Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume I

I’m doing something a little different for the Global Dispatches podcast today. Instead of one in depth interview I go for many quick hits.

Here’s the set up: The UN Foundation invited a number of talk radio hosts to broadcast from inside the United Nations headquarters in New York and arranged for UN experts to stop by the broadcast room. I was nestled amongst the professional gabbers, grabbing smart, interesting people with interesting jobs for quick 5 to 10 minute interviews.

I couldn’t fit every single interview into one podcast, so look out for a future Live from the UN Volume 2.  On the program today, in order of appearance, we have:

Paul Heslop from UN Mine Action Service–the real life Hurt Locker.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict on her remarkable career fighting for women’s rights.

George Papagiannis, UNESCO on the USA’s self-defeating policy toward UNESCO

Jos Vandaveer, Chief of Immunizations, UNICEF. Why vaccines can save the world.

Khalid Malik, UNDP. What the New Human Development report tells us about the Global South; and why China’s remarkable rise is not going to end anytime soon.

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Previous episodes:

Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson

Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, Reporter

Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”

Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker. 

Episode 2: Laura Seay, who you know as @TexasinAfrica 

Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network