Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy with Dan Runde
Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy with Dan Runde
CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
Russia's Democratic Future with Ilya Ponomarev
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Ilya Ponomarev, a former member of Russia’s parliament – the State Duma, to discuss his book Does Putin Have to Die? as well as his efforts to lay the foundations for a democratic future in Russia.
Oct 4, 2023
16 min
Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with Aaron S. Williams
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Aaron S. Williams, a distinguished career diplomat and former director of the Peace Corps, to discuss his book A Life Unimagined as well as the traits necessary for good leadership.
Sep 21, 2023
22 min
The Importance of "Cross-Cultural" Sensitivity with Jessica Stone
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Jessica Stone of Voice of America to discuss how her experience growing up in the American South and reporting in Afghanistan and China have led her to identify "cross-cultural" dialogues as a critical component for the future of our increasingly interconnected world.
Sep 7, 2023
24 min
Water Strategy: Investment and Security
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Nancy Eslick of USAID who shares insights into the ways in which water strategy underpins issues such as climate resilience and international security, the need for financing and investment in water strategy, and the measures the U.S. government has taken to support global water security initiatives.
Aug 24, 2023
28 min
Agricultural Financing with Tim Strong and Mark Castellino
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Tim Strong and Mark Castellino of Opportunity International who share insights into agricultural financing in the developing world.
Aug 10, 2023
42 min
Global Water Security and Safe Water with Mary Beth Cote-Jenssen
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Mary Beth Cote-Jenssen, the Sustainability Senior Manager of Global Water Stewardship at PepsiCo, who shares insights about the importance of global water security and the role played by public-private partnerships.
Jul 26, 2023
20 min
Building Peace and Keeping It with Bob Berg
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Bob Berg, the Chair of Trustees for the UK non-profit Plan for Peace, who shares insights into the importance of peacebuilding, the challenges to peacekeeping, and some of the current shortcomings on the international stage, particularly in the developing world.
Jul 13, 2023
26 min
US-China Competition through Higher Education with Dr. William Kirby
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Dr. William C. Kirby, a Professor at the Harvard Business School and of China Studies at Harvard University, who shares insights into the rise of the Chinese university system and its importance to great power competition between the United States and China.
Jun 29, 2023
38 min
Multi-stakeholder and Public-Private Partnerships in Food Systems of the Future
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by C.D. Glin, the president of the PepsiCo Foundation and the Global Head of Philanthropy at PepsiCo Inc, and Ginya Truitt Nakata an expert in food security and an independent consultant. C.D. and Ginya share insights on global agriculture and food security, and how the private sector has the potential to facilitate the growth of more sustainable food systems worldwide.
Jun 21, 2023
36 min
Diplomatic Relationships with the Vatican with Former Ambassador Francis Rooney
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Ambassador Francis Rooney, who shares insights from his experience as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and discusses the Vatican’s role in diplomacy as found in his book, “The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See.”
May 31, 2023
20 min
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