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Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.

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Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.

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Thoughtful and Original Commentary on Middle East

By Farah Pandith - Jun 24 2019
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A smart, engaging and important conversation with Paul Salem, the new head of the Middle East Institute. Want to understand the contours of the Iran situation or why the Muslim Brotherhood designation issue is more complex than what you usually hear? Tune in. Jim asks key questions about The Jared Peace Plan and Paul Salem responds with clarity and vital information. I enjoyed the podcast and so will you!

Perfect for the intellectually curious

By Daniel.a.h - May 23 2019
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I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these interesting and easily digestible podcasts. Jim has a great ability to ask thoughtful questions to our world’s leaders. Thank for continuing to put out great content and I enthusiastically await the next show.

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
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Thoughtful and Original Commentary on Middle East

By Farah Pandith - Jun 24 2019
Read more
A smart, engaging and important conversation with Paul Salem, the new head of the Middle East Institute. Want to understand the contours of the Iran situation or why the Muslim Brotherhood designation issue is more complex than what you usually hear? Tune in. Jim asks key questions about The Jared Peace Plan and Paul Salem responds with clarity and vital information. I enjoyed the podcast and so will you!

Perfect for the intellectually curious

By Daniel.a.h - May 23 2019
Read more
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these interesting and easily digestible podcasts. Jim has a great ability to ask thoughtful questions to our world’s leaders. Thank for continuing to put out great content and I enthusiastically await the next show.
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Global I.Q. with Jim Falk

Latest release on Dec 13, 2019

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Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.

Rank #1: Dr. Ben Carson

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Recorded on May 28, 2015. After an early breakfast with the Council, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson talks to Jim Falk about his plans to tackle ISIS and solve foreign policy crises worldwide.

Jul 27 2016

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Rank #2: Call Sign Chaos, feat. Jim Mattis

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Jim Mattis, a retired United States Marine Corps general and 26th United States Secretary of Defense, shares leadership lessons he learned on the battlefield.

Sep 26 2019

53mins

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Rank #3: General David Petraeus (US Army, Retired)

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General David Petraeus (US Army, Retired) by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Oct 04 2016

12mins

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Rank #4: Saudi America, feat. Bethany McClean

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Global I.Q. Minute explores global oil markets with Bethany McClean, author of “Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World."

Dec 03 2018

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Rank #5: Author and CNN Legal Analyst, Jeffrey Toobin

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Released August 23, 2016. Council President and CEO Jim Falk sat down with Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and author of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, to discuss the legacy of the Patty Hearst case, along with its connection to modern-day terrorism. Jeffrey Toobin also weighs in on the hotly contested Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland.

Aug 29 2016

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Rank #6: Dr. Robert Gates - Secretary of Defense (2006 - 2011) - Part 1

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Dr. Robert Gates joined the World Affairs Council to celebrate education and sat for a Global IQ Minute Interview with Council President Jim Falk. Our two-part Global IQ opens with a brief praise of education by Dr. Gates, whose career includes service as Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. He then delves into such topics as Rex Tillerson’s challenges as Secretary of State, the American relationship with Russia and his advice for President Trump.

Feb 17 2017

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Rank #7: Elliot Ackerman - Author/Journalist

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This Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk focuses on a novelist, his inspiration and his goals. Istanbul-based writer Elliot Ackerman, a U.S. Marine with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, has lived a life that has led him to what he calls an "improbable friendship, " an opportunity for understanding that helps him "trace the emotional topography" of "complex geopolitical events."

Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk is sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mar 01 2017

9mins

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Rank #8: Crossfire Hurricane, feat. Josh Campbell

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Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Josh Campbell talks to Jim Falk about his role in the investigation that led to the Mueller report.

Oct 17 2019

15mins

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Rank #9: Daring to Drive, feat. Manal al-Sharif

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In this fascinating Greenberg Traurig Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk, Manal al-Sharif, the charismatic human rights leader and author of Daring To Drive, discusses not only “driving while female” but also the Islamic “male guardian” system that controls female lives in Saudi Arabia. She says the oppression mirrors the cultural attitudes that launched the American Civil Rights Movement. And, she sees changes coming in the Kingdom.

