International Horizons

International Horizons

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International Horizons is a podcast of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies that brings scholarly expertise to bear on our understanding of international issues. The International Horizons podcast is our latest effort to bring our research and scholarship to a broader public. John Torpey, the host of the podcast and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute, holds conversations with prominent scholars and figures in state-of-the-art international issues in our weekly episodes.

Why Should We Preserve Memory of the Holocaust?

April 2, 2024

Why Should We Preserve Memory of the Holocaust?

Wolciech Soczewica

Wojtek Soczewica has led the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation since 2019, near the site of the killing fields. The Foundation aims at the preservation of…

Citizenship Across Time and Space with David Jacobson

March 28, 2024

Citizenship Across Time and Space with David Jacobson

David Jacobson

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey discusses the past and future of citizenship with David Jacobson, Professor of Soc…

How Can We Reach International Consensus on AI Regulation?

March 25, 2024

How Can We Reach International Consensus on AI Regulation?

Gabriele Mazzini

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Gabriele Mazzini, a lawyer and officer of the European Commission and e…

The Pioneering Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

March 18, 2024

The Pioneering Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Manu Bhagavan

Manu Bhagavan and Ellen Chesler discuss Bhagavan’s latest book on Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (Penguin, 2023), admired sister of India’s founding Prime Mini…

How Democracies Die . . . and How They May Survive with Daniel Ziblatt

February 27, 2024

How Democracies Die . . . and How They May Survive

Daniel Ziblatt

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard…

Why is Right-Wing Extremism so Widespread in Italy?

February 19, 2024

Why is Right-Wing Extremism so Widespread in Italy?

Marla Stone

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Marla Stone, a historian of Italian fascism at Occidental College, on t…

"War is what you make of it" with Neta Crawford of Oxford University and the Costs of War Project

February 13, 2024

"War is what you make of it"

Neta Crawford

We begin this new season of International Horizons with an interview by RBI Director John Torpey with Neta Crawford from Oxford University and the Cos…

Is Poland Back on Track?  The Challenges for the New Government

December 18, 2023

Is Poland Back on Track?

Grzegorz Ekiert

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI's Director John Torpey interviews Grzegorz Ekiert, Chair of the Center for European Studies at Harvard …

Everyday Life Behind the Berlin Wall

December 11, 2023

Everyday Life Behind the Berlin Wall

Katja Hoyer

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews historian and journalist Katja Hoyer about her book Beyond the Wall: A …

Israel, Hamas, and American Jews in a Time of War

November 22, 2023

Israel, Hamas, and American Jews in a Time of War

Jodi Rudoren

On today’s episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey speaks with Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of the Forward magazine, about the si…

The US State Department and Ever-Changing Global Politics

November 21, 2023

The US State Department and Ever-Changing Global Politics

Bill Russo

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Bill Russo. Ass…

Hamas, Iran and Israel: The Perils of Overreaction

November 6, 2023

Hamas, Iran and Israel

Colin Clarke

In this episode of International Horizons, Colin Clarke, director of research at the Soufan Center, discusses the possible trajectories of the Israel-…

Woodrow Wilson: Patrick Weil’s "The Madman in the White House"

October 31, 2023

Woodrow Wilson, the Madman in the White House

Patrick Weil
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In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Patrick Weil, author of The Madman in the White House: Sigmund Freud, A…

From the Invention of the Passport to the Golden Passport: A Discussion with Kristin Surak

October 24, 2023

From the Invention of the Passport to the Golden Passport

Kristin Surak

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Kristin Surak, professor at the London School of Economics, about her n…

AI, Post-Truth, and Cultural Transformation

October 16, 2023

AI, Post-Truth, and Cultural Transformation

Luciana Lazzaretti and Stefania Oliva
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In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey talks with economists Luciana Lazzaretti and Stefania Oliva of the University of F…

Resentment: The Complexity of an Emotion and its Effect on Politics

October 10, 2023

Resentment: The Complexity of an Emotion and its Effect on Politics

Rob Schneider

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviews Rob Schneider, Professor of History at Indiana University-Bloomington, …

Should We Be Optimistic About Global Governance?

October 2, 2023

Should We Be Optimistic About Global Governance?

Richard Gowan

This week on International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviewed Richard Gowan, UN director of the International Crisis Group. Gowan discuss…

Global Inequality: Are We Really Measuring What We Should Be Measuring?

September 18, 2023

Global Inequality

Jayati Gosh

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI director John Torpey interviewed Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at the University of Massachusett…

India, a Non-Aligned Member of the International System?

September 11, 2023

India, a Non-Aligned Member of the International System?

Upendra Choudhury
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We kick off our Fall 2023 season of International Horizons with Upendra Choudhury from Aligarh Muslim University discussing the role of India in the c…

Negotiating Decolonization: The Limits of a Fairy Tale

May 30, 2023

Negotiating Decolonization

Valerie Rosoux

In this episode of International Horizons, Valerie Rosoux, Research Director at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) discusses the disagr…