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The Power 3.0 podcast explores cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies, such as disinformation and transnational kleptocracy. Produced by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC, Power 3.0 examines how modern authoritarian regimes like those in China and Russia have in some ways leapfrogged democracies through exploiting aspects of globalization: the interconnected economic and financial system; communication technologies, social media networks and other features of the Internet; international norms and institutions; global media; academic openness and exchange; and culture. For further discussion and resources, visit our Power 3.0 blog, www.power3point0.org, or the NED website, www.ned.org/ideas. Follow us on Twitter @thinkdemocracy and on Facebook www.facebook.com/thinkdemocracy.

Power 3.0 | Authoritarian Resurgence, Democratic Resilience International Forum for Democratic Studies

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The Power 3.0 podcast explores cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies, such as disinformation and transnational kleptocracy. Produced by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC, Power 3.0 examines how modern authoritarian regimes like those in China and Russia have in some ways leapfrogged democracies through exploiting aspects of globalization: the interconnected economic and financial system; communication technologies, social media networks and other features of the Internet; international norms and institutions; global media; academic openness and exchange; and culture. For further discussion and resources, visit our Power 3.0 blog, www.power3point0.org, or the NED website, www.ned.org/ideas. Follow us on Twitter @thinkdemocracy and on Facebook www.facebook.com/thinkdemocracy.

    Countering Kleptocracy After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Conversation with Jason Sharman

    Countering Kleptocracy After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Conversation with Jason Sharman

    Russia’s war in Ukraine highlighted the transnational impact of kleptocracy in financing and empowering autocratic regimes. Russian oligarchs living abroad were sanctioned and stepped down from the boards of influential Western institutions, and other measures were taken to choke off this transnational, supercharged form of corruption. In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Jason Sharman discusses democracies’ remarkably unified early response, and asks what comes next: how kleptocrats might continue to evade sanctions and otherwise adapt, and the challenges of moving from “freezing” to “seizing” assets as an effective counter-kleptocracy measure.



    Jason Sharman is the Sir Patrick Sheehy professor of international relations in the department of politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge. John Glenn, senior director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, and Melissa Aten, a senior program officer at the International Forum, cohost the conversation.



     







     



    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Oleg Elkov

    • 24 min
    We’re Back! Relaunching Power 3.0

    We’re Back! Relaunching Power 3.0

    Welcome back to the Power 3.0 podcast! Here at Power 3.0, we explore how new forms of authoritarian influence are reshaping the contest over democratic values. On monthly episodes, we’ll be talking with remarkable guests about their expertise and personal experiences. You’ll hear from civil society activists, journalists, researchers, and other leaders on the frontlines of the fight to defend democracy. Through these conversations, we’ll tackle some of the most pressing global challenges to democracy and deepen our understanding of the modern authoritarian playbook. The fight for democracy is personal for many of us—and it’s about more than playing defense. We hope the inspirational stories we share on this podcast will energize on-the-ground efforts to bolster democratic resilience.



    Subscribe to Power 3.0 to automatically receive the latest episodes, and tune in now to our brand new conversation with professor Jason Sharman about how Russia’s war in Ukraine is shaping efforts to tackle transnational kleptocracy.



     







     



    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/JuShoot

    • 7 min
    Containing COVID-19 Disinformation: A Conversation with Three Experts

    Containing COVID-19 Disinformation: A Conversation with Three Experts

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, International Forum program officer Dean Jackson interviews three experts about how COVID-19 has accelerated disinformation challenges that undermine the integrity of the information space, and how public officials, civil society actors, and technology platforms can facilitate more effective communication of facts in an increasingly crowded information environment. Featured guests include Vladimir Rouvinski, associate professor of political science at Icesi University in Colombia; Renee DiResta, research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory; and Will Moy, founder and CEO of Full-Fact, an independent fact-checking charity based in the United Kingdom. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, hosts the conversation. For more on this topic, read the International Forum’s Global Insights essay collection, “COVID-19 and the Information Space: Boosting the Response.”







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 26 min
    China, the Party, and the World: A Conversation with Mareike Ohlberg

    China, the Party, and the World: A Conversation with Mareike Ohlberg

    In this episode, featured guest Mareike Ohlberg discusses how the Chinese Communist Party targets decision makers abroad through a mix of coercive, corrupting, and censorship-inducing strategies, with the aim of influencing narratives about the Party’s domestic and international legitimacy. Mareike Ohlberg is a senior fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund, where she also co-leads the Stockholm China Forum. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 32 min
    The Changing Global Media Landscape (Part II): A Conversation with Claire Wardle

    The Changing Global Media Landscape (Part II): A Conversation with Claire Wardle

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Claire Wardle discusses how the rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation has disrupted the global media space and offers suggestions for how journalists, media, digital platforms, and other civil society organizations can respond more effectively while preserving free expression and democratic institutions. Claire Wardle is executive director of First Draft. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 33 min
    The Changing Global Media Landscape (Part I): A Conversation with Jamie Fly

    The Changing Global Media Landscape (Part I): A Conversation with Jamie Fly

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Jamie Fly discusses mounting pressures facing independent media outlets around the world, ranging from intensifying economic constraints resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to increased competition from ambitious authoritarian and illiberal actors taking advantage of the crisis. Jamie Fly is president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 29 min

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