Talos x TLG: What Role(s) Can The UN Play?
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
1w ago
Welcome on Talos, a new podcast in partnership with The Looking Glass. My name is Mathilde Barge and I will be taking you on a journey across different technology policy profiles, asking real questions about what it entails, what we can do about it, and how it is evolving.  This week’s episode,I had the pleasure of talking with Eleonore Fournier Tombs, Head of Anticipatory Action and Innovation at United Nations University, about the potential role the UN can take as a new body for a global governance of Artificial Intelligence. She is also a professor, lead researcher for multiple proje ..read more
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The Maghreb: The Birth of Libya
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
2w ago
Welcome to "The Looking Glass," the show where we reflect on the stories that shape our world. I’m Kosi Ogbuli, and in this inaugural episode of this mini-series, we journey back to the early 20th century to witness the birth of a nation - Libya. It's a tale of independence, monarchy, and the shaping of a country's identity amid the waves of change sweeping through Africa and the Middle East. We are joined by Hafed Al Ghwell, a respected voice on North African affairs and the Executive Director of the North Africa Initiative at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, to explore this pivotal period ..read more
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"The Left in 2024" with Vijay Prashad
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by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
1M ago
Renowned historian, intellectual, and journalist Vijay Prashad joins the pod to discuss how the political left sees the year ahead. Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. Prashad is the author of forty books, including Washington Bullets, Red Star Over the Third World, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. His latest book, The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power (2022), was written with Noam Chomsky. Remember to leave 5-stars and share with a friend ..read more
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Gaza Situation Report with Jason Terry
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by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
2M ago
Jason Terry (He/Him), Director of Strategic Programs at UNRWA USA,  joins the pod to discuss the harrowing situation unfolding in Gaza.   Things will have changed by the time you have listened to this episode.  Remember to leave 5-stars and share with a friend ..read more
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The World Bank and your Livelihood
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
2M ago
Today, we're exploring the critical role of the World Bank Inspection Panel in protecting livelihoods through its 30 years of operations. We'll be discussing the insights and experiences gained from various inspection cases, particularly focusing on a recent investigation in Togo, West Africa." Remember to leave 5-stars and share with a friend ..read more
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Is Oat Milk, Milk? [TLG- Archives]
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
2M ago
Dr. Marsha A. Echols is the Director of The World Food Law Institute and a Professor at Howard University School of Law, where she teaches commercial, international business and trade, and world food law. She is a recognized expert in the fields of international food regulation, international trade and dispute settlement.  Remember to leave 5-stars and share with a friend ..read more
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Shell Shocked: The Untold Story of Environmental Ruin in the Niger Delta
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by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
5M ago
The politics of disaster series continues with a dive into the devastating environmental and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Royal Dutch Shell oil company in the Niger Delta region.  For decades, the local communities have suffered from massive oil spills, gas flaring, and deforestation, leading to loss of livelihoods, contaminated water, and severe health impacts. Despite ongoing legal battles and international pressure, Shell continues to avoid accountability, highlighting the need for a global response to corporate environmental negligence. Remember to leave 5-stars and share ..read more
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13 Years Underwater: The Lingering Impact of Deepwater Horizon
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
8M ago
In a special series, The Looking Glass and The Politics of Disaster Podcast will explore powerful stories at the intersection of policy and climate disaster. This episode explores the Lingering Impact of Deepwater Horizon. On the mic are: Jeffrey Gorham (MAIR ‘24/narrator), Rowan Humphries (MAIR ‘24/interviewed Ben Casselman), and Nathan Felmus (BA/MAIR ’24/interviewed Allen Lindsay Jr.) This episode was produced by Kosi Ogbuli. Remember to leave 5-stars and share with a friend ..read more
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Defeating the Dictators: A conversation with Charles Dunst
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by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
9M ago
Back in March, we had the pleasure of Speaking with Charles Dunst about his new book,  Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman. In a world where democracy is in decline and autocracy is on the rise, Dunst argues autocracy is not the solution despite being an attractive alternative for those disillusioned with current democratic institutions. He argues that the only way to defeat dictators is to have better democracy.  We cover his life, his book, and his fandom for New York sports teams on this episode of The Looking Glass. Remember to leave 5 ..read more
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Unpacking Digital Authoritarianism: Definitions and Considerations
The Looking Glass | The SAIS Review of International Affairs
by The SAIS Review of International Affairs
1y ago
Digital authoritarianism is a wide-ranging and, at times, difficult-to-define area of international security analysis. To help us tease out some key terms and analytical frameworks in this ever-evolving domain, we brought on international security expert and analyst Mr. Erol Yayboke, Director of the Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow for the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  In 2020, Mr. Yayboke and Deputy Assistant Samuel Brannen of the U.S. Department of Defense jointly published a CSIS brief, “Promote and Bui ..read more
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