Global Dispatches is a podcast about foreign policy and world affairs.
Named by The Guardian as “One of 27 Podcasts to Make You Smarter” (along side shows like This American Life, Planet Money and Radio Lab) Global Dispatches features two distinct kinds of shows.
1) We feature interviews with foreign policy luminaries, academics, journalists, policy makers and civil society leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Established figures and emerging voices have sat down with Mark to discuss their life story and career–with fun diversions about contemporary and historic foreign policy events along the way. An equal number of women and men have participated in these engaging, long form conversations.
2) We post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news, usually with an international development, human rights or global security bent.
Mark Leon Goldberg is the editor of the United Nations and global affairs blog UN Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast. He co-founded the social enterprise, the Development and Aid World News Service — DAWNS Digest. For three years running, he’s been named one of Foreign Policymagazine’s Top 100 “Twitterati.” Mark’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Foreign Policy,The Globe and Mail, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New Republic, and The Daily Beast. He has appears regularly as an an on-air guest for Al Jazeera English, National Public Radio, the BBC and HuffPo Live.
He has a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.
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