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  • The Doorstep: America in the Middle East & the "Caliphate" Controversy, with NYU's Mohamad Bazzi 10/23/20
    Mohamad Bazzi, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    On this week's "Doorstep," hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by NYU's Professor Mohamad Bazzi, an expert on the Middle East. The discussion focuses on America's role in the Middle East, including a look at the recently released Senate Foreign Relations Committee report on how the Trump doctrine has affected national security, and "The New York Times"' "Caliphate" controversy. 
  • The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 2, with Maria Ivanova 10/22/20
    Maria Ivanova, Margaret P. Karns, Adam Read-Brown,
    In the second episode of this podcast series marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, host Margaret Karns, professor emerita at the University of Dayton, speaks with University of Massachusetts Boston's Dr. Maria Ivanova about the UN's efforts on climate change, focusing on the role of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as an anchor institution on these issues. What are the UN's biggest successes when it comes to the environment?
  • Senator Menendez & the Narratives 10/21/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses a recent report on Trump's foreign policy from the Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Senator Robert Menendez. Based on remarks from Sen. Menendez, the committee comes to many of the same conclusions on the "transactional" and "restorationist" narratives as Gvosdev's U.S. Global Engagement program.
  • AI, the Future of Work, & 21st Century Challenges for the Social Contract, with James Manyika 10/20/20
    James Manyika, Wendell Wallach,
    Can artificial intelligence (AI) be deployed in ways that enhance equality, or will these systems exacerbate existing structural inequalities and create new ones? In this webinar McKinsey Global Institute's James Manyika and Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach delve into questions concerning the ethical implications of AI, the present and future of work in the United States and Europe, and the evolution of the social contract.
  • The Democratic Community: A Path for U.S. Engagement? with Ash Jain 10/15/20
    Ash Jain, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    Polling data suggests that the American public is not in favor of isolationism, but wants to adjust the terms of U.S. engagement. In this webinar, the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain and Senior Fellows Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin assess the “democratic community” approach. Will deepening cooperation with an alliance of democracies be the way forward?
  • The Doorstep: Spy Games & Trump's Health, Pence vs. Harris, & Europe's Refugee Crisis, with Politico's Nahal Toosi 10/09/20
    Nahal Toosi, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    In the second episode of "The Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev discuss the counterintelligence aspect of President Trump's health crisis, the main street USA reverberations of the seemingly far away conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the vice presidential debate and American leadership, and what lessons the U.S. can learn from Europe's refugee crisis. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for "Politico," joins the hosts for this episode to discuss what foreign policy might look like in 2021 and beyond.
  • Is Great Power Competition Ethical? 10/07/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses ethics in the context of great power competition. What can we learn from history about the role that ethics play in relations between nation-states?
  • The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 1, with David M. Malone 10/07/20
    David M. Malone, Margaret P. Karns,
    In the first episode of this new podcast series marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, host Margaret Karns, professor emerita at the University of Dayton, speaks with David M. Malone, rector of United Nations University, about the Security Council, the Sustainable Development Goals, peacekeeping, and more. How can the UN continue to evolve along with the changing nature of international relations?
  • Protests in Perspective: Lessons from the Past, with Michael Canham & Adom Getachew 10/05/20
    Michael Canham, Adom Getachew , Neil Roberts,
    In this "Protests in Perspective" webinar, moderated by Williams University's Professor Neil Roberts, South African government official Michael Canham and University of Chicago's Professor Adom Getachew discuss the 2020 protests in an international and historical context. What can the Movement for Black Lives learn from the anti-apartheid movement? What makes the African American struggle so resonant with minorities and oppressed people around the world?
  • Great Power Competition: What Role Does It Play in the 2020 Presidential Race? with Ali Wyne 09/29/20
    Ali Wyne, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Foreign policy may not be in the headlines when it comes to Biden vs. Trump, but U.S-China competition and questions about America's role in the world are deeply tied in to "front-page" topics like the pandemic, the economy, and political ideology. In a talk moderated by Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, the Atlantic Council's Ali Wyne discusses how "great power competition" is shaping the 2020 election.
  • Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order 09/25/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent webinar with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council. What will the role of the United States be in the "post-pandemic order"? Will the international response to COVID-19, as well as other environmental considerations, lead to a new "affirmative agenda" for U.S. foreign policy?
  • The Doorstep: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China 09/25/20
    Tatiana Serafin, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin, with international relations scholar and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless Internet. The first podcast features a review of under the radar news like the leaked FinCEN files and the second wave of COVID-19 hitting Europe and how these impact American citizens; a look ahead at what to expect from the from the first presidential debate next week; and a discussion of the China-U.S. frenemy relationship and how that might impact U.S. consumers, especially TikTok and WeChat users.

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