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In November 2022, the Russian parliament passed a new bill banning any activity that can be interpreted as the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations and/or preferences.” In December, President Vladimir Putin signed it into law. This legislation is an expansion of the notorious 2013 bill, which prohibited so-called “gay propaganda” among mi…
 
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute podcast is launching a new series of 5 episodes on the future of Brazilian democracy. In this episode, guest host Talita Fernandes speaks with Natalia Viana, director and founding member of Agência Pública, about the future of Brazilian democracy and the democratic challenges President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva …
 
In this episode of the Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast, our regional experts analyze the outcome of the 10th annual North American Leaders summit in Mexico City, where the presidents of Canada, Mexico and the United States gathered to discuss deeper economic integration, climate change, and migration, They also discuss the recent attack on Bra…
 
Continuing our integrated North America theme we've been on recently, we talk to Jennifer Pierce. She is the CEO of TC Energy, and a Canadian who lives in Mexico, while running a Canadian company that brings US LNG to Mexico. Scotty and Chris discuss trade, pipelines, government cooperation and friction, new energy transitions and more.…
 
With the Tenth North American Leaders’ Summit around the corner, Chris and Scotty discuss priorities for the three leaders and what to expect from their meetings in Mexico City. Then, we listen in on a special event with Chris and Assistant Secretary of State Brian Nichols co-hosted by the Wilson Center Canada Institute and Mexico Institute.…
 
In this final episode of 2022, Scotty and Chris take their final interview from their pop-up studio in Mexico City, talking to the Director of the Business Transformation & Innovation Division at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Vincent Annunziato. There is so much to learn in this episode about trade, counterfeit products coming into North Amer…
 
Another guest in our Mexico City pop-up studio is Ambassador Louise Blais, whose 25-year career as a Canadian diplomat brought her everywhere from INTERPOL and the United Nations to the Canada’s Consulate in Atlanta and its Embassy in Paris. She joins Chris and Scotty to discuss the importance of people-to-people connections in diplomacy, prospects…
 
On this episode of "Need to Know," the Wilson Center’s China expert, Robert Daly, joins Host John Milewski to talk about the significance of recent protests in China, how the country is advancing its interests in the Middle East, and how President Xi Jinping is trying to shape global the order.The Wilson Center tarafından oluşturuldu
 
The media landscape has been tough for the last few years. But in Mexico it has been brutal, literally. In this "On The Road"episode, recorded in Mexico City, Chris and Scotty sit down with CBS News Correspondent Enrique Acevedo to talk about the challenges faced by journalists covering politics and crime in Mexico and take a step back to look at t…
 
Russian independent news channel TV Rain (Dozhd TV) has been operating in Latvia since June 2022, after Kremlin authorities blocked the channel as a result of its coverage of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Now TV Rain’s operation is once again in peril after on-air remarks from one of its anchors resulted in the channel losing its Latvian…
 
In this episode of the Brazil Institute Podcast, host Bruna Santos speaks with Alex Nascimento, best-selling author and professor of blockchain business applications and security tokens at the University of California, Los Angeles. They discuss the current crypto landscape in Brazil, the drive toward crypto regulation in Brazil and the world, and t…
 
Join Alan Rechtschaffen, Chair of Wilson’s Digital Assets Lab & Forum, and Jordan Walbesser, Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Mattel, as they discuss the evolution of Blockchain technology in the context of NFT’s, Digital Collectibles, and the Metaverse.During this episode, Alan and Jordan discuss the differences between Digital Collectibles…
 
50 years ago, Canada and the Soviet Union faced off in an historic hockey summit series at the height of the Cold War. The impact of the series on both countries, hockey itself, and the cross-cutting field of sports diplomacy are felt to this day.This week, Chris and Scotty are joined by Ambassador Gary Smith, author of Ice War Diplomat, and Andrew…
 
In this episode of the Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast, our experts analyze the results of the 2022 midterm elections in the U.S., how the new composition of the U.S. Congress will impact U.S. foreign policy in the Americas, and discuss key foreign policy changes to expect in 2023 in the hemisphere. Our experts also chat about the latest devel…
 
With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the US, huge shifts in critical mineral and battery production could flow south, sparking concern in Canada. That sounds familiar doesn't it? Scotty and Chris chat with Brian Kingston, President and CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association and Kristin Dziczek, Automotive Policy Adviso…
 
