title

Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

6
Followers
6
Plays
Trending Globally: Politics and Policy
Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

6
Followers
6
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Podcast by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Latest Episodes

The CIA's 'Poisoner in Chief' with Stephen Kinzer

On Trending Globally's 100th episode, Sarah talks with author and Watson Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer about secret agents, the Cold War, and mind-altering drugs. Stephen's newest book, 'Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control', pulls back the curtain on MK-Ultra, a top-secret CIA project that tried to learn how to control the human mind. Gottlieb ran sinister experiments on human subjects across the globe, and in the process helped spread the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD. It’s one of those stories that if it wasn’t true, you’d never believe it. But it is. You can learn more about and purchase 'Poisoner in Chief' here: [https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140432]

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The CIA's 'Poisoner in Chief' with Stephen Kinzer

Revolution Revisited, Part IV

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part IV: How a country that went through a revolution, a civil war, and a miraculous transition to democracy...found itself under the control of a dictator again today. But like in 1979, young people are taking to the streets, and the world is watching. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices from this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part IV

Veterans and Service Members Talk School, Work, and Service

November 11 was Veterans Day, a time to honor and turn our attention to the veterans and service members in our community at Watson. On this special episode, guest host Carrie Nordlund talks with three of them: Aileen Teague is a former Marine Officer and currently a postdoctoral fellow at Watson; Bryan Brown is an active duty Special Forces Officer in the U.S. Army, and currently getting his MPA at Watson; Michael Muir is a prior enlisted Officer in the Marines, and a senior at Brown. It’s a candid and enlightening conversation, and whether you have personal connections to the military or not, we think you’ll learn a lot from what these folks have to say.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Veterans and Service Members Talk School, Work, and Service

Revolution Revisited, Part III

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part III: The Contra War. How a CIA-led insurrection against the Sandinista government turned into a genuine, massive civil war by the mid 1980s. We hear from people on different sides of the struggle, as well as from those involved in it's surprising resolution. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices from this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part III

Ecology, History, and Photography with Artist Pamela Petro

At a moment when it feels like there’s an endless stream of breaking news, it’s worth stepping back sometimes, and thinking about things on a longer time scale. On this episode, Sarah spoke with artist and writer Pam Petro '82 about her other-worldly photography exhibit, 'The Blink of Our Lifetimes: The Ecology of Dusk,' which is currently on view at the Watson Institute. They talk art, ecology, memory, history, and impossible-to-translate (but oh-so-useful) Welsh concept of ‘hiraeth.’ It might make you look at the next breaking headline a little differently. Pam Petro’s exhibit 'The Blink of Our Lifetimes: the Ecology of Dusk,' is open to the public and runs through December 20 at Watson, located in the lobby of 280 Brook Street, Providence. You can learn more about the exhibit here: [https://watson.brown.edu/events/2019/blink-our-lifetimes-ecology-dusk]

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ecology, History, and Photography with Artist Pamela Petro

Revolution Revisited, Part II

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part II: Trouble in Paradise. In July 1979, with widespread support at home and abroad, the Sandinista-led Junta of National Reconstruction took over Nicaragua's government. Within a few short years the Junta would crumble, a Civil War would begin, and Nicaragua would find itself the newest front in the Cold War. On this episode we hear from people who led Nicaragua during this transition, as well as from a US diplomat w...

20 MINNOV 13
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part II

Revolution Revisited, Part I

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part 1: Who are the Sandinistas? How did they grow from a rag-tag army to an unstoppable revolutionary force? What was their appeal? On this episode we get answers -- from former Sandinista’s themselves. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices in this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

29 MINNOV 5
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part I

Combatting One of Climate Change’s ‘Stealthiest’ Gases

On this episode Sarah talks with Watson Senior fellow Deborah Gordon. Deborah’s newest paper looks at one of the ‘stealthiest’ and most destructive greenhouse gasses: methane. Specifically, the paper uncovers how methane is leaked throughout our infrastructure, from oil rigs to your kitchen stove. It’s a gas leak on a global scale, and it’s warming our planet more than anyone knew. On the bright side, plugging these leaks could make a measurable, immediate impact towards fighting climate change.

