During Hollings Center dialogue conferences, we are often exposed to a variety of voices and perspectives. When addressing challenges of mutual interest, we see an eagerness by participants of different backgrounds to share their experiences and collaborate. Our dialogues, in-person and virtual, provide a unique venue that allows these individuals to not just express their opinions, but also explain how they came to those opinions in the first place.

In this podcast series, we will talk to two participants from our past dialogue programs to pick up where we left off on topics around international relations, human security, resource resiliency, responsible business, higher education, and U.S. bilateral relations with key Muslim-majority countries.  You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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Episode 2: Megacities

Listen to Picking Up Where We Left Off on Megacities byPicking Up Where We Left Off on hearthis.at Our dialogue in July 2019 on Megacities covered the plethora of issues facing the world’s largest cities, such as energy and climate efficiency, the water-energy-food nexus, balancing urban heritage preservation with rejuvenation, and efficient and participatory urban…

Episode 1: New Media

Listen to Ep.1: Picking Up Where We Left Off on New Media byPicking Up Where We Left Off on hearthis.at      In early December 2019, as the world was just beginning to learn about COVID, the Hollings Center held a dialogue in Tunis on the New Media landscape in the Middle East and North…