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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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Shorter titles s.v.p.!

By Profleibo - Jan 17 2011
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Great materials but one needs to be able to read the titles in a list on an Ipod. Steven Leibo

A great resource

By Duke1977 - Dec 12 2007
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This is the most interesting podcast in the directory.

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
8
4
2
1

Shorter titles s.v.p.!

By Profleibo - Jan 17 2011
Read more
Great materials but one needs to be able to read the titles in a list on an Ipod. Steven Leibo

A great resource

By Duke1977 - Dec 12 2007
Read more
This is the most interesting podcast in the directory.
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Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

Latest release on May 22, 2020

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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

Rank #1: China's Influence Operations, with Peter Mattis

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What's the difference between "influence" and "interference" when it comes to China's propaganda operations? How are these efforts structured? War on the Rocks contributing editor Peter Mattis breaks it down in this fascinating conversation. Plus, he warns against "McCarthyism" in regards to Chinese-American relations.

Aug 01 2018

34mins

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Rank #2: Ethics, Surveillance, & the Coronavirus Pandemic, with Arthur Holland Michel

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As U.S. states and European nations contemplate how to end the COVID-19 quarantine, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses all aspects of surveillance and ethics. From ongoing issues in Baltimore to technologies focused on location data to the future of privacy and government regulation in a post-pandemic world, Michel and host Alex Woodson look at the current "Cambrian explosion" in surveillance technology.

Apr 20 2020

40mins

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Rank #3: China's Spies in California with Zach Dorfman

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"There is a significant counterintelligence threat on the West Coast of the U.S., and it differs in meaningful ways from what is commonly perceived of as counterintelligence work and targets on the East Coast," says Senior Fellow Zach Dorfman. He discusses shocking examples of Chinese espionage in particular, such as technology theft and spying on local politicians. The Chinese also exert pressure on diaspora communities to become more pro-PRC.

Sep 11 2018

33mins

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Rank #4: From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia, with Michael McFaul

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As Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, Michael McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. Then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency. "It's tragic," he says. "How is it that we have come back to something close to the Cold War?"

May 14 2018

59mins

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Rank #5: Fight for Liberty, with Max Boot, Philip Bobbitt, Garry Kasparov, & Bret Stephens

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We live in a time when liberal democracy is on the defensive, not only in the U.S. but around the world. Yet these speakers, whose roots reflect the political spectrum, are optimistic that having a fresh discussion on moral values and basic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law can help bring democracy back to health. Don't miss this valuable discussion.

Oct 19 2018

59mins

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Rank #6: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, with Paul Scharre

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"What happens when a predator drone has as much as autonomy as a self-driving car, moving to something that is able to do all of the combat functions all by itself, that it can go out, find the enemy, and attack the enemy without asking for permission?" asks military and technology expert Paul Scharre. The technology's not there yet, but it will be very soon, raising a host of ethical, legal, military, and security challenges.

May 08 2018

57mins

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Rank #7: Global Ethics Weekly: Orbán's Hungary, the EU, & a "Values-Free Alliance"

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As Viktor Orbán continues to enact illiberal policies in Hungary, some, including Harvard's Yascha Mounk, have called for the state to be expelled from the European Union. Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev puts this idea in a geopolitical and historical context and discusses what it could mean for the future of the EU. Is it possible to have an alliance of nations without shared values?

Jun 28 2018

26mins

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Rank #8: The Free Speech Century, with Lee Bollinger & Geoffrey Stone

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The Supreme Court's 1919 decision in "Schenck v. United States" is one of the most important free speech cases in American history. Because of it we have an elaborate set of free speech laws and norms, but the context is always shifting. In this fascinating talk Bollinger and Stone explore how our understanding of the First Amendment has been transformed over time, and how it may change in the future to cope with social media and other challenges.

