Podcasts (Politics)

June 14, 2017

Panelists Catalina Samper Horak, Executive Director of Building One Community, and lawyers Douglas R. Penn and Aleksandr ("Alex") Y. Troyb provided a real-world, down-to-earth summary of the current state of United States immigration law, what it means for documented and undocumented immigrants, and for our communities and country. Presented at the Westport Library on June 14, 2017. 

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

6-14 Immigration.mp3


Tarek Osman
April 21, 2016

Tarek Osman focused on Islamism and Arab politics, social dynamics, economics, modern history, and culture during his program about his new book, Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World on April 21, 2016.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Tarek-Osman-4-21-16.mp3


Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
February 5, 2015

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief domestic aide Joseph A. Califano, Jr., discussed his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years and the controversial portrayal of LBJ in the new movie Selma on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Joseph-Califano-2-5-15.mp3


Ian Brzezinski
November 10, 2014

Ian Brzezinski, American foreign policy and military affairs expert, spoke about the current situation in Ukraine and talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis on November 13, 2014. 

Photo Credit: Phyllis Groner

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Ian-Brzezinski-11-10-14.mp3


Daniel Markey
January 8, 2014

Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), spoke on his new book, No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Author-Daniel-Markey-1-8-14.mp3


Kenneth M. Pollack
October 14, 2013

Kenneth M. Pollack, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and expert on Middle Eastern relations, spoke about his book Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, on October 14, 2013.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Kenneth-M.-Pollack-10-14-13.mp3


Michael Doran
February 4, 2013

Michael Doran, senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, spoke about Middle East security issues, on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Photo credit: Phyllis Groner

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Michael-Doran-2-4-13.mp3


Davis-Stantis
October 21, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning liberal cartoonist Matt Davies talked with conservative cartoonist Scott Stantis, of The Chicago Tribune and USA Today, on October 21, 2012.

Photo credit Phyllis Groner.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Political-Cartoonists-10-21-12.mp3


William H. Chafe
September 25, 2012

Historian William H. Chafe discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, a portrait of the dynamic between Bill and Hillary Clinton and how it affected their achievements in public life, on September 25, 2012.

Photo: Phyllis Groner

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Author-William-Chafe-9-25-12.mp3


Burton Levin and Bernard Kalb
February 6, 2012

Bernard Kalb, journalist, author, lecturer, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, spoke about witnessing Nixon's historic diplomacy with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in 1972. Burton Levin, a retired Foreign Service officer and Ambassador to Burma, joined him and addressed the historical aspect, on Monday, February 6, 2012.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Bernard-Kalb-2-6-12.mp3