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German Marshall Fund's Podcast
7 minutes | Jul 5, 2012
United States, Estonia Co-Chair Initiative to Connect Leaders of Emerging Democracies Online
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.
24 minutes | Jun 22, 2012
Is Merkel’s Eurocrisis Plan Harming Recovery?
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.
51 minutes | Jun 19, 2012
The Path Forward for Greece and the EU
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.
6 minutes | May 29, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: Diplomatic Issues Facing Japan Today
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.
2 minutes | May 23, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: Implications of the Eurozone Crisis for Asia
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.
5 minutes | May 21, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: The Euro Crisis Through the Eyes of Asia
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.
1 minutes | May 8, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: Role of Women in African Agriculture must be Elevated
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.
4 minutes | May 7, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: New Partnerships Offer Opportunity to Lift African Farmers out of Poverty
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.
7 minutes | May 4, 2012
In 8 Minutes Or Less: Security Priorities For Israel Today
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.
9 minutes | Apr 30, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: European Cities Provide Blueprint for "Livable Streets" in Portland
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.
9 minutes | Apr 23, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: The Key Elements to Successful African Agricultural Reform
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.
0 minutes | Apr 19, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: New Agency Gives Fresh Perspective on Ethiopian Agriculture
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.
8 minutes | Apr 11, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: Hungarian Constitution Allows Government to do “Almost Anything”
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.
9 minutes | Apr 4, 2012
Lessons from Europe Inform Urban Planning Project in San Francisco
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.
14 minutes | Apr 4, 2012
Brzezinski: On Turkey, The Atlantic Community Must Embrace Those Who Embrace Democracy
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.
2 minutes | Mar 15, 2012
German Bundestag Member: Germany Made a Big Mistake in Libya
In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff interviews German Bundestag Member Hans-Ulrich Klose about the future of Europe given the ongoing economic crisis. They discuss the impact of the crisis on defense spending, how the EU’s shrinking population may impact its influence, and how Europe must engage in global “burden sharing.”
2 minutes | Mar 9, 2012
In 8 minutes or less: Georgia, Russia, and Security in the South Caucasus
In this GMF podcast, Senior Fellow Peter Semneby discusses security in the South Caucasus with Giga Bokeria, Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia. They look at Georgia's biggest security threat, means of resolving conflicts in the region, and the potential role of the European Union.
6 minutes | Mar 2, 2012
In 8 Minutes or Less: Serbia’s Candidacy is Important but Not Yet "Epoch-Making"
In this GMF podcast, Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda about Serbia’s official status as a candidate for EU membership. Vejvoda outlines the major changes Serbia has undergone to get this far in the process, the final steps to membership, and why Serbia remains positive about joining the EU despite recent economic turmoil in the region.
8 minutes | Mar 1, 2012
In 8 minutes or less: Afghanistan -- Looking Toward the NATO Summit and Beyond
In this GMF podcast, the Asia Program's Amy Studdart speaks to GMF Fellow Andrew Small in Kabul about the atmosphere on the ground following the burning of the Koran by American soldiers at Bagram and the shooting of two U.S. advisors inside an Afghan ministry. They discuss implications for the Afghanistan NATO mission and the risk of a further escalation in violence.
7 minutes | Feb 24, 2012
In 8 minutes or less: How Comprehensive are EU-China Relations?
In this GMF podcast, speaking from the Stockholm China Forum, Transatlantic Fellow Sarah Raine discusses EU-China relations with Wang Yiwei, Distinguished Professor at Tongji University where he serves as Executive Dean of the Institute of International and Public Affairs and Director of the China-EU Academic Network (CEAN). They cover trade and economic relations, the potential role of China in the Eurozone crisis, and the significance of relations between China and Germany.
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