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Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

Global I.Q. with Jim Falk World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

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    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.

Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University.

    The Order, feat. Daniel Silva

    The Order, feat. Daniel Silva

    Fans of Daniel Silva have been eagerly awaiting the release of his twentieth Gabriel Allon thriller. “The Order” is a spellbinding novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

    • 33 min
    The World With Richard Haas

    The World With Richard Haas

    The World With Richard Haas by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

    • 59 min
    Hong Kong, feat. Cynthia Watson

    Hong Kong, feat. Cynthia Watson

    Dr. Cynthia A. Watson, Dean of Faculty & Academic Programs at the National War College, discusses the changing dynamics of geopolitical power as Hong Kong returns to Chinese sovereignty.

    • 9 min
    Dark Mirror, feat. Barton Gellman

    Dark Mirror, feat. Barton Gellman

    Barton Gellman was one of three people who received the explosive archives of highly classified National Security Agency files revealing the extent of the agency’s global surveillance apparatus from Edward Snowden. This Washington Post veteran investigative reporter’s book “Dark Mirror” is not only the story of government overreach into private lives, but also a fascinating look into the life of Snowden and the byzantine world of investigative journalism. In spying and investigative journalism, no one can be fully trusted – including Snowden.

    Barton Gellman, a staff writer at The Atlantic, spent 21 years at the Washington Post, where he held positions as legal, diplomatic, military and Middle East correspondent. He wrote the best-selling “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency.” Gellman has won three Pulitzer Prizes: the 2014 Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden, the 2008 Prize for National Reporting for a series on Vice President Dick Cheney, and the 2002 Prize for National Reporting for his Post team’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. Other professional honors include two George Polk Awards, two Overseas Press Club awards, two Emmy awards for a PBS Frontline documentary and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and earned a master’s degree in politics at University College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.

    Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

    • 35 min
    Exercise of Power, feat. Dr. Robert M. Gates

    Exercise of Power, feat. Dr. Robert M. Gates

    Dr. Robert M. Gates brings his decades of observation and participation guarding the security of the nation to a fresh examination of the exercise and limitations of American power. Gates recently wrote in Foreign Affairs that “Most Americans want their country to stand for something beyond just military strength and economic success. They want it to be seen admiringly by others as the world’s strongest advocate for liberty.” He believes that a restructured and strengthened State Department would enable the U.S. to accept the burden of global leadership, in a manner that reduces risk for the nation. Kirkus Reviews said of Gates’ new book, “It’s refreshing to see a secretary of defense call for the use of the military as a choice of last resort.”

    Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the CIA before being appointed director of the agency. A member of the National Security Council staff in four administrations, he served eight presidents of both political parties. He was president of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006, served as national president of the Boy Scouts of America and is currently chancellor of the College of William & Mary. In 2018, he became chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships. He is the author of “Duty,” “A Passion for Leadership,” and his newest book is “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World.”

    Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

    • 29 min
    Putting People First, feat. Tom Peters

    Putting People First, feat. Tom Peters

    Tom Peters has been a passionate advocate of “putting people first” for decades, and it’s never been more important than in this age of pandemic. Peters says, “Leaders understand the power of relationships,” but now we must struggle to effectively engage within the limits of social distancing and virtual conference rooms. Peters believes that the only way that leaders can navigate through crises is “to deal with people compassionately.” Our Global Forum will hear the ideas of one of the bestselling business authors of all time in a not-to-be-missed program.

    Tom Peters’ 17 books have sold more than ten million copies, beginning with “In Search of Excellence.” He is a civil engineering graduate of Cornell and he earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in business at Stanford. Peters was a partner at McKinsey & Co. before founding The Tom Peters Company in 1981. He is a sought-after expert on management and leadership.

    Sponsored by Dallas Baptist University

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Farah Pandith ,

Thoughtful and Original Commentary on Middle East

A smart, engaging and important conversation with Paul Salem, the new head of the Middle East Institute. Want to understand the contours of the Iran situation or why the Muslim Brotherhood designation issue is more complex than what you usually hear? Tune in. Jim asks key questions about The Jared Peace Plan and Paul Salem responds with clarity and vital information. I enjoyed the podcast and so will you!

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Perfect for the intellectually curious

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these interesting and easily digestible podcasts. Jim has a great ability to ask thoughtful questions to our world’s leaders. Thank for continuing to put out great content and I enthusiastically await the next show.

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Global IQ Minute

These global conversations are timely, highly informative and extremely well produced. An excellent way to keep up on key events for people on the go. Well done!

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