Feb 06 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age, with David Sanger

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From the U.S. operation against Iran's nuclear enrichment plant, to Chinese theft of personal data, North Korea's financially motivated attacks on American companies, or Russia's interference in the 2016 election, cyberweapons have become the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. "New York Times" national security correspondent David Sanger explains how and why cyberattacks are now the number one security threat.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: "Russian Roulette" & Influence, with Olga Oliker & Jeff Mankoff

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Jeffrey Mankoff and Olga Oliker of CSIS host a podcast called "Russian Roulette" on all things Russian (and Eurasian), from food and wine to politics. What is the Russian perspective on U.S.-Russia relations and what are the goals of Russia's covert influence operations in the U.S.? Do they all originate with Putin or are some of them bottom-up? Are the Russians happy with Trump's performance as president? Find out in this lively podcast.

Aug 22 2018

27mins

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Rank #11: Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy, with George Magnus

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China's economy has grown exponentially over the last four decades, but George Magnus, former chief economist at UBS, sees four traps that could derail its continued ascent: rising debt, the struggle to keep its currency stable, aging demographics, and the challenges of changing from a low-income economy to a complex middle-income one. Will Xi Jinping be open to reform? What could be the effects of lingering U.S.-China trade tensions?

Jan 23 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #12: Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

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National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How has its strategy changed since the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? What can the U.S. military, Congress, and executive branch do better to fight the group online?

Nov 08 2019

21mins

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Rank #13: The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

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With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation among nations, or will it lead to more conflict and competition? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss these scenarios and also touch on how the virus has affected the Democratic primary, in which Joe Biden now has a commanding lead.

Mar 18 2020

23mins

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Rank #14: George Friedman: The End of the International Order and the Future of Asia

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Tired of conventional wisdom? Check out geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. The period that began at the end of World War II was a freak, he says. "We're returning to a more normal structure in which the nation-state is dominant, international trade is intense but managed by states for their own benefit, and where this idea that the nation-state is obsolete goes away." And find out why he's bullish on Japan and thinks we overestimate China.

Aug 01 2017

25mins

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Rank #15: Control and Responsible Innovation of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence's potential for doing good and creating benefits is almost boundless, but equally there is a potential for doing great harm. This panel discusses the findings of a comprehensive three-year project at The Hastings Center, which encompassed safety procedures, engineering approaches, and legal and ethical oversight.

Dec 07 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #16: Global Ethics Forum Preview: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? with Graham Allison

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Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Harvard's Graham Allison discusses why he thinks the United States and China could be on track for war. In this excerpt, Allison describes why China is in a position to challenge America as the world's preeminent superpower.

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #17: Making Foreign Policy Relevant Again, with Asha Castleberry & Ali Wyne

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Has a gap opened up between the U.S. national security community and the general public over foreign policy? If so, why? How can we close it? Moderated by Nikolas Gvosdev, this panel with foreign policy experts Asha Castleberry and Ali Wyne is part of a larger effort by Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement Program to examine drivers in U.S. politics pushing the United States to disengage from international affairs.

Sep 25 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Facial Recognition, the Future of Privacy, & COVID-19, with Brenda Leong

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In this wide-ranging talk, Future of Privacy Forum's Brenda Leong discusses the commercial uses of facial recognition technology, concerns about privacy and bias, how it's being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some tough questions about government surveillance. What's the future of facial recognition? How can we use this technology ethically? 

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #19: Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, with Francis Fukuyama

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The rise of global populism is the greatest threat to global democracy, and it's mainly driven not by economics, but by people's demand for public recognition of their identities, says political scientist Francis Fukuyama. "We want other people to affirm our worth, and that has to be a political act." How is this playing out in the U.S., Europe, and Asia? What practical steps can we take to counteract it?

Sep 17 2018

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Rank #20: Censorship in China, with BuzzFeed's Megha Rajagopalan

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After working in China for six years on many stories unfavorable to the Chinese government, in 2018 journalist Megha Rajagopalan's visa was not renewed, forcing her to leave China abruptly. Why? She's still not sure and says that the government uses ambiguity very deliberately, causing Chinese and foreigners alike to self-censor, as they don't know where the lines are. How does this affect the flow of information and Chinese society as a whole?

