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Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
Rank #1: Can the West Fight ISIS Without Forgetting About Assad?. 2015 Global Thinkers Abdalaziz Alhamza and Hussam Alissa, co-founders of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, explain how they expose — and evade — atrocities in Syria.
Rank #2: What a Genocide 100 Years Ago Reveals About the War in Syria Today. 2015 Global Thinkers Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian, and Vahagn Thomasian discuss how the world hasn’t changed since the slaughter of their Armenian ancestors.
Rank #1: Stephen Kotkin on Putin's Rise. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vaunted “stability” has turned into spoliation. The methods he used to fix the corrupt, dysfunctional post-Soviet state have produced yet another corrupt, dysfunctional state—and unfortunately, there is no end to it in sight. Princeton University Professor Stephen Kotkin discusses his recent article, "The Resistible Rise of Vladimir Putin," with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.
Rank #2: Foreign Affairs Focus on Books: Keith Gessen on Russia's Soviet Legacy. "All countries struggle to square their histories with their self-images," writes Keith Gessen in the July/August 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs, "but over the past two decades, Russia has found the history of the Soviet era especially vexing and difficult to accommodate." Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of Foreign Affairs, sat down with Gessen, co-editor of n+1, to discuss how Russia is grappling with its Soviet legacy today. Original video interview published on July 1, 2014. www.ForeignAffairs.com
Rank #1: Council Special Report: Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem. Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill’s Council Special Report Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem takes a step back from the feverish media temperature associated with coverage of Donald J. Trump’s first two years in office and offers a detailed analytical look at the president’s foreign policies—from his heavily scrutinized approaches to NATO and European security and rising Chinese power to his stances on North Korea, Afghanistan, and Venezuela. Blackwill grades Trump not on whether the president gets what he wants, but on whether his policies successfully promote U.S. national interests.
Rank #2: A National Intelligence Strategy for the New Technology Age. Panelists discuss the advanced threats facing intelligence agencies posed by breakthrough technologies, and how the intelligence community should adapt to sustain a strategic advantage in a rapidly changing technological era.
Rank #1: The Attack on Saudi Arabia. In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's prescient and relevant report, "Iran’s Threat to Saudi Critical Infrastructure." Download the full transcript here.
Rank #2: Edge of a New Epoch. In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
Rank #1: Russia, Ukraine, and the Orthodox Church. Cyril Hovorun and Adrian Karatnycky discuss Russia, Ukraine, and the geopolitical implications of the current Orthodox Church crisis.
Rank #2: Religious Persecution in China. Sophie Richardson discusses religious persecution in China.
Rank #1: Book Launch: A Covert Action. Listen as Seth G. Jones has revealed the little-known story of the CIA’s subsequent operations in Poland, which produced a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. While the Soviet-backed Polish government worked to crush a budding liberal opposition movement, the CIA began a sophisticated intelligence campaign, code-named QRHELPFUL, that supported dissident groups. The most powerful of these groups was Solidarity, a trade union that swelled to a membership of ten million and became one of the first legitimate anti-Communist opposition movements in Eastern Europe. With President Reagan’s support, the CIA provided money that helped Solidarity print newspapers, broadcast radio programs, and conduct a wide-ranging information warfare campaign against the Soviet-backed government. QRHELPFUL proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.
Rank #2: A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications. Listen as the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS holds a discussion on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally. Over one million Uyghurs and Muslims from other ethnic minority groups have been detained by the Chinese government and sent to “re-education” internment camps. Sources indicate that detainees are psychologically and physically abused. Uyghurs outside the camps in Xinjiang are also not free, as they are kept under constant surveillance, often using advanced technology. The Chinese government is increasingly testing this technology in Xinjiang and exporting it nationally and globally, with concerning implications for democracy and human rights. This event will focus on how this surveillance technology is being used and disseminated across the globe, which poses a risk of great harm to human rights and democracy, particularly if deployed without adequate safeguards.
