Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
The Road Ahead for Nicaragua with Ambassador John Feeley
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Ambassador John Feeley, former U.S. ambassador to Panama. In this podcast, they discuss Feeley's career in the foreign service, the importance of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega and his "mafia"-style dictatorship, the Vatican's relationship with Nicaragua's government, and short- and long-term solutions to the dictatorship.
Asia’s Journey to Prosperity: Lessons from Takehiko Nakao
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Takehiko Nakao, former President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In this podcast, they discuss Nakao's career in Japan's Ministry of Finance, the potential reasons why the U.S. and Japan did not join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Nakao’s various memoirs- including his recently published The Rise of Asia: Perspectives and Beyond, and the relationship between democracy and human rights.
America's Great-Power Opportunity with Ali Wyne
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Ali Wyne, Senior Analyst with Eurasia Group's Global Macro practice. In this podcast, they discuss Ali’s newly published book, "America's Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition," how to learn from the Cold War, the future of the U.S.-China relationship, and U.S. comparative advantages.
Renewing the commitment to counternarcotics: A conversation with Admiral Álvaro Echandía Durán
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Colombian Admiral Álvaro Echandía Durán, who discusses his career, his experiences with the FARC, the role of civil intelligence in a democracy, and why we should renew our commitment to counternarcotics. Throughout his career the Admiral has held various high level positions, including Chief of Naval Operations of Colombia’s National Armada, Chief of Staff of the Caribbean Naval Force, Chief of Naval Intelligence and Chief of Joint Military Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Armed Forces, among others.
Renovación del compromiso con la lucha contra las drogas: Una conversación con el Almirante Álvaro Echandía Durán
En este episodio de Construyendo el futuro, Dan Runde habla con el Almirante Álvaro Echandía Durán sobre la carrera del Almirante, sus experiencias con las FARC, el uso de la inteligencia civil en una democracia y porque deberíamos reforzar nuestro compromiso en la lucha contra el narcotráfico. A lo largo de su carrera, Echandía ha desempeñado cargos como Jefe de Operaciones Navales de la Armada Nacional de Colombia, Jefe de Estado Mayor de la Fuerza Naval del Caribe, Jefe de inteligencia Naval y Jefe de Inteligencia y contrainteligencia Militar Conjunta de las Fuerzas Militares, entre otros.
Oswaldo Payá's Legacy and the Future of Cuban Democracy
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by David Hoffman, a contributing editor and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. In this podcast, they discuss Hoffman’s latest book, Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and his Daring Quest for a Free Cuba, his motivation for writing this book, and predictions about the future of democracy in Cuba.
Examining Latin American Affairs with Cynthia Arnson
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Cynthia Arnson, a distinguished fellow and former director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. Arnson is one of the country’s foremost experts on the Spanish-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere. In today’s podcast, Dan and Cynthia discuss her impressive career in Latin American affairs, the challenges of entering a male-dominated industry, her predictions for the future of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, and the trajectory of various Latin American countries.
A very insightful and entertaining series of podcasts! It's a must for everyone interested in foreign affairs.
Great speakers VERY BAD host
The host has to ask and shut up
Good content, but stop talking over guests
The content and guests are fantastic, but the presenter often talks over guests (often women), which is really uncomfortable and makes the podcast painful to listen to.