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  • The Doorstep: Reviving Democracy & Re-establishing Alliances, with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain 01/15/21
    Ash Jain, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    A few days remain until the Biden/Harris administration comes to Washington. Will the Trump administration's 11th hour power moves hamper the new team? Or can Biden/Harris realize their "Middle Class Foreign Policy" agenda? This week, “Doorstep” co-Hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin speak with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain about opportunities for new alliances like the D10 and a way to make the government more responsive to the day-to-day concerns of its citizens.
  • The Doorstep: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning 01/08/21
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    "Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss how global leaders are responding to this week's assault on Congress during a normally quiet presidential certification ceremony, and what the Biden/Harris administration must do as the transition process continues. Are strong global financial markets and Gen Z activism a way forward or a bubble waiting to burst?
  • Jon Finer and the Doorstep 01/06/21
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reacts to an interview with Jonathan Finer, who was recently nominated to serve as the deputy national secuity advisor in the Biden/Harris administration. Finer outlines the "disconnect between what foreign policy-makers do, and what most of the rest of the American political apparatus knows about, cares about, and understands." Will the new administration be able to reoirient U.S. global engagement towards "doorstep" issues with Americans?
  • AI & Equality Initiative: Algorithmic Bias & the Ethical Implications 12/21/20
    Piers Gooding, Kobi Leins, Leah Ruppanner, Anja Kaspersen,
    In this AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with three researchers working with the University of Melbourne's Centre for AI and Digital Ethics about bias in data and algorithms. How can these types of biases have adverse effects on health and employment? What are some legal and ethical tools that can be used to confront these challenges?
  • The Doorstep: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein 12/18/20
    Judah Grunstein, Tatiana Serafin, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," joins hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss the latest U.S. Global Engagement report and preview the Biden administration's foreign policy strategies for 2021 and beyond. Plus, they analyze the prospects for U.S.-China cooperation and make predictions for the new year, focusing on Gen Z and changing nature of the global Internet.
  • The Technical Limits of AI Ethics 12/17/20
    Zachary Lipton, Kristian Lum, Deborah Raji, Arthur Holland Michel,
    In recent years, the global discussion on "AI ethics" has succeeded in mainstreaming key principles to limit the risks that would otherwise arise from the unrestricted and unconsidered use of artificial intelligence, particularly with regards to privacy, safety, and equality. But it may have overlooked a much more fundamental and uncomfortable question: What are the limits of "AI ethics"? This panel discussion, hosted by Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, looks at this question and much more.
  • The Public Responds: Contributing to a New Narrative on the Future of U.S. Global Engagement 12/15/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    This project on U.S. Global Engagement was launched in 2018. Following the two previous reports, "The Public Responds" includes findings from two surveys taken in 2020 accompanied by critical insights from Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. These engaged & intellectually curious citizens interested in international affairs shared their opinions on how they think the foreign policies of the United States should move forward in 2021 and beyond.
  • AI & Equality Initiative: The Path to Meaningful Connectivity, with Doreen Bogdan-Martin 12/11/20
    Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Anja Kaspersen,
    In the first AI & Equality Iniatitive (AIEI) podcast, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, joins AIEI Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen to speak about her career in telecommunications and her dedication to using connectivity as a tool to promote equality and fairness, particularly with respect to women and girls across the world. What does this approach look like in practice? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her work?
  • Vaccine Ethics: What Are We Learning from COVID-19? 12/07/20
    Ruth Faden, Nicole J. Hassoun, Clive Meanwell, Reed Tuckson, Jeffrey Kahn,
    As the race for COVID–19 vaccines enters its next stage, we are faced with broad ethical challenges, along with specific questions of principle and practice. How should countries and the global community plan for distribution and allocation? What can and should be done to bolster trust in the vaccines? Public health experts Ruth Faden, Nicole Hassoun, Clive Meanwell, and Reed Tuckson discuss these questions and much more in this webinar moderated by Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
  • How Will the Biden Administration Adjudicate a Clash of Values? 12/07/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Looking ahead to potential Biden adminstration plans, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev writes that the "desire to convene a summit of the world's democratic states to forge common responses to global problems" could lead to "ethical tensions." Which countries will be included as "democracies"? How can the U.S. defend democratic norms while also working on global problems like the pandemic and climate change?
  • The Doorstep: Opportunities for a New U.S. Policy Toward African Nations, with Ambassador Charles A. Ray 12/04/20
    Charles A. Ray, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
    In this week's Doorstep, hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by Charles A. Ray, current chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Africa Program and former U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe. They discuss a Biden-Harris reset of U.S. foreign policy and narratives towards the diverse and dynamic nations of Africa, and opportunities for American companies to invest in tech and consumer markets, especially the growing youth populations across the region.
  • The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 4, with Bertrand Ramcharan 12/02/20
    Bertrand Ramcharan, Margaret P. Karns,
    In the fourth and final installment of "The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Looking Forward," host Margaret P. Karns speaks with Bertrand Ramcharan, former acting high commissioner for human rights. In this candid talk, Ramcharan discusses why he thinks the "UN human rights system is in crisis" and details the complicated role of the high commissioner. Plus, ahead of the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he explains why it is "the rallying document of our civilization."

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