Video Archive (2012-2013 Season)

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Show 1601: Amb. Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif (League of Arab States): Part I

In part one of this two part interview Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss the history and importance of the Arab League and explore how it orients towards a variety of issues in the Arab World today.

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Show 1602: Amb. Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif (League of Arab States): Part II

In part two of this two part interview, Dennis Wholey concludes his discussion with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss how important the Middle East is to the rest of the world and crucial issues of the day, including Israel and Palestine as well as tensions in Libya.

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Show 1603: Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the world renowned Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Dr. Nasr explains the fundamental aspects of Islam, the ways in which is it misunderstood and his convictions regarding the role of Islam in the world today.

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Show 1604: Amb. Manuel Sager (Switzerland)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager. Ambassador Sager and Dennis discuss the many ways in which Switzerland has solidified its status as a highly competitive, successful and neutral country in the very heart of Europe.

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Show 1606: Pres. Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager. Ambassador Sager and Dennis discuss the many ways in which Switzerland has solidified its status as a highly competitive, successful and neutral country in the very heart of Europe.

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Show 1607: Amb. Harold Forsyth (Republic of Peru)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Peru, Harold Forsyth. Dennis and Ambassador Forsyth discuss the rising presence of Latin America and the various ways in which Peru has managed to become one of the fastest growing countries in the world.

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Show 1614: Lessons From The World

This week’s program explores the important lessons that we learned throughout 2012 by visiting a variety of interviews from the past year. Past guests from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States all explain interesting aspects of their respective cultures and weigh in on the most crucial concerns of the day. Guests include Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong; Former Ambassador to the United States from Kazakhstan and current Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and many more.

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Show 1615: Amb. Kenichiro Sasae (Japan)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae. Their discussion focuses on the crucial role Japan plays in Asia and the world, the rise of China and the unique challenges Japan faces as a country.

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Show 1616: Amb. Gudmundur Árni Stefánsson (Iceland)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Iceland, Gudmundur Árni Stefánsson. Their conversation explores the unique perspectives of the Icelandic people, Iceland’s economic collapse and recovery, as well as their neutrality and focus on equal rights.

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Show 1617: Amb. Dino Patti Djalal (Republic of Indonesia)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia. Ambassador Djalal explains many aspects of his country, including the fact that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and a tremendously diverse and complex population.

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Show 1618: U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Ambassador Pickering holds the title of Career Ambassador, which is the highest rank in the Foreign Service and is nominated by the President. Ambassador Pickering has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria and the United Nations. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss how the United States fits within the world and the ways in which the country can improve its standing diplomatically in a variety of ways.

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Show 1619: David Sanger (The New York Times)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, David Sanger. Mr. Sanger discusses Obama’s foreign policy and his new book, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.

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Show 1621: Ralph Nader

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with consumer advocate and activist, Ralph Nader. Mr. Nader discusses the ways in which America is malfunctioning and the action needed to improve the country, as well as his new book, The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future.

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Show 1627: In The Sultanate Of Oman, Part I: Oman's Foreign Policy

In Muscat, Oman, host Dennis Wholey learns about the pillars of Oman’s Foreign Policy and the country’s historic relationship with the United States. Dennis speaks with His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States.

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Show 1628: In The Sultanate Of Oman, Part II - Royal Opera House Muscat

Host Dennis Wholey visits what is called the Royal Opera House Muscat, which combines traditional design reflecting the region’s history and culture and today’s state of the art technology. Dennis talks with Project Director Hamid Ghazali, members of the Board of Directors including His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad al Said and Her Excellency Dr. Rawya Al Busaidi, and Director of Education and Outreach, Dr. Nasser Al Taee.

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Show 1629: In The Sultanate Of Oman, Part III - Culture In Oman

At the annual Culture Festival in Muscat, host Dennis Wholey explores the traditions, heritage, music, art, culture and history of Oman. Dennis talks with the Chairman of Muscat Municipality, His Excellency Sultan bin Hamdoon Al Harthy and the Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs, His Excellency Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas.

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Show 1630: Commissioner Donald Tong (Hong Kong)

This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner in the United States from the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. Commissioner Tong is the highest ranking representative from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The interview explores the various ways in which the United States and Hong Kong are bound together as well as the unique roll Hong Kong plays in the region.

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Show 1631: Amb. Christos Panagopoulos (Greece)

This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States. Their conversation focuses on how Greece has navigated its recent struggles and the ways in which it is firmly moving ahead.

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Show 1633: Pres. Dennis Van Roekel

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association about the successes and challenges seen in education today and the steps being taken to move the country forward.

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Show 1634: Amb. Akbar Ahmed, (The Thistle and the Drone)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Amb. Akbar Ahmed about his new book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror became a Global War on Tribal Islam. Their conversation focuses on how the United States needs to understand the tribal system within the Middle East, South Asia, and elsewhere before it can be effective in these regions.

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Show 1635: Dr. Robert Kagan, (The World America Made)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks to Dr. Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution about his new book, The World America Made, which examines the modern world and the formative role America has had in its construction.

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