In this GMF Podcast, Communications Director Will Bohlen interviews Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, about the new LEND network, created to connect leaders in emerging democracies. The initiative, co-chaired by the United States and Estonia, provides real-time interaction between countries through voice, video, and text communication.
Angela Merkel has been criticized for her approach to the Eurozone crisis. Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, GMF's Senior Transatlantic Fellow, joined Background Briefing's Ian Masters to discuss Merkel's financial policies, the outcome of the latest G20 meeting and its implications for Europe, Britain and the United States.
Greece's New Democracy Party won thirty percent of the vote in last weekend's elections. Now the Party looks to form a governing coalition that will keep Greece in the European Union. GMF's Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff joined Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn to discuss the path forward for Greece and the European Union.
In this podcast, GMF Transatlantic Fellow Joshua Walker, interviews Ambassador Ishii, Director of the Public Planning Staff for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Japan. Ambassador Ishii outlines the advantages of the U.S. pivot toward Asia, discusses North Korea’s failed rocket launch, the effect of the Iran crisis on Japan’s energy needs, and looking beyond Japan’s traditional foreign policy partners of the United States and EU to encompass India and the Republic of Korea.
In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Pawel Swieboda, President of demosEUROPA in Warsaw, Poland, about how the European debt crisis will change EU-Asia relations. Mr. Swieboda outlines how economic troubles between the two regions will put the EU-China relationship on a level playing field, since China will have to consider the EU’s concerns on improved market access.
In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Ken Endo, a Professor at Hokkaido University School of Law in Japan, about the impact of the euro-debt crisis on Asia. Professor Endo shares his view on banking regulation changes and how Japan should take a role in shaping future regulations for the global financial sector.
In this GMF podcast, John Barrett, Chief Professional Officer for Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, and Livelihoods at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), discusses DFID’s new approach to agricultural development, looking at the pivot toward a greater commitment and investment in food security. He describes specific ways that practitioners and government stakeholders can engage the private sector, and emphasized the role of markets, women, and regional trade as a catalyst for transformational change.
In this GMF podcast, Felix Mosha Chairman of the Confederation of Tanzania Industry, explains the role of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania in creating transformational economic development in Tanzania, especially as it relates to food security, and outlined how the project differs from past programs.
In this GMF podcast, Brussels Office Director, Ian Lesser, interviews Yoel Mester, Political Counsellor for the Mission of Israel to the EU, about regional security challenges from Israel’s perspective, relations with the United States and the European Union on Iran’s nuclear program, and how to move forward with the peace process.
In this GMF podcast, Urban and Regional Policy Program Assistant Casey Kuklick interviews Denver Igarta, urban planner for the city of Portland, about his GMF fellowship studying livable streets in Munich, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, and Malmo.
In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe interviews Robert Cunnane, USAID Mission Director in Tanzania, about U.S. President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative to improve food security in Africa. Cunnane outlines the goals of the program in Tanzania and emphasizes the growing importance of public-private partnerships.
In this GMF podcast, Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe interviews Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), a new agency dedicated to addressing Ethiopia’s most pressing food security issues in innovative ways. Bomba outlines how the inclusion of the Ethiopian Prime Minister is transforming their approach to agricultural policies, and the major differences between ATA and other organizations aimed at improving economic development in the country.
In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Program Officer Nicholas Siegel interviews Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University, about the key concerns and criticisms surrounding the new Hungarian constitution.
In this GMF podcast, Urban and Regional Policy Program Assistant Casey Kuklick speaks with former GMF Fellow Steve Wartheim about his research on urban planning strategies in the European cities of Torino, Amsterdam, Lyon, and Copenhagen. He outlines the potential ways to use these strategies in U.S. cities, as well as obstacles presented by the U.S. planning paradigm.
In this podcast, GMF Transatlantic Fellow Joshua Walker speaks with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. national security advisor under President Jimmy Carter. Brzezinski discusses the major issues covered in his latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, including Russian geopolitics and the Eurasian Union, Turkey and Russia’s perspective on the Eurozone crisis, the Arab Spring, and the complex future of U.S.-Asian relations.