27 MINNOV 2
Comments
Combatting One of Climate Change’s ‘Stealthiest’ Gases

Politics and Fashion in the Revolutionary Cuba

On this episode, guest host Rich Snyder talks with Maria Cabrera Arus, a visiting professor at the Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies at Watson. Maria studies the sociology, politics, and history of something we all interact with every day: clothes. Specifically, at how clothes communicate power, and project values in a culture. She and Rich explore a place and time that exemplifies this relationship between politics, power, and fashion especially well: Revolutionary Cuba. You can learn more about Maria’s upcoming public lecture at Watson here: [https://watson.brown.edu/clacs/events/2019/maria-cabrera-arus-la-moda-la-revoluci-n-cubana-y-el-hombre-nuevo-fashion-cuban] For more examples and images of Revolutionary Cuba’s material culture, visit Maria’s blog ‘Cube Material’: [https://cubamaterial.com/] NOTE: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Watson is currently accepting applications for the Cogut Visiting Professorship, which brings scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research here at Brown. The application deadline is November 15. You can learn more about it and apply here: [https://watson.brown.edu/clacs/opportunities/fellowships]

25 MINNOV 1
Comments
Politics and Fashion in the Revolutionary Cuba

The Psychology of Right Wing Populism

From the industrial revolution to the rise of globalization, human society has changed profoundly since our early days as hunter-gathers. But our brains? Not so much. On this episode, Sarah talks with Watson professor Rose McDermott about this evolutionary mismatch, and the vexing problems it creates in our politics and culture. Perhaps nowhere is this more urgently felt than in the rise of anti-immigrant, far-right populism around the world, where leaders and the media have learned to play into our most primal instincts.

23 MINOCT 23
Comments
The Psychology of Right Wing Populism

Latest Episodes

The CIA's 'Poisoner in Chief' with Stephen Kinzer

On Trending Globally's 100th episode, Sarah talks with author and Watson Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer about secret agents, the Cold War, and mind-altering drugs. Stephen's newest book, 'Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control', pulls back the curtain on MK-Ultra, a top-secret CIA project that tried to learn how to control the human mind. Gottlieb ran sinister experiments on human subjects across the globe, and in the process helped spread the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD. It’s one of those stories that if it wasn’t true, you’d never believe it. But it is. You can learn more about and purchase 'Poisoner in Chief' here: [https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140432]

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The CIA's 'Poisoner in Chief' with Stephen Kinzer

Revolution Revisited, Part IV

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part IV: How a country that went through a revolution, a civil war, and a miraculous transition to democracy...found itself under the control of a dictator again today. But like in 1979, young people are taking to the streets, and the world is watching. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices from this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part IV

Veterans and Service Members Talk School, Work, and Service

November 11 was Veterans Day, a time to honor and turn our attention to the veterans and service members in our community at Watson. On this special episode, guest host Carrie Nordlund talks with three of them: Aileen Teague is a former Marine Officer and currently a postdoctoral fellow at Watson; Bryan Brown is an active duty Special Forces Officer in the U.S. Army, and currently getting his MPA at Watson; Michael Muir is a prior enlisted Officer in the Marines, and a senior at Brown. It’s a candid and enlightening conversation, and whether you have personal connections to the military or not, we think you’ll learn a lot from what these folks have to say.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Veterans and Service Members Talk School, Work, and Service

Revolution Revisited, Part III

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part III: The Contra War. How a CIA-led insurrection against the Sandinista government turned into a genuine, massive civil war by the mid 1980s. We hear from people on different sides of the struggle, as well as from those involved in it's surprising resolution. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices from this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part III

Ecology, History, and Photography with Artist Pamela Petro

At a moment when it feels like there’s an endless stream of breaking news, it’s worth stepping back sometimes, and thinking about things on a longer time scale. On this episode, Sarah spoke with artist and writer Pam Petro '82 about her other-worldly photography exhibit, 'The Blink of Our Lifetimes: The Ecology of Dusk,' which is currently on view at the Watson Institute. They talk art, ecology, memory, history, and impossible-to-translate (but oh-so-useful) Welsh concept of ‘hiraeth.’ It might make you look at the next breaking headline a little differently. Pam Petro’s exhibit 'The Blink of Our Lifetimes: the Ecology of Dusk,' is open to the public and runs through December 20 at Watson, located in the lobby of 280 Brook Street, Providence. You can learn more about the exhibit here: [https://watson.brown.edu/events/2019/blink-our-lifetimes-ecology-dusk]

