Public Policy

  • 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

  • Kendall Moore on Story in the Public Square

    Documentary filmmaking with Kendall Moore

    Air dates: April 14-16, 2018 The documentary filmmaker has for her canvas the broad sweep of human experience. Kendall Moore has turned her lens on issues as diverse as AIDS patients in Africa and polluted air in an office building. Kendall Moore is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a Professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining the faculty at URI in … Read More

  • Dr. Bernard LaFayette on Story in the Public Square

    The power of nonviolence with Civil Rights Movement hero Dr. Bernard LaFayette

    Air dates: March 31 – April 2, 2018 Imagine the courage of a young black man in the Jim Crow South to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter; to need a military escort for a bus ride; to be assaulted by the Ku Klux Klan, and, through it all, remain committed to non-violence. Dr. Bernard LaFayette has done just that, he joins us this week on Story in the … 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

  • Tariffs on steel and aluminum industry

    A 19th Century Hammer versus a 21st Century Nail

    Picks of the Week: “Don’t blame China, Mr. President. Blame the robots” | The Washington Post “Trump Tariffs won’t bring back steel mills” | The Baltimore Sun “How Many American Jobs Could be Lost Thanks to Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs” | Fortune Faced with a profound transformation in the workforce just 18 years into the twenty-first century, the President of the United States has adopted a decidedly nineteenth century tool to meet … Read More

  • Jacob Groshek, professor of emerging media studies at Boston University on Story in the Public Square

    Twitter, television, and the 2016 Election with Jacob Groshek

    Air Dates: March 10-11, 2018 Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump’s campaign benefited mightily from his use of Twitter. However, conventional wisdom and the truth are not always synonymous. Jacob Groshek’s research shows it was not the Tweets themselves, but the television coverage they generated that shaped the 2016 election. Dr. Groshek’s is a professor of emerging media studies at Boston University. His research focuses on the democratic utility … Read More

  • Xi Jinping and President Trump

    Authoritarian Powers in the Age of America First

    PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Authoritarian Challenge: China, Russia and the Threat to the Liberal International Order” | Aaron L. Friedberg “Making China Great Again” | The New Yorker “The Rise and Rise of Viktor Orban” | The Financial Times  “A Sober Trump Reassures the Davos Elite” | The New York Times   In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, Western policy elites—basking in the glow of their perceived success—came to believe that the … Read More

  • Timothy Edgar on Story in the Public Square

    Timothy Edgar on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: February 10-11, 2018 When Patrick Henry stood up in the Virginia House of Burgesses and said, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” he crystallized for all time the critical tension between security of the state and the desire of all people to breathe free. Guest, Timothy Edgar, has worked to help resolve those tensions at the National Security Agency and in the White House of President Barack … Read More

  • Russian Hacking

    We Knew Russia Attacked American Democracy Before Election Day 2016

    Picks of the Week “Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict” | Washington Post “Dutch agencies provide crucial intel about Russia’s interference in U.S.-elections” | deVolksrant “Senator Urges Fellow Republicans to Heed Warnings on Releasing Secret Memo” | The New York Times   For weeks, one of the trending hashtags pushed by a network of known Russian bots has been #ReleaseTheMemo. The memo in question is a summary … Read More

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