Vital Interests Podcast

Vital Interests Podcast

By JAY-VEE Productions
Brought to you by the Center on National Security, Vital Interests Podcast was designed to help you think about security in its many dimensions, from pandemic to climate change, from terrorism to population migration, from war to peace - all with an eye towards the rule of law, the protection of human rights and the respect for civil liberties.
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Edward Snowden, the Surveillance State and the Future of Privacy - with Bart Gellman

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Webinar Terrorism Series: Episode 2 with Gilles Kepel
Gilles Kepel joined host Karen J. Greenberg on May 20th to discuss his book: Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West. The full webinar, part of our terrorism series, can be watched on our website at CenterOnNaitionalSecurity.org/events.
50:02
June 30, 2020
Webinar Terrorism Series: Episode 1 with Thomas Hegghammer
Thomas Hegghammer joined host Karen J. Greenberg on May 6th to discuss his book: The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad. The full webinar, part of our terrorism series, can be watched on our website at CenterOnNaitionalSecurity.org/events.
35:45
June 30, 2020
John Brennan on the Arab Spring, 21st Century Democracies, and the Coming Election
Former CIA Director and Presidential Advisor talks to host Karen Greenberg about the global landscape, protecting the upcoming elections and his hopes for the future. 
48:44
June 23, 2020
The Presidency, the Media, and the Dangers of Cynicism with David Rohde
David Rohde discusses his new book In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State."
38:20
June 16, 2020
Edward Snowden, the Surveillance State and the Future of Privacy - with Bart Gellman 
Bart Gellman discusses his new book “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”
43:47
June 12, 2020
Jameel Jaffer on Freedom of Speech, National Security, and the Perils of Silencing Former Officials
Jameel Jaffer, Inaugural Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, joins host Karen Greenberg to discuss national security, FOIA litigation, and the dangers facing freedom of speech today.
38:53
June 9, 2020
Andrea Mitchell on Challenges Facing Today's Journalists
Andrea Mitchell, Host of MSNBC 'Andrea Mitchell Reports', talks about the challenges, past and present, of reporting on the White House, about women in journalism, and about the many pressures facing today's journalists.
39:00
June 3, 2020
Peter Singer on his novel Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
Peter Singer, Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America, joins host Karen Greenberg to discuss his latest book and the practical and philosophical implications of Artificial Intelligence. 
51:12
May 26, 2020
David Ignatius on his spy novel The Paladin, with Richard A. Clarke 
Karen J. Greenberg is joined by David Ignatius, prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, and Richard A. Clarke, CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management and former National Security Official, to discuss Ignatius's latest spy novel The Paladin. 
53:11
May 22, 2020
Oscar Winner Carol Dysinger on making Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you're a Girl) 
Carol Dysinger, Oscar winning filmmaker and Associate Professor at the NYU Tisch School of Arts, joins Karen J. Greenberg for a discussion focusing on challenges Dysinger faced as a female documentary filmmaker since 1977 and her decision to tell the story of girls in Afghanistan through the eyes of those teaching and learning to read, write, and skateboard. Her latest film, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you're a Girl ) (2020), won the 2020 Oscar for a short subject documentary.
33:05
May 19, 2020
Lawrence Wright on his novel The End of October and Today's COVID Crisis
Lawrence Wright, author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, joins Karen J. Greenberg to discuss his prescient new novel The End of October and the parallels to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Together they discuss the vulnerabilities that have led to the current crisis.
36:03
May 15, 2020
Ali Soufan on Global Security and America's Leadership Role
CEO of The Soufan Group and founder of The Soufan Center, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, and security expert, Ali Soufan speaks with Karen J. Greenberg on the global security landscape and the changing leadership challenges that face the United States during shifting global tensions and the COVID-19 crisis.
41:21
May 6, 2020