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The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.

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The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.

    Long Time Gone - Discussing the Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Long Time Gone - Discussing the Afghanistan Withdrawal

    After 20 years, the United States will be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Our resident South Asia expert Michael Kugelman walks us through the hurdles and challenges we will have to watch out for in the foreseeable future. Plus, a quick look at the COVID-19 resurgence in India.

    Weaving Noise: Xinjiang, China and the World

    Weaving Noise: Xinjiang, China and the World

    Kissinger Institute experts Rui Zhong and Bradley Jardine stop in to discuss Xinjiang and the challenge this particular human rights issue poses for policymakers.

    High Stakes Deepfakes

    High Stakes Deepfakes

    Public Policy Fellow Dr. Melissa Griffith helps us go beyond the headlines and the jargon to understand the technology that produces deepfakes, how it is used for good and bad, and what policy options exist in the public and private sectors to address the challenges of this rapidly evolving technology.

    Broken Politics? A Conversation with Former Hill Staffers

    Broken Politics? A Conversation with Former Hill Staffers

    A new roundtable features Monica Pham and Natalee Binkholder, two former hill staffers who helps us go inside the hallowed halls in search of bipartisanship hiding in plain sight.

    A New Surge At The Southern Border

    A New Surge At The Southern Border

    With a new surge of migrants at the southern border, we have the opportunity to introduce our new Mexico Institute director, Andrew Rudman. 


    Also check out this recent Mexico Institute report on sustainable migration policy

    https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/setting-course-toward-sustainable-migration-cooperation-levering-bilateral

    The Tales of a Master Negotiator

    The Tales of a Master Negotiator

    Public Policy Scholar and author Diana Villiers Negroponte joins us to discuss her new book about how one administration navigated domestic and foreign challenges to usher in a new world and end the Cold War.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

drmcarroll ,

Perfectly titled

Clearly, this is the best most informative pod cast out there. I really enjoy listening to this podcast because it does such a great job breaking down information that we really do need to know. This is how current events and worlds matters should be presented. So thank you.
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congstaffer ,

Very informative!!

I love that this podcast is just enough information to bring you up to speed on a situation or issue without being too long or bogging you down. The perfect thing to listen to in order to be informed about international affairs! Love it!

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