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  • Competing Ethics in the Biden Administration? 11/23/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    In this blog post responding to Thomas Wright's recent article in "The Atlantic," Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev outlines the three different "camps" vying for influence over the foreign policy and national security policies of the Biden-Harris administration. What common ground can be found between "restorationists," "reformers," and "progressives?"
  • Protests in Perspective: Civil Disobedience & Activism Today, with Erica Chenoweth & Deva Woodly 11/16/20
    Erica Chenoweth, Deva Woodly, Ting Ting Cheng,
    Civil disobedience is a storied political tradition. Can it empower today's activists? How should we understand the connection between protest and democracy? Citing movements from the recent past and using empirical data, Harvard Kennedy School's Professor Chenoweth and The New School's Professor Woodly address the relationship between forms of resistance and successful progressive reform and detail how the Movement for Black Lives is putting these ideas into practice around the world.
  • The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 3, with Noeleen Heyzer 11/12/20
    Noeleen Heyzer, Margaret P. Karns,
    In the third episode of "The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward," host Margaret P. Karns and Noeleen Heyzer, former executive director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, discuss the role of women in the UN over the years. Heyzer speaks about the Beijing Women's Conference; Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security; and the prospects for increasing gender equality in the UN system in the decades to come.
  • Are the Narratives Going to Matter? 11/09/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Building on recent episodes of "The Doorstep" podcast, host Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on competing narratives and policy preferences in light of Vice President Joe Biden's projected victory in the 2020 election. How can these narratives connect foreign policy to "doorstep" concerns, especially economic ones, of American voters?
  • 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?

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