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ecology, History, and Photography with Artist Pamela Petro

Revolution Revisited, Part II

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part II: Trouble in Paradise. In July 1979, with widespread support at home and abroad, the Sandinista-led Junta of National Reconstruction took over Nicaragua's government. Within a few short years the Junta would crumble, a Civil War would begin, and Nicaragua would find itself the newest front in the Cold War. On this episode we hear from people who led Nicaragua during this transition, as well as from a US diplomat w...

20 MINNOV 13
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part II

Revolution Revisited, Part I

In 1979 a group of young rebels, calling themselves the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew a brutal dictatorship in Nicaragua. 40 years later, Nicaraguans are again living under an oppressive authoritarian regime. The current leader? Sandinista Daniel Ortega. In the Spring of 2019, the Watson Institute held an unprecedented conference exploring the history and legacy of this unfinished revolution. Out of that conference came this four-part special series from Trending Globally, telling the story of the Sandinista Revolution from the people who lived it. Part 1: Who are the Sandinistas? How did they grow from a rag-tag army to an unstoppable revolutionary force? What was their appeal? On this episode we get answers -- from former Sandinista’s themselves. For more information about the conference this podcast was based on, including recorded lectures and a short film featuring many of the voices in this podcast, visit [watson.brown.edu/nicaragua].

29 MINNOV 5
Comments
Revolution Revisited, Part I

Combatting One of Climate Change’s ‘Stealthiest’ Gases

On this episode Sarah talks with Watson Senior fellow Deborah Gordon. Deborah’s newest paper looks at one of the ‘stealthiest’ and most destructive greenhouse gasses: methane. Specifically, the paper uncovers how methane is leaked throughout our infrastructure, from oil rigs to your kitchen stove. It’s a gas leak on a global scale, and it’s warming our planet more than anyone knew. On the bright side, plugging these leaks could make a measurable, immediate impact towards fighting climate change.

27 MINNOV 2
Comments
Combatting One of Climate Change’s ‘Stealthiest’ Gases

Politics and Fashion in the Revolutionary Cuba

On this episode, guest host Rich Snyder talks with Maria Cabrera Arus, a visiting professor at the Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies at Watson. Maria studies the sociology, politics, and history of something we all interact with every day: clothes. Specifically, at how clothes communicate power, and project values in a culture. She and Rich explore a place and time that exemplifies this relationship between politics, power, and fashion especially well: Revolutionary Cuba. You can learn more about Maria’s upcoming public lecture at Watson here: [https://watson.brown.edu/clacs/events/2019/maria-cabrera-arus-la-moda-la-revoluci-n-cubana-y-el-hombre-nuevo-fashion-cuban] For more examples and images of Revolutionary Cuba’s material culture, visit Maria’s blog ‘Cube Material’: [https://cubamaterial.com/] NOTE: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Watson is currently accepting applications for the Cogut Visiting Professorship, which brings scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research here at Brown. The application deadline is November 15. You can learn more about it and apply here: [https://watson.brown.edu/clacs/opportunities/fellowships]

25 MINNOV 1
Comments
Politics and Fashion in the Revolutionary Cuba

The Psychology of Right Wing Populism

From the industrial revolution to the rise of globalization, human society has changed profoundly since our early days as hunter-gathers. But our brains? Not so much. On this episode, Sarah talks with Watson professor Rose McDermott about this evolutionary mismatch, and the vexing problems it creates in our politics and culture. Perhaps nowhere is this more urgently felt than in the rise of anti-immigrant, far-right populism around the world, where leaders and the media have learned to play into our most primal instincts.

23 MINOCT 23
Comments
The Psychology of Right Wing Populism
hmly
himalayaプレミアムへようこそ聴き放題のオーディオブックをお楽しみください。