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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Angelica interviews Scott Shiller and Karla Boos about the upcoming Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
What subject combines scientific discovery, national security, natural resources, and the complexities of international law? Outer space!
On March 1, 1954, crew members of the Japanese fishing boat “Lucky Dragon No. 5” were astonished to see what appeared to be snow falling while sailing in the Pacific Ocean. The snow was in reality radioactive ashes from a nuclear fallout caused by the detonation of a hydrogen bomb 1,000 times stronger than the Hiroshima blast.
On this episode of the World Affairs Report, Angélica is joined by Daniel Zorub. Daniel is an Impact Donor Manager at Vitamin Angels, a non-profit that provides lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children at risk of malnutrition with the aim of reducing preventable illness, blindness and death. Vitamin Angels was founded in 1994 by Howard … Read More