Past Episodes

auld

November 19, 2014
Guest: Rohit De, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Law and Life in India

auld

November 12, 2014
Guest: Graeme Auld, Visiting Associate Professor of Canadian Studies and Political Science
Subject: The rise and evolution of forest, coffee, and fisheries certification

lombard

November 5, 2014
Guest: Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Central African Republic

 

dean

October 29, 2014
Guest: Howard Dean, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute
Subject: U.S. foreign policy

eire

October 22, 2014
Guest: Carlos Eire, Professor of History and Religious Studies
Subject: What it’s like to write two very different kinds of history

odinga

October 15, 2014
Guest: Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya
Subject: The state of democracy in Africa

panter-brick

October 8, 2014
Guest: Catherine Panter-Brick, Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs
Subject: The role fathers play in parenting

alexandrov

October 1, 2014
Guest: Vladimir Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Subject: The Black Russian

rogers

May 14, 2014
Guest: Douglas Rogers, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Oil Culture: Producing the New Russia

dhir

May 7, 2014
Guest: Aaron Dhir, Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor of Law
Subject: Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity

samuels

April 30, 2014
Guest: Maurice Samuels, Professor of French
Subject: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

merriman

April 23, 2014
Guest: John Merriman, Professor of History
Subject: Paris Commune of 1871

echeverri

April 16, 2014
Guest: Marcela Echeverri, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Indian and Black Royalists in the Age of Revolutions

landemore

April 9, 2014
Guest: Hélène Landemore, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Re-thinking democracy in the 21st Century

seto

April 2, 2014
Guest: Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization
Subject: Urbanization, global change, and sustainability

quintman

March 26, 2014
Guest: Andrew Quintman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Subject: The Yogin and the Madman

starr

February 26, 2014
Guest: Chloe Starr, Assistant Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology
Subject: Chinese Intellectual Christianity

gerow

February 19, 2014
Guest: Aaron Gerow, Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Subject: History of Japanese film theory

ocampo

February 12, 2014
Guest: Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute
Subject: International Criminal Court

atkin

January 29, 2014
Guest: David Aktin, Assistant Professor of Economics
Subject: Exports, technology adoption, and firm performance

baldwin

January 22, 2014
Guest: Kate Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Hereditary chiefs in Africa

lofton

January 15, 2014
Guest:
Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religous Studies & American Studies
Subject:
Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon

 

chen

December 4, 2013
Guest: Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health
Subject: The cost of keeping up with the Joneses in China

geballe

November 20, 2013
Guest: Gordon Geballe, Associate Dean of Alumni and External Affairs, FES
Subject: Haiti and sustainable development in a post-disaster context

mobarak

November 13, 2013
Guest: Mushfiq Mobarak, Associate Professor of Economics
Subject: Changing behavior in developing countries

bradley

November 6, 2013
Guest: Elizabeth Bradley, Professor of Public Health
Subject: The American Health Care Paradox

sabin

October 30, 2013
Guest: Paul Sabin, Associate Professor of History
Subject: Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

cashore

October 23, 2013
Guest: Ben Cashore, Professor of Environmental Governance and Political Science
Subject: Global forest governance

schima

October 16, 2013
Guest: Bernhard Schima, the European Union Visiting Fellow.
Subject: European Union Fundamental Rights

winroth

October 9, 2013
Guest: Anders Winroth, Forst Family Professor of History
Subject: The Conversion of Scandinavia

archive

October 2, 2013
Guest: David Simon, Lecturer, Political Science
Subject: Building state capacity to prevent atrocity crimes

jackson

May 22, 2013
Guest: David Jackson, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Subject: Goa: A Postcolonial Society between Cultures

gaifman

May 15, 2013
Guest: Milette Gaifman, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Classics
Subject: Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

barnes

May 8, 2013
Guest: Ruth Barnes, the Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art at the Yale University Art Gallery
Subject: Indo-Pacific Gallery at the Yale University Art Gallery

ibrahim

May 1, 2013
Guest: Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Subject: Governance, Leadership, Civil Society, and the Private Sector in Africa

woodworth

April 24, 2013
Guest: Bradley Woodworth, Coordinator of Baltic Studies
Subject: Russia on the Baltic

siu

April 17, 2013
Guest: Helen Siu, Professor of Anthropology
Subject: China’s urban revolution

davis

April 10, 2013
Guest: Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies
Subject: Life and death in late ancient and early medieval Egyptian monasteries

