Visions & Voices On Global Issues

Visions & Voices On Global Issues

Experts on issues.

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April 6, 2022 49 min

Mark N. Katz is Professor of Government and Politics at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government and has held numerous fellowships with prestigious institutions.  He has done immense research on Russian foreign policy and shares his knowledge and expertise given this leader’s history.

Links to many of his publications can be found at www.marknkatz.com 

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A Mix of Observation, Activism and Understanding the Immigrant Community Living Amongst Us. Dr. Julie Goodman-Bowling completed her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Biola University and certification in TESOL. She earned her master’s degree in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton and doctorate from the University of Nevada. A cultural anthropologist, her experience includes travels to countries suc...

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Dr. Ash Melika is a Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at California Baptist University.  He is very knowledgeable on the diversity of the Middle East and touches on some of the most interesting cultures and people on the planet.  Dr. Melika is a recognized authority on the minority cultures in the Middle East with over 25 years of research. 

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Dr. Minton-Ryan is a Professor of Sociology at Cal Baptist University.  Her current research is on the impact of trauma-informed educational support groups for young women in the central region of Malawi.  Among all her travels, Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, has become her main focus in providing access to education and much needed resources to the often times forgotten trauma victims.  

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Dr. Maria Armoudian talks about her new book, Lawyers Beyond Borders. Dr. Armoudian is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the host and producer of the radio program, The Scholars' Circle, and the author of three books. She has published widely on human rights, environmental politics, communication, and good governance. Before coming to Auckland, she served as a commissioner in the city of Los Angele...

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Author, Sharlene Hayton, tells the story of Kangaroo Kay, a historical biography about Chip Cathcart Kay, a tea planter from Malawi.
You can purchase her book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Kangaroo-Kay-Historical-Biography-Triumph/dp/B08NWZBKMJ

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October 12, 2021 35 min

Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning journalist who has previously worked for NBC-LA, CNN, and Al Jazeera America. Her writing and reporting has also appeared in TIME, Vanity Fair, Al Monitor and the Huffington Post. Tara has spent much time in the Middle East covering the ongoing Syrian conflict - in particular the Syrian refugee crisis and the MENA region at large. As a result of her work in the field, in 2016 Tara founded Art of H...

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Happy 60th anniversary to Peace Corps!

A year after its global evacuation, Peace Corps plans for a return to countries around the world as conditions allow. What will that post COVID-19 presence look like for Peace Corps?

Kate Raftery currently serves as an expert consultant in the Office of the Director. Prior to that she was the Director for Service Innovation at Peace Corps. Kate has been the Peace Corps Country Director in Paragu...

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Dr. Ron Mataya is currently Professor of Global Health in the Center for Leadership in Health Systems at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Malawi College of Medicine where he helped start the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. He is currently the co-director of the Global Health Women’s Initiative Baylor Co...

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Taroub Harb Faramand, MD, Founder of WI-HER, is dedicated to serving the underserved through projects on Justice, Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in over 35 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.  

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Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Efforts in an Era of Climate Change

Dr. Dunbar has been a Marine Biologist for 23 years and works in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences (EBS) at Loma Linda University (LLU).  He is a Professor of Biology and continues to direct the Graduate Biology (MS and PhD) programs in EBS.  This provides many opportunities to carry out field and lab research in the area of marine biology, both i...

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Ryan Sinclair, PhD is an environmental microbiologist who manages several water projects in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.  His research includes several projects with local partners in wastewater management, water quality, and household hygiene, as well as a project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts investigating the risks of infectious disease for children who live near failed on-site wastewater systems in California. ...

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Fascinating interview with Paul D’Anieri, PhD, on Russia, the Ukraine, and the West, providing a brief historical perspective on relations between Russia and the Ukraine and the relevance of this relationship for the incoming Biden Administration and US foreign policy.  Dr. D’Anier is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, University of California, Riverside who has written extensively on this subject.  He helps answer...

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Our host, Ron Osborn talks with Dr. Netteburg an OBGyn about her life as a missionary doctor in Bere, Chad—one of the more remote places in West Africa.  Dr. Netteburg has found her calling working at a 100-bed hospital where she offers hope and surgically treatment to women who suffer from vesicovaginal fistulas.  Her work is amazing and the results are life changing for her patients.   

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Ambassador Ron Neumann, current President of the American Academy of Diplomacy sat down with Ron Osborn to talk about his decades long career in the Foreign Service, and to provide us with a glimpse of what challenges the incoming Biden Administration will face in January in the international arena.  He is articulate and explains the complexities of foreign affairs in an easy to understand style that is refreshing.   

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In this episode, Ron Osborn explores with Dr. Scott Nelson what it is like to practice medicine in a resource depleted country like Haiti in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Michael Auslin, PhD, is a historian by training, specializing in U.S. policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region.  He is the inaugural Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a senior fellow in the Asia and National Security Programs at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a senior fellow at London’s Policy Exchange.

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