49 episodes

“I don't mind a good fight. For reasons known only to God, I've had quite a few tough ones in my life. But I learned an important lesson along the way: In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test.” Senator John McCain 2008



The McCain Institute’s “In the Arena” podcast, hosted by Sr. Director of Communications Luke Knittig, features today’s opinion leaders discussing “what we fight for”—the causes and principles that bring character-driven leaders into the public arena.

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“I don't mind a good fight. For reasons known only to God, I've had quite a few tough ones in my life. But I learned an important lesson along the way: In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test.” Senator John McCain 2008



The McCain Institute’s “In the Arena” podcast, hosted by Sr. Director of Communications Luke Knittig, features today’s opinion leaders discussing “what we fight for”—the causes and principles that bring character-driven leaders into the public arena.

    Is Common Ground even shakier in the Age of the Coronavirus?

    Is Common Ground even shakier in the Age of the Coronavirus?

    A Bond special, not with James but Bruce, hear how this top tech exec turned non-profit CEO advances mitigating incivility & polarization as the solution to fighting the coronavirus and seeking common ground to heal our democracy.



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    • 23 min
    This Country Is Getting Their COVID Response Right

    This Country Is Getting Their COVID Response Right

    Successfully Fighting COVID-19: Health Minister of Latvia and McCain Institute Next Generation Leader Ilze Vinkele shares her leadership approach to stemming the pandemic in this eastern European country with a population the size of Nebraska, but suffering far fewer cases and fatalities.

    Note: This episode was recorded on April 24. Ilze is also a McCain Institute Next Generation Leader.

     

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    • 17 min
    In The Arena – Special Episode: The Democracy Group

    In The Arena – Special Episode: The Democracy Group

    In The Arena teamed up with three other leading podcasts from the Democracy Group Network for this special episode tracing the coronavirus’ effect on civic engagement, human rights and global response.

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    • 54 min
    Freedom pressed as a Global Correspondent and Bureau Chief

    Freedom pressed as a Global Correspondent and Bureau Chief

    Peter Copeland, heralded former Washington bureau chief and global correspondent, opens up about what it takes to produce quality journalism.  [recorded prior to the Coronavirus pandemic]

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    • 22 min
    What Are The U.S. Military’s Goals and Capabilities in Africa?

    What Are The U.S. Military’s Goals and Capabilities in Africa?

    Colonel Chris Karns, Director of Public Affairs for U.S. Africa Command, provides a mission update and explains how more engagement (not less) is key for U.S. national security and the progress of our African partners.

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    • 22 min
    Defending Freedom in Ukraine and Eurasia: an interview with former ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor

    Defending Freedom in Ukraine and Eurasia: an interview with former ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor

    Ambassador Bill Taylor joined In The Arena to discuss his recent posting to Ukraine and his career as a top conflict resolution expert.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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hoitty-toitty IV ,

Very interesting and important topics

I was unaware of the extent of Ukraine’s conflict, but this podcast shed a lot of light on the issue. I’m really looking forward to new episodes!

Scummymcgee ,

Genius!

Props to whoever produced this, mixed this, and wrote this. Smooth voice over too

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