Acharya

April 3, 2013
Guest: Ashok Acharya, Henry Hart Rice Foundation Fellow, The MacMillan Center
Subject:
Know Your Rights India

stern

March 27, 2013
Guest: Eliyahu Stern, Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History; Judaic Studies, Religious Studies and History
Subject: The relationship between religion and secularism in the rise of Zionism

cameron

March 6, 2013
Guest: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science
Subject: The Eurozone and the Italian election

tsu

February 27, 2013
Guest: Jing Tsu, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Subject: Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora

pliley

February 20, 2013
Guest: Jessica Pliley, Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellow, Gilder Lerhman Center
Subject: Beyond White Slavery: Policing Women and the Growth of the FBI, 1900-1941

bradley

February 13, 2013
Guest: Elizabeth Bradley, Professor of Public Health
Subject: Global health efforts at Yale

patel

February 6, 2013
Guest: Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core
Subject: Interfaith cooperation

mancuso

January 30, 2013
Guest: Mario Mancuso, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: U.S. strategy and statecraft in the emerging security environment

kreuzer

January 23, 2013
Guest: Gundula Kreuzer, Associate Professor, Department of Music
Subject: Verdi and the Germans

gage

January 16, 2013
Guest: Beverly Gage, Professor of 20th-century U.S. History
Subject: J. Edgar Hoover

Cameron

December 12, 2012
Guest: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science
Subject: Eurozone Debt Crisis

Botsman

Date: December 5, 2012
Guest: Daniel Botsman, Professor of History
Subject: Freedom without Slavery? ‘Coolies,’ Prostitutes, and Outcastes in Meiji Japan’s ‘Emancipation Moment'

Ban Ki-moon

Date: November 28, 2012
Guest: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Subject: Syrian civil war, climate change, and food security

talbayev

Date: November 21, 2012
Guest: Edwige Tamalet-Talbayev, Assistant Professor of French
Subject: The Transcontinental Maghreb

graham

November 14, 2012
Guest: Thomas Graham, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Cybersecurity

mcateer

Episode: November 7, 2012
Guest: Colonel Timothy McAteer, Military Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Military Fellow Program

keniston

October 31, 2012
Guest: Daniel Keniston, Assistant Professor of Economics
Subject: Reforming police departments and deterring drunk driving in India

inhorn

October 17, 2012
Guest: Marica Inhorn, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
Subject: The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

magaziner

October 10, 2012
Guest: Daniel Magaziner, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Artists and the Art of Life in 20th Century South Africa

karlan

October 3, 2012
Guest: Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics
Subject: Global Poverty

natarajan

May 16, 2012
Guest: Priya Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics
Subject: Parity as Practice: The Politics of Equality

mikhail

May 9, 2012
Guest: Alan Mikhail, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History

bailis

April 25, 2012
Guest: Robert Bailis, Associate Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Subject: Governance of emerging biofuel economy

ruger

April 11, 2012
Guest: Jennifer Ruger, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Subject: Health and Social Justice

Shiller

April 4, 2012
Guest: Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics
Subject: Finance and the Good Society

kalmanovitz

March 28, 2012
Guest: Pablo Kalmanovitz, Political Science Postdoctoral Fellow
Subject: Reparations for war damages

hill

March 14, 2012
Guest: Andrew Hill, Clayton Stephenson Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology
Subject: The climate’s influence on human evolution

Evans

March 7, 2012
Guest: Alexander Evans, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Relationship between the U.S. and South Asia

bribiescas

February 29, 2012
Guest: Richard Bribiescas, Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Men: Evolutionary and Life History

cavallo

February 22, 2012
Guest: Domingo Cavallo, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Argentina’s economy

sanchez

February 15, 2012
Guest: Thania Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Supply side theory of treaties

errington

February 8, 2012
Guest: Joseph Errington, Professor of Anthropology and International and Area Studies
Subject: Linguistics in a Colonial World

espejo

February 1, 2012
Guest: Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: The Time of Popular Sovereignty

mohan

January 25, 2012
Guest: Rakesh Mohan, Professor, School of Management, and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs
Subject: Economy in India

kellly

January 18, 2012
Guest: William Kelly, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies
Subject: Sports in Japan

