Take as Directed
DoD Mini Series: Matt Hepburn “Let's Take Pandemics Off the Table”

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 35:01


Dr. Matt Hepburn of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy joins Steve and CSIS Senior Associate Tom Cullison for this 130th episode. Beginning as an Army infectious disease researcher and DARPA project manager, Dr. Hepburn's visionary leadership was instrumental in the rapid availability of Covid vaccines through Operation Warp Speed. The world continues to face catastrophic consequences with the highly contagious BA2 variant. Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, and others are in the midst of spikes, while China wrestles with the strong likelihood of widespread outbreaks. Africa is largely unvaccinated, adding Covid to the list of diseases that burden the continent. Although he suggests summer will not save the United States from another surge, Dr. Hepburn remains positive. He's posed seemingly impossible challenges like “let's create a vaccine against an unknown disease in 60 days”, then won over skeptics by creating a solution. “We have to change the culture of our government to escape the cycle of crisis and complacency”

CFR On the Record
CFR Term Member Spotlight Series: Nishant Roy

CFR On the Record

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022


Let us introduce a new series we are launching to spotlight individuals within the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program. Drawing on the enormous amount of talent and expertise within the Council's Term Member Program, this series will feature a term member in conversation with a fellow term member discussing their career path, how they got to where they are, the challenges they have faced along the way, and the current work they are doing. We hope this regular series will provide an opportunity for Council term members to better engage and learn from one another, draw upon shared experiences within the group, and connect across geographies. Our first installment in this series will feature third-year term member Nishant Roy, chief of strategic operations at Chobani, in conversation with fifth-year term member Alex Yergin, data strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton. For those of you who do not yet know him, Nishant's impressive career has included serving in the United States Air Force and being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, working as an analyst in the private sector for Goldman Sachs, joining government as special advisor to the Administrator at USAID, and now working with Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya as chief of strategic operations.  

How We Got Here
Ep 11. How Catherine Got Here

How We Got Here

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 65:38


ALERT! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A POLICY MAJOR TO END UP IN POLICY. WE REPEAT. SCIENTISTS CAN PIVOT TO POLICY WORK.Dr. Catherine Pomposi is a trained climate scientist with a passion for engaging in public policy and program management. Catherine has extensive experience working on climate policy development, climate risk management, adaptation, and improving resiliency...and drinking Dunkin' Donuts' iced coffees during a Nor'easter. Although Catherine is currently a Climate Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor with USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, Steph and Rachel chat with her mostly about her experience as a AAAS fellow on then-Senator Kamala Harris' energy and environmental policy team. Following her own career transition from academia to policy, she has been inspired to work with students through various mentorship programs to help demystify the process—a goal after our own hearts!She joins us in her personal capacity. All views and opinions expressed are her own and not necessarily those of her current or previous employers.You can follow Catherine on twitter here and just KNOW that there was a very cute dog present for our recording. Also, Steph and Rachel acknowledge that their podcast intro is long this week, but it was necessary that they talk all things Price is Right.

Scott Adams Show on Red State Talk Radio
032422 Podcast, Eco Health Alliance, Metabiota, Fauci, USAID, CIA Agent Peter Daszak

Scott Adams Show on Red State Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 55:07


032422 Podcast, Eco Health Alliance, Metabiota, Fauci, USAID, CIA Agent Peter Daszak

Tibet TV
བོད་ཀྱི་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་གྱི་ཉིན་རེའི་གསར་འགྱུར། ༢༠༢༢།༣།༢༣ Tibet TV Daily News – Mar. 23, 2022

