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NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
Bad Playstyle is a book club podcast. We all sit down and play the same game and hopefully you have too so you can be intellectually engaged with our discussion. We generally aim for shorter games that have a start to finish of six hours or less. Spoilers: The games we play for each episode will absolutely be spoiled and any others that come up in conversation can potentially be in the line of fire. Each episode's show notes will list all games mentioned. It is recommended that you check an ...
 
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Eric White is the creator and host of theEWpodcast. He doesn't podcast just to be a "sage on the stage" but to have valuable conversations with people who interest him and can bring value to a greater audience. He and I have that in common. Eric and I talk about his backstory-- including a bout of depression and recovery from it-- then discuss what…
 
Why you should watch: Gavin Oldham has spent a long career in the City promoting wider share ownership and more responsible capitalism - particularly focusing on young people from deprived communities, including children in care. He was a driving force behind child trust funds and behind PFEG. Having sold The Share Centre to Interactive Investor la…
 
Policies adopted by the People's Republic of China in Xinjiang since 2017 have garnered worldwide attention, as new technology has dramatically intensified methods of control and implicated China’s international trade, which includes a variety of products from Xinjiang and employs the labor of Xinjiang people. The Chinese Communist Party's new ethn…
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
Why you should watch: In 2019, Prof Dasgupta was commissioned by the Chancellor to prepare a report on biodiversity, and what we can do to reverse or ameliorate an alarming acceleration in biodiversity losses. The result was published in February: a 610 page volume, which goes far beyond any previous work in this crucial area. Its recommendations -…
 
Why you should watch: A couple of weeks ago, the long-awaited review of London's listing requirements by our former EU Commissioner, Lord (Jonathan) Hill, was published - to a generally positive reception from the Exchanges, the press and most independent commentators. The government now has to follow up on it - and on the recommendations of the Ka…
 
Honoring children-- that's Jeanine Fitzgerald's MO. In this interview, she explains what it takes to be a positive influence in the life of each child-- each person -- that she interacts with. Jeanine's child-first philosophy is evident in all of her work: Her book, "The Dance of Interaction"; her frequent keynote speeches (which she delivers inter…
 
Dr. Chad Bown discusses the trade deal and prospects for American trade policies toward China in the new administration in an interview conducted on March 10, 2021. In a February 8 report for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Dr. Chad Bown argues that the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal should be examined by the Biden administrati…
 
Zach speaks with Peter Gray about how American schools are failing kids, and how to reverse the tide! Peter Gray, Ph.D. is a research professor at Boston College, is author of: Free to Learn (Basic Books) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKX5BBG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th…
 
Why you should watch: This is not the CSFI's usual territory - but technology certainly is, and what one of the UK's senior financial figures feels about where technology is leading our children is genuinely important. Bob Wigley has spoken with hundreds of millennials and GenZers, and has produced a book which (IMHO) is pretty damn terrifying in t…
 
Why you should watch: Beijing has committed to reach peak emissions before 2030, to increase the role of non-fossil fuels from 15% to 20% of total energy use by 2025, and to net carbon neutrality by 2060. But, last year, it had three times more new coal-fired power capacity than the rest of the world combined. Are its commitments realistic? And why…
 
The February events in Myanmar have startled the world. While some countries quickly called the military takeover a coup, and U.S. President Joe Biden imposed sanctions to prevent the generals behind the coup from gaining access to funds in the United States, China has maintained a neutral position. Nonetheless, Myanmar’s unexpected political devel…
 
Why you should watch: Unemployment is a huge political and social issue. Do we measure it properly? Do we have the right policies in place to minimise it - and to help those most affected? And just who are most affected? It clearly hits the young (and their life chances) especially hard - as it does non-white Brits. But Covid-related unemployment h…
 
Why you should watch: Two years ago, a team led by Harvard's Jason Furman published a report, written for the UK government, entitled 'Unlocking Digital Competition'. It made a number of recommendations for changes to UK competition policy, most of which have been accepted - though not all have yet been implemented. In the meantime, Europe and the …
 
Today I spoke with my friend and fellow podcaster, Eric White. Eric is a deep thinker and a compassionate human-- skills he shares with the world via his podcast, "theEWpodcast". We talked about Eric's past traumas and how he uses those experiences and memories to build a meaningful life now and into the future. We also talked about his basis for p…
 
Arctic security and international relations expert Marc Lanteigne explores China's scientific, economic, and political interests in a rapidly changing region. Dr. Marc Lanteigne is an associate professor of political science at UiT - the Arctic University of Norway, and is the author and editor of several books, including Routledge Handbook of Arct…
 
Why you should watch: Gillian Tett's role at the FT is to identify issues before they break cover - and then to tackle them in a way that challenges the tenets of conventional finance. She made her name by spotting the warning signs of the GFC, and since then has broadened her field to cover management, ESG issues, tech and the political challenges…
 