Doss

January 11, 2012
Guest: Cheryl Doss, Senior Lecturer in International Affairs and Economics
Subject: effects of land reform in Africa

erami

December 7, 2011
Guest: Narges Erami, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Persian rug bazaar

turin

November 30, 2011
Guest: Mark Turin, Associate Research Scientist
Subject: World Oral Literature Project

cameron

November 16, 2011
Guest: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science
Subject: Eurozone debt crisis

khoshnood

November 9, 2011
Guest: Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Subject: Global health education

snyder

November 2, 2011
Guest: Timothy Snyder, Professor of History
Subject: Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

shneiderman

October 26, 2011
Guest: Sara Shneiderman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Inequality and affirmative action in India and Nepal

davis

October 19, 2011
Guest: Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology
Subject: Changing marriage and divorce trends in China

drixler

October 12, 2011
Guest: Fabian Drixler, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Infanticide in Japan

lamb

October 5, 2011
Guest: Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb (Ret.)
Subject: Military experience in the classroom

shore

April 6, 2011
Guest: Marci Shore, Associate Professor of History
Subject: Eastern Europe after the fall of communism

thachil

March 30, 2011
Guest: Tariq Thachil, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject:  Nonstate service provision as electoral strategy in India

britto

March 23, 2011
Guest: Pia Rebello Britto, Associate Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center
Subject:  Early childhood development and policy in a global context

perdue

March 2, 2011
Guest: Peter Perdue, Professor of History
Subject:  Chinese cultural and economic associations with tea

mcgovern

February 23, 2011
Guest: Mike McGovern, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Making War in Côte d'Ivoire

darnell

February 16, 2011
Guest: John Darnell, Professor of Egyptology
Subject:  Egyptology

delao

February 9, 2011
Guest:
Ana De La O, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject:  The politics of conditional cash transfers in Latin America

saussy

February 2, 2011
Guest: Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature
Subject: Comparative literature – its current situation and theoretical perplexities

Panter-Brick

January 26, 2011
Guest: Catherine Panter-Brick, Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs
Subject: Mental health of children in Afghanistan

lawrence

January 19, 2011
Guest:  Adria Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject:  Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism

udry

January 12, 2011
Guest:  Christopher Udry, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics
Subject:  Land rights and agricultural investment in Ghana

leverett_hillary

December 8, 2010
Guest:  Hillary Mann Leverett, a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Iran and the future of American power

adams

December 1, 2010
Guest:  Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and Professor of International and Area Studies
Subject:  The Familial State and Contradictions of Agency in Contemporary America

muasher

November 17, 2010
Guest: Marwan Muasher, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

leverett

November 10, 2010
Guest:
Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Subject: American Grand Strategy in the Middle East

scott

November 3, 2010
Guest: James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Co-director of the Agrarian Studies Program
Subject: The Art of Not Being Governed

shiller

October 27, 2010
Guest: Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation, and School of Management
Subject: Fixing the U.S. financial system

levinsohn

October 20, 2010
Guest: James Levinsohn, Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs
Subject: Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

roach

October 13, 2010
Guest: Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and School of Management
Subject: The Next China

wyrtzen

April 28, 2010 (11:23)
Guest: Jonathan Wyrtzen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Affairs
Subject: Colonial state-building in Morocco

schwartz

April 21, 2010 (11:46)
Guest: Stuart Schwartz, George Burton Adams Professor of History
Subject: Religious tolerance during the Spanish Inquisition

griffel

April 14, 2010 (14:43)
Guest: Frank Griffel, Professor of Islamic Studies
Subject: Al-Ghazali’s Philosophical Theology

lyall

March 31, 2010 (11:44)
Guest: Jason Lyall, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Political Science
Subject: Ethnicity and violence in Chechnya

cameron

March 24, 2010 (23:38)
Guest: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in European Union Studies
Subject: Greece and the Eurozone Crisis

weiss

March 3, 2010 (10:54)
Guest: Jessica Weiss, Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center
Subject: Anti-foreign protests in China

wilkinson

February 17, 2010 (11:46)
Guest: Steven Wilkinson, Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Subject: Colonization, Democracy and Conflict

monteiro

February 10, 2010 (16:50)
Guest: Nuno Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Unipolarity

goldstone

February 3, 2010 (15:51)
Guest: Judge Richard Goldstone, Former South African Constitutional Judge, and Author of The Goldstone Report on the Gaza Conflict
Subject: Accountability for war crimes

debs

January 27, 2010 (10:51)
Guest: Alexandre Debs, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Leadership transitions in and out of dictatorships

adorno

January 20, 2010 (11:55)
Guest: Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish
Subject: The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative

saito

January 13, 2010 (14:03)
Guest: Jun Saito, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: End of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan

seekings

December 16, 2009 (27:13)
Guest: Jeremy Seekings, Visiting Professor of Economics
Subject: Social assistance in South Africa

nattrass

December 9, 2009 (15:25)
Guest: Nicoli Nattrass, Visiting Professor of Economics
Subject: AIDS in South Africa

lu

December 2, 2009 (11:42)
Guest: Tina Lu, Professor of Chinese Literature
Subject: Accidental incest and filial cannibalism in Chinese literature

jackson

November 11, 2009 (10:20)
Guest: David Jackson, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Subject: Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa

hyde

November 4, 2009 (15:09)
Guest: Susan Hyde, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: International election monitoring

