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China’s Long Game on Human Rights

China’s Long Game on Human Rights

 
 
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On our newest episode of The World Affairs Report, host Anna Harrison is joined by Mr. Ted Piccone, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution to discuss human rights, and specifically human rights in China. With a long history of criticisms and distrust in regards to human rights, Mr. Piccone explains how China is rewriting … Read More

Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media

Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media

 
 
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On this episode of the World Affairs Report, P.W. Singer, political strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, joins host Anna Harrison to discuss his latest book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media.

Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

 
 
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Join host Angelica Ocampo on this week’s episode of The World Affairs Report as she sits down with Ambassador Rick Barton, United States diplomat, educator, and author.

How Does Russia See the World?

How Does Russia See the World?

 
 
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On this episode of The World Affairs Report, our host, Anna Harrison, is joined by retired Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack to discuss the status of relations between the United States and Russia.

Meditation and Compassion with Dalai Lama’s Personal Doctor Dr. Barry Kerzin

Meditation and Compassion with Dalai Lama’s Personal Doctor Dr. Barry Kerzin

 
 
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Dr. Barry Kerzin, American physician, Buddhist monk, and personal doctor to the 14th Dalai Lama, joins Angélica to discuss his continued work in the areas of meditation and compassion integration.

North Korea in Transition: Turning Point, Break Point, or Missed Opportunity?

North Korea in Transition: Turning Point, Break Point, or Missed Opportunity?

 
 
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The world focus has once again shifted to what will become of U.S.-North Korean relations, in light of the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un set to occur on February 27th in Hanoi, Vietnam. On our newest episode of The World Affairs Report, host Anna Harrison is joined by Scott A. Snyder, senior … Read More

Extremism with J.M. Berger

Extremism with J.M. Berger

 
 
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J.M. Berger, expert on political extremism and author of new novel Extremism, discusses his definition of extremism, what fuels the extremist narrative, and how extremism can be seen today, touching on ISIS and the rise of right-wing fanaticism. He specifically focuses on the importance of social identity theory, the “them vs. us” mentality, and how … Read More

What Does Nicaragua’s Future Hold?

What Does Nicaragua’s Future Hold?

 
 
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Since April 2018, protests have erupted across Nicaragua, resulting in over 220 casualties and another 320 political detainees. Police presence has heightened and the economy is falling at an incredible pace. Thousands of Nicaraguans are fleeing the country and seeking asylum in other Central American countries and the United States. What does the future hold … Read More

Space Policy:  Adapting to Change and Anticipating the Future

Space Policy:  Adapting to Change and Anticipating the Future

 
 
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At the 48th Annual World Affairs institute for Student Leaders, we interviewed our keynote speaker, Laura Delgado López, who has extensive experience in space policy (biography below).   She shares with us how she got started in a space policy career,  what scientific information is being collected from space and how it benefits us every day,  how … Read More

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.