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Unscripted with Alan Flurry is a podcast series featuring interviews with University of Georgia faculty members as well as distinguished guests to the UGA campus. In partnership with WUGA-FM, Unscripted presents conversations with extraordinary members of the UGA community. In the course of the conversational back-and-forth, guests share their expertise and experience, as well as opinions on topics of interest in the world today.

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Unscripted with Alan Flurry is a podcast series featuring interviews with University of Georgia faculty members as well as distinguished guests to the UGA campus. In partnership with WUGA-FM, Unscripted presents conversations with extraordinary members of the UGA community. In the course of the conversational back-and-forth, guests share their expertise and experience, as well as opinions on topics of interest in the world today.

    P-Values, Probabilities, and Uncertainty: Statistics professor Nicole Lazar

    P-Values, Probabilities, and Uncertainty: Statistics professor Nicole Lazar

    Interview with UGA professor of statistics and Fellow of the American Statistical Association Nicole Lazar. One of three co-authors of an editorial published in a special issue of The American Statistician in March 2019 that addressed a compelling issue effecting research and clinical trial results across the sciences, Lazar speaks with Alan Flurry about the use of statistical significance in research findings. The entire issue, “Statistical Inference in the 21st century: A world beyond P,” contained 43 papers by statisticians around the world calling for an end to using this specific probability value.

    • 25 min
    Global political trends in Cyberspace and their impact on Security, Privacy and Human Rights

    Global political trends in Cyberspace and their impact on Security, Privacy and Human Rights

    The very idea there is such a thing as the internet is an invention of science fiction. When William Gibson coined the term cyberspace in 1984 in the book Neuromancer, he described it as “a consensual hallucination." In this Unscripted interview, Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland Sebastian Kaempf explains why it is important not to think of the internet as a special kind of magic. Kaempf's general expertise lies in the areas of international security, the transformation of violent conflict, ethics and the laws of war, and the role a transforming global media landscape plays in contemporary conflicts.
    Kaempf is the author of ‘Saving Soldiers or Civilians? Casualty-aversion versus Civilian Protection in Asymmetric Conflicts’ (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

    • 35 min
    Chadwick Smith on the Trail of Tears and the Unlearned lessons of Populism Today

    Chadwick Smith on the Trail of Tears and the Unlearned lessons of Populism Today

    Interview with three-term former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chad Smith on the rise of hard-edged populism going back to Andrew Jackson, leading to Cherokee Removal from their homeland in Georgia and elsewhere in the Southeast. Smith relates that example to what it tells us about the current political situation in the United States.A major figure in Indian affairs, Smith has advocated on Native issues nationally and internationally, including at the United Nations. Smith served as a professor at Dartmouth College teaching Cherokee History and Native American Law. He is an author of books on leadership, art and Native American worldviews, including “Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn From All I Observe.”

    • 19 min
    Conversation with author and journalist Paul Tough

    Conversation with author and journalist Paul Tough

    Is the system of higher education still capable providing real opportunity for young Americans, as well as reinforcing the societal stability on which American democracy depends? In this interview, New York Times bestselling author Paul Tough talks about his new book, THE YEARS THAT MATTER MOST, which delivers fresh insight on how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first generation students.

    • 27 min
    Unscripted interview with UGA professor Barbara McCaskill

    Unscripted interview with UGA professor Barbara McCaskill

    On August 6, 2019, the great American writer Toni Morrison passed away at the age of 88. Her extraordinary achievements in fiction – a Nobel Prize in Literature and multiple best-selling novels exploring black identity in America – established a new benchmark not only in American arts and letters, but in literature worldwide.
    Alan Flurry spoke with UGA professor of English Barbara McCaskill by phone the day of Morrison’s passing for an article, and now the two expand on that conversation in this episode of the Unscripted podcast.

    • 28 min
    Unscripted interview with UGA professor Martin Kagel

    Unscripted interview with UGA professor Martin Kagel

    A.G. Steer Professor of German and associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Martin Kagel is co-director of the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies. A joint initiative of the University of Georgia Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the week-long residency in Berlin each June is in its second year of expanding the understanding of transnational Europe among U.S.-based scholars and advancing the discourse on campus on issues related to Europe, the E.U., and Germany's role in the European Union.Alan Flurry and Kagel discuss political, economic and human rights issues from the most recent Berlin seminar including climate change, Brexit, Immigration, nationalism, populism, film, photography, the media, migration, and more.

    • 36 min

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