Dunning

October 28, 2009 (14:14)
Guest: Thad Dunning, Associate Professor of Political Science
Subject: Cross-cutting cleavages and ethnic voting in Mali

clarke

October 21, 2009 (13:27)
Guest: Kamari Clarke, Professor of Anthropology
Subject: International Criminal Court and Legal Pluralism in Africa

Robert_Harms

October 14, 2009 (15:21)
Guest: Robert Harms, Henry J. Heinz Professor of History & African Studies
Subject: Slave traders and colonialism in equatorial Africa

Wood

October 7, 2009 (10:52)
Guest: Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science
Subject: Sexual violence during war

rosenbluth

September 30, 2009 (12:00)
Guest: Frances Rosenbluth, Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and Faculty Development
Subject: The political economy of gender inequality

sharma

September 23, 2009 (16:41)
Guest: Vivek Sharma, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: A social theory of war

szelenyi

May 27, 2009 (19:35)
Guest: Iván Szelényi, William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and Professor of Political Science
Subject: How the social conditions of the Roma, or Gypsies, have changed over time and across countries

sabin

May 20, 2009 (13:35)
Guest: Paul Sabin, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: How history can prepare us for the climate crisis and energy transition

Roemer

May 13, 2009 (13:34)
Guest: John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics
Subject: The future of capitalism

Amanat

May 6, 2009 (18:12)
Guest:  Abbas Amanat, Professor of History and International and Area Studies, and Director, Iranian Studies Initiative
Subject: Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism

harms

April 29, 2009 (24:23)
Guest: Erik Harms, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Saigon's Edge

lorimer

April 22, 2009 (14:20)
Guest: Linda Lorimer, Vice President and Secretary of Yale
Subject: Internationalizing Yale University

Cameron

April 15, 2009 (14:25)
Guest:
 David Cameron, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Program in European Union Studies
Subject: The EU and the European economics crisis

cohrs

April 8, 2009 (9:26)
Guest: Patrick Cohrs, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: The Unfinished Peace after World War I

trivellato

April 1, 2009 (15:31)
Guest: Francesca Trivellato, Professor of History
Subject: The Familiarity of Strangers

ranis

March 25, 2009 (14:48)
Guest: Gustav Ranis, Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics
Subject: The priority of human development

rai

March 18, 2009 (24:57)
Guest: Mridu Rai, Associate Professor of History
Subject: Caste system in India

Pincus

March 11, 2009 (9:59)
Guest: Steven Pincus, Professor of History, and Chair, European Studies Council
Subject: The First Modern Revolution in England

Stokes

March 4, 2009 (8:59)
Guest: Susan Stokes, John S. Saden Professor of Political Science, and Director, Yale Program on Democracy
Subject: Globalization and the Left in Latin America

Skelly

February 11, 2009 (14:50)
Guest: David Skelly, Professor of Ecology, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science
Subject: Rapid evolution - the idea that evolution can keep pace with environmental change

Tsyvinski

February 4, 2009 (11:50)
Guest: Aleh Tsyvinski, Professor of Economics, and Co-Director, Macroeconomic Research Program, Cowles Foundation
Subject: Russian values and attitudes toward the West

Ruger

January 28, 2009 (22:26)
Guest: Jennifer Ruger, Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health
Subject: The IOM report on Global Health

blight

December 10, 2008 (28:15)
Guest: David Blight, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center, and Class of 1954 Professor of American History
Subject: A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

Kiernan

December 3, 2008 (13:16)
Guest: Ben Kiernan, Whitney Griswold Professor of History, and Director, Genocide Studies Program
Subject: Genocide

Gorshki

November 26, 2008 (14:43)
Guest: Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics and President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action
Subject: Innovations for Poverty Action and commitment contracts.

Gorski

November 19, 2008 (25:10)
Guest: Philip Gorski, Professor of Sociology, and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Research
Subject: Civil Religion

Sivaramakrishnan

November 12, 2008 (11:49)
Guest: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Chair, South Asian Studies; Professor, Anthropology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Subject: Environmental conflicts in India

Stone Sweet

November 05, 2008 (15:19)
Guest: Alec Stone Sweet, Leitner Professor of Law, Politics, and International Studies
Subject: The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on National Legal Systems

Inhorn

October 29, 2008 (16:39)
Guest: Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, and Chair, Council on Middle East Studies
Subject: Social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in the Middle East

Pogge

October 22, 2008 (14:28)
Guest: Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosopy and International Affairs at Yale
Subject: Global Health and the Health Impact Fund