In this episode of Plaza Central, guest host Patricia I. Vásquez speaks with Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Executive Editor Henry Sanderson about his new book “Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green,” the prominent role of China in the lithium value chain, the unique opportunities that the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act offers for…
 
In this edition of “Need to Know,” Raoni Rajao, an Associate Professor at the University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, talks about his experience at COP27. Minas covers the climate change debates taking place at the conference, who the key players are, what challenges they face, and how talks have progressed since he attended his first COP seven years…
 
In this episode of the Brazil Institute Podcast, host Bruna Santos speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde and Universidade de São Paulo Professor Maria Herminia Tavares de Almeida, about the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s next president, the future of U.S.-Brazil relations under Lula, and the implications for…
 
Autos are back on the agenda as Chris and Scotty welcome Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc., for a private sector perspective on supply chain near-shoring, electric vehicles, and North American opportunity in the wake of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.…
 
This week, drive down Canusa Street and into Los Angeles, California with special guest Antonio Villaraigosa. The former Mayor and current California Infrastructure Advisor joins Chris and Scotty from the Mexico City pop-up studio to discuss infrastructure investments, sports diplomacy, and solutions to poverty in urban communities.…
 
En este episodio, Beatriz García Nice platicó con Fernando Straface, Secretario General y de Relaciones Internacionales de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires sobre la reciente cumbre del C40 en dicha ciudad y donde se firmó el Pacto de Buenos Aires. También discutieron el rol de la Argentina en la actual convergencia internacional y como Argentina puede ser…
 
En este episodio, Beatriz García Nice platica con el Secretario de Industria y Desarrollo Productivo del Ministerio de Economía de Argentina, José Ignacio (Vasco) de Mendiguren, sobre la actualización de la matriz productiva argentina en la coyuntura actual con la guerra en Ucrania, la transformación energética que vive el país y las oportunidades …
 
In this special episode of Americas 360, guest host Bruna Santos speaks with Wilson Center experts Daniela Campello, Luiza Duarte, Raoni Rajão and Cesar Zucco about the historic return of Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva to Brazil’s presidency, the challenges he will face to enact his ambitious economic, social and environmental agenda, as well as the r…
 
Jill Dougherty is joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to discuss how corruption serves not only to enrich the elites of Russia, but also as tool to ensure continuity of power and that all opposition—both internal and external—is crushed. Senator Whitehouse also explains how this corruption directly targets the United States and the steps the gover…
 
The US and Canada have long been known for their vibrant democratic traditions. But recently, we have seen those traditions tested on both sides of the border. On the eve of Election Day in the US, Scotty and Chris bring back constitutional scholar Susan Lagon to discuss what's going wrong and whether the guardrails will hold on Canusa Street.Also …
 
In this episode of Plaza Central, host Benjamin Gedan speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch about the role of the United States in helping Guyana maximize the economic development opportunities from its rapidly expanding energy sector while strengthening its democratic institutions.The Wilson Center tarafından oluşturuldu
 
In this episode of Need to Know, we speak with Wilson Center Fellow Marina Ottaway and Haleh Esfandiari, Director Emerita and Distinguished Fellow with the Center’s Middle Program, about the ongoing protests in Iran sparked by the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini while in police custody. They describe how women are leading the charge, provide conte…
 
Poland and Russia share a long history that has been full of grievances and unresolved traumas. And while 2007 saw a positive shift in the relationship, the annexation of Crimea in 2014 put an end to this “reset.” Since February, Poland has been a steadfast ally of Ukraine and a fierce opponent of Russia. Nina Rozhanovskaya talked with Polish polit…
 
In this episode of the Brazil Institute Podcast, host Bruna Santos speaks with Clara Becker, a journalist and cofounder of Redes Cordiais, a media literacy non-profit designed to counter disinformation and hate speech on social media. They discuss how misinformation is affecting Brazil’s electoral process and potential strategies to fight fake news…
 
This month, the Riyada podcast featured the talented men and women advancing MENA’s film scene to better understand how creators in the region fare against the global media industry. To conclude, co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Imad Shawa spoke with film director, writer, and poet Hind Shoufani. Hind’s life experiences in Damascus, Amman, Beirut, Dubai…
 
