GLOBAL IMPACT, hosted by Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL AFFAIRS MEDIA, will address strategic issues impacting the global community. Thought leadership will be provided that will elevate listeners' awareness and understanding of complex global issues such as geopolitics of technology and resources, globalization & immigration policy, diplomacy & peace negotiations, global health crisis, political economy of the media, impact of technology on society, humanitarianism & foreign policy, genocide causes & prevention, human trafficking & sex trade, global justice & war crimes, fixing failed states, emerging markets, money laundering & illegal flight capital, privacy & electronic surveillance, information security & cyber-warfare, military privatization & defense technology, religion & statecraft, global arms trade, medical ethics, stem cell research & genetic engineering, race relations, nuclear weapons & nonproliferation, national security & terrorism, global poverty eradication and global warming & climate change. GLOBAL IMPACT encourages public discourse to devise and implement innovative strategies and solutions to global problems. Through public discourse on global issues and international affairs, we mobilize the intellectual capital, financial resources and political influence of technologically enabled social networks to impact sustainable change wherever needed around the world.
THE DEATH PENALTY & INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS07/08/2010 Duración: 55min
This broadcast segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the social, economic, political, and racial dimensions of the death penalty. Over two thirds of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty. Public support for the the death penalty is diminishing in the United States. We'll be discussing death penalty trends, the death penalty and innocence, cost of the death penalty, the death penalty and race, the death penalty and arbitrariness, the federal death penalty, the death penalty and deterrence, lethal injection, executions and medical ethics, the death penalty and mental illness, and the death penalty and foreign nationals. On this broadcast we will also be discussing the Troy Davis case in Georgia. His case illustrates so much of what is wrong about the death penalty and has become internationally known with 500,000 people signing an Amnesty International petition on his behalf. Our special guest will be Ms. Laura Moye who is the Director of Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolitio
THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S HUMAN RIGHTS05/06/2010 Duración: 58min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the state of the world's human rights as documented in the newly published Amnesty International Report 2010. It documents the state of human rights across 159 countries in 2009. It details a year in which - although important gains were made - accountability and effective justice seemed a remote ideal for many, as people's lives continued to be torn apart by repression, violence, discrimination, power plays and political stalemates. The report also celebrates real progress as it reveals how it is harder now for perpetrators of the worst crimes to feel confident that they will escape justice. Amnesty International identifies a global "justice gap" which sustains a pernicious web of repression where they have recorded torture or other ill-treatment in at least 111 countries, unfair trials in at least 55 countries, restrictions on free speech in at least 96 countries and prisoners of conscience imprisoned in at least 48 countries. Amnesty International has called on g
CHINA EMERGES - THE BIRTH OF A NEW GLOBAL ORDER06/05/2010 Duración: 30min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses China's rise as a new superpower and the decline of American hegemony. According to conservative estimates, by 2027 China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy, and by 2050 its economy will be twice as large as that of the United States. Many international economists and national security experts see China's rise as a harbinger to the end of the western world's dominant influence in global affairs. China will seek to shape the world in its own image. In coming decades, the West will be confronted with the fact that its systems, institutions and values are no longer the only ones on offer. Our distinguished guest will be Dr. Martin Jacques, author of "WHEN CHINA RULES THE WORLD - THE END OF THE WESTERN WORLD AND THE BIRTH OF A NEW GLOBAL ORDER". Dr. Martin Jacques is a visiting senior fellow at the LSE Ideas, a Centre for the Study of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Grand Strategy, and a visiting research fellow at the London School of
DEADLY DELIVERY - THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES01/05/2010 Duración: 58min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the maternal health care crisis in the United States. Our special guest will be Mr. Josh Rubenstein of Amnesty International. We will be discussing Amnesty International's newly published report concerning the maternal health crisis in the USA. The report is based on research carried out during 2008 and 2009 by Amnesty International USA. Amnesty International conducted over 100 in-depth interviews an 17 focus groups with women, their families, activists, advocates, public health experts, support workers, services providers and health workers across the United States. The total amount spent on health care in the USA is greater than in any other country in the world. Hospitalization related to pregnancy and childbirth costs some US$86 billion a year; the highest hospitalizations costs of any area of medicine. Despite this, women in the USA have a greater lifetime risk of dying of pregnancy-related complications than women in 40 other countries. African-American wo
