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Listen Longer 01/02: US Foreign Policy, Radicalism, and The US Courts System

January 4, 2016  • Aspen Institute Staff

This past week Aspen Institute Radio featured a selection of the latest sessions from around the Institute, including conversations about US foreign policy in the Middle East, America’s response to radicalism in the Middle East, and a chat with US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer about his book “The Court and the World.”

Aspen Institute Radio, our two-hour radio show, airs every Saturday and Sunday on SiriusXM Insight (channel 121). Each episode dives into the topics that inform the world around us. Here in our weekly Listen Longer posts, we’ll recap each episode and show where you can read, watch, and listen to more. Don’t have SiriusXM? Try it free for a month here.

Sen. Bob Corker on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, shared his insights on the United States’ Middle East policy during a recent a Washington Ideas Roundtable event.

Blind Spot: America’s Response to Radicalism in the Middle East

Panelists such as former American diplomat Nicholas Burns, former Congresswoman and Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman, and others discussed the Aspen Strategy Group’s latest policy book “Blind Spot: America’s Response to Radicalism in the Middle East,” a collection of 17 essays exploring the roots and appeal of extremism in the Arab world, the future of the Islamic State, and strategies to counter extremism.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on “The Court and the World”

During a recent Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series event, Breyer sat down with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson to discuss his latest book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” as well as his views on abiding by the Constitution in the face of national security threats.

The Future of Work

The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative recently hosted a series of panel discussions with key voices in the conversation — such as US Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Mark Warner — around independent workers, in the on-demand economy and beyond.