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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.

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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.”

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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.

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September, 28

The Edge of Humanity

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

 

They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.

September, 24

Ulrike Franke: European Defense Policy

EWI Senior Fellow Franz-Stefan Gady discusses European defense policy with Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

 

German national interests and the concept of “strategic autonomy.”

 

Franke says that “for too long, Europe-and particularly Germany-have relied too much on the support and protection of the United States.”

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September, 22

Helping Skilled Workers Reenter the Workforce

What needs to be done to improve the workforce?

 

One place to start is with getting skilled workers back into the labor market.

 

Monica Herk, Vice President of Education Research, sits down with Mike Petro to help explain the issue.

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