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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.

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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 World Ahead - 2022

    The World Ahead - 2022

    The Economist’s “The World Ahead” series is published every year as an outlook of what is likely to occur in the upcoming year. Tom Standage, the series’ editor, will share an overview of the publication’s content, delving into informed predictions of the year to come, analysis of world affairs from experts and public figures, and important topics to think about as 2021 draws to an end. In 2022, what state will Western democracy be in? How will the Earth fare in the face of unprecedented climate change? Will it become more common for regular civilians to leave the Earth via space travel? Standage will cover these questions and more.

    Tom StandageAbout Tom Standage
    Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist, where he is editor of the publication’s annual “The World Ahead” series. Standage has been with The Economist since 1998 and is currently in charge of digital strategy and product development. He has written six history books, and his work has been featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University.

    Moderated by President Emeritus Jim Falk.
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    Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers.

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    Future Central & South America - Investing In Women, Energy, & Near-Shoring Of Global Supply Chains

    Future Central & South America - Investing In Women, Energy, & Near-Shoring Of Global Supply Chains

    About Jessica L. Bedoya
    Global financial services firm Deloitte projects that the collective economies of Latin America will grow by 3.8 percent in 2022. Some countries, like Colombia, are expected to grow by as much as 5.8 percent. What’s going on down south? On January 11, regional expert Jessica Bedoya will share her insight into Latin America’s recent economic growth, drawing on nearly two decades of experience guiding American policy in the region. Bedoya was instrumental in executing the América Crece initiative, working with the private sector to grow private investment in Latin American and the Caribbean. Her efforts have led to investment growth of up to $1 billion in agriculture, infrastructure, and technology, key industries for the region.

    Jessica L. Bedoya is chief of staff and chief strategy officer in the Office of the Presidency at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she focuses on institutional strategy and investment policy. Her extensive leadership experience in international affairs includes 15 years in the U.S. government, where she held foreign policy roles within the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, the National Security Council, and the U.S. intelligence community. She holds a B.A. in international politics and international economics from the George Washington University and an M.A. in world politics from the Catholic University of America.

    Moderated by Arielle Tobin - Partner, Jones Day

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    The U.S. - Japan Alliance ~Economic Impact On North Texas

    The U.S. - Japan Alliance ~Economic Impact On North Texas

    In the first half of the twentieth century, the United States and Japan navigated a tumultuous relationship. When devastating attacks from both sides during World War II led both countries to a desire to avoid any future conflict, a strong alliance formed. Today, that alliance has grown into a closely intertwined friendship, as the American and Japanese economies work together for mutual benefit. Increasingly, North Texas is playing an important role in this critical alliance. More than 170 Japanese companies, including major companies like Toyota and Fujitsu, have made their homes in North Texas and provided job opportunities and services to the region.

    In this program, we’ll dive into how DFW came to be a desired destination for Japanese businesses, explore the attraction and the mutual benefits to our population and the greater U.S. economy.

    Panelist: Yasuhiro Uozumi is the executive director of Keidanren USA in Washington DC. He has been with the organization for more than 20 years. Uozumi is a certified public accountant and is known for his expertise in accounting, taxation, industrial policies, transportation, and emerging markets. His previous experience includes roles as secretary to the Keidanren chairman and as a researcher in accounting for the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford.

    Panelist: Masahiro (Mark) Ikeno is president and CEO of NEC Corporation America, a biometrics, communications technology, and IT solutions firm. In his current role, Ikeno manages business strategy, operations, and company leadership. Ikeno’s more than 30-year career has included management roles in international solutions sales for multiple organizations across several continents. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theoretical physics from Kyoto University.

