Podbridge

Podbridge

Podbridge covers emerging issues and ideas of shared interest in the U.S., the Middle East and around the world. Episodes will feature conversations with leading thinkers on topics such as science, technology, health, the environment, women’s empowerment and religious tolerance. New programs will be presented once per month or more frequently should circumstances dictate. This material is distributed by TRG, LLC on behalf of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the U.S.. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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March 7, 2021 30 min

In this special episode of Podbridge, we celebrate International Women’s Day by bringing you an inspiring conversation with three exceptional diplomats. Host Hend Al Otaiba is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Heidi Venamore is Australia’s Ambassador to the UAE. Marcy Grossman is Canada’s Ambassador to the UAE. The three women discuss shared interests in the region, opportunities to collab...

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What can President Elect Biden expect to accomplish over the next four years? Will President Trump run again in 2024? How will Biden work with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate to move his agenda forward? Host, UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba discusses this and more with four of the most well-connected journalists covering politics today. Mina Al Oraibi is the Editor in Chief of The National. B...

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Hear how an Arab diplomat and an Israeli-American businessman worked behind the scenes to bring the UAE-Israel Accord to reality on this special episode of Podbridge. Yousef Al Otaiba joins friend Haim Saban in a discussion moderated by former White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell-McCormick and hosted by the online publication, Jewish Insider. Don’t miss this important and insight-rich conversation about the hist...

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On September 15, Israel and the UAE signed an agreement at the White House normalizing relations between the two countries. In the eyes of regional experts, this deal and the parallel announcement between Bahrain and Israel, represents a watershed in the history of the Middle East, a moment of real opportunity with significant geopolitical, economic, and social consequences. Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, and Dan Shapiro are three of t...

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The economic shutdown caused by the pandemic and the ongoing disruptions will demand ongoing and complex interventions by international institutions, central banks, and national governments. Many people will require sustained economic relief simply to survive. Until a vaccine is proven effective, measures must be taken to ensure the ongoing health, safety, and economic productivity of our society.


Host Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassad...

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On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – “Hope” or “Al Amal” in Arabic – is scheduled to lift off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center and begin a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. The probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit in 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s 50th anniversary. The Hope probe will serve as Mars’ first weather satellite. In this episode, UAE Minister of Advanced Technology and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates...

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Two of the world's foremost investors, David McCormick, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, and Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Managing Director of Mubadala Development Company, both agree that impact of the current global economic crisis will be deep, lasting and that some sectors will never be the same. PodBridge host, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba, talks with the two financial leaders about where they see risks and opportunitie...

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May 26, 2020 31 min

Two world-renowned health care leaders, Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Tom Mihaljevic and Children’s National Hospital CEO Dr. Kurt Newman, emphasize the importance of international cooperation and information sharing to combat COVID-19 on the inaugural episode of Podbridge, a new podcast series launched by the UAE Embassy and hosted by UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.


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