Mar 11 2019

32mins

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Agile Global Governance, Artificial Intelligence, & Public Health, with Wendell Wallach

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The rapid development of emerging technologies like AI signaled a new inflection point in human history, accompanied by calls for agile international governance. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic however, there is a new focal point in the call for ethical governance. Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach discusses his work on these issues in this interactive webinar with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal.

May 22 2020

54mins

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COVID-19 in Conflict Zones, with Kelly Razzouk

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Countries like Syria and Libya are facing a "double" emergency right now, says the International Rescue Committee's Kelly Razzouk, as these states are having to deal with ongoing conflict, along with the COVID-19 outbreak. How has the IRC been responding to these situations? What more can the UN Security Council do?

May 19 2020

25mins

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Great Power Populism, COVID-19, & Missing Leadership, with Damjan Krnjević Mišković & Nikolas Gvosdev

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What is "great power populism" and what does it mean during the pandemic? Are we heading towards another global conflict? And are there any leaders who can inspire the "international community" during a crisis? ADA University's Damjan Krnjević Mišković and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev share their thoughts on the causes and characteristics of the ongoing "nervous breakdown" in the international system.

May 12 2020

45mins

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Democracy on the Verge: Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Ted Widmer

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In this fascinating conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, historian Ted Widmer looks back on 13 pivotal days in Abraham Lincoln's life in 1861--the basis for his new book "Lincoln on the Verge." How would American and world history be different without Lincoln's ethical leadership? And as the U.S. struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, what can the Civil War era teach us about political divisiveness in 2020?

May 08 2020

1hr 1min

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COVID-19 & the Future of Health Data, with Mona Sloane

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The implementation of contact tracing and the collection of health data may be necessary for life to return to "normal" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is there any way to make sure these practices don't turn into "tools of oppression"? Mona Sloane, fellow at NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge, discusses her concerns about the "normalization" of these technologies and the effect that these strategies could have on vulnerable communities.

May 05 2020

36mins

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Prospects for Global Coordination in an Age of Pandemics & Emerging Climate Technologies, with Cynthia Scharf

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Much like efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, combatting climate change requires cooperation on a global scale. And yet the history of international climate negotiations shows just how difficult that can be. What, if anything, can we learn from the global response to the pandemic that might aid us in governing new, climate-altering technologies? Cynthia Scharf, senior strategy director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative, shares her thoughts.

May 01 2020

57mins

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Ethical Frontlines: Journalism & Government, with Mei Fong & Daniel Lippman

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What unique ethical challenges does COVID-19 present to journalists? How might a lack of trust in media and government affect the public's response to the COVID-19 crisis? Mei Fong, director of communications and strategy at The Center for Public Integrity, and Daniel Lippman, "Politico" White House reporter, discuss these issues and much more.

Apr 30 2020

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Health Data, Privacy, & Surveillance: How Will the Lockdowns End? with Effy Vayena & Jeffrey Kahn

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How should we think about privacy and government surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic? Johns Hopkins' Jeffrey Kahn and ETH Zurich's Effy Vayena discuss health data and government surveillance, focusing on contract tracing apps in Europe and immunity certificates in the United States, with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal in this virtual webinar.

Apr 24 2020

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Ethics, Surveillance, & the Coronavirus Pandemic, with Arthur Holland Michel

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As U.S. states and European nations contemplate how to end the COVID-19 quarantine, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses all aspects of surveillance and ethics. From ongoing issues in Baltimore to technologies focused on location data to the future of privacy and government regulation in a post-pandemic world, Michel and host Alex Woodson look at the current "Cambrian explosion" in surveillance technology.

Apr 20 2020

40mins

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Fractured Globalization & Dissolving Ethics, with Nikolas Gvosdev

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If global interconnections begin to fray in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens to the ethical underpinnings of international relations? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discuss this important question and much more as solidarity begins to weaken among European Union and NATO states.

