Global Challenges

  • Ross Douthat on "Story in the Public Square"

    The Future of Catholicism with Ross Douthat

    Air Dates: June 23-25, 2018 Pope Francis has captured the hearts of Catholics – and non-Catholics alike. Ross Douthat however, warns that the very things that make the Pope so popular, come with real risks for the Church. Ross Douthat is a conservative columnist for The New York Times, and the youngest columnist ever at the paper. He was just 30 years old when he was hired. He is the … Read More

  • Jamestown Board of Canvassers Fake News Presentation

    Ludes to give “Fake News Presentation” on June 12th at Jamestown Town Hall

    The Jamestown Board of Canvassers will host a “Fake News Presentation” featuring Dr. Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at Salve Regina University, on Tuesday, June 12th, 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. Urban myths and gossip have populated the Internet for a number of years. Even before that, people “in the know,” those with inside information, … Read More

  • Are the United States and China in a New Cold War?

    The Texas National Security Review recently gathered a group of Asia-watchers and historically-minded scholars to discuss whether the tensions between the United States and China amount to a 21st century Cold War. Senior Fellow Iskander Rehman chaired the roundtable, providing the following introductory essay :   For over two decades, Western academics and policymakers have struggled to define the nature and scope of the challenge posed by China’s rise.1 In the early 1990s, the … Read More

  • Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan on Story in the Public Square

    Journalism around the world with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

    Air dates: May 12-14, 2018 Journalism in the United States is under severe strain. Yet, despite shifts in the marketplace and sustained attack on specific news outlets by the current President, outstanding reporters, Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, continue to shape our understanding of the world around us. Mary Jordan is National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post. A graduate of Georgetown University, she earned a master’s degree in journalism … Read More

  • Climate change and American

    Continuing Security in the Climate Era

    Redefining Security | Foreign Affairs The Top 15 Countries for Military Expenditure in 2016 | Forbes U.S. Military Puts “Great Power Competition” at Heart of Strategy | Reuters Pentagon Asks for Major Budget Increase Amid Threats from Russia, China and North Korea | CNN   Amidst the threats from North Korea, China, and Russia, the Pentagon is proposing an increase in its military spending power for 2019. If approved, the … Read More

  • Justin Kenny and Steve Morrison on Story in the Public Square

    The New Barbarianism with Justin Kenny & Steve Morrison

    Air dates: April 21-23, 2018 International law outlaws the targeting of medical facilities in conflicts. However, guests, Justin Kenny and Steve Morrison, point to an alarming trend in the Syrian Civil War and other conflicts where combatants are targeting healthcare facilities and healthcare workers through their film, “The New Barbarianism.” Justin Kenny is an award-winning television news producer and editor based in Washington, D.C. and the founder of Small Footprint … Read More

  • Story in the Public Square podcast

    Story in the Public Square launches podcast series

    After one full year of broadcasting, Story in the Public Square launched its own official podcast April 3, 2018. A full archive of episodes are available for free download on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. New episodes will be uploaded weekly after they have been broadcast on television and on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel 124. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve produced more than 60 episodes with compelling conversations on everything … Read More

  • Martin Puchner on Story in the Public Square

    Martin Puchner on Story in the Public Square

    Air Dates: March 24-26, 2018 This show—Story in the Public Square—is built on one central insight: that stories have the power to change the world. Martin Puchner is a scholar of the impact stories have had on minds around the world, and on human history itself. Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is also a prize-winning author, educator, public … Read More

  • The Indian Ocean in France’s Global Defense Strategy by Iskander Rehman

    Rehman on the Indian Ocean in France’s Global Defense Strategy

    On January 18, 2018, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) convened a roundtable to discuss France’s strategic interests in the Indian Ocean. Nilanthi Samaranayake, Director of CNA’s Indian Ocean and South Asia Security Program, framed the discussion by noting the expanding role of extraregional actors operating in the Indian Ocean, including Japan, China, and France. The United States, Japan, India, and Australia have revamped their “Quad” discussions over the past … Read More

  • Jacquelyn Schneider on Story in the Public Square

    The future of warfare & unmanned systems with Jacquelyn Schneider

    Air Dates: March 17-18, 2018 The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners—guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors. Schneider is a graduate of Columbia University, an Air Force veteran, and now, an assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College whose scholastic expertise includes cybersecurity … Read More

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