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This is the podcast from CAF’s think tank Giving Thought, where we look at big issues, themes and news stories that relate to philanthropy and the work of civil society. Our host, Rhodri Davies, leads you through a wide range of fascinating topics, and also speaks to great guests who bring their own insight and expertise on civil society issues. For more in depth content from Giving Thought, please visit https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/blog-home/giving-thought
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
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In recent years Japan has found itself increasingly at a crossroads between its post-War ally, the United States, and rising neighbor, China. U.S. Editor and Chief Desk Editor of Nikkei Asia, Ken Moriyasu, examines the geopolitics, trade, and history that play a role in shaping Japan’s ties with both major powers.…
 
Paul Massaro serves as a senior policy advisor for the US Helsinki Commission, but for those with a window into the US government’s efforts to combat global corruption, Paul’s is a household name. He is a behind-the-scenes driver of a new wave of thinking about the connection between global corruption and US national security. He spoke with Peter G…
 
Its being hailed as "the story of the year" to impact the privacy and safety of HRDs. Over the past few months, 80 journalists from 17 media organisations have been sifting through a leak of 50,000 phone numbers which may have been compromised by a sophisticated Israeli spyware product. The clients: autocratic regimes snooping on their citizens. Th…
 
Ana Linda Solano is a professor, criminal lawyer, and former Director of Colombia’s Special Investigative Police on Economic and Financial Crimes, and this week she joins CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center to discuss the topic of sextortion and the growing call to address the issue. Sextortion is a type of corruption which occurs when those…
 
For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Democracy That Delivers, our host Ken Jaques gets the latest updates from CIPE's partner the Accountability Lab in Nepal. Our organizations work together in Nepal to strengthen a subnational environment of effective public-private sector partnerships. This episode's guests Bikin Ghi…
 
In this episode Rhod sat down with Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg, authors of new book "Modern Grantmaking: A Guide for Funders Who Believe Better is Possible". In a wide-ranging conversation, we discussed: Humility & Funder Ego Why is humility such a key part of Modern Grantmaking? Is part of the problem that traditionally our idea of what it means …
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques and co-host Lola Adekanye, CIPE Africa Team Senior Program Officer, are joined by John Arvanitis, a managing director in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll with almost three decades of experience in federal law enforcement. They discuss Kroll's latest annual edition of…
 
Maldives Anti-Corruption Commission President and Former Transparency Maldives Executive Director Mariyam Shiuna joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast this week to share her perspective and lessons learned on the transition from being a transparency and integrity civil society leader to heading the government's newly empowered …
 
In many critical technology industries, the United States and China are locked in an intense competition for economic and innovative primacy. At the same time, the supply chains, talent pools, and financial capital of individuals, corporations, and governments in both countries are deeply entangled in one larger tech ecosystem. Using the semiconduc…
 
In honor of Pride Month 2021, our host Ken Jaques and CIPE's Asia-Pacific Program Officer Gibson Haynes invite Angel Romero, the Director for Partnership & External Affairs of the Philippines LGBT Chamber of Commerce, to join the podcast. Our organizations' partnership is CIPE's first program devoted to LGBTQI+ economic empowerment. Following up on…
 
In this episode we're joined by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, to discuss the role of philanthropy in supporting racial justice and funding grassroots organizing or social movements. Including: Racial Justice Is racial injustice such a big/cross-cutting issues that it should not be seen as a cause area, but rather as so…
 
Taiwan faces many internal issues, as well as pressures from China which exacerbate home-grown problems. Its responses to these internal and external challenges, and ultimately whether it can stand its ground against China’s ambitions, will be formulated within the island's lively democratic system. "In Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s Quest for Securit…
 
In this episode we talk to Jo Kerr and Sonya Ruparel, from UK charity Turn2Us, about poverty, participation and the impact of the pandemic. Including: Impact of Covid Pandemic How has the Covid 19 pandemic affected Turn 2 Us, and the people and communities the charity serves? What are the biggest challenges for the organisation over the coming mont…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, the "Women in Business during the Pandemic" series brings our host Ken Jaques to Moldova once again. He is joined by co-host Natalia Otel Belan, CIPE Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia, as well as our guest Olga Melniciuc, National Consultant on Women’s Economic Empowerment for UN Women Moldova and …
 
The two sponsors of the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator James Risch (R-ID), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, hailed committee passage of the legislation on April 21, stating that the bill “is an unprecedented, bipartisan effort to mobilize all United…
 
On this episode of Democracy That Delivers, our host Ken Jaques is joined by Sarwagya Raj Pandey, the Research and Advocacy Officer at Bikalpa - an Alternative, a public policy think tank based in Nepal in partnership with CIPE's Asia Pacific Team. They talk about his firsthand experience of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of Nepa…
 
In this episode we talk participatory approaches in philanthropy and social investment, with Meg Massey, co-author of “Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control” and Hannah Paterson, Senior Portfolio Manager at the National Lottery Community Fund. Including: There is a growing amount of focus on part…
 
In this continuation of the “Future of Work” series, we seek to make sense of the changes, reforms, and challenges brought about by COVID-19 in Latin America. Our host Ken Jaques is joined by CIPE Latin America & Caribbean Regional Director and cohost John Zemko in a discussion with the newly-appointed Executive Director of the Center for the Imple…
 
On this episode we talk to Teddy Schleifer, Senior Reporter, Money & Influence at Recode (part of the Vox Media group), about billionaires, Silicon Valley and philanthropy. Including: Silicon Valley Philanthropy Do most tech billionaires see their wealth as “self-made”, or do they recognise any sense of societal debt, luck etc? How does this shape …
 
In China, industry and political leaders are capitalizing on sci-fi’s unique ability to inspire the public and project a vision of the future that features China as a global innovation leader. Experts Aynne Kokas, Jing Tsu, and Yilin Wang explore how this genre can both reflect China’s present and shape its future.…
 
In China, industry and political leaders are capitalizing on sci-fi’s unique ability to inspire the public and project a vision of the future that features China as a global innovation leader. Experts Aynne Kokas, Jing Tsu, and Yilin Wang explore how this genre can both reflect China’s present and shape its future.…
 
Political scientist, China scholar, and University of Michigan professor Yuen Yuen Ang, PhD, joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast this week to provide an expert’s guide to how corruption has supercharged and complicated China’s blistering rate of economic growth. Sharing insights from her new book, China's Gilded Age: The Para…
 
In early February 2021, Erol Önderoglu was the subject of an international civil society solidarity campaign, facing a 14-year sentence on charges of "terrorism". His crime: supporting independent media which was targetted by Turkey's crackdown on press freedoms. Marking World Press Freedom Day (May 3rd), the Reporters Without Borders representativ…
 
On this episode of Democracy That Delivers, our host Ken Jaques takes the mini-series to Moldova with local CIPE Program Officer Elena Ratoi. They are joined by our guest, Angela Gladei, the President of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs from Moldova (AFAM). AFAM partners with the Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) program to build the capacity …
 
In this episode we talk to Denis Mizne, CEO of Lemann Foundation - Brazil’s largest educational funder – about philanthropy in Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Lemann Foundation’s pivot to supporting vaccine trials in the country. Including: Vaccination How and why did Lemann Foundation get involved in Covid vaccine trials? How does this…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques and our co-host and Executive Director, Andrew Wilson, are joined by International Republican Institute's President, Dr. Daniel Twining. This discussion concludes our podcast series titled, The Future of Democracy. Dr. Daniel Twining explains the importance of both building and protect…
 
Ikram Afzali, Executive Director of Integrity Watch Afghanistan joins CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast to discuss the precarity of Afghanistan's future and how corruption has exacerbated conflict in the country over the past 20 years. As Afghanistan's former Chief Information Commissioner and the architect of the country's Access …
 
The United States and China have pledged to work together to fight climate change. But is cooperation enough to stop global temperatures from rising past 1.5 degrees Celsius? Climate policy expert Deborah Seligsohn (Villanova University) explains how competition between the two countries can be leveraged as a positive force to deliver the best envi…
 
The United States and China have pledged to work together to fight climate change. But is cooperation enough to stop global temperatures from rising past 1.5 degrees Celsius? Climate policy expert Deborah Seligsohn (Villanova University) explains how competition between the two countries can be leveraged as a positive force to deliver the best envi…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers our host Ken Jaques and co-host Luiza Ayvazyan, a CIPE Program Officer located in Armenia, are joined by Elen Manukyan, Co-Founder & Program Manager at Fashion and Design Chamber of Armenia. The Chamber is a non-profit association founded in November 2017 by a group of Armenian designers with the mission t…
 
In this episode we talk to Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England about his long-standing interest in civil society, why he thinks it is so important yet undervalued, and what sort of challenges and opportunities the coming years may bring. We also have some analysis and additional insight from CAF CEO Neil Heslop. Including: The econ…
 
Albania heads to the polls on Sunday (April 25th) following an 8-year, increasingly authoritarian rule of Prime Minister Edi Rama. Our guest, Albi Çela, stresses it will also be a major test for Albania’s fragile democracy, as the government introduces measures intended to pressure voters and suppress a high turnout. At Civil Rights Defenders we're…
 
México Evalúa’s Laurence Pantin discusses her work on the Mexican judicial sector’s experience with digital technologies. Pantin is the author of “Guide to Good Practices on the Use of New Technologies for the Administration of Justice;” the report explores how Mexico adapted to COVID-19’s restrictions and delivered justice to its citizens. The rep…
 
Jon Vrushi, Transparency International's Research Coordinator, joins ACGC's podcast to discuss the statistical basis and methodology behind the world's most popular corruption measure: The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Vrushi explains the 13 data sources behind the index and explains why expert opinions and evaluations of public sector corrup…
 
Policies adopted by the People's Republic of China in Xinjiang since 2017 have garnered worldwide attention, as new technology has dramatically intensified methods of control and implicated China’s international trade, which includes a variety of products from Xinjiang and employs the labor of Xinjiang people. The Chinese Communist Party's new ethn…
 
In this episode of Democracy that Delivers our host Ken Jaques is joined by co-host Hannah Byrd, CIPE Program Associate for the Center for Women's Economic Empowerment, and former CIPE LIFE Project Coordinator, Nour Akkad. Nour describes how the LIFE Project recruited and incubated refugee women and shares success stories from the program. CIPE and…
 
In this episode we talk to Nanjira Sambuli about technology, philanthropy and civil society. Nanjira is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist based in Nairobi, Kenya and in a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion we touched on: Digital civil society Is there any meaningful distinction between “civil society” and “digital civil soci…
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
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