Snack Break with Aroop Mukharji
By Aroop Mukharji
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An interview series with leading policy scholars and practitioners, connecting academic research and ideas with the news of the day.
||Clean19: Bob Mnookin - Negotiation and the Jewish-American Paradox (2018)||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Professor Bob Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, about the art of negotiation, Kissinger the Negotiator (Harper 2018), the Jewish-American Paradox (PublicAffairs 2018), and apple pie.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Jill Abramson - The State of the News||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times and Senior Lecturer in English at Harvard University, about the current challenges of news media, reasons for optimism, what makes a good story, and apples.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Dr. Steven Pinker - Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2018)||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Dr. Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, about his new book, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress" (Viking 2018) and beer and mixed nuts.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Dr. Chris Miller - Putinomics: Money and Power in Resurgent Russia||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Dr. Chris Miller, Asst. Professor of International History at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, about his new book, "Putinomics: Money and Power in Resurgent Russia" (UNC Press 2018), and chocolate ice cream.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Dr. Mary Elise Sarotte - Russia, Europe and US Foreign Policy||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Dr. Mary Elise Sarotte, Kravis Professor of Historical Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, about the end of the Cold War, US-Europe relations, Putin's strategic calculus, and chocolate.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Dr. Kelly Greenhill - Fake News and other Extra-Factual Information||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Dr. Kelly Greenhill, Tufts University Professor of Political Science, about extra-factual information (EFI), why people believe inaccurate information, what society can do about it, and spicy chickpeas.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Ambassador Laura Holgate - WMDs, Bad Actors, and North Korea||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Ambassador (ret.) Laura Holgate, President Obama's U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency (2016-2017), about how easy it is to get a nuke, who to worry about,||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Dr. Liz Perry - China and China Policy||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Dr. Liz Perry, Harvard University Professor of Government, about what China wants, the risks of a growing China, Chinese national identity, and Japanese rice crackers (sembei).||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: General (ret.) James Clapper - National Intelligence, Russia, and Trump||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews General (ret.) James Clapper, 4th Director of National Intelligence (2010-2017), about national intelligence, the Russia threat, President Trump, and peanut butter cookies.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Avril Haines - International Law and US Role in the World||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews former Deputy Director of the CIA and Deputy National Security Advisor, Avril Haines, about international law, America's role in the world, and Cheetos.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Gina McCarthy - Scott Pruitt, Bonn, and the EPA||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Gina McCarthy, 13th Administrator of the EPA, about the Bonn Climate Talks, Scott Pruitt, the EPA, and Union Square Donuts doughnuts.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Dr. Derek Reveron - Exporting Security||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Naval War College professor of national security affairs, Dr. Derek Reveron, about national security, the second edition of his book "Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Fac||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Dr. Laura Hatfield - Biostatistics and Health Care Policy||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Harvard professor Dr. Laura Hatfield about biostatistics, health care policy, and Trader Joe's Giant Peruvian Inca Corn.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Dr. Joe Nye - Leadership Theory, American Decline, and Soft Power||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Harvard Professor Joe Nye about the effect of individual presidents on foreign policy, American decline, soft power, and apples.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: David Sanger - Reporting and Leaks in the Trump Era||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger about President Trump's relationship with the media, leaks, and chocolate-covered macaroons.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: David Gergen - Trump, Watergate, and the Media||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews senior political analyst for CNN and Harvard professor David Gergen about presidential image, Donald Trump, analogies to Nixon, and chocolate chip cookies.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Dr. Kathryn Sikkink - Human Rights in the 21st Century||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Harvard professor and political scientist Dr. Kathryn Sikkink about human rights, her new book "Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century" (Princeton University Press 2017), and shortbread.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Paul Mauro - Intelligence at the NYPD||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Deputy Inspector Paul Mauro, Executive Officer of Intelligence Operations and Analysis at the NYPD, about intelligence collection in the age of encryption, local and federal intelligence coordination, and halwa.||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Dr. Peter Krause - Terrorism and National Movements||Host Aroop Mukharji interviews Boston College political science professor Dr. Peter Krause about terrorism, his new book "Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win" (Cornell University Press 2017), and raspberries.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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