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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.

On-Demand Episodes

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... more

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... more

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,... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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,... more

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... more

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.

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... more