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Explore how today’s international legal headlines will affect your global business on Nota Bene, a weekly podcast for the C-Suite by the Sheppard Mullin law firm. Join host, international competition partner Michael P.A. Cohen, as he and his expert guests explore how the law and trends intersect while providing insights and strategies for succeeding as a global business in this new world economic order. Tune in each week for conversations covering topics ranging from blockchain technology an ...
 
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that its Chicago news/talk radio station WLS-AM will launch “The Lightning Rod”, an exclusive weekly podcast hosted by former Illinois Governor and self-described “Trumpocrat” Rod Blagojevich. “The Lightning Rod” will feature analysis about politics, government, trending stories and global issues, and will feature conversations with politicians, political experts, policymakers, celebrities and influencers about what’s worked, what hasn’t and who can make it better.
 
Why are some places affected by violence and disorder while others enjoy peace and stability? From the University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts, “Root of Conflict” analyzes violent conflict around the world, and the people, societies, and policy issues it affects. We meet with leading experts to discuss what can be done to create more peaceful societies. This series is produced in partnership with the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, Harris School of Pu ...
 
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Audrey Truschke is a scholar who has gotten in some very hot water lately. She’s regularly harassed on Twitter, she’s facing a lawsuit, and she’s received death threats. ‘What’s she an expert in?’ you might ask. Public health? Election law? Critical Race Theory? Nope.Ancient Sanskrit. On this episode we’re sharing part of a new podcast from Watson.…
 
In recent decades, scientists have identified dozens of new, potentially deadly pathogens that originated among other animal species but have the capacity to infect humans. SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is one such zoonotic virus, and humankind’s vulnerability to them is increasing as a result of population growth, globalization, clim…
 
As Asia’s economies attempt to recover from the grip of COVID-19, they face added obstacles brought on by slow vaccine rollouts and new pandemic restrictions. We’re exploring the latest economic and regulatory developments in the Asia markets in Q3 including the impact of the new Delta variant of the virus, vaccinations, and China’s crackdown on ri…
 
Historic lynchings in the American South are linked to lower voter registration among Black people; how a drop in demand for Afghanistan's opiates could affect the country and its people; why COVID-19 has changed the childcare debate; support for wildland firefighters; and helping veterans who are experiencing food insecurity. For more information …
 
During his campaign for the presidency last year, Joe Biden pledged to reverse what he called “the failed Trump policies” toward Cuba. But now, Biden’s White House is signaling that it is in no hurry to lift the severe sanctions and other measures imposed on Cuba by former President Donald Trump, much less return to the historic detente with Cuba t…
 
Despite long-standing challenges to economic growth, the nations of Africa continue to experience incremental progress. As the digital revolution makes its way across the continent, we’re exploring Africa’s economic and social outlook in Q3 of 2021 with our Africa competition and markets expert, Andreas Stargard. A co-founding senior member of Prim…
 
Ways to keep up the fight against COVID-19; countering sexual assault and sexual harassment in the U.S. military; foreign disinformation campaigns on social media; how algorithms could help social media users moderate their own content; and the risks of launching into a “new space era.” For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/po…
 
Over the course of his 12 uninterrupted years as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu left a profound mark on Israel’s foreign policy. Since taking the reins from him last month, his successor, Naftali Bennett, has tried to capitalize on some of Netanyahu’s accomplishments—such as the diplomatic normalization agreements with Arab states that are know…
 
We’re checking in with our Europe-based expert on the latest European updates and upcoming changes for the third quarter of 2021 including updates on Brexit, European Union (EU) data protection policies, block exemption regulations, and the United Kingdom’s (UK) immigration policies. Joining me for this conversation is Oliver Heinisch. Oliver is a …
 
A model for paying college athletes; measuring the risk of small gatherings during the pandemic; what some colleges are doing to support incoming freshmen; using big data to help reduce infant mortality; and the effects of U.S. sanctions in Syria. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.…
 
On this episode, Juliet talks with Dr. Kristen Hopewell, the Canada Research Chair in Global Policy in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Also a Wilson China Fellow, Kristen's work sheds light on how international governing bodies like the WTO and OECD can influence and be influenced by growing Chi…
 
As we enter the third quarter of 2021, we’re taking a look at anticipated legislative activities including President Biden’s infrastructure bill, the U.S-China trade war, and Big Tech antitrust issues. We’re joined by U.S. government experts and lobbyists Elizabeth Frazee and Chani Wiggins to discuss some of the Federal, legislative, and judicial i…
 
School is about more than just the subjects kids are supposed to learn, it’s an essential part of their social and emotional growth. This is something we all know, but sometimes take for granted. Or at least we did -- until last year. The Covid-19 pandemic made all too clear that educational success, mental health, and our environments are inextric…
 
After Colombians took to the streets on April 28 to protest a tax reform plan, President Ivan Duque quickly rescinded the unpopular proposal. But that didn’t stop the demonstrators, who continued to march in support of more fundamental economic changes to address persistent inequality and poverty, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pande…
 
Clean energy technology has been on the rise. As companies strive to become more sustainable and the cost of manufacturing renewable energy continues to decline, we’re taking a look at the driving factors behind the shift toward renewable energy and exploring how multinationals can meaningfully participate in this market. Joining me for this conver…
 
When the late Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in 2017, celebrations broke out across the country as people cheered the end of his 37-year grip on power. Among them was Evan Mawarire, a pastor and pro-democracy activist who has been imprisoned and tortured for demanding political reforms and an end to rampant corruption and poverty. But…
 
