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Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.

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Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.

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Great speakers VERY BAD host

By mohamed alsafi18 - May 04 2019
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The host has to ask and shut up

Good content, but stop talking over guests

By snc009 - Sep 06 2018
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The content and guests are fantastic, but the presenter often talks over guests (often women), which is really uncomfortable and makes the podcast painful to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
1
2
0
1

Great speakers VERY BAD host

By mohamed alsafi18 - May 04 2019
Read more
The host has to ask and shut up

Good content, but stop talking over guests

By snc009 - Sep 06 2018
Read more
The content and guests are fantastic, but the presenter often talks over guests (often women), which is really uncomfortable and makes the podcast painful to listen to.
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Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy with Dan Runde

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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Leveraging New Technologies for Global Development

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Michael Leifman and Marco Annunziata, cohosts of M4Edge, a podcast that analyzes how technology impacts global economies. Dan and his guests discuss the ways that new technologies are going to evolve in developing countries, and how governments can support these efforts. The speakers highlight which technologies they think offer the most potential for economic growth and lifting people out of poverty. They also observe how many countries are unable to introduce new technologies because they do not have the regulatory policies in place to support technologies such as driverless cars. Lastly, they analyze concerns over how new technologies could be used with the military and security sector. Please listen to the full podcast to hear more.

Jan 22 2020

27mins

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Campaign Finance: Does Money Matter?

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Brian Chatwin, president of Right Country Lists, to discuss how financial factors can drive political campaign structures. They examine advertising methods, the weaponization of donor transparency, and how privacy laws affect international election processes. Their conversation then shifts to a discussion about whether there is genuinely too much money in politics and the importance of an open and fair election process.

Dec 11 2019

25mins

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Unlocking Africa's Innovation Agenda

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Patrick Awuah, the founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana. Dan and Patrick discuss Patrick’s recently published chapter in a book entitled Practicing Development: Upending Assumptions for Positive Change. They also discuss Africa’s youth employment challenge, how education and economic development are complementary, and the changing attitudes around the role of higher education institutions in international development. Patrick describes how Ashesi University has a unique higher education model and is an incubator for African youth entrepreneurship. Additionally, they analyze domestic resource mobilization and democracy trends in sub-Saharan Africa, and the new African free trade agreement.

Nov 27 2019

19mins

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How the U.S. Should Respond to China's Strength

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Dr. Jonathan Ward, author of China’s Vision of Victory, to discuss China’s ambitions for the world and how the United States should respond. Jonathan explains that in order to continue leading a free world, the United States must focus on the source of China’s strength: its economic might. His recommendations include the United States more effectively trading with its allies, integrating its allies in Europe and in Japan, and ramping up funding for research and development.

Nov 13 2019

21mins

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Leveraging Change in UN Organizations

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Catherine Bertini, former executive director of the World Food Programme, as they discuss Catherine’s recent report for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs entitled, “Leading Change in UN Organizations.” The conversation is focused broadly on what it means to lead a UN organization. They discuss Catherine’s recommendations for reforms within the UN system, specifically targeted to incoming heads of UN agencies to maximize success in the first one hundred days in their roles. Additionally, they discuss Catherine’s distinguished career and her important work on improving gender parity within UN agencies.

Oct 31 2019

18mins

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Infrastructure Development in "God's Own Country" Kerala

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Rick Rossow, CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, as they host two senior bureaucrats from the Indian state of Kerala, Tom Jose and Sanjeev Kaushik. They all discuss how Kerala is becoming a force to be reckoned with and how infrastructure development can take them to the next level. Additionally, they explain why transportation, water, and solid waste management are of high priority for the state; and the role of various development partners in financing Kerala's infrastructure plans.

Oct 16 2019

24mins

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DDR Explained: Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Afghanistan

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In this episode, Dan sits down with Dean Piedmont, Senior Advisor for Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) at Creative Associates, where Mr. Piedmont leads the charge in implementing DDR programs in various countries. Dan and Mr. Piedmont discuss the trends, challenges, and successes of past DDR programs, and how they can be redesigned for integration into Afghanistan. Their conversation touches on the critical role of stakeholders and builds a potential strategy for an Afghanistan program.

Oct 02 2019

25mins

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Why Migrants Risk It All

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In this episode, Dan is joined by Pablo Maldonado. Mr. Maldonado led a comprehensive study of unique factors that are driving migration from the Northern Triangle, including vicitmization, household income, and international relations. Much of the extensive data analysis is presented in Creative Associates International's report, "Saliendo Adelante: Why migrants risk it all," which Dan and Pablo will discuss. Pablo Maldonado is Chief Operating Officer of Creative Associates International, where he directs three program divisions including Education for Development, Communities in Transition, and Economic Growth. Mr. Maldonado also directs Creative's Business Development Division.

Sep 18 2019

24mins

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Incentivizing Reform: the MCC's Approach to Reducing Poverty

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In this episode, Dan sits down with Sean Cairncross, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As CEO, Mr. Cairncross leads the agency and provides strategic direction and vision as MCC fulfills its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth and advancing America’s interests around the globe. Dan and Mr. Cairncross discuss the recent MCC-Cote D’Ivoire compact, the addition of regional compacts, the MCC model, and beyond. They also analyze how the MCC integrates accountability and sustainability mechanisms into their agenda and how its threshold programs lead to successful country compacts.

Sep 04 2019

20mins

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Passionate Yet Neutral: A Conversation with the Swiss Ambassador to the U.S.

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In this episode Dan sits down with the Swiss Ambassador to the US, Martin Dahinden. Ambassador Dahinden began his diplomatic service in 1987, has headed many European oriented institutions such as the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining, and is currently exiting his position as Swiss Ambassador to the US. In this interview, our speakers overview the career of a successful diplomat, discuss Swiss neutrality and its purpose along with the role of Switzerland on the international stage, and teach us about the specificities and benefits of Swiss apprenticeships, and the importance of maintaining Swiss-US relationships.

Jul 12 2019

27mins

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