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Recent Episodes:

A New Nuclear Arms Race

A New Nuclear Arms Race

 
 
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Joseph Cirincione talks to us about a “new nuclear arms race” and gives our listeners historical and political context for the current US nuclear strategy and policies, drawing upon his 35+ years of experience.   He walks our listeners through a brief history of nuclear policies and describes for us 3 danger points he is concerned about and provides insider knowledge as to what are the biggest security concerns facing the world today., including Iran and North Korea.

Discover Qatar

Discover Qatar

 
 
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Angélica talks with Mr. Charles Stout, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council, about his recent trip to  Qatar. Mr. Stout was selected from a competitive process to participate in a WACA Leadership Mission to Qatar in October 2018, sponsored by the Embassy of the State of Qatar.

Visiting Pittsburgh on an Entrepreneurial Exchange: Observations from Latin America

Visiting Pittsburgh on an Entrepreneurial Exchange: Observations from Latin America

 
 
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This week, Anna interviews three Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows about their experience in Pittsburgh and what it’s like being an entrepreneur in Latin America.  Their biographies are below along with links to more information about the YLAI program.

Learn About The Hub + Spoke Event on November 17

Learn About The Hub + Spoke Event on November 17

 
 
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Angelica speaks with Nathan Darity and Sara Noel from the Global Switchboard about their upcoming second annual Hub + Spoke event. Guests will hear and interact with stories that demonstrate the impact that organizations in The Global Switchboard’s network are having both globally and locally.

China & Latin America – A New Partnership?

China & Latin America – A New Partnership?

 
 
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In this episode, Angelica and Dr. Cynthia Watson from the National War College discuss the increasing presence of China in Latin American economics and politics.

Benefits and Challenges of the US-Pakistan Relationship: A Conversation with a Career Diplomat

Benefits and Challenges of the US-Pakistan Relationship: A Conversation with a Career Diplomat

 
 
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David Ranz, a diplomat for over 25 years, joins us to discuss his career and his current job as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. He walks us through the history of US-Pakistan relations from pre-Cold War to present day, why Pakistan’s relationship with India affects its relationship with Afghanistan and other neighbors, why the US is concerned about terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan, and current challenges in the US-Pakistan relationship including nuclear weapons policies. Mr Ranz shares valuable insider knowledge from his decades of experience in the State Department, including clarification of the recent announcement suspension of military assistance to Pakistan. “Democracy is predicated on the notion of an informed public,” Mr Ranz tells us, sharing his advice on how American citizens can continue to follow State Department updates and to find credible sources on international news and global events.

Save the Children of Rohingya

Save the Children of Rohingya

 
 
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More than a million Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape ethnic and religious persecution. Jesse Hartness from Save the Children joins the podcast to discuss the Rohingya Crisis and the ways in which Save the Children is working to provide Rohingya children with healthcare and education. At its peak, the Rohingya … Read More

US Foreign Policy Towards a Tumultuous Middle East

US Foreign Policy Towards a Tumultuous Middle East

 
 
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Angélica Ocampo speaks with Professor Ross Harrison on the current state of US Foreign Policy towards the Middle East. In this episode they discuss the history of the Cold War and its effects on the region, the global ramifications of crises in the Middle East, and Russian influence in regional conflicts. Professor Harrison walks us … Read More

The Global Crisis of Displaced Persons & Refugees: A Conversation with Save The Children

The Global Crisis of Displaced Persons & Refugees: A Conversation with Save The Children

 
 
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There were 68.5 displaced persons throughout the world at the end of 2017; of those, refugees account for 25.4 million.  Carolyn Miles from Save The Children joins us to share insights from her recent trip to South Sudan and Somalia and to discuss Save The Children’s mission to give children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 157 million children in the US and in 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.

All for All Summit – An Immigrant Inclusion Event On September 13

All for All Summit – An Immigrant Inclusion Event On September 13

 
 
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On September 13, join All for All for a day-long, interactive gathering on the role of immigrants in entrepreneurship and the local economy, as well as the intersection of immigrant inclusion with local politics, the arts, and more.