Save the Children is one of the largest international aid and relief organizations in the world. I speak with CEO Carolyn Miles about her unconventional path to relief work, which included studying animal behavior, a stint selling credit cards in Asia and opening a boutique coffee chain in Hong Kong.
We kick off with a discussion of Save the Children’s report on unsafe motherhood worldwide and the challenges that relief organizations face when multiple disasters strike at the same time. Have a listen now or download it to iTunes.
This is the official relaunch of the podcast. Every Monday, I will post a longer interview, like this one, with a notable personality in global affairs. Every Thursday, I will post a shorter interview with an expert that is focused on a specific topic, theme, idea or issue percolating in the news. Upcoming this Thursday is a conversation with Brookings expert Tanvi Madan about the foreign policy implications of India’s elections.
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Episode: 16 Laura Turner Seydel, philanthropist
Episode 14: Douglas Ollivant, Iraq expert
Episode 13: Gary Bass, historian
Episode 12: Mark Montgomery, demographer
Episode 11: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watcher
Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.
Episode 9: Mia Farrow, humanitarian activist and Goodwill Ambassador
Episode 8: Suzanne Nossel, Big Thinker
Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1.
Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson
Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, reporter
Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”
Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker.
Episode 2: Laura Seay, @TexasinAfrica
Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, national security wonk