Jun 22 2017

10mins

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Rank #10: Ireland, Brexit, and the European Union, feat. Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

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The Irish Ambassador to the U.S., Daniel Mulhall, delves into the issues of major economic, social, and demographic changes that Ireland has recently experienced, as well as the impacts these changes will likely have on Irish domestic and foreign policy in the future.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #11: Leaders: Myth & Reality, feat. Stanley McChrystal

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General Stanley McChrystal joins Jim Falk to discuss historical leaders and the lessons we can learn from them.
Music: Siesta by Jahzzar

Jan 15 2019

12mins

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Rank #12: Fascism: A Warning, feat. Madeleine Albright

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Madeleine Albright shares her insight on the current state of American politics, its place in the greater historical context, and what we can learn from it.

Mar 06 2019

21mins

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Rank #13: The Economist's Tom Wainwright

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Released Feb. 29, 2016. Council President and CEO Jim Falk had a chance to sit down with our February 29 speaker, Tom Wainwright, who is The Economist’s Britain Editor and the author of "Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel." The book explores the business side rather than criminal angles in the worlds of drug cartels.

Jul 27 2016

12mins

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Rank #14: Parag Khanna, Best-Selling Author

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Parag Khanna, Best-Selling Author by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Nov 07 2016

10mins

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Rank #15: Statecraft and the World Order, feat. Charles Edel

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How does America fit within the larger historical narrative of the rise and fall of world powers? Dr. Charles Edel, a senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, draws on Greek history to caution Americans against forgetting the violence and tragedy of our past and expands upon the need to overcome our nation’s collective amnesia of tragic events in order to sustain a lasting peace.

Mar 21 2019

11mins

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Rank #16: How to Catch a Spy, with Jim Olson

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After 30 years of chasing Soviet KGB secrets and jumping out of moving cars for the CIA, Jim Olson now shares his adventures with the world through his books. Olson was Directorate of Operations during his time at the CIA and mostly served overseas in clandestine operations. Currently a professor of practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, he is also the author of “Fair Play: the Moral Dilemma of Spying.”

In his new book “To Catch a Spy,” Olson offers the American people a warning that our response to foreign espionage needs to be stronger and a guide for how our country can protect its national security and trade secrets.

Sep 05 2019

15mins

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Rank #17: Politics Today: A Battle of Contempt & Gratitude, feat. Arthur Brooks

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American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks delves into how gratitude can bridge the increasing gap in American society caused by contempt.

Apr 24 2019

12mins

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Rank #18: War in the Cyber Age, feat. David Sanger

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The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of two books, David Sanger, offers insider analysis on foreign policy, national security, and cyber warfare .

Sep 21 2018

14mins

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Rank #19: Churchill: Walking with Destiny, feat. Andrew Roberts

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Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts delves into the life and times of one of the most recognizable personalities of WWII, Winston Churchill.

Apr 03 2019

12mins

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Rank #20: The Senkaku Paradox, feat. Michael O'Hanlon

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Could the next World War be started over a bunch of uninhabited islands? The Brookings Institution’s Michael O'Hanlon discusses the growing geopolitical impact of trigger points in “The Senkaku Paradox.”

Oct 08 2019

15mins

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Life Undercover, feat. Amaryllis Fox

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Amaryllis Fox, a former clandestine officer recruited by the CIA for an algorithm she developed to predict terrorist activity, shares her experiences while deep undercover.

Global I.Q. will return on January 29, 2020.

Dec 13 2019

14mins

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Samantha Power, 28th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

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Samantha Power, the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013 to 2017), discusses her experiences promoting international diplomacy while serving with President Barack Obama.

Recorded live on November 18, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

Nov 19 2019

32mins

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The Chosin Few, feat. Hampton Sides

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Historian Hampton Sides delves into the epic autumn 1950 battle at “Frozen Chosin,” where thousands perished when Chinese troops trapped UN and U.S. troops near the Chinese border in North Korea.

Nov 13 2019

18mins

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Stealth War, feat. Robert Spalding

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Brigadier General Robert Spalding discusses the growing power of China in “Stealth War.”

Nov 06 2019

18mins

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Disinformation Wars, feat. Richard Stengel

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Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time Magazine (2006-2013) and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs(2013-2016), discusses the finer point of the global battle against disinformation.

Oct 30 2019

16mins

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Choices to End the Cold War, feat. Philip Zelikow

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The legacy of the Cold War still has a lasting effect on diplomacy today. Philip Zelikow, co-author of “To Build a Better World” with Condoleezza Rice, discusses pivotal events that ultimately led to global peace.

Oct 24 2019

16mins

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Crossfire Hurricane, feat. Josh Campbell

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Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Josh Campbell talks to Jim Falk about his role in the investigation that led to the Mueller report.

