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Listen Longer 1/16: North Korea, Guns and Congress, and More

January 19, 2016  • Aspen Institute Staff

This past week Aspen Institute Radio featured highlights of some of the latest sessions around the Institute. This episode features conversations about North Korea, guns and Congress, civic leadership, and rethinking the meaning of national service.

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 for free for a month here.

North Korea, The Most Dangerous Country on Earth

Three American Presidents — Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama — have tried and failed to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. What options are available to deal with the North Korean threat? Is there a new strategy to respond to it or are we condemned to repeat the past? Listen to a conversation on this topic between Gary Samore, executive director for research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council of Foreign Relations, moderated by Aspen Strategy Group Director Nicholas Burns.

Guns, Congress and the American People

How can Congress act against 90 percent of the American public and get away with it? Why does the gun lobby win? The Atlantic’s National Correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg discusses this uncomfortable divide in an interview with Dan Gross, president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Preston Robert Tisch Award: Darren Walker on Civic Leadership

Last month, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker was presented with the Aspen Institute 2015 Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership. Featured here is his discussion with the Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson on how social inequality is the greatest threat to a more peaceful world and why we should change our approach to it.

Beyond the Draft, Rethinking National Service (Stan McChrystal, Michèle Flournoy, Rep. Seth Moulton)

General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, the Honorable Michèle Flournoy, and Congressman Seth Moulton discuss how national service can unify different ideological groups and bridge the increasing gap between civilians and the military at a panel hosted by the Franklin Project and Defense One.