The beginning of 2021 saw a decline in business bankruptcy filings, in contrast to the corona virus-related surge in filings witnessed in 2020. Will this trend continue? Or will bankruptcy filings pick up as more businesses struggle to recover from the effects of the pandemic? Joining me to explore the 2021 bankruptcy trends in the business world i…
 
This is the epilogue in a special series from Trending Globally exploring the housing crisis in the United States, and in Rhode Island in particular. The crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but as we showed in this series, it’s a problem that has been with us for much, much longer.On this episode, we introduce you to the Brown stu…
 
Artwork inspired by RAND research; understanding the risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the U.S. Army; use of “gray market” caregiving among Americans; managing the changing U.S.-China relationship; and the intersection of cyberattacks and supply chains. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.…
 
Like their counterparts from around the world, Chinese diplomats tend to be well-credentialed, sophisticated, multilingual and knowledgeable about their host countries and institutions. Yet an increasing number of Chinese envoys and officials are adopting a stridently nationalistic, even belligerent tone in their official statements. Some of these …
 
U.S.-Russia relations have been complicated, to say the least. Given Russia’s recent cyberattacks on SolarWinds and the government-directed attempts to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the Biden administration is stepping up and issuing sanctions against the Russian government to curtail harmful foreign activities. But do these sancti…
 
On this episode Juliet and Erik speak with Dr. Julie Klinger about her research that smartly connects the seemingly disparate topics of geological surveying, Chinese domestic environmental and social movements, international infrastructure investments and China-Africa space cooperation. It's a fascinating discussion that you certainly don't want to…
 
Between Covid-19 and America’s racial reckoning over that past 12 months, there’s never been a more important time to understand how race and racism affect both the reporting and the consumption of news in America. In the leadup to Juneteenth, Watson held an event exploring these issues with some of the leading voices covering race today: New York …
 
Job-related stress threatens America's supply of teachers; confronting a more globally active Russia; whether France is ready for a hypothetical war in Europe; how investing in America’s infrastructure could help to address social inequities; and helping Pittsburgh residents to shape the future of their neighborhoods. For more information on this w…
 
“America is back at the table,” President Joe Biden said at a press conference Sunday in Cornwall following his first G-7 summit. That statement perhaps best encapsulated Biden’s message during his maiden voyage overseas. While he didn’t mention his predecessor by name, the contrast with Donald Trump couldn’t have been clearer. And it certainly cam…
 
This episode is a replay of Episode 114 which originally aired on February 23, 2021. Cyber attacks have become big business, from the standpoint of both the attackers, and attorneys pursuing liability compensation from corporate attack victims. Threat actors range well beyond hacker cults of old, now including sophisticated state actors, large busi…
 
On this episode, we’re sharing one of our favorite conversations from another podcast produced by the Watson Institute: ‘The Rhodes Center Podcast,’ hosted by political economist Mark Blyth. Mark recently talked with economist and Brown professor John Friedman about 'Bidenomics': what it is, what it isn't, and what it can tell us about our precario…
 
China’s approach to competition with the United States; how the coronavirus may have emerged; what parents think about kids returning to classrooms in the fall; income inequality in America; and what to expect from the upcoming summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin. For more information on this week’s episode, visit rand.org/podcast.…
 
During his first few months in office, President Joe Biden has largely followed through on his pledges to restore a more multilateralist U.S. foreign policy, rejoining a number of key international organizations and agreements that had been abandoned by his predecessor, Donald Trump. This new approach has come as a relief to many senior officials a…
 
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Nowhere is this imitation more unwelcome than when it comes to a company’s intellectual property. Intellectual property laws and the protection they offer ensure that a business can fully protect its brand and reap the benefits of its inventions. Intellectual property rights also provide a cours…
 
What could happen if the United States fails to meet its vaccine goal; the risk of sexual assault to sexual minorities in the U.S. military; prescribing medications for opioid addiction; America’s schools on two different paths; and the risks of using geoengineering to counter the effects of climate change. For more information on this week’s episo…
 
Over the past decade or so, a school of thought known as “restraint” has been steadily gaining currency in the U.S. foreign policy establishment. While the idea encompasses a wide range of views and assumptions, proponents of restraint generally argue that in the wake of the Cold War, America overcommitted to its global responsibilities and stretch…
 
The employment landscape has been forever changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As employers, managers, and human resources professionals learn to navigate the ambiguity of the new workplace, we’re diving into some of the short-term and long-term changes and strategies that will help business leaders remain connected and effective. Joining me t…
 
A new approach to mapping the Belt and Road Initiative has arrived! The People's Map of China combines a broad, global representation of Chinese investments across a map of where they occur across the world with deep dive research into specific projects and their social and environmental implications. Designed by a coalition of nongovernmental orga…
 
In 2015, a report from the McKinsey Global Institute found that up to $28 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 if women were allowed to achieve their full economic potential. Yet according to the World Economic Forum, there are more than 70 countries where women are not allowed to open bank accounts or obtain credit. The gender gap in fina…
 
The healthcare industry is ripe for disruption and major change. Key players in this space are looking for innovative ways to improve quality, access, and efficiency of care provided. My guest today, Anthony Del Rio, is a leader in the healthcare industry and is working to disrupt the status quo through bold leadership and innovative ideas. For com…
 
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