Why you should watch: Two committed Blockchain enthusiasts/entrepreneurs go head-to-head with a sceptic from the FT, in a context provided by Switzerland's recent passage of a DLT Bill designed to permit introduction of DLT-based securities represented or issued on a Blockchain network. Switzerland is home to around 130 Blockchain/DLT startups in t…
 
Zach speaks with Damon L. Jacobs about harm reduction as it relates to vaping, drugs, PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention, and COVID-19. (DAMON'S BIO IS BELOW) - - - - - - - - - - **ABOUT DAMON L. JACOBS** Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a tireless HIV prevention advocate who focuses his…
 
Why you should watch: Forget the title... This is really three books: it covers the conflict between a dollar-based system and a multi-currency one, the link between 'unfettered' capital flows and financial instability, and the rising influence of China as the US withdraws. It is also, in part, an attack on 'financialisation' and a call for renewed…
 
Why you should watch: There is a new cast of characters in DC when it comes to financial regulation - from Yellen at the Treasury, to Gensler at the SEC, to Chopra at the CFPB. And there are important changes in the Senate, where Sherrod Brown will head the Banking Committee. Does this mean 'progressives' have won? Our panel is not convinced, but t…
 
An interview with Mohamed El-Erian: Biden, the Fed, the markets, Covid and the Middle East... Why you should watch: Mohamed El-Erian is someone who moves markets. What he says matters - and, at the moment, his main concern revolves around the commitment by central banks to be the buyer of last resort for securities that, arguably, they should not t…
 
Responding to domestic and international demand for seafood, China’s state-owned and private fishing enterprises have amassed the largest fleet of industrial long-distance ships in the world. Principal Investigator of Fisheries for Ecotrust Canada, Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, breaks down how and where the fleet operates, who it impacts, and what steps must…
 
A successful pandemic response helped reshape Taiwan’s image in 2020. Could a new U.S. administration further change the island’s prospects in 2021? Margaret Lewis explores the new year's possibilities for U.S.-Taiwan relations, as well as the key issues facing the Taiwan government’s domestic and global standing.…
 
Why you should watch: In 2014, Anne Boden decided that what the UK needed was a brand-new, tech-based, branchless bank that (a) would not carry the legacy of generations-old IT systems, (b) that would operate through one's phone, not through high-cost branch networks, and (c) that (as she said) would 'put the customer first'. She wasn't entirely al…
 
Biologist, philosopher, author, and Stoic, Dr. Massimo Pigliucci discusses the wisdom behind living a stoic lifestyle. - - - - - - - - - - Welcome to episode 67! Today, Dr. Massimo Pigliucci tells Zach how he discovered stoicism and why he began practicing. They also discuss the history of stoicism as well as its practical applications, especially …
 
Why you should watch: Anne Krueger may be in her ninth decade, but she is sharp as a tack - and not at all happy at what the Trump Administration has done to the global trading system. She remains a committed free trader, a believer in globalisation - and a guarded optimist about prospects both for the global economy (once Covid is defeated) and fo…
 
We wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! In the spirit of overcoming difficult times, I'm sharing an interview that I conducted with a man named Michael Galipeau (AKA Mikey G)-- the interview was a segment of the LPP Podcast (which you should check out on YouTube or audio podcast) Mikey was raised in a state-run institution which was traumatic in and of itsel…
 
William B Irvine speaks with Zach Rhoads about his philosophy of life, stoicism, and he offers exercises for stoic practice (as per his popular books "A Guide to the Good Life", "The Stoic Challenge," and others). Some relevant discussion topics from todays' episode: - William's stumbling across (and landing on) Stoicism by way of Buddhism and a ph…
 
Financial technology – aka fintech – is gaining in popularity globally as a way to improve the efficiency and accessibility of financial services. Fintech is taking off in China, catering to markets that state-owned banks and the undersized financial sector do not serve amid a backdrop of growing consumption and a large, tech-savvy millennial gener…
 
Why you should watch: The talks on a post-Brexit trade arrangement have largely excluded services - and have almost entirely excluded financial services, despite the fact that they are the UK's 'jewel in the Crown'. Instead, the City has been left to fight a series of battles with Brussels on market access, on regulatory 'equivalence' and on passpo…
 
Why you should watch: Both the UK and the wider world face an almost unprecedented range of challenges - both exogenous (Covid, technology etc) and endogenous (Brexit, a new US Administration etc). We bounced back from the GFC quite quickly. How will we (consumers, policy-makers, central bankers, businesses) react this time? Three seriously eminent…
 
First and foremost, there's China. The 100th anniversary of the CCP is coming up, and an increasingly assertive leadership has already alienated many of its neighbours - as well as Washington. Then there's the UK's own role post-Brexit. Plus the changes in Washington as a new Administration takes over: just how much room will Biden have reorientati…
 
Global fish consumption has risen rapidly since 1960, resulting in a 25 percent increase in overexploited fish stocks in the past 30 years alone. The United States and China are key drivers of the $150 billion wild seafood industry, making them leading stakeholders in ensuring its sustainable management. Tabitha Mallory, founder and CEO of the Chin…
 
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