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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.Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

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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.Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

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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.

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26 Ratings
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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
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

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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.Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

Rank #1: 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

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Rank #2: American National Security in an Age of Lies, feat. Michael Hayden

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General Michael V. Hayden, the Former Director of the CIA and former director of the NSA, delves into “American National Security in an Age of Lies” in a special episode of Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk.

Jul 02 2018

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Garrett Graff, Author

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From the Cold War to Twitter? Journalist/author Garrett M. Graff laughs when he describes his latest book as "light reading." In this Global I.Q. Interview with Jim Falk, Graff explains the U.S. Government's Secret Plan To Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. He also addresses his current newsmaker connection: Robert Mueller, head of the team investigating "Russian meddling." There is even a trendy ‘covfefe’ moment!

Jun 01 2017

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Rank #5: 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 #6: His Excellency Armando Varricchio

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His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, joins Jim Falk to discuss the recent Italian general election, the future of the U.S.-Italy trade relationship and much more.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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

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Rank #9: Graeme Wood, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

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In this Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk, the journalist/author Graeme Wood sees the "big contradictory religion" of Islam as having the potential to be "a faith of either war or peace." He says there was a time when "it might have been possible" to keep ISIS from having "the space that they had to develop." He also addresses the question, "Is ISIS on the run?" And what is the U.S. role?

Apr 27 2017

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Rank #10: 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

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Rank #11: How India is Making Its Place in the World, feat. Alyssa Ayres

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Boasting a robust economy, technical excellence, and growing military prowess, India is poised to exert significant influence on everything from global trade and climate change to clean energy and worker mobility. It’s been a long road, and one marked by daunting challenges—extreme poverty, sparse infrastructure and widespread discrimination among India’s diverse population.

Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, reveals just what’s at stake for the nation as she discusses her new book—Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World.

Feb 22 2018

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Rank #12: 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

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Rank #13: 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

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Rank #14: 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

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Rank #15: 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

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Rank #16: Yemeni Human Rights Crisis, feat. Mohammed Al Samawi

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Peace activist Mohammed Al Samawi joins us to recount his daring escape from Al Qaeda in Yemen with the help of a small group of strangers on Facebook. Through the personal story of this "Global Ambassador for Peace," learn about the history of Yemen, the complexity of interfaith issues, and the ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East.

Sep 26 2018

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Rank #17: 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

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Jose Antonio Meade

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Recorded on July 10, 2015. Jim Falk talks to Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the honorable Jose Antonio Meade, about the unique partnership between Mexico and Texas and the opportunities for growth between the neighbors.

Jul 27 2016

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Rank #20: Insights on Iran, feat. Thomas Pickering

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Thomas Pickering - an esteemed diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, El Salvador, Israel, Nigeria, and Jordan - shares his views on consistent diplomatic engagement and the best way to approach Iran in the wake of the dissolution of the nuclear arms agreement.

Mar 28 2019

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True Crimes And Misdemeanors With Jeffrey Toobin

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Aug 13 2020

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Believers: Love and Death in Tehran

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Aug 10 2020

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Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care? feat. Ezekiel Emanuel

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Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., an Obama Administration healthcare advisor and one of the architects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, gives the United States’ health system failing grades as he compares it to the healthcare systems of Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Taiwan and China. Join Jim Falk's conversation with Dr. Emmanuel.

Aug 05 2020

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The Order, feat. Daniel Silva

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Fans of Daniel Silva have been eagerly awaiting the release of his twentieth Gabriel Allon thriller. “The Order” is a spellbinding novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

Jul 29 2020

33mins

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The World With Richard Haas

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Jul 22 2020

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Hong Kong, feat. Cynthia Watson

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Dr. Cynthia A. Watson, Dean of Faculty & Academic Programs at the National War College, discusses the changing dynamics of geopolitical power as Hong Kong returns to Chinese sovereignty.

Jul 15 2020

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Dark Mirror, feat. Barton Gellman

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Barton Gellman was one of three people who received the explosive archives of highly classified National Security Agency files revealing the extent of the agency’s global surveillance apparatus from Edward Snowden. This Washington Post veteran investigative reporter’s book “Dark Mirror” is not only the story of government overreach into private lives, but also a fascinating look into the life of Snowden and the byzantine world of investigative journalism. In spying and investigative journalism, no one can be fully trusted – including Snowden.