3…2…1… Liftoff! Scotty and Chris are shooting for the stars this week with special guest Brian Gallant, former Premier of New Brunswick and CEO of Space Canada. Listen in to learn more about Canada’s contributions to space exploration, the layout of the Canadian space industry, and the proposal for Canada’s first commercial spaceport.…
 
En este episodio, Patricia I. Vásquez, miembro global del Programa Latinoamericano, plática con María Laura Castillo Díaz, coordinadora del Programa Altoandinos, en la Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, sobre la falta de suficientes datos científicos para poder entender la huella ambiental que genera el desarrollo del litio en los salares arg…
 
In this episode of the Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast, our experts discuss the nearshoring potential of U.S. neighbors in the Americas, the progress made in this area since the IX Summit of the Americas, and the challenges faced by companies looking to relocate operations closer to home.The Wilson Center tarafından oluşturuldu
 
On this special episode, Chris and Scotty are joined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) representatives in Canada (Rema Jamous Imseis), the United States (Matthew Reynolds), and Mexico (Giovanni Lepri) for a conversation on refugees in North America and how immigrants improve society in all three countries.For more inform…
 
Co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Imad Shawa spoke with Sherry Carlin, who serves as Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jordan. MD Carlin discussed USAID’s extensive programs targeting youth economic empowerment, breaking down barriers to women’s employment, and addressing issues related to climate change and water…
 
During the first week of October, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to South America to meet with the presidents of Colombia, Chile and Peru. They discussed migration, economic growth, climate change and democracy. He also lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly in Lima. In this Twitter Space, …
 
Hola from the Canusa Street pop-up studio in Mexico City! This episode, Dr. Dany Bahar, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Center for International Development, joins Chris and Scotty on the podcast to discuss North American migration policy, refugee crises abroad, and his research on the economic impact of immigration. Dr. Bahar’s paper on birthplace di…
 
In this episode of Plaza Central, host Benjamin Gedan speaks with Alejo Czerwonko, chief investment officer for emerging markets in the Americas at UBS, and Gabriela Soní, chief investment officer for Mexico at UBS, about the impacts in Latin America of rapidly rising interest rates in the United States and Europe.…
 
On this episode of the Riyada podcast, co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Imad Shawa zoom into the production side of MENA’s film industry. Ali Jaafar, head of the film division at MBC Studios, produced numerous films, including The Swimmers (2022), King of Thieves (2018), and The Idol (2015). Ali discussed his transition from journalism to production and…
 
The international system as we know it has been forced to grapple with a multitude of disruptions on various fronts, be it the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on societies, economies and health systems, or the most recent conflict in Ukraine that has taken a heavy toll on humanity in the loss of innocent lives, forced displacement of millio…
 
Canusa Street is hitting the road again for the North Capital Forum in Mexico City, where the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States will convene in November for the 2022 North American Leaders’ Summit. On this episode, Andrew Rudman, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, joins Chris and Scotty for a preview of the conference,…
 
In this episode of the Brazil Institute Podcast, host Bruna Santos speaks with Felipe Nunes, a political science professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the CEO of the polling firm Quaest, about the upcoming general election in Brazil, where former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro will face off at the…
 
For those living under the Russian occupation in Ukraine, life has turned into a daily struggle and search for food, water, and medicine. Izabella Tabarovsky talked with the Ukrainian war reporter and editor in chief of Zaborona Ekaterina Sergatskova, about the skills needed to survive the occupation, Russian war crimes, and what Ukrainian journali…
 
Border restrictions, COVID-19, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine: global trade linkages have faced unprecedented strain over the past two years, prompting questions of how Canadian-U.S. cooperation could protect both countries from major disruptions. This week, we tune into Chris’ panel on supply chains with Amazon’s Allison Gifford, Western Wash…
 
In this episode, host Benjamin Gedan speaks with Andrés Borenstein, the chief economist at Econoviews and the host of the podcast, “La economía en tres minutos,” about Argentina’s fragile economic condition and whether the country’s latest finance minister is solving long-term problems or simply postponing the next crisis.…
 
Migration from countries of the Americas to the United States has increased exponentially since 2020, with migrants from the region making up over 75% of the nationwide encounters with U.S. Border Patrol in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In this episode of Americas 360, our Wilson Center experts examine recent changes in migration trends, not only to the Un…
 
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