Episode 16: Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles

Save the Children is one of the largest international aid and relief organizations in the world. I speak with CEO Carolyn Miles about her unconventional path to relief work, which included studying animal behavior, a stint selling credit cards in Asia and opening a boutique coffee chain in Hong Kong.

We kick off with a discussion of Save the Children’s report on unsafe motherhood worldwide and the challenges that relief organizations face when multiple disasters strike at the same time.  Have a listen now or download it to iTunes.



This is the official relaunch of the podcast. Every Monday, I will post a longer interview, like this one, with a notable personality in global affairs. Every Thursday, I will post a shorter interview with an expert that is focused on a specific topic, theme, idea or issue percolating in the news.  Upcoming this Thursday is a conversation with Brookings expert Tanvi Madan about the foreign policy implications of India’s elections.

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Previous episodes

What Boko Haram Wants

Episode: 16 Laura Turner Seydel, philanthropist

Episode 14: Douglas Ollivant, Iraq expert

Episode 13: Gary Bass, historian

Episode 12: Mark Montgomery, demographer

Episode 11: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watcher

Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.

Episode 9: Mia Farrow, humanitarian activist and Goodwill Ambassador

Episode 8: Suzanne Nossel, Big Thinker

Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1. 

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,  @TexasinAfrica

Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, national security wonk