Tibet TV

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 15:43


◆ ལྡི་ལི་དོན་ཁང་ནས་བོད་མི་ཕྱི་རྒྱལ་གནས་སྡོད་ཚོའི་ཆེད་དུ་གལ་ཆེ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ཤིག་སྤེལ་བ། ◆ བོད་ཀྱི་སྨན་རྩིས་ཁང་བསྐྱར་འཛུགས་མཛད་ནས་ལོ་ངོ་ ༦༡ འཁོར་བའི་དུས་དྲན་སྲུང་བརྩི་ཞུས་པ། ◆ སྤྱི་འཐུས་ཚོགས་གཙོ་སྦྲེལ་པོས་ཨ་རིའི་རོགས་ཚོགས་(USAID)ཀྱི་སྐུ་ཚབ་ཚོགས་ཆུང་དང་ལྷན་མཇལ་འཕྲད་གནང་བ། ◆ ཨོསྟྲེ་ལི་ཡཱ་སྐུ་ཚབ་དོན་གཅོད་ཀྱིས་བོད་དོན་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བ་ཚེ་འདས་ལྕམ་ཀིམ་བར་ལི་ཀིཊ་ཅིང་ལགས་ཀྱི་ཕུང་འདོན་ཆོ་གར་མཉམ་ཞུགས་གནང་བ། ◆ ཐའེ་ཝན་གྲོས་ཚོགས་སུ་བོད་མིའི་རང་དབང་སྒེར་ལངས་ཀྱི་དུས་དྲན་ཉིན་བོད་དོན་དཔེ་དེབ་དབུ་འབྱེད་དང་བསྒྲགས་གཏམ་སྤེལ་བ། ◆ བོད་དོན་སྐོར་གྱི་དངོས་བྱུང་གློག་བརྙན་(Never Forget Tibet) ཟེར་བ་ཐོག་མའི་རྒྱང་སྲིང་གནང་གཏན་འཁེལ་བ།

Take as Directed
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank: “Culture Is Hard… It Only Changes Slowly Over Time”

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 32:22


In this 129th episode, Steve joined in frank conversation with University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank as she approaches the conclusion of a nine-year tenure that dramatically tested her leadership and the university itself. There is considerable progress -- an increased graduation rate, shorter time to graduation, student debt reduction, improved diversity. The financial foundation of the university's $3.6 billion budget has been systematically strengthened, through innovative fundraising and new partnerships with the private sector. But those gains are fragile, the university faces fierce competition from its peer institutions, serious financial and governance challenges persist, and changes in culture are difficult and require time. Worsening political polarization in the state is quite problematic. The university finds itself a “pawn” in partisan battles, and Republican legislators lag far behind in supporting sustained investments in the university. Covid-19 remains a live matter – it is not over – but the university has built better systems – ventilation, testing, vaccination, safety protocols, hybrid instruction – and created trust and commitment within the university community. Even without a vaccine mandate, the university achieved 96% vaccination coverage. The university responded to the shock of rising racist incidents and the drive for racial justice, in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Most significant has been changes in the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff. Much work still remains: UW remains predominantly White in a predominantly White state.

Radio Ranginkaman
برنامه سه‌شنبه ۲۴ اسفند ۱۴۰۰ رادیو رنگین‌کمان

Radio Ranginkaman

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 51:59


Important, Not Important
3 Billion Shots, Part Deux

Important, Not Important

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 55:28


A little while ago, I had a conversation with Dr. Madhukar Pai about vaccine equity. In it, I tried to understand why and how developed countries were spending billions on COVID vaccine boosters, but so relatively little in low-income countries. Not to say that nothing has been done, but it's a pretty clear-cut case where whatever we have done, however complex the system, it's nowhere near enough. I can't be more clear here. This will affect you. We're handing out 21 million shots a day across the world, and yet, 36.8% of the world's population – 2.9 billion people – still haven't received a single shot. 87% of people in low-income countries still haven't received a single shot. The international organization that was supposed to shepherd this whole endeavor to vaccinate the world, COVAX, has, however you squeeze it, failed. I want to understand technically what the issues have been, but also as always, to understand why we do what we do when it's so morally corrupt, when it costs so many lives, and even when all of the evidence tells us that it will come back to bite us. My guest today is Gayle Smith. Gayle served until recently as Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security at the Department of State and has recently returned to her role as the President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. Prior to the ONE Campaign, Smith was the Administrator of USAID, where she led a staff of more than 10,000 people working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote resilient, democratic societies all over the world.  Smith has also served as Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council, where she helped lead the U.S. and global response to the Ebola crisis in 2014 and 2015, and as Special Assistant to President Clinton and Senior Director for African affairs at the National Security Council. If anyone can help me understand where the US, in particular, has fallen short of helping to vaccinate the world and get us out of this thing, it's Gayle. ----------- Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com New here? Get started with our fan favorite episodes at http://podcast.importantnotimportant.com/ (podcast.importantnotimportant.com). ----------- INI Book Club: Find all of our guest recommendations at the INI Book Club: https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-club (https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-club) Links: Follow Gayle on https://twitter.com/gaylesmith?lang=en (Twitter) https://www.one.org/international/ (ONE Campaign) ONE Campaign https://twitter.com/ONECampaign (Twitter) Follow us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://newsletter.importantnotimportant.com/ (newsletter.importantnotimportant.com) Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Edited by https://anthonyluciani.com (Anthony Luciani) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Artwork by https://amritpaldesign.com/ (Amrit Pal)