Apr 17 2020

58mins

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Facial Recognition, the Future of Privacy, & COVID-19, with Brenda Leong

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In this wide-ranging talk, Future of Privacy Forum's Brenda Leong discusses the commercial uses of facial recognition technology, concerns about privacy and bias, how it's being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some tough questions about government surveillance. What's the future of facial recognition? How can we use this technology ethically? 

Apr 14 2020

36mins

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Facial Recognition Technology, Policy, & the Pandemic, with Jameson Spivack

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Jameson Spivack, policy associate at Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology, discusses some of the most pressing policy issues when it comes to facial recognition technology in the United States and the ongoing pandemic. Why is Maryland's system so invasive? What are other states and cities doing? And, when it comes to surveillance and COVID-19, where's the line between privacy and security?

Apr 07 2020

24mins

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Taiwan's Digital Response to COVID-19, with Audrey Tang

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Despite being close to the initial epicenter of the virus, Taiwan was able to contain its COVID-19 outbreak earlier in 2020. Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, explains how her office helped in this effort by fighting disinformation with some innovative ideas. What can countries like the U.S. or Italy learn from Taiwan in the battle against this pandemic?

Mar 31 2020

26mins

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Responsible AI & the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Rumman Chowdhury

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How can we use artificial intelligence ethically during a crisis? How do we balance privacy with security and public health? Rumman Chowdhury, global lead for responsible AI at Accenture, discusses surveillance, supply chains, pseudoscience, Netflix, and much more as the world adjusts to social distancing.

Mar 26 2020

36mins

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The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

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With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation among nations, or will it lead to more conflict and competition? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss these scenarios and also touch on how the virus has affected the Democratic primary, in which Joe Biden now has a commanding lead.

Mar 18 2020

23mins

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The U.S.-Taliban Agreement & the Future of Afghanistan, with Jonathan Cristol

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On February 29, the United States and the Taliban reached an agreement that could potentially end the longest-running war in American history. Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses the specifics of the deal, the role of the Afghan government, women's rights, and how this all fits into the worldview of the Trump administration.

Mar 10 2020

45mins

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Biden, Sanders, & Foreign Policy after Super Tuesday, with Nikolas Gvosdev

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Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at the foreign policy discussions after Super Tuesday, with only Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders left with realistic chances at the Democratic nomination. When it comes to the U.S. role in the world, what are the big differences between these two candidates? Is Biden's "restorationist" agenda risky? And looking ahead to a post-Trump future, how have relationships changed between the U.S. and its allies?

Mar 04 2020

35mins

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Carnegie New Leaders Podcast: Cybersecurity, Norms, & Regulations, with Jason Healey

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Are there norms when it comes to cybersecurity? How should governments regulate this emerging domain? What's the role of the private sector? SIPA's Jason Healey discusses all this and more with cybersecurity analyst Alicia Fawcett. Plus, he explains some of the risks associated with cyberattacks and why, so far, they haven't escalated into anything "kinetic."

Feb 27 2020

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence, with Stuart J. Russell

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UC Berkley's Professor Stuart J. Russell discusses the near- and far-future of artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, killer robots, governance, and why he's worried that AI might destroy the world. How can scientists reconfigure AI systems so that humans will always be in control? How can we govern this emerging technology across borders? What can be done if autonomous weapons are deployed in 2020?

Feb 24 2020

45mins

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Who Controls the Global Thermostat? with C2G's Janos Pasztor

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With record-breaking winter warmth in Europe, catastrophic fires in Australia, and deadly flooding in Indonesia, we are deep into a climate crisis. In this wide-ranging talk, Janos Paztor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), talks about his organization's work on the governance of emerging technologies that intentionally seek to change the Earth's climate system, including carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification.

Feb 13 2020

1hr 4mins

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iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
8
4
2
1

Shorter titles s.v.p.!

By Profleibo - Jan 17 2011
Read more
Great materials but one needs to be able to read the titles in a list on an Ipod. Steven Leibo

A great resource

By Duke1977 - Dec 12 2007
Read more
This is the most interesting podcast in the directory.