Rank #1: “Of Georgian Food, Culture, and Tradition” - Russian Roulette Episode #49. In a delectable special edition of Russian Roulette, Olya and Jeff welcome Jonathan Nelms and welcome back Mamuka Tsereteli. Jonathan, along with his wife, Laura Nelms, is a co-founder of Supra, Washington, DC’s first Georgian restaurant. Mamuka is a senior fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Principal at Georgian Wine House, a DC-based Georgian wine importer. They discuss how Jonathan fell in love with Georgian food and the process that led him to open a restaurant, and walk through Supra’s menu, all the while reflecting on how Georgian food is evolving as it finds a home in new parts of the world. In part two of the episode, they sample some Georgian specialties and chew on a few additional topics related to Georgian cuisine, including adaptation of methods and ingredients, wine, and beverages.If you find yourself in DC, we highly encourage you to pay a visit to Supra. You’ll surely leave a more happy and enlightened person. Check out their website and book a reservation, here: https://www.supradc.com/. A burning desire to drink more Georgian wine may result from your trip to Supra. Luckily, we know just the guy. You can view Mamuka’s bio, here, https://www.silkroadstudies.org/staff/item/13047-mamuka-tsereteli.html, and peruse the excellent selection of Georgian wines offered by Georgian Wine House, here, http://www.georgianwinehouse.com/.If you’re in New York, the Georgian restaurant Olya mentions having recently enjoyed is Marani. http://www.maraninyc.comAnd here are some photos of Supra’s food, for your viewing pleasure and gastronomic inspiration. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yddazd62xnld4xo/AAChWy5gjFQ4kKx_iQXhsgL1a?dl=0 As always, keep sending us mailbag questions! If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast, send it to us! Email email@example.com and put “Russian Roulette” in the subject line. And, if you have one, include your Twitter handle, so we can notify you publicly when we answer your question (or, if you don’t want us to, tell us that). We look forward to hearing from you.
Rank #2: Of Radicalization and Secularization and Uzbekistan – Russian Roulette Episode #44. In another excellent episode of Russian Roulette, Jeff welcomes back Alisher Siddique, the head of RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, to discuss the recent terrorist attack in NYC, which was carried out by an Uzbek citizen, and Uzbeks’ reactions to the attack—both in Uzbekistan and abroad. They also discuss the changing political and social environment in Uzbekistan, and the possibility of an Uzbek perestroika. To learn more about Alisher and the work he does, check out the RFE/RL Uzbek Service (Radio Ozodlik) webpage: https://www.rferl.org/author/92206.html. As always, keep sending us mailbag questions! If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast, send it to us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Russian Roulette” in the subject line. And, if you have one, include your Twitter handle, so we can notify you publicly when we answer your question (or, if you don’t want us to, tell us that). We look forward to hearing from you.
Rank #1: Mexico’s Drug Cartels. We’ve heard a lot about the drug wars in Mexico. We’ve even become familiar with the cartels that wage them- their names, territories and sagas given ample play in US media. But how much do we know about what drives the violence and keeps it aflame? In what ways are the cartels able to innovate... The post Mexico’s Drug Cartels appeared first on Matters of State - International Relations Podcast.
Rank #2: Foreign Policy of Pope Francis. What has made Pope Francis such a dynamic international figure who has captivated Catholic and non-Catholic audiences worldwide? In this episode, we explore key events that have shaped Pope Francis’ foreign policy. Papal Election The Papal conclave elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio on February 28, 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Bergoglio (who took the... The post Foreign Policy of Pope Francis appeared first on Matters of State - International Relations Podcast.
Rank #1: Should We Fear Russia?. In this latest book, Dmitri Trenin, the longtime director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, explains why the Cold War analogy is misleading. Relations between the West and Russia are certainly bad and dangerous but, he argues, they are bad and dangerous in new ways. Trenin outlines the crucial differences, which make the current rivalry between Russia, the EU, and the United States more fluid and unpredictable. By unpacking the dynamics of this increasingly strained relationship, Trenin makes the case for handling Russia with pragmatism and care and cautions against simply giving into fear.
