100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: America’s Allies, the State Department, and North Korea

Welcome to the second installment of The Burn Bag Podcast’s special collaboration with The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Security and Strategy, where we highlight contributions to the Scowcroft Center’s “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project. The second episode in the series delves into three big ideas with Dr. Harlan Ullman, Evan Cooper, and Markus Garlauskas. First, Dr.… Read More 100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: America’s Allies, the State Department, and North Korea

The Future of Warfare: Naval Power, Cyber Force, and the Next World War with Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis

On this week’s episode of the Burn Bag, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak with retired 4-Star Admiral James Stavridis, about his new book 2034.  Admiral Stavridis, who served as former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and former Commander of U.S. European and Southern Command,  discusses the importance of cyber warfare and why we must rethink the… Read More The Future of Warfare: Naval Power, Cyber Force, and the Next World War with Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis

100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: Endless Wars and Putin’s Russia

The Burn Bag Podcast is excited to launch a special collaboration with The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Security and Strategy, where we highlight the contributions to the Scowcroft Center’s “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project. This inaugural episode in this new mini-series features an introductory conversation with the Center’s Director Barry Pavel, where we discuss… Read More 100 Ideas for the First 100 Days: Endless Wars and Putin’s Russia

The COVID Economy: Markets, Crypto, and Recovery with Michael Barr, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

In this week’s episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak to Michael Barr, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. A’ndre, Ryan and Dean Barr discuss the challenges of rebuilding the global economy post-COVID-19, attracting foreign… Read More The COVID Economy: Markets, Crypto, and Recovery with Michael Barr, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The Fourth Estate: Presidential Reporting with Zeke Miller, President of the White House Correspondents’ Association

On this special Presidents’ Day episode, A’ndre and Ryan talk with Zeke Miller, AP White House Reporter and White House Correspondents’ Assoc. President, about presidential reporting. They discuss the history of White House correspondents and the relationship between the President and the press. Zeke also discusses sourcing and the role of leaks. He shares his… Read More The Fourth Estate: Presidential Reporting with Zeke Miller, President of the White House Correspondents’ Association

“The Unexpected Spy”: Life in the CIA and FBI with Tracy Walder

In this episode, A’ndre and Ryan talk with Tracy Walder, a former CIA  staff operations officer and FBI special agent, about her life navigating both of these agencies. They discuss why Tracy joined the CIA, and how she, as a 22 year old, was at the forefront of intelligence analysis in the immediate aftermath of… Read More “The Unexpected Spy”: Life in the CIA and FBI with Tracy Walder

“The World”: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

In this week’s episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, co-hosts A’ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal speak with Dr. Richard Haass, a veteran diplomat and president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). A’ndre and Ryan discuss Dr. Haass’ new book The World: A Brief Introduction, American policy towards Mainland China and Taiwan, COVID-19’s strengthening of… Read More “The World”: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

Reopening the World: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) John Allen, Brookings Institution President

In this week’s episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak to retired Four Star General and current Brookings Institution President John Allen about how we ‘reopen’ both the United States and the world, in a conversation oriented around Brookings’ ‘Reopening’ project. General Allen discusses why a global approach to addressing the… Read More Reopening the World: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) John Allen, Brookings Institution President

Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal

In this week’s episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, co-hosts A’ndre and Ryan speak to retired Four Star General Stanley McChrystal about his views on leadership. We discuss the topic with the General by drawing on lessons in leadership from his own career, looking at how General McChrystal spearheaded the transformation of JSOC, or the… Read More Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal

Big Tech, Populism, and Fake News: Social Media and Politics with Dr. Joyojeet Pal

In this special episode of The Burn Bag, Dr. Joyojeet Pal speaks to us about the intersection of social media and politics, especially in light of the spread of #FakeNews and the recent banning of President Donald Trump from Twitter. An Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, Dr. Pal starts out by… Read More Big Tech, Populism, and Fake News: Social Media and Politics with Dr. Joyojeet Pal