Podcast by Cornell Policy Review
Episode 19: An Interview with Mbage Nganga
Episode 19: An Interview with Mbage Nganga by Cornell Policy Review
Episode 18: An Interview with Author Martine Kalaw: A Stateless Woman's Quest for Citizenship
Martine Kalaw is an author, speaker and commentator on the human aspect of current immigration laws and policies. Her novel, Illegal Among Us: A Stateless Woman’s Quest for Citizenship, recounts her life story and her seven-year battle in deportation proceedings, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and finally obtaining U.S. citizenship.
Episode 17: America's Inefficient Immigration Process with Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute
Over the last decade, traditional deterrence methods and immigration policies have failed to humanely grapple with the increased flow of migrant families seeking entry into the United States. In this podcast episode, Nida Mahmud, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review, sits down with Sarah Pierce, a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), to discuss the immigration policies in the United States and the need for more efficient and contextually responsive solutions to the new humanitarian flow of asylum seekers.
Sarah Pierce is a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Her research expertise includes U.S. legal immigration processes and actors, the employment-based immigration system, and unaccompanied child migrants. Prior to joining MPI, Pierce practiced immigration law with a Chicago-based law firm, practicing before the immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. consulate offices abroad. Pierce has also worked for and volunteered with a number of nonprofit organizations and government entities, including Human Rights Watch, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Episode 15: An Interview with Dr. Jean Paul-Faguet: The Role of Decentralization in Development
CPR Associate Editor Arianna Rebancos interviews Dr. Jean-Paul Faguet, a professor at the London School of Economics, about the interplay between decentralization on development with a close examination of Bolivia.
Dr. Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Chair of the Decentralization Task Force at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He has published books on development, including "Is Decentralization Good for Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policymakers", and "Governance from Below: Decentralization and Popular Democracy in Bolivia", which won the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for best political science book of 2012.
Episode 14: An Interview with C. Dixon Osborn: Ensuring Justice for Human Rights Violations
In this episode, Senior Content Editor Eghosa Asemota sits down with C. Dixon Osbourn, the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) to discuss CJA’s work in identifying gaps in U.S. civil and criminal law and ensuring the effective prosecution of atrocity crimes.
C. Dixon Osburn is the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability. He has 25 years of legal and political advocacy experience. He was co-founder and Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network that spearheaded the effort to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and end sexual orientation discrimination in our armed forces. Mr. Osburn served as the Director of the Law & Security program for Human Rights First where he led efforts to align U.S. counterterrorism policies with the rule of law, achieving significant changes in policy and practice regarding Guantanamo, torture and armed drones. Mr. Osburn has published extensively and served as a national spokesperson in print, on radio and on television. He currently serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, on the Working Group for the Halifax International Security Forum. Mr. Osburn received his JD/MBA from Georgetown University and his AB with distinction from Stanford University.
An Interview with Jaime Pessin: Gun Violence and Public Safety Activism in the United States
In this episode, Joe VerValin interviews Jaime Pessin, the New York State Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action, about post-Sandy Hook grassroots activism against gun violence in the United States and its impact on public policy.
Jaime Pessin is the New York State Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement that campaigns throughout the United States to improve public safety and prevent gun violence. As a mother of young children, Jaime was drawn into activism in the wake of the Sandy Hook School Shooting and has since worked on a number of initiatives advocating for stronger gun laws, including the BeSMART gun safety campaign and the Mother’s Dream Quilt Project.