Rank #2: The Evolution of the Nuclear Order: A Global Perspective (full audio). Tensions in the global nuclear order are rising. The new Carnegie report Perspectives on the Evolving Nuclear Order asks what role ‘middle ground,’ or emerging, nuclear states will play in the global debate on these issues. Debak Das, Mariana Nascimento Plum, and Tong Zhao discuss Indian, Brazilian, and Chinese views on the nuclear order. Carnegie’s Toby Dalton moderates. Immediately following, Adam Scheinman comments on themes presented in the first panel in the context of his experience leading the U.S. delegation to the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. Carnegie’s Togzhan Kassenova moderates.
Rank #1: Trump and the crumbling of the US-led world order. In this episode, Robert Kagan, author of the forthcoming "The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World," and Thomas Wright, author of "All Measure Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power," discuss with guest host Will Moreland how the success of the post-World War II international order left it vulnerable to internal complacency and external pressure from authoritarian regimes. They explain how at the same time, Trump's longstanding disdain for global commitments finally found audience with an American public who have forgotten why the U.S. originally engaged in the system of international alliances and institutions designed to defuse the great power conflicts that led to two world wars. Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2O3eIUe With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support. Send feedback email to email@example.com, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #2: The rise of the right: Right-wing populism in the U.S. and Europe. “I locate the common roots of the rise of right-wing populism in globalization and technological change. You have a lot of people in Europe and the United States displaced, in the sense that they had decent standards of living and could count on that happening for their children...but that is in danger now” -- E.J. Dionne, Jr. “In my own country, Germany, the increasing amount of aggression and hate related to refugees, coming particularly from Eastern Germany, suggests that we underestimate the degree to which some people were taken along with reunification and globalization and some have felt stranded, not receiving some of the benefits of the last twenty or thirty years.” – Constanze Stelzenmüller In this episode of “Intersections,” scholars Constanze Stelzenmüller, the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and E.J. Dionne, Jr., a senior fellow in Governance Studies discuss how economic grievances and political fragmentation are fueling the rise of right-wing political movements in the United States and Europe. Show Notes Why the right went wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and beyond. A Donald for all of us—how right-wing populism is upending politics on both sides of the Atlantic With thanks to audio engineer and producer Zack Kulzer, Carisa Nietsche, Sara Abdel-Rahim, Eric Abalahin, Fred Dews and Richard Fawal. Subscribe to Intersections on iTunes, and send feedback email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #1: I Started My Career as a Journalist Covering John Bolton. Here is What I have Learned (special episode). I got my start in journalism covering John Bolton when he was the US Ambassador to the United Nations. At the time, I was a reporter for the political monthly The American Prospect. I sometimes quip that I owe my career to Bolton because covering his time at the UN was my entry point into covering the United Nations more broadly. My reporting at the time culminated in a cover story that was published in January 2006 that detailed Bolton's tenure thus far at the UN and broke a few scoops about his conduct. In this special episode of the podcast I am going to share a few anecdotes from my reporting at the time that might shed some light on how he will conduct himself as the National Security Advisor to Donald Trump. I’ll also survey some key issues around the world, including North Korea, Iran, Trans-Atlantic Relations and the United Nations to see what Bolton’s past interactions with these issues might suggest for the future of US policy. I’ll also explain the position of National Security Advisor to help you understand where, exactly, Bolton will fit in in the bureaucratic politics of US foreign policy making. That this is a different kind of Global Dispatches episode. This podcast is typically an interview-based show in which I have conversations with experts about topical issues, or I have longer discussions with people who have had interesting careers in foreign policy. In these conversations, I’ll occasionally interject my own views. But for the most the other person is talking. But this time around, I am something of the expert. And I think other people see me as such, based on my past reporting. I was on BBC’s Nightly News program last Friday after the news about Bolton broke. And I also had a piece up on The Daily Beast. So this episode is just me talking. Links: Become a premium subscriber Leave a review! My Iran Deal episode with Spencer Ackerman My Daily Beast piece on Bolton
