This podcast connects our scholarship to the world with media interviews, guest speakers and more.
BBC interviews Daniel Chirot on starting a revolution and radical idealism
In the BBC Sounds podcast "Thinking Allowed" UW Jackson School Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies Daniel Chirot is interviewed about his book "You Say You Want a Revolution? Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences" (Princeton University Press, March 2020).
KUOW: What’s really going on in US-Iran relations?
Bill Radke of KUOW The Record speaks to Resat Kasaba, director of the University of Washington's Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, about the U.S. airstrike in Iran and its ramifications.
Introducing ReligioPolitics: Independence and Orthodoxy in Ukraine
Our introductory episode focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent from the Moscow Patriarchate. This religious nationalism formed a major plank of then-President Poroshenko’s platform for re-election. However, in the 2019 elections, he lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian that had impersonated him on a popular show, who ran against him as someone dividing the Ukrainian people. Joining the program to explain the Church that Poroshenko helped create, why it failed him politically, and its implications for geopolitics in Eastern Europe, is Dr. Gene Lemcio, Affiliated Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UW. This podcast was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, or the University of Washington.
ReligioPolitics Episode 2: India and Hindu nationalism
Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India, rules in the name of hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. His party’s shared vision for India has resulted in massive violence between Muslims and Hindus, as it did during his rule as Chief Minister in Gujarat. Most recently, Modi’s values of Hindu strength have led to the occupation of Kashmir, a massively popular endeavor both in India an within its diaspora.
Joining ReligioPolitics to explain the origins of hindutva, the rise of Modi’s BJP party, and its implications for Indian foreign relations, is Dr. Anand Yang, Professor of History and International Studies at the University of Washington.
ReligioPolitics Episode 1: Ukraine
Our introductory episode to ReligioPolitics, our six-part podcast series, focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 in Ukraine to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church by then-President Poroshenko who later lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian that had impersonated him on a popular show. Joining the program to explain its implications for geopolitics in Eastern Europe is Dr. Gene Lemcio, Affiliated Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UW.
Analysis | Vanessa Freije on Mexico's elections
Jackson School of International Studies Assistant Professor Vanessa Freije gives an interview with KOMO Radio from Mexico City about the results of the country's July 1, 2018 elections. Freije served as an international election observer.