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Take as Directed

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Take as Directed

CSIS Global Health Policy Center | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
MEASURE Evaluation is funded by USAID to strengthen capacity in developing countries to gather, interpret, and use data to improve health. We create tools and approaches for rigorous evaluations, providing evidence to address health challenges. And we strengthen health information systems so countries can make better decisions and sustain good health outcomes over time.
 
Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global history for the activist left, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present. Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea. We hope that the discussion will be useful to you, and if you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerri ...
 
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Democracy! The Podcast

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Democracy! The Podcast

CEPPS Advisor Adrienne Ross, Fmr Deputy Asst Secretary Strategic Communications, US Dept of State, Journalist

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Democracy! The Podcast offers listeners a close-up look at some of the most perplexing challenges facing the vitality of democracy around the world. Move beyond armchair activist, or news junkie, and gain a real understanding for the fight to defend democracy around the world. Hear how teams, from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute, that make up the consortium called "CEPPS," tackle debilitating threat ...
 
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Advancing Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries Podcast. This podcast series aims to help listeners appreciate why health finance and governance must be addressed when working to improve health outcomes, and will include episodes which delve into the dynamics of topics like domestic resource mobilization for health, expanding access to healthcare through insurance, and the importance of “good governance” in creating responsive, patient-centered health systems. The Health Finance ...
 
This is a podcast about doing good, better. It is built around an idea that technology and innovation might help us fight poverty and live healthier lives in the future than we have in the past. We will be speaking with innovators, non-profits, social enterprises, and donors. Our goal is to share individual stories, challenges, and successes to help others understand how technology can be used to better serve those who need it most. Show notes are available at AidEvolved.com.
 
Providing high quality capacity building programs for financial supervisors and regulators to build more stable and inclusive financial systems. Toronto Centre is an independent not-for-profit organization that promotes financial stability and access to financial services globally, particularly in emerging markets and developing countries. www.torontocentre.org What financial supervisors and regulators do every day has a ripple effect that cascades across government, NGOs, and the private se ...
 
UNDER THE SURFACE is a podcast featuring in-depth conversations that reveal personal realms of experience, insight and discovery, rarely discussed out loud. The show is hosted by Amy Landau and originally broadcast live on Valley Free Radio (WXOJ Northampton, 103.3 FM) every Sunday 12 noon to 1 PM.
 
Memories of a Moonbird is about human stories. Almost every week, I interview interesting people doing inspiring things. From activists to actors and scientists to scholars, we talk about their hopes, their struggles, and what it means to be human. How does a teacher help former child soldiers in Africa? What do hummingbirds sound like to a deaf person? What does an accountant think is the meaning of life? Come join me and explore life… one story at a time.
 
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This time on Invest Africa Insights, we looked back on COP26 and how Africa fared at the talks with Dr. Rufaro Mucheka, Business Development Consultant - Africa, Jersey Finance. With environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards moving up the agenda for global investors and businesses, we ask how Africa better access sustainable finance and …
 
Dr. Gigi Gronvall, a leading international expert on tests, kindly joined us for a spirited tour d’horizon. People need tests for multiple purposes on a continuous basis: You “can’t just get one test and forget it” since a test is just one moment in time. Sometimes however there are unrealistic, outsized expectations that tests will peer into the f…
 
In this episode of Guerrilla History, we talk about the anniversary of the Capital Riot on January 6, 2021. This episode is a Dispatch, which is part of our series of shorter, more informal episodes that are rooted in more current events, but which aim to use lessons of history to analyze. Here we talk about the fetishization of the event by libera…
 
This Intelligence Briefing is a patron early access episode where the guys get together to discuss and analyze the most significant events of 2021. A lot has happened in the past year, and we had a lot of fun chatting about some things that have been on the forefront of our minds, as well as some things that we had forgotten happened. Hope you enjo…
 
We have another fun Intelligence Briefing this time, with a special guest! For this conversation that takes a look at China, and once again takes aim at the "Western Left", we bring back our good friend and comrade Professor Immanuel Ness. Manny is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a Visiting …
 
A blast from the past teaches a town to embrace tradition and believe in miracles we simply can’t explain. A cynical urban professional finds kindness and purpose while traveling through the heartland. Two old flames living in the fast lane discover, amid the magic of Christmas, that they were meant for each other all along. These loglines describe…
 
Este podcast discutirá la experiencia de Columbia probando los materiales del kit de herramientas y cómo sus organizaciones se beneficiaron del kit de herramientas de supervisión de la conciencia de género. Lea la transcripción aquí. Lea sus biografías aquí.By Toronto Centre
 
Ashish Jha reflected as the year closes. Communications are now fundamental to public health. Most critical is to speak as though you are engaging friends or family who are outside medicine. Put the decisions in terms of your own family. Don’t tie masks and vaccines to political identity. The lessons of 2021? We were surprised by 20-30% of American…
 
CGD's Sarah Rose speaks with John Norris of the Gates Foundation and Wade Warren of Deloitte Consulting about Norris's new book on USAID, including USAID’s internal balancing act between development and geostrategic mandates, structural vs. sectoral initiatives, and the challenges USAID will face in its next decades. Blog Address: Blog: https://www…
 
CGD's Sarah Rose speaks with John Norris of the Gates Foundation and Wade Warren of Deloitte Consulting about Norris's new book on USAID, including USAID’s internal balancing act between development and geostrategic mandates, structural vs. sectoral initiatives, and the challenges USAID will face in its next decades.…
 
In recent weeks, Belarus has been causing a mass migration crisis along the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. It is one of the most severe security threats Europe has faced in a few years. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the Belarusian president, is weaponizing immigration with Russia’s support to retaliate against European Union sanctions imposed o…
 
Philip Zelikow, former Executive Director of the 9/11 national commission, has for the past year directed the Covid-19 Commission Planning Group. He visited with us to explore where that effort stands, should a national commission move forward? How and why? It is “absolutely essential to take account of this sprawling crisis.” Our performance to da…
 
Guerrilla History- Intelligence Briefings will be roughly a twice monthly series of shorter, more informal discussions between the hosts about topics of their choice. Patrons at the Comrade tier and above will have access to all Intelligence Briefings. We get medieval in this episode, and we're joined by a special guest! The topic of this conversat…
 
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) hasn’t worked as intended, with only about three percent of listed species being removed from the list due to recovery. A significant part of the problem is how the law has been implemented by the government. The Trump Administration finalized regulations to improve ESA implementation. Unfortunately, the Biden Admin…
 
Under the leadership of Ambassador Mark Green, who served as Administrator from 2017 to 2020, conservative political appointees at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) executed reforms and policies that would have previously been dismissed as unrealistic and audacious. The agency launched a reorganization that established a new str…
 
Join us as leading experts discuss why the Soviet Union was evil, why it collapsed, and yet why the allure of socialism persists today. Panelists will also explore how we best share these lessons with today’s youth. Opening Remarks Angela Sailor, Vice President, The Feulner Institute, The Heritage Foundation John O’Sullivan, President, The Danube I…
 
"Deregulation will make the economy more efficient and stimulate GDP growth," insist think tanks like the Brookings Institution and American Enterprise Institute. "Fiscal hawks," claiming to be worried about the deficit, demand austerity measures to reign in government spending. When it comes to "entitlement programs," we hear that "there are alway…
 
The ongoing Nuclear Posture Review gives the Biden Administration the opportunity to align policy, strategy, and capabilities against the current threat environment. As part of this process, the Administration is reportedly considering changing U.S. nuclear declaratory policy from one of strategic ambiguity to one of “no first use” or “sole purpose…
 
Today I pull together some of the conversations in 2021 that really made my head spin. I clicked ‘record’ on the first episode of Aid, Evolved just over a year ago. My goal was to tell the stories of people working at the intersection of technology, poverty, and health. I've poked and prodded 28 people from many different walks of the aid sector: f…
 
Protecting the free exercise of religion is a key aspect of fighting antisemitism. Regrettably, modern discourse often restricts the notion of antisemitism to those acts that deliberately target the Jewish people because they are Jewish. This approach overlooks the potential for facially neutral, general laws that burden Jewish religious practice u…
 
As one of the remaining democracies in Latin America, Guatemala is in a critical position to advance mutual values and interests in the region. From its recognition of Taiwan to its cooperation on trade, migration, and security, Guatemala is a critical U.S. partner in Latin America and the crucial Northern Triangle region. However, the Biden Admini…
 
In 1921, thanks to the communist policies of collectivization, the Soviet Union was in the throes of a famine that threatened the lives of millions of its citizens. In desperation, the Kremlin turned to the United States for help. Led by Herbert Hoover, the American Relief Administration went into action, supplying millions of tons of food, clothin…
 
Zainab Usman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Olumide Abimbola of the Africa Policy Research Institute join Gyude to discuss the implications of the European Green Deal for Africa, the outcomes of COP26, and the impacts of the climate crisis on pandemic recovery. Blog Address: Blog: https://www.cgdev.org/cgd-podcast Author(s): …
 
The U.S. has held six rounds of indirect talks with Iran about reviving the flawed 2015 nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration withdrew from in 2018. Although the Biden Administration seeks to re-enter the agreement, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and then follow up with another agreement to “lengthen and stre…
 
President Joe Biden’s first “Summit for Democracy” will meet on December 9-10, 2021. The summit is billed as an opportunity for political leaders, the private sector, and civil society to renew democracy at home and confront autocracies abroad. The idea of democratic cooperation is appealing. But the Administration’s catastrophic failure in Afghani…
 
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