Acting on Moral Clarity — Interview

“We couldn’t have a clearer case for action to address the plight of the Rohingya, because of the level of persecution, because of the concerns of genocide. There is so much moral and legal clarity to do something. But what we can actually do, and the scope of it, seems nebulous and complicated in this… Read More

Countering Genocide Denial — Interview

“This goes for every genocide that’s happened: There really is no grey area. And we have to stand up for what is right and not feel uncomfortable to do so; don’t feel uncomfortable to perhaps even offend someone. You have to stand up for what is right and you’re not doing anything wrong. It shouldn’t make… Read More

Using Your Privilege to Advocate for Others — Interview

Mohamed Abubakr is the president of the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project. As modern life chips away at the distances between countries, Mohamed sees grassroots activists from Africa and the Middle East as the people best equipped to inform U.S. engagement within their countries. His work with the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project is to connect… Read More

Creating a New Global Wine Route — Interview

Peter Weltman is an activist sommelier with a vision for borderless wine. In pursuit of this vision, Peter challenges us to venture outside of traditional wine regions, discover less known viticultural gems, and spend our money on wines whose production makes the world a better place. Listen to the interview now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wheregeniusgrows/Where_Genius_Grows._Peter_Weltman_Interview.mp3 Sign up to… Read More

Holding Every Generation’s Feet to the Fire — Interview

Anka Lee is a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group. In this interview we discuss how pivotal events like the Great Depression, the Vietnam War and the September 11th attacks have the power to shape the mindset of an entire generation. Questions we cover: What are the long-term policy implications of these formative events? How… Read More

Race Prejudice, War Hysteria, and a Failure of Political Leadership — Interview

Rose Masters is a Park Ranger specializing in oral history at Manzanar National Historic Site. In this interview Rose talks about the conditions that led to the signing of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the eviction of ethnically Japanese Americans from the Western United States and the incarceration of nearly 70,000 American citizens. Learn how… Read More

The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council — Interview

Bob Silverman is the American Jewish Committee’s U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations. In this interview Bob discusses the doctrinal similarities between Judaism and Islam, his work forming the national Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, and concrete actions you can take to build and maintain strong and useful interfaith bridges in your own community. Throughout our conversation Bob… Read More