Visions & Voices On Global Issues

Visions & Voices On Global Issues

Experts on issues.

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May 6, 2021 35 min

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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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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