Barton Gellman, a staff writer at The Atlantic, spent 21 years at the Washington Post, where he held positions as legal, diplomatic, military and Middle East correspondent. He wrote the best-selling “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency.” Gellman has won three Pulitzer Prizes: the 2014 Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden, the 2008 Prize for National Reporting for a series on Vice President Dick Cheney, and the 2002 Prize for National Reporting for his Post team’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. Other professional honors include two George Polk Awards, two Overseas Press Club awards, two Emmy awards for a PBS Frontline documentary and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and earned a master’s degree in politics at University College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

Jul 08 2020

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Exercise of Power, feat. Dr. Robert M. Gates

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Dr. Robert M. Gates brings his decades of observation and participation guarding the security of the nation to a fresh examination of the exercise and limitations of American power. Gates recently wrote in Foreign Affairs that “Most Americans want their country to stand for something beyond just military strength and economic success. They want it to be seen admiringly by others as the world’s strongest advocate for liberty.” He believes that a restructured and strengthened State Department would enable the U.S. to accept the burden of global leadership, in a manner that reduces risk for the nation. Kirkus Reviews said of Gates’ new book, “It’s refreshing to see a secretary of defense call for the use of the military as a choice of last resort.”

Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the CIA before being appointed director of the agency. A member of the National Security Council staff in four administrations, he served eight presidents of both political parties. He was president of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006, served as national president of the Boy Scouts of America and is currently chancellor of the College of William & Mary. In 2018, he became chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships. He is the author of “Duty,” “A Passion for Leadership,” and his newest book is “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World.”

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

Jul 01 2020

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Putting People First, feat. Tom Peters

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Tom Peters has been a passionate advocate of “putting people first” for decades, and it’s never been more important than in this age of pandemic. Peters says, “Leaders understand the power of relationships,” but now we must struggle to effectively engage within the limits of social distancing and virtual conference rooms. Peters believes that the only way that leaders can navigate through crises is “to deal with people compassionately.” Our Global Forum will hear the ideas of one of the bestselling business authors of all time in a not-to-be-missed program.

Tom Peters’ 17 books have sold more than ten million copies, beginning with “In Search of Excellence.” He is a civil engineering graduate of Cornell and he earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in business at Stanford. Peters was a partner at McKinsey & Co. before founding The Tom Peters Company in 1981. He is a sought-after expert on management and leadership.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

Jun 24 2020

32mins

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The Last Trial, feat. Scott Turow

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In New York Times bestselling author Scott Turow's latest novel, The Last Trial, two formidable men collide: a celebrated criminal defense lawyer at the end of his career and his lifelong friend, a renowned doctor accused of murder. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense — and questions how we measure a life.

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

Jun 19 2020

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Israeli Leadership: Lessons from the Past for the Present, feat. Dennis Ross

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Five U.S. presidents have depended on Ambassador Dennis Ross to shape U.S. policy and relationships in the Middle East, and for twelve years he played a leading role in the many attempts to bring a settlement to the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Ross is the author of several influential books about the region and his experiences, including “The Missing Peace” and “Doomed to Succeed.” In his latest book, he takes a look back at Israel’s founding founders Ben-Gurion, Begin, Rabin and Sharon, suggesting that today’s political leaders might draw on the lessons of the past to steer Israel safely forward. Among the questions and topics to be discussed will be stability of the emergency government forged between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz and what it means for each leader’s political future; whether the two-state solution – to which Ross devoted much of his career – is a distant memory; and how are Israel’s growing economic and political ties with Gulf countries reshaping the politics of the region?

Ambassador Dennis Ross’ is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow Counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His last diplomatic assignment was as President Obama’s Special Assistant and National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region. Ross is a scholar and a diplomat with decades of experience in Soviet and Middle East policy. He is a 1970 graduate of UCLA.