    Panelist: Yoichiro Suzuki is the senior vice president of Corporate Collaboration for NTT DATA Services. With 20 years of experience, including previous employment with the parent company, NTT DATA Corporation, he serves as a liaison to leadership in Japan and to other Japanese-based operations as well as a member of the board of directors at NTT DATA International L.L.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

    Moderator: Shanti Shoji has served as Director of Programs for Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA since 2020 and has spent her entire career in U.S.-Japan relations. After working in Japan for six years in international exchange, she moved to Washington, DC where she worked at the Embassy of Japan and co-founded a U.S.-Japan virtual exchange organization for youth. Shoji has a M.A. in international communications from American University’s School of International Service and her B.A. in Japanese language and international studies from the University of Oregon.


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    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Audio

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Audio

    As one of the largest cities in the South, Atlanta has recently been the focus of news coverage on everything from election controversies to significant social justice reforms. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has found herself at the center of many of these headlines. Through the lens of her One Atlanta initiative, Mayor Bottoms sees the future of Atlanta as a “an affordable, resilient, and equitable city of commerce and compassion.” Her efforts have led to major reforms in financial transparency, diversity and inclusion, criminal justice, and policing, both locally and nationwide. In conversation with former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Mayor Bottoms will discuss the importance of cities, like Dallas and Atlanta, in terms of the role they play on the world stage.

    Keisha Lance Bottoms is the 60th mayor of Atlanta. She currently serves as chair of the Community Development and Housing Committee and on the Census Task Force for the United States Conference of Mayors. Honored as 2020 Georgian of the Year by Georgia Trend magazine, Mayor Bottoms is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Jack and Jill of America, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Mayor Bottoms is the first Atlanta mayor to have served as a judge, city councilmember, and mayor. She holds an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law.
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    Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers.

    Donate: https://www.dfwworld.org/donate

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    Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

    Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

    Attorney Adam Schiff was in his 18th year as a California congressman in the summer of 2019 when President Donald Trump made a telephone call to the newly elected president of Ukraine. That phone call resulted in an abuse of power allegation against the President and Adam Schiff became the man charged with proving it. He served as a lead investigator for the December 18, 2019 House impeachment of President Trump and as manager of the unsuccessful 2020 Senate impeachment trial. Schiff writes about his experience in a new book that Kirkus Reviews describes as “a full-throated denunciation of Donald Trump and his congressional enablers.”

    Midnight in Washington
    Congressman Adam Schiff represents California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff currently serves as the Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the nation's intelligence agencies. Schiff is on a leave of absence from the House Appropriations Committee, where he remains an ex-officio member. After Schiff graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law, he moved to Los Angeles to serve as a law clerk for Judge William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Schiff then joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles as a federal prosecutor, where he served for almost six years.

    Moderated by WACDFW President & CEO, Liz Brailsford.
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    Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers.

    Donate: https://www.dfwworld.org/donate

    • 59 min
    The Contagion Next Time

    The Contagion Next Time

    Dr. Sandro Galea was born in Malta, spent his formative years in Canada, and entered adulthood in the United States. Multinational at his core, Dr. Galea learned early on that global health would be his life’s passion. While volunteering as a physician with Doctors Without Borders in Somalia, Dr. Galea realized that the only way to eliminate suffering at the individual and community levels was to look at health from a macro perspective. The experience led Dr. Galea to leave behind “the immediate gratification of medicine to labor in the vineyard of public health.”

    Named an “epidemiology innovator” by Time magazine and one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters, Dr. Galea stands at the forefront of global public health. His latest book, The Contagion Next Time, discusses ways that the United States can address underlying health issues to lay a solid foundation for American public health — an endeavor that may unlock the United States’ next phase as a “truly vibrant and equitable nation,” something we can all benefit from with or without another global pandemic.

    Dr. Sandro Galea is a physician, epidemiologist, and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, where he is also the youngest person to ever hold the position of dean. He has written prolifically on topic related to social and psychiatric epidemiology. His academic career has included roles at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Galea holds an M.D. from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University.
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    Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers.

    Donate: https://www.dfwworld.org/donate

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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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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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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