2018 Podcasts

CAA Mission to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland

In these special CAA Live! podcast episodes, Council members report on the fact-finding mission to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland they took this fall.

 

Estonia and Lithuania:

Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe sits down with Ambassadors Aldona Wos and John Maisto to discuss the meetings they had with high-level officials in Estonia and Lithuania. Discussion topisc included Russian threats in the Baltics, cyber-security, the role of NATO and a desire for American presence in the Baltics.

 

 

Poland:

Podcast host Ambassador G. Philip Hughes sits down with Ambassadors Laurie Fulton and Timothy Chorba to review the meeting they held with high-level officials in Poland. They talk about Polish security concerns as a NATO ally, Polish judicial reforms, the refugee crisis, religion and national identity, and Nord Stream 2 (and the potential for an alternative Baltic pipeline).

 

 


CAA Fall Conference in NYC

Listen in on the Council of American Ambassadors' latest conference! Featured guest speakers include Kati Marton, who spoke on threats to liberal democracy in Hungary; Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, who discussed power dynamic in the Middle East; Ambassador Winston Lord, who addressed tensions in US-China relations; and more. 


Interview with Ambassador Norman Eisen

 

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Norman Eisen, who recently authored The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House. Ambassador Eisen served as U.S. Ambassdor to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014 and as Special Counsel to President Barack Obama. He is currently a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, a CNN political commentator and the chair of the government watchdog group CREW.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 


Interview with Ambassador Alfred Moses

 

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Alfred Moses, who recently authored Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light. Ambassador Moses served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1994 to 1997 and as a Special Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. He is a distinguished corporate attorney and leader of the American Jewish community.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 


Interview with Ambassador Michael McFaul

 

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Michael McFaul, who recently authored From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia. Ambassador McFaul served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration. He currently serves as the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution for International Studies at Stanford University. 

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 


Interview with Ambassador C. Donald Johnson

 

The guest for this interview is Ambassador C. Donald Johnson, who recently authored The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America. Ambassador Johnson is the Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and a former United States Trade Representative.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 


 

Global Tour d'Horizon

For the first time ever, the Council of American Ambassadors has recorded select presentations for public listening from its Spring conference, "Global Tour d'Horizon." Listen to presentations by Dr. Steven A. Cook on Turkey's pivotal regional role, Ambassador Carla A. Hills on trade tensions, and Ambassador Roger F. Noriega on Latin America and disparities in Venezuela.

 

 


 

Interview with Ambassador Colleen B. Bell

 

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Colleen B. Bell, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2015 to 2017 under President Barack Obama.

 

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 

 


 

Interview with Ambassador Curtis S. Chin

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Curtis S. Chin, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is currently a Milken Institute Asia Fellow and trustee of World Education Services of New York.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 

 


 

Interview with Ambassador Eizenstat, author of President Carter: The White House Years

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton. From 1977 to 1981, he was chief White House domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 

 


 

Interview with Ambassador Kevin O'Malley

The guest for this interview is Ambassador Kevin O'Malley, who served as Ambassador to Ireland under President Obama.  He is a lawyer and a former federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice.

 

 

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

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