Jun 10 2020

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Front Row at the Trump Show, feat. Jonathan Karl

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Jonathan Karl was a cub reporter when he first met Donald Trump in 1994. “I knew that I could call him from that point on whenever I wanted to and he would be accessible and willing to play along and loved to be in the mix,” Karl says. He has reported from the White House under four presidents and logged more airtime than any other network reporter during President Trump’s first two years. “Front Row at the Trump Show” is Karl’s story about his often-contentious relationship with the 45th president and the view from one of history’s front row seats.

Jonathan Karl is ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” He is also the President of the White House Correspondents' Association. In his 15 years in Washington, Karl has won prestigious awards for his coverage of U.S. politics, foreign policy and the military for ABC and CNN. He spent his early career at the New Republic and the New York Post. Karl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

Jun 04 2020

31mins

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Putin’s World, feat. Angela Stent

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The oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has plunged energy markets into a freefall, threatening U.S. energy independence as many domestic producers are faced with bankruptcy. Is this another calculated challenge against the U.S. by Vladimir Putin? The guile and aggression of the Russian president has “resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with,” says foreign policy expert Angela Stent, author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest.” Stent examines how Russian history formed this mercurial leader in what Kirkus Reviews calls “a compelling historico-psychological work.”

Angela Stent is a former national intelligence officer and current director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is a Brookings Institution senior fellow and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Cold War Studies and the World Policy Journal. In addition to service on the National Intelligence Council and at the U.S. Department of State, Stent was a member of the senior advisory council for NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University, her MS from the London School of Economics, and her master’s degree and doctorate from Harvard University.

May 27 2020

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The End of October, feat. Lawrence Wright

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When he began writing “The End of October,” a medical thriller about a deadly virus that sweeps across the world after coming to life in a refugee camp in India, The New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright says, “I thought it might happen one day but I didn’t think it would happen today… As I read the papers and watch the news, I have that same unsettled sensation of revisiting scenes that I have already written.” The events depicted in “The End of October” were meant to serve as a cautionary tale. But real life doesn't always wait for warnings.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

May 20 2020

32mins

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Economic Dignity, feat. Gene Sperling

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Gene Sperling, economic advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, discusses how COVID-19 shows that his theory of 'Economic Dignity' - judging an economy by its ability to maximize the happiness and fulfillment of all workers - is needed now.

May 12 2020

27mins

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Asia & the U.S. in a Post-Pandemic World , feat. Parag Khanna

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What will happen after the COVID-19 nightmare ends? What has it revealed about the risks and rewards of global dependency? If globalization is replaced by regionalism and nationalism, how will the U.S.’s relationship with Asia change? What will supply chains look like? Will automation accelerate as a corporate defense against the effects of pandemics on the labor force? Leading global strategy advisor Parag Khanna, bestselling author of “The Future is Asian,” has a conversation with Jim Falk about the “Asian century” in a post-pandemic world.

Parag Khanna is founder and managing partner of the global strategic advisory firm FutureMap. His career spans service at the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, New America Foundation and the National University of Singapore. Khanna is the bestselling author of six books including “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century” and “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization.” He earned his BS in international affairs and MA in security studies from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics. Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” and has been honored as a “Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.”

May 06 2020

29mins

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Energy, the Economy and the Coronavirus, feat. Kenneth A. Hersh (McCuistion Program)

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KERA’s “McCuistion” show co-hosts Dennis McCuistion and Jim Falk interview Ken Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former Chairman and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on energy and the economy.

Global I.Q. is sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

Apr 28 2020

24mins

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India's Response to COVID-19, feat. Milan Vaishnav

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Milan Vaishnav, senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the effect of COVID-19 on the indian economy and political system.

Apr 22 2020

18mins

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In Pursuit of Disobedient Women, feat. Dionne Searcey

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Dionne Searcey, author of “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women,” was the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times from 2015 to 2019, winning the Michael Kelly Award for courage in international reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for international reporting for her coverage of Boko Haram. She reported on the American economy for The Times and was an investigative reporter and national legal correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

Apr 15 2020

26mins

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The Storm Before the Calm, feat. George Friedman

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George Friedman, bestselling author and founder of the respected Geopolitical Futures, a political risk advisory firm, has a unique ability to draw on historical trends to forecast the future. Friedman speaks about his new book, “The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.”

Purchase the book from Interabang » https://www.interabangbooks.com/book/9780385540490

Apr 08 2020

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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.