Rank #2: A Crisis in Cameroon is Getting Worse. There is an escalating humanitarian crisis in Cameroon where more than half a million people have been displaced by conflict. This conflict erupted in earnest in late 2017 and early 2018 in a series of attacks and reprisals between Anglophone separatists and the French dominated government. In international affairs circles, this is known as the "Anglophone Crisis" in Cameroon. As my guest today, Jan Egeland says, when hundreds of thousands of civilians are displaced, it usually sets off international alarm bells. But this is not the case with Cameroon. There is virtually no international mediation, very little media attention, and the humanitarian response has been woefully inadequate. Jan Egeland is the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, a large humanitarian relief organization. He has spent his career in humanitarian affairs, including serving as an under secretary general of the United Nations and as a humanitarian relief advisor for the UN in Syria. He is one of the world's most high profile humanitarian relief experts and he is sounding the alarm on this crisis. He recently returned from a fact finding trip to the crisis affected regions of Cameroon and a few days after we recorded this conversation, he's briefing the Security Council on this humanitarian crisis. You can consider this conversation a preview and extended version of the message he'll be sending to the Security Council. This episode does a good job explaining what is driving this crisis. However, if you want a deeper explanation of the origins of the Anglophone crisis, I will point you to a podcast episode from January 2018, recorded just as this crisis was erupting, that goes more in depth into the historical roots of the anglophone crisis. Also, if you want to learn more about Jan Egeland himself, I'll point you to episode number 52 of Global Dispatches, from back in 2015 in which Jan Egeland discusses his life and career in more detail. Support the show. Become a Premium Subscriber. Unlock Rewards
Rank #1: After Election 2016. Brookings experts discuss Election 2016 and the transition ahead. David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, moderates a conversation with Stuart Butler, senior fellow in Economic Studies, John Hudak, senior fellow in Governance Studies and deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management, Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, and Bruce Riedel, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the Intelligence Project, on the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what to expect from President-elect Donald Trump. Special thanks to the event moderator, David Wessel, and the events team, Eric Bull, Adrianna Pita, and Camilo Ramirez. Additional thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Basseem Maleki, and Rebecca Viser. Subscribe to the Brookings Cafeteria on iTunes, listen in all the usual places, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. BCP is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #2: Charlottesville: One year later. In a special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria, four Brookings experts share their thoughts on the 2017 white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va. Their commentary includes analyses of race and extremism in America, the history of racism and how we commemorate history in our public spaces, and what public policy solutions we should consider moving forward. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #1: The Real Costs of Huawei Technology: A Conversation with James Lewis. This episode investigates the evolving political and economic circumstances surrounding Chinese telecommunications company Huawei and its attempts to integrate its technology in global markets. Our guest, Dr. James Lewis, explores the growing concerns in the US and some of its democratic allies about Huawei, as well as the decisions by countries like the UK to adopt Huawei technology. Dr. Lewis also discusses Huawei’s relationship with the Chinese government and the diplomatic fallout between Beijing and Washington over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Dr. James Lewis is a senior vice president and director of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His current research examines the effect of technology on warfare and how the Internet has changed politics.
Rank #2: Charting Progress in China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Conversation with Jonathan Hillman. This episode explores current developments in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the lead-up to the second Belt and Road Forum. Our guest, Mr. Jonathan Hillman, discusses the BRI’s current projects and financing, including recent backlash and scrutiny from partner countries. Mr. Hillman also details the approach the U.S. is taking toward the initiative in the face of recent agreements on the BRI between other democratic nations and China. Jonathan Hillman is a senior fellow with the Simon Chair in Political Economy and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at CSIS. His research focuses on the intersection of economics and foreign policy, including trade, globalization, economic statecraft, and China’s BRI. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as a policy adviser at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Rank #1: Undercurrents: Episode 13 - India's Billionaires, and Sexual Exploitation in the UN. Ben meets with James Crabtree and Champa Patel to discuss inequality, corruption and capitalism in modern India, and Ben and Agnes talk to Jane Connors, the first victims rights advocate for the UN, about a new strategy to combat sexual exploitation.
Rank #2: Computer Hacking: How Big is the Security Threat?. Our panel unpicks the concept of hacking, the nature of major hacks from the past few years and the various motivations behind the actions of those that hack.
Rank #1: Podcast: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia.
Rank #2: Podcast: The Dictator’s Dilemma: The Chinese Communist Party’s Strategy for Survival.