October, 22

Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, 20 Years After the Good Friday Agreement, with Senator George J. Mitchell

As our topic today is “Wellbeing in Northern Ireland,” I think it’s important to emphasize that Senator Mitchell is not only a diplomat and a statesman, he is also a grassroots politician, and an extraordinarily successful one at that.


He rose to become Senate Majority Leader in the early 1990s, leading legislative efforts on health care, environmental protection, improving resources for people with disabilities, and improving the economy for working people everywhere.

October, 15

Can the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive?

Over a year after the rupture that divided the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there is no end to the dispute in sight.


In this episode, Dr. Kristian Ulrichsen, Fellow for the Middle East here at the Baker Institute and one of our country’s top experts on the GCC and Persian Gulf,  addresses these and other questions of urgent import to US policy makers.

October, 08

Japan: Land of the Rising Robots

In this podcast, IMF economists Todd Schneider and Gee Hee Hong say Japan has no choice but to embrace robots and automation to help the shrinking workforce become more productive.


Todd Schneider, is a Deputy Division Chief, and Gee Hee Hong, is an economist, both in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department.

October, 03

Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop

U.S. relations with Pakistan are strained not just by war in neighboring Afghanistan, but also by Pakistan’s domestic concerns.


Sahar Khan is author of “Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop.”

October, 01

Dr. Emily Reichert – Supporting Clean Energy Innovation

On this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless visits Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA, and meets with its CEO, Dr. Emily Reichert, to talk about the outlook for clean technology in the U.S. and what programs like hers can do to help entrepreneurs get off the ground.


They discuss the pace and scale of clean energy innovation today as well as the investment climate for clean tech and some government programs that aim to help stimulate breakthroughs.