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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Podcasts and Videos

The Colin L. Powell School hosts distinguished guests speakers on topics of pressing public concern and on issues of policy, leadership, and public service.

Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead, pre-eminent public intellectual delivers the inaugural Spitzer Lecture: "America's 'Asia Pivot' at a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific Isn't looking Pacifistic." April 15, 2013

Jeffrey Sachs, "The Challenge of Sustainable Development,"  Video  Slides
April 3, 2013

Kofi Annan: "Insights into a Challenging Decade and the Future of the UN."  More
2/ 8/13

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO."What NATO Means for You" 9/27/1

Peter R. Orszag (77:55)
Peter R. Orszag, former budget director for President Obama, is a noted economist who has served as director of the Congressional Budget Office. Now vice chairman for global banking at Citigroup, Orszag discusses economic issues with Center fellows.  5/10/11

Ambassador Young-Mok Kim (48:02)
Ambassador Young-Mok Kim, consul general of the Republic of Korea, a distinguished diplomat who has held numerous top security and energy-related positions and ambassadorships to countries such as Iran, discusses Korean issues with Center fellows. 4/06/11

Deanna Zandt (12:32)
Deanna Zandt, media technologist and author of Share This! How You Will Change the World Through Social Media, opens the 2011 New York Life Symposium with a powerful analysis of the ways people and our new digital world can come together to create meaningful change. 3/16/11

Panel Discussion: The Power and Pitfalls of Digital Activism (42:34) Christopher D. Cathcart, founder, OneDiaspora Group; Hillary A. Doe, national director, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, and Betty Yu, media action grassroots network coordinator, Center for Media Justice, share their insights during the panel discussion: The Power and Pitfalls of Digital Activism. Fellow Brian Paragas moderates. 3/16/11

Majora Carter (32:49)
Majora Carter, MacArthur "genius" award-winner and founder of Sustainable South Bronx, shares a powerful look at how she combined commitment, on-the-ground organizing, and digital tools to launch and extend a movement dedicated to bringing green jobs and environmental justice to under-resourced neighborhood. 3/16/11
Harold M. Evans (56:40)
Sir Harold Evans, distinguished journalist and publisher, illuminates the often seemingly opaque process of innovation during a discussion with Center fellows. Evans, a Colin Powell Center advisory council member, draws from his nonfiction work They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, which PBS has made into a four-part series. 10/4/10

James A. Baker (50:39)
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, a Colin Powell Center advisory council member, shares his insights on a range of international and political issues. Topics include U.S. policy toward Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan; America’s standing in the world vis a vis China; and the current political debate over tax cuts. 9/24/10