Oct 17 2019

15mins

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The Senkaku Paradox, feat. Michael O'Hanlon

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Could the next World War be started over a bunch of uninhabited islands? The Brookings Institution’s Michael O'Hanlon discusses the growing geopolitical impact of trigger points in “The Senkaku Paradox.”

Oct 08 2019

15mins

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Declassified, feat. Lea Carpenter

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The intelligence community is deeply invested in shades of truth and untruth, the known and the unknown. It has inspired generations of writers and moviemakers and we can’t seem to get enough details about this ancient art.

Lea Carpenter is the author of “Red, White and Blue” and “Eleven Days.” She is a contributing editor at Esquire and wrote the screenplay for Mile 22, a film about the CIA’s Special Activities Division.

Oct 02 2019

13mins

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Call Sign Chaos, feat. Jim Mattis

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Jim Mattis, a retired United States Marine Corps general and 26th United States Secretary of Defense, shares leadership lessons he learned on the battlefield.

Sep 26 2019

53mins

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The Matriarch: Barbara Bush, feat. Susan Page

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American journalist and biographer Susan Page discusses Barbara Bush’s never-before-seen private diaries. What role did she play in advising her husband and son during their presidencies? Which other First Lady did Barbara butt heads with?

Sep 20 2019

16mins

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Senator Ted Cruz

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Senator Ted Cruz discusses American foreign policy and lends listeners as little of his in-depth knowledge of the Constitution.

Sep 11 2019

12mins

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How to Catch a Spy, with Jim Olson

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After 30 years of chasing Soviet KGB secrets and jumping out of moving cars for the CIA, Jim Olson now shares his adventures with the world through his books. Olson was Directorate of Operations during his time at the CIA and mostly served overseas in clandestine operations. Currently a professor of practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, he is also the author of “Fair Play: the Moral Dilemma of Spying.”

In his new book “To Catch a Spy,” Olson offers the American people a warning that our response to foreign espionage needs to be stronger and a guide for how our country can protect its national security and trade secrets.

Sep 05 2019

15mins

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The Moscow Rules, feat. Jonna Mendez

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Former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez talks about the exciting tactics used by American agents in Moscow during the height of the Cold War.

Jun 24 2019

15mins

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Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan, feat. Katherine Brown

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President of Global Ties U.S. and author of "Your Country, Our War: The Press And Diplomacy in Afghanistan," Katherine Brown discusses the power of the U.S. News Media to engage in informal diplomacy through their reporting.

Jun 12 2019

13mins

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How We Win: Combatting Violent Extremism in a New Way, feat. Farah Pandith

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Farah Pandith, a world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, draws on her visits to eighty countries, interviews with experts in a number of fields, and her experience in the Bush and Obama administrations as the world’s leading expert on countering violent extremism to explain her theory on how to inoculate communities against extremist ideologies.

Jun 07 2019

17mins

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From Chaos to Cooperation, feat. Paul Salem

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President of the Middle East Institute, Paul Salem, discusses political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East, with a special focus on recent changes in the U.S.- Iran relationship.

May 30 2019

15mins

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The Art of Getting Things Done, feat. Allan Stam

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Allan Stam, the Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, discusses his research on historical leaders and the trends they follow.

May 22 2019

15mins

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Press Pass: All Access to the White House; feat. Major Garrett

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CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett discusses fundamental changes in journalism as the result of recent administration changes, and what he believes the future has in the store for the ever-evolving profession.

May 10 2019

15mins

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Withdrawal: What is our Word Worth? feat. Jeremi Suri

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UT Austin's Jeremi Suri discusses the long-term ramifications of U.S. withdrawal from international treaties and agreements.

May 06 2019

11mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Thoughtful and Original Commentary on Middle East

By Farah Pandith - Jun 24 2019
Read more
A smart, engaging and important conversation with Paul Salem, the new head of the Middle East Institute. Want to understand the contours of the Iran situation or why the Muslim Brotherhood designation issue is more complex than what you usually hear? Tune in. Jim asks key questions about The Jared Peace Plan and Paul Salem responds with clarity and vital information. I enjoyed the podcast and so will you!

Perfect for the intellectually curious

By Daniel.a.h - May 23 2019
Read more
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these interesting and easily digestible podcasts. Jim has a great ability to ask thoughtful questions to our world’s leaders. Thank for continuing to put out great content and I enthusiastically await the next show.