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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Newport & Rhode Island Historical Societies

    Executive Director, Jim Ludes participating in public history event

    Myth, Memory, History and Heritage History Space, a joint program of the Newport and Rhode Island Historical Societies present an exploration for public historians. Newport, RI – On Friday, March 23, 2018 10am-12pm at Newport’s Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, RI, History Space, a joint program of the Newport and Rhode Island Historical Societies presents “Myth, Memory, History and Heritage,” a panel of public historians. The panel will be moderated … Read More

  • Maddie McGarvey on Story in the Public Square

    Maddie McGarvey on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: March 3-4, 2018 I know I’m not alone in marveling at the work talented photographers do; the composition; the courage to go after stories; the ability to frame a subject is a skill more than “pointing and shooting” a camera.  This week’s guest, Maddie McGarvey, does it better than most. Maddie McGarvey is a freelance photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University’s School of Visual … Read More

  • Gabriela Domenzain on Story in the Public Square

    Gabriela Domenzain on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: February 17-18, 2018 The politics of immigration reform in the United States are front and center today, with calls for a wall on America’s southern border and news of more aggressive enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Gabriela Domenzain reminds us that these aren’t just policy debates—these are people’s lives we’re debating. The daughter of Mexican immigrant doctors, Domenzain was raised in Miami, where the Spanish and … 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