Rx for Success Podcast
95. The Eradicator: Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH

Rx for Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 46:16


Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH has been the Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator and Technical Director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Senior Technical Advisor for Health and Child Survival since 1997.  She is responsible for the USAID's $65 million annual polio eradication directive that supports disease surveillance, communications, and civil society engagement in over 25 countries in Africa, South Asia, and the Near East. Recognizing the need for equity and access to health services for all children, Ms. Ogden has directed special attention to children in conflict countries and among marginalized or under-served communities.  A graduate of Tulane University (B.A. International Relations) and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH International Health with a focus in Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control), Ellyn has over 30 years of international public health experience in the areas of child survival, disease prevention and control, health communication, and health and human rights. During her career, Ms Ogden has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea and as a John's Hopkins University Health and Child Survival Fellow with USAID's Latin America Bureau.  She has authored numerous peer reviewed papers and is a frequent guest lecturer. Ms. Ogden is a Member of the Polio Eradication Regional Certification Committee for Europe. Ms. Ogden is featured as a key actor in global health in the premier undergraduate textbook Global Health 101. In 2009, Ms. Ogden received USAID's Award for Heroism for her successful efforts to negotiate “Ceasefires and Days of Tranquility” in several conflict countries in Africa and Asia. She is also the recipient of Rotary International's prestigious “Paul Harris Fellows Award” for Humanitarian Service.   Unlock Bonus content and get the shows early on our Patreon Follow us or Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Amazon  | Spotify --- Show notes at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/95 Report-out with comments or feedback at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/report Music by Ryan Jones. Find Ryan on Instagram at _ryjones_, Contact Ryan at ryjonesofficial@gmail.com

American Diplomat
I Would Rather Be America

American Diplomat

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 39:17


The Ukraine war - a threat or an opportunity, or both?  It's too early to tell, says congressional candidate and USAID veteran Dave Harden, but in a rise of great power competition - Russia, China and the US - I would rather be America, says Dave . Tune in and find out why.

The TADAT Podcast
Épisode. 11.5 - Qu'avez-vous dans votre boîte à outils? CTD de l'USAID

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 21:14


Résumé : Le 5e podcast TADAT de la série « Qu'avez-vous dans votre boîte à outils ? » présente un outil de l'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) intitulé Collecting Taxes Database (CTD) [base de données sur les recouvrements d'impôts]. Cette base de données accessible au public compile des statistiques sur la fiscalité internationale dans le cadre d'un effort élargi visant à aider les pays à renforcer leurs systèmes fiscaux et à mobiliser leurs recettes intérieures. M. Steve Rozner, conseiller principal de l'équipe de gouvernance au sein de l'USAID, explique en détail le processus annuel de collecte de données et de gouvernance du CTD, ainsi que l'évolution de ses indicateurs de données et de sa visualisation. Cet épisode démontre l'immense valeur que peut avoir la CTD pour les décideurs politiques, fiscalistes et chercheurs qui analysent la mobilisation des recettes intérieures (MRI).

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Episódio 11.5 - O que tem em sua caixa de ferramentas? CTD da USAID

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 21:08


Resumo: O episódio 5 da série de podcast da Tadat, “O que tem em sua caixa de ferramentas?”, apresenta uma ferramenta da Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID) chamada Banco de Dados de Arrecadação de Impostos ou CTD por suas siglas em inglês. Esse banco de dados disponível publicamente compila estatísticas de arrecadação internacional em um esforço maior para ajudar os países a fortalecer seus sistemas tributários e mobilizar receitas domésticas. O Sr. Steve Rozner, consultor sênior da Equipe de Governança da USAID, aprofunda a coleta anual de dados e o processo de governança do CTD, bem como sua natureza evolutiva em seus indicadores e visualização de dados. Este episódio demonstra o imenso valor que o CTD pode oferecer para os formuladores de políticas, profissionais e pesquisadores com intenção de analisar a mobilização de receitas domésticas (DRM).

