Interview with Dr. Moura Quayle

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On this episode PRT weekly's Nicholas Lloyd-Kuzik sits down with Dr. Moura Quayle, author of Designed Leadership and Director pro tem of UBC's Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, to discuss why leaders in public policy should harness the power of creativity.

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Music and production by Nicholas Lloyd-Kuzik

 

Interview with the Honourable Mr. Thomas Mulcair

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On this episode PRT weekly's Nicholas Lloyd-Kuzik and Luthfi Dhofier sit down with the Honourable Mr. Tom Mulcair, former Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, Leader of the Official Opposition under Stephen Harper's government, and current Member of Parliament for Outremont, Quebec. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Dr. Steve Tsang

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On this episode PRT weekly's Ali Bajwa and Daniela Rodriguez sit down with Dr. Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, to discuss China's foreign and domestic policy.

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PRT Weekly March 6/2018

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On this week's episode our panel discusses the the 2018 Canadian Federal Budget, President Trump's proposed tariffs on Canadian steel, the proposed removal of the two-term limit for President Xi Jinping , and the potential peace deal between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Dr. Maxwell Cameron

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On this episode PRT weekly's Diego Bastidas sits down with Dr. Maxwell Cameron, Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, to discuss Latin America as a region for democratic innovation. 

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PRT Weekly Feb 1/2018

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On this week's episode our panel discusses the release of the Nunes memo in the United States, the pipeline debacle emerging between British Columbia and Alberta, and the ongoing opioid crisis in Canada and the United States. 

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Special Episode - Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles

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The Pub is pleased to bring you this special episode, a recording of the panel discussion titled, Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles, recorded at the Institute for Asian Research at UBC in January 2018. This recording has been edited for length. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Dr. Wade Davis

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On this episode PRT weekly's Joanna Fensome and Aaron Nelson sit down with Dr. Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia, to discuss the crisis of culture loss and the impact of large infrastructure projects on indigenous peoples. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Dr. Eva Pils

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On this episode PRT weekly's Ali Bajwa sits down with Dr. Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law at King's College London, to discuss the state of human rights in China in the wake of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

The PRT Weekly team will be taking a short break for the holidays, and will be returning in January 2018 with all-new episodes. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Dr. John Steen

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On this episode PRT weekly's Aaron Nelson sits down with Dr. John Steen, associate professor at the University of Queensland and visiting research fellow at the University of British Columbia, to discuss the relationship between government regulation and private sector innovation in the pursuit of environmental sustainability. 

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PRT Weekly - Interview with Professor Kevin Milligan

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On this episode PRT weekly's Aaron Nelson sits down with Dr. Kevin Miligan, professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, to discuss the Canadian federal government's proposed changes to small business taxation followed by a brief exploration into what it's like using Twitter as an academic. 

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PRT Weekly Nov 16/2017

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On this week’s episode of PRT Weekly we start by discussing why anti-blasphemy protesters are creating a blockade in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. From there, we move on to the unfolding political changes occurring in Zimbabwe, where the rule of Robert Mugabe appears to be coming to an end, and discuss another resignation from UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s beleaguered government. Finally, we sign off with a quintessentially Japanese story about a train leaving 20 second earlier than scheduled. 

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PRT Weekly Nov 9/2017

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On this week’s episode of PRT Weekly we start by discussing the Canadian government's ambitious goal of legalising marijuana by July 1, 2018. After that we move over to Venezuela's restructuring of foreign debt followed by a discussion of the recent signing of Syria onto the Paris Climate Accord, leaving the US as the only country in the world that is not part of the agreement.  Ending on a lighter note, we finish with a discussion of one of the latest trends in the green sector. 

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PRT Weekly Oct 26/2017

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On this week’s episode of PRT Weekly we start by discussing Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power in China as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. We then move on to a discussion about the devastating suicide bombing on October 14th in the Somali capital of Mogadishu before touching on developments in the recent tensions in Spain over Catalan independence. Finally, we finish on the perhaps not so happy note of a butter shortage affecting croissant production in France.

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PRT Weekly Oct 14/2017

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On this week’