Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau, Jessica Long, discusses how international cooperation and partnerships underpin best practice in counterterrorism policy.
Deputy Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center Sameer Lalwani discusses how counterinsurgency and state-building efforts interact with issues of governance and economic development in South Asia.
Founder of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Selima Ahmad discusses how she built an organization that helps thousands of women entrepreneurs and what it takes to takes to be a successful businesswomen in Bangladesh.
Former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor Charles Duross talks about how he moved from prosecuting “guns, drugs, and thugs” cases to leading the DOJ team that enforces the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and what the FCPA means for companies today.
Senior Director of International Trade at Walmart Sarah Thorn discusses the evolution of the global giant’s corporate social responsibility program, what they look for in a partner, and the company’s goals today.
CIPE’s Senior Program Officer for North Africa, Pamela Beecroft, on how CIPE develops locally-driven partnerships and programs to promote economic development and good governance in the region.
The U.S. Department of State Director for Countering Violent Extremism, Irfan Saeed, talks about his work looking at what drives people to join terrorist groups and programs that can help prevent radicalization.
CIPE’s acting Executive Director Andrew Wilson talks about the organization’s history and mission, its work today, and the role of the private sector in democratic development.
Director of the Al Quds Center for Political Studies, Oraib Al Rantawi, talks about how he moved from being a journalist to the head of the Al Quds Think-Tank. Al Rantawi was a reporter and journalist from 1978-1993, covering a wide array of topics for pan-Arab newspapers, including the civil war in Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Al Rantawi and guest host Anna Kompanek further discuss Al Quds partnership with CIPE, working for the past decade to engage political parties in Jordan with the economic reform process. They discuss the progress that has been made since the beginning of the partnership, as well as the political climate in Jordan and the opening space for public-private dialogue.
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