THE ISRAELI - PALESTINIAN CONFLICT24/04/2010 Duración: 01h00s
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Few moments in history have drawn such a divisive and far-reaching line in the sand as the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. More than sixty years have passed since Israel's controversial inception, and with the failure of The Oslo Accords, Camp David Summit and Arab Peace Initiatives, the peace process has come to a halt in recent years leaving many to wonder if peace will ever come to Israel. Our distinguished guest will be Mr. Michael T. Darkow, peace advocate and author of "Our Promised Land". Sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinian and Israeli people, Mr. Darkow traverses the entire length of the history from early man to present day examining the evolution of the conflict through historical and philosophical lenses. Through his exploration of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, Mr. Darkow seeks to encourage concerned humanitarians to help bring peace to Israel. We will be discussing his new book "Our Promis
THE COCAINE TRADE AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY27/03/2010 Duración: 01h36s
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the historical connection between the illegal drug trade and U.S. foreign policy in South and Central America. Our distinguished guest will be Dr. William Marcy, author of the new book "The Politics of Cocaine". In "The Politics of Cocaine", Dr. Marcy provides a thorough understanding of how and why drug policy went wrong in the Northern Andes and Central America and how we can improve the efforts at curtailing the illegal drug trade and softening its impact around the world. In his book, Dr. Marcy ably illustrates how the illegal drug trade has exacerbated leftist guerilla insurgencies, deepened poverty, and disrupted the economic life of the Northern Andes and Central America. Dr. Marcy will also provide the GLOBAL IMPACT listening audience with his critical perspectives on the geopolitical issues associated with the global cocaine trade including terrorism, international narcotics control, and Latin America's view on globalization.
INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, & GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS05/03/2010 Duración: 30min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the strategic link between innovation, technology, and global competitiveness. Our distinguished guest will be Dr. Amar Bhide, Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Bhide has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. Dr. Bhide earned a DBA and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard University. He also received a B.Tech from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. We will be discussing Dr. Bhide's most recent book, "The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World" and his critical perspectives on the strategic link between innovation, technology, and global competitiveness.
FOR LOVE OF LIBERTY - The Story of America's Black Patriots23/01/2010 Duración: 29min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the upcoming PBS film "For Love of Liberty" covering the untold saga of African Americans courageous service to their country. The story spans the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War and examines why, despite enormous injustice, these heroic men and women fought so valiantly. The film was co-produced by Frank Martin and Louis Gossett, Jr. Our special guest will be Frank Martin - EMMY Award Winning Writer, Director, and Co-Producer of the film. Frank Martin's diverse production history includes over 200 hours of prime-time television programming for CBS, ABC, TNT, PBS, Showtime, Disney and Playboy TV. Non-broadcast projects include material for the Department of Defense, Army, Navy and the White House. Among Martin's notable productions are: John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Trophy; MGM: When the Lion Roars, Primetime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Informational Series; CBS: The First Fifty Year
U.S. MILITARY STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN18/01/2010 Duración: 30min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses U.S. military strategy and operations in Afghanistan. Our distinguished guest will be Mr. Jeffrey Dressler of the The Institute for the Study of War, a renowned Washington Think Tank.
"AFRICA - THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE"02/01/2010 Duración: 01h30min
This segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the current state of Africa in the context of the non-realization of its economic, political, and social potential. There was a mad scramble for Africa at the end of the nineteenth century at meetings in London, Berlin, and Paris. The continent of Africa was terra incognita to the bidders, except for South Africa and Algeria. Lines of longitude and latitude were drawn to carve out desired territories among the Europeans without regard to traditional ethnic groups, monarchies and chiefdoms. Dr. Kasumu Salawu, distinguished Political Economist and African History Scholar will be our special guest sharing his critical perspectives on this very important topic and will discuss what African leaders need to do now in order for Africa to reinvent itself as a continent of self-sufficient nations capable of competing in global markets and self governance.