Podcasts!

Podcasts!

CIR proudly presents its newest multimedia feature: podcasts. Below find all our episodes, with many more to come! We will interview all future speakers at CIR, and present these here. Note that there is a link for each podcast below that will take you directly to the episode. Alternatively–so that you never miss another episode!–open your Podcast app on your phone and search for “Santa Fe Council on International Relations.” Then you can download individual episodes to your phone while also subscribing to our feed. Note as well you can find us on iTunes and Google Play. If you need any help in accessing podcasts, click here.

  • Episode 1: Amb. Ross Wilson. Our ED interviewed Amb. Wilson for his thoughts about Turkey. Date of episode: April 7, 2017
  • Episode 2: Amb. Peter Wittig, the German ambassador to the U.S. This podcast features Amb. Wittig’s opening remarks to CIR on immigration. Date of episode: April 13, 2017.
  • Episode 3: Prof. Nader Hashemi. This podcast features Prof. Hashemi (of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies) discussing the emerging Trump foreign policy in the Middle East. Date of episode: May 1, 2017.
  • Episode 4: Prof. Howard French. I sat down with Prof. French (Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University) and we got to the very bottom of China’s recent ambitions across Africa. A great conversation. Date of episode: May 5, 2017
  • Episode 5: Amb. Susan Ziadeh. I discussed all kinds of things with Amb. Ziadeh, from being a foreign service officer, tp the challenges of being the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, and on the shifting role of women in the Middle East. She is a clear-eyed and wonderful speaker. Date of episode: May 17, 2017.
  • Episode 6: Amb. Molly Williamson. Molly and I sat down to discuss the world’s petroleum economy, including some of its greatest challenges and how the U.S. might effectively respond to the opportunities–and the threats.
  • Episode 7: Liz Fanning. I had the great pleasure of sitting with Liz Fanning for this interview. She’s the founder and director of CorpsAfrica, which takes the Peace Corps idea and adapts it so that Africans can serve (and get to know!) other Africans.
  • Epidode 8: Dr. Manuel Montoya. Following his outstanding presentation to CIR in mid-June of 2017, I spoke with Dr. Manuel Montoya (of UNM) about all kinds of things–from magic realism to longitudinal culture to the enchantment economy to some suggested readings. He is truly an intellectual tour-de-force.
  • Episode 9: Michael S. Vigil. In this episode, I sit with former DEA undercover agent Mike Vigil. We talk about his efforts in infiltrating Mexican cartels, his interactions with some of the most infamous narcotraficantes, whether a border wall might affect the flow of narcotics, and his thoughts on the future of the war against drugs, especially at the US-Mexico border.
  • Episode 10: Terry Goddard. As the latest installment in our Broken Border series, I sat with Terry Goddard, the former Attorney General from Arizona. In this episode, we talk about the extreme challenges in a state’s enforcement of the border, including the over-emphasis on stopping human migration and little-to-no emphasis on financial flows. Listen in as Terry talks about, among many other things, his efforts to stop cross-border money laundering.