Foreign Policy Made Understandable & Relevant.

"It's difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia" - President Vladmir Putin

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What is this show about?

What in the World (WITW)? makes global issues understandable and relevant to ordinary American people. Explained by expert women and people of color, we break down current and past foreign policy issues by connecting it to your everyday life. It's your tax dollars. You may as well know what's going on!

We are also here to prove President Putin wrong.

Caution: We believe in learning that's based on historical facts, avoiding needless partisan bickering, and using humor and music to connect. Listen until the end. You might even break into a one, two-step. It's totally ok.

 

for·eign pol·i·cy: how a nation deals with other nations, other people, and the global institutions that influence them.

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LATEST EPISODES

#24 - DEJA VU? WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH BRAZIL’S ELECTIONS

Brazil's elections, laden with controversy, hate speech, violence, and deep community divide, is reminiscent of America's 2016 Presidential elections. Like President Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, has promised to bring economic stability and an end to the status quo of democratic ideals. At what cost, though? And why should Americans pay attention? Jana Nelson, a Brazilian-born American and expert on Latin America and trade, explains.


#23 - KNOWING KOFI AND HOW TO LEAD A COMPLICATED WORLD

Imagine what it's like to work alongside someone whose job is to orchestrate the cooperation of 190+ vastly different countries. Mihn-Thu Pham of the United Nations Foundation shares her experiences being led by the late Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Born in Vietnam and moving to America with her family, Minh-Thu was called to support Kofi Annan as he lead a complicated world and addressed a skeptical American public. Find out what the role of the Secretary-General is, Mr. Annan's contributions were, and why the UN is still relevant to the United States.

Get Smarter: United Nations Foundation


#22 - YEMEN'S WAR & THE POWER OF THE PEN

A bus full of school children is bombed by Saudia Arabian war weapons purchased from the United States; Women negotiate food supplies for a country where 60% of the population lives in poverty; And a community tries to claim its sovereignty amid dueling powers and violent extremists. Yemen's silent war, for many Americans, is an unknown. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini of ICAN Peace Network explains the crisis in Yemen and womens' attempts to use the power of the pen to bring about peace.

Get Smarter: Bringing Peace to Yemen by Having Women at the Table