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E 11.5 - 工具包中的重要武器 - USAID的征税数据库

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 18:37


概要: 本期仍属于“工具包”系列播客之一。本期内容是介绍美国国际开发署的重要工具 - 征税数据库(即CTD)。将国际税收统计数据汇编成公开的数据库,能帮助世界各国加强税收制度和调动国内收入。本期播客,我们邀请了美国国际开发署(即USAID)的治理团队高级顾问 - Steve Rozner,请他来深入介绍了征税数据库的年度数据收集和管理过程,以及数据指标和可视化方面不断进化的方面。本期播客,将讲述CTD在分析境内税收动员上,给政策制定者、执行者和研究人员提供的巨大价值。

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Episodio 11.5 - ¿Qué hay en tu caja de herramientas? CTD de la USAID

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 19:24


Resumen: El episodio 5 de la serie de Podcats Tadat "¿Qué hay en tu caja de herramientas?" presenta una herramienta de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) llamada Base de Datos sobre Recaudación de Impuestos o CTD. La base de datos disponible públicamente compila estadísticas de impuestos internacionales en un esfuerzo de la USAID para ayudar a los países a fortalecer sus sistemas tributarios y movilizar los ingresos domésticos. El Sr. Steve Rozner, asesor sénior del equipo de gobernanza de la USAID, profundiza en el proceso anual de recopilación de datos y gobernanza de la CTD, así como en su naturaleza evolutiva y en sus indicadores y visualización de datos. Este episodio demuestra el inmenso valor que puede tener la CTD al proporcionar, a los encargados de la formulación de políticas, a los profesionales y a los investigadores en general, información para analizar la movilización de ingresos domésticos (DRM).    

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E 11.5 - Какие инструменты есть в Вашем арсенале? База данных USAID по сбору налогов

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 24:48


Резюме выпуска: В пятом выпуске серии подкастов TADAT “Какие инструменты есть в Вашем арсенале?” представлен инструмент Агентства США по международному развитию (USAID) под названием База данных по сбору налогов. База данных общедоступна, в ней собрана статистика по международному налогообложению с целью помочь странам укрепить систему налогообложения и мобилизовать внутригосударственный доход. Стивен Рознер, старший советник Группы по вопросам управления в USAID, подробно освещает процесс ежегодного сбора данных и управления ими в рамках Базы, а также ее активное развитие в отношении эталонных показателей и визуализации данных. В данном выпуске обосновывается колоссальная ценность Базы данных для лиц, принимающих решения, экспертов, специалистов как средства анализа мобилизации внутригосударственного дохода.

The TADAT Podcast
Episode 11.5 - What's In Your Toolbox? USAID's Collecting Taxes Database

The TADAT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 21:22


In today's episode we continue with our What's in Your Toolbox podcast series. In part five of this series, we will discuss the United States Agency for International Development Collecting Taxes Database. Please take a listen.

Hardball with Chris Matthews
Samantha Power on Russia's relentless assault against Ukrainian civilians

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 42:50


Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut covering Russia's relentless assault against Ukrainian civilians. Samantha Power, Administrator of USAID, tells The ReidOut, on the tactics of the Russian Federation, "When you intentionally strike civilians, it's a war crime... It is as dark as anything I have seen in my life and my career." Next, we bring you the latest on the Enrique Tarrio case, after a federal magistrate judge in Miami has ordered Tarrio to be held before trial after he was indicted on charges in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Finally, Joy Reid and her expert panel discuss Vladimir Putin reportedly using a shadowy mercenary group in Ukraine. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Take as Directed
Live From Munich: Dr. Richard Hatchett “Pandemic Preparedness Needs to Be Viewed as a Security Challenge”

Take as Directed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 33:09


Two years later, Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations rejoins Steve for the second iteration of our Live From Munich mini-series. Dr. Hatchett reminds us that having just had a pandemic does not prevent outbreak from another, and that pandemic preparedness needs to be “viewed as a security challenge, not as a health challenge, not as a development challenge”. He points to lessons in vaccine manufacturing and financing arrangements that incentivize disease surveillance that can better prepare us for the next pandemic. “Many of the high-income countries see the value from a geopolitical and security perspective in making these investments. The challenge for the long term, obviously, will be whether these facilities can be successful, sustainable, and be sustained.” Richard J. Hatchett, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).