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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Amanpour: Robi Damelin, Bassam Aramin, Matthew McConaughey and Jory Fleming
As Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket fire continue to volley back and forth, correspondent Ben Wedeman joins Christiane Amanpour from Jerusalem to discuss this worsening conflict in the Middle East. Israeli mother Robi Damelin and Palestinian father Bassam Aramin, who each lost a child in the conflict, discuss forgiveness and the path to peace. Turning to America, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey speaks about his memoir "Greenlights" and his three decade career in Hollywood. Then an insight into living with autism, Walter Isaacson speaks to Jory Fleming, author of "How to Be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life," about the profound value of what some consider a disability. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 14
55 min
Amanpour: Noura Erakat, Vladimir Chizhov, Francis Rooney and Jamal Simmons
As the U.S., Russia and the UN call for an urgent end to the violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Noura Erakat, Human Rights Attorney, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the continued escalation. Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Ambassador to the EU, discusses Russian foreign minister Lavrov's call for a quartet meeting on the middle east conflict and the rising tensions between Washington and the Kremlin. Francis Rooney, a former U.S. House Republican, discusses Congresswoman Liz Cheney's ousting from Republican leadership and the future of the GOP. Michel Martin talks to Jamal Simmons, author of "The 4 Percent Problem", about how corporate America needs to rethink it if wants to reckon with systemic racism.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 13
55 min
Amanpour: Iván Duque, Tzipi Hotovely, Hilary Mantel and Helaine Olen
Iván Duque, Colombian President, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing anti-government protests taking place across his country. As the U.S. says it's dispatching a senior diplomat to the Middle East, Tzipi Hotovely, Israeli Ambassador to the UK, talks about the worsening violence between Israelis and Palestinian militants. Novelist Hillary Mantel discusses her new book, "The Mirror & the Light", the last her award-winning "Wolf Hall" trilogy, following the life and times of Thomas Cromwell. Michel Martin talks to Helaine Olen, Opinion Writer at The Washington Post, about the backsliding of gender equality during the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 12
55 min
Amanpour: Aaron David Miller, Marwan Muasher, Ana Porzecanski and Niall Ferguson
As violence continues to escalate in Gaza between the Israelis and Palestinians, Aaron David Miller, the former U.S. State Department Middle East Negotiator, and Marwan Muasher, the former Jordanian Foreign Minister, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what it takes to address the root causes of this conflict. Ana Porzecanski, the Director of the Center for Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about how the pandemic has affected the lives of indigenous communities in the Amazon and the crucial role they play in protecting our natural world. Walter Isaacson talks with historian Niall Ferguson about his new book "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe", and why we're getting worse, not better, at handling disasters like the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 11
55 min
Amanpour: Mustafa Barghouti, Stav Shaffir, Karim Khan and Michael Moss
As Jerusalem is gripped once again by violent unrest, Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti and head of the Israel Green Party Stav Shaffir join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the "sad and risky combination of tensions" threatening the region. Then Karim Khan, head of the U.N. Investigative Team on Daesh Crimes, unpacks the new report showing that genocide was committed by ISIS against the Yazidis in 2014. Turning to the U.S. food industry, our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Michael Moss about his new book "Hooked" and the addictive dangers of processed food. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 10
55 min
Amanpour: Jeremy Farrar, Selma van de Perre, Charles Person and Maya Lin
Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and covid adviser to the UK government, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing debate around patent waivers for covid-19 vaccines. Then WWII resistance spy and author of “My Name is Selma,” Selma van de Perre shares her extraordinary story of not only surviving Ravensbruck, the infamous women’s concentration camp in Germany, but how she fought back. Turning to another story of resistance, Charles Person speaks to our Michel Martin about becoming the youngest original member of the Freedom Riders at the age of 18, travelling from Washington DC to New Orleans on a bus in 1961. He reflects on fighting for desegregation in the South and his new memoir "Buses Are a Comin'." And finally, the famed architect and artist Maya Lin talks about planting a "Ghost Forest" in New York's Madison Park and what the past can teach us about the future.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 7
55 min
Amanpour: Claudia López, Moisés Naím, Michael Lewis and Robert A. Pape
After days of violent protests in Colombia, Bogotá Mayor Claudia López joins Christiane Amanpour to explain why President Duque should reach out directly to young people to address poverty and inequity. Journalist and analyst Moisés Naím digs in further to how the protests fit into a broader wave of social and economic crises sweeping across South America. Then turning to the pandemic, Michael Lewis discusses his book "The Premonition", examining the unknown individuals who tried to raise the alarm on Covid-19 and the systems that failed them. A new study on the January 6 Capitol insurrection finds that of the nearly 400 rioters arrested or charged, 93% are white and 86% are male. The study’s principal investigator, Professor Robert A. Pape, talks to our Michel Martin about his findings. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 7
55 min
Amanpour: Naledi Pandor, Kara Swisher, Cindy McCain and Barkha Dutt
Naledi Pandor, South African Foreign Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the push to loosen restrictions on vaccine patents and the lessons to be learnt from India's covid crisis. Kara Swisher, contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, talks about the decision taken by the independent oversight committee within Facebook to uphold the suspension of former President Trump's account. Cindy McCain, author of "Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor In My Life With John McCain", discusses her new book and the future of the Republican party. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Barkha Dutt, founder and editor of Mojo Story and a Washington Post columnist, about losing her father to covid and the situation in India. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 5
55 min
Amanpour: John Brennan, Laurie Woolever, Brian Castrucci and Frank Luntz
John Brennan, former CIA director, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing G7 meeting in London and it's key theme of promoting democracies in a world with increasingly strong autocracies. Laurie Woolever, co-author of "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide", talks about her colleague, the late Anthony Bourdain, with whom she discussed writing this book about his travels before he took his life almost three years ago. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, and Frank Luntz, political pollster and strategist, about how to change the minds of vaccine hesitant Americans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 4
55 min
Amanpour: Amy Klobuchar, Amanda Bennett, Rana Ayyub and Malcolm Gladwell
U.S. Senator and author of "Antitrust" Amy Klobuchar joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how giant tech companies are stifling competition. She says that America needs to get serious about taking on monopolies again. Then to mark World Press Freedom Day, journalists Rana Ayyub and Amanda Bennett discuss global attacks on reporters in the age of COVID-19 and disinformation. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to best-selling author and “Revisionist History” podcast host Malcolm Gladwell about his new book, "The Bomber Mafia." They explore the technological innovation and moral conundrums that scientists and generals wrestled with during WWII. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
May 4
55 min
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