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Jewish Questions is the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies' podcast on issues that matter now in Jewish life, politics, history and culture — from a scholarly perspective. This season, hosts Laurie Marhoefer and Noam Pianko look at anti-Semitism: what it is, its long history, and how we can push back against it today. The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is a part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
 
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David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies and Associate Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, shares perspectives on the growing tension between China and Taiwan in an interview with Morning Wave in Busan. The 14-minute interview aired Oct. 26, 2022.By UW Jackson School
 
James Lin, UW Jackson School assistant professor of international studies and a historian of Taiwan, is interviewed about latest US-China tensions over Taiwan in a BBC World Service "The Inquiry" podcast episode. This segment aired on August 11, 2022.By UW Jackson School
 
Saadia Pekkanen, a Jackson School professor of space security, law, and policy, speaks with NPR about debris threatening satellites in space. This segment aired on March 30, 2022.Pekkanen also co-directs the Space Policy and Research Center (SPARC) at the University of Washington.By UW Jackson School
 
Mary Callahan, an expert on Myanmar politics and associate professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, gives a first-hand account and context to the unfolding civil war in Myanmar following a military coup there on Feb 1, 2021. (segment begins at 45:00).By UW Jackson School
 
James Lin, an assistant professor on modern Taiwan and Associate Chair of Taiwan Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, talks about President Biden's foreign policy toward Taiwan in this interview with KUOW on Feb. 5, 2021.By UW Jackson School
 
Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement... but before the 20th century, Jews' and Jewish scholars' understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity.In the final episode of the season, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Palestine we…
 
Can Jews be anti-Semitic against other Jews? In this episode, guest Devin E. Naar looks at the history of Jewish prejudice against other Jews in the United States, from the very first American Jewish settlers in the 1600s to twentieth-century efforts to exclude Jews from the Muslim world from Jewish institutions — as the American Jewish community s…
 
Has anti-Semitism always been the same, or have ideas about Jewishness, and suspicion towards Jews, changed over time? In this episode, guest Ana Gómez-Bravo explores these questions by looking at the lives of Jews and "conversos" (Jewish converts to Christianity) in medieval Spain, explaining how Catholic authorities tried to define and restrict t…
 
We generally connect Germany with anti-Semitism, but in the early twentieth century, Germany was actually considered one of the best places in the world to be Jewish. How and why did the progressive Weimar Republic give way to the genocidal Nazi regime... and could it happen here?In this episode, guest Laurie Marhoefer explains the rise of the Nazi…
 
The United States was the country where Jews came to finally be free from anti-Semitism... or was it? Historians of the modern era tend to think of the U.S. as an exceptional place for Jews — a place where Jewish people have been able to exist in relative freedom from violence and prejudice.But is this common understanding of the United States as "…
 
In the BBC Sounds podcast "Thinking Allowed" UW Jackson School Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies Daniel Chirot is interviewed about his book "You Say You Want a Revolution? Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences" (Princeton University Press, March 2020).By UW Jackson School
 
Our introductory episode focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent from the Moscow Patriarchate. This religious nationalism formed a major plank of then-President Poroshenko’s platform for re-election. However, in the 2019 elections, he lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian t…
 
Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India, rules in the name of hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. His party’s shared vision for India has resulted in massive violence between Muslims and Hindus, as it did during his rule as Chief Minister in Gujarat. Most recently, Modi’s values of Hindu strength have led to the occupation of Kashmir, a massively popular …
 
Our introductory episode to ReligioPolitics, our six-part podcast series, focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 in Ukraine to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church by then-President Poroshenko who later lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian that had impersonated him on a popular show. Joining the program to explain its impli…
 
Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University, speaks at UW Kane Hall about ways to resist and create change in times of political trouble in On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. April 26, 2018.By UW Jackson School
 
Washington Lieutenant Governor Habib gives a talk to UW students, faculty and the wider community about global opportunities for Washington, from trade to foreign relations, and the role of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in creating a more prosperous Washington for all.About the speakerBefore being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Go…
 
Daniel Bessner the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies provides a fascinating account of Hans Speier, an oft forgotten yet highly influential figure within the mid-century national security state. Listen to a podcast interview of his latest book Democra…
 
In a talk in Jackson School as part of the 2018 U.S. in the World Speaker Series, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Arne Westad explored an alternate, ideological interpretation of the Cold War. According to him, the Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where…
 
Golub Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School and Chair of the History Department in the University of Washington, Anand Yang speaking on “The Origins and Influence of Gandhi’s Ideas of Nonviolence” as part of the 2018 History Lecture Series on “Speaking Truth to Power: Protest & Dissent,” at UW’s Kane Hall on January 10, 2018.…
 
Korea expert Professor Don Hellmann, was interviewed by KOMO Radio to discuss the key take-aways from President Trump's 12-day Asia visit. Hellmann said while some advances where made on the economic front, there no concrete agreements on the issue of North Korea.By UW Jackson School
 
Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies David Bachman discusses President Trump’s visit to China in this interview by KOMO Radio. Bachman said Trump delivered appeasing statements in his public addresses but behind the scenes there were tough talks on trade relations and North Korea. Overall, he added, the visit went well and will resul…
 
Daniel Bessner, the Anne H. H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy, discusses Russia's decision to order hundreds of U.S. diplomats to leave the country following sanctions passed by the U.S. against Russia.By UW Jackson School
 
Israel and Middle East expert, Prof. Joel Migdal, was interviewed by KOMO News radio to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Israel. Migdal said that the Israelis were overall pleased by the visit but expressed some anxiety particularly following Trump's meetings with Russian Foreign Minster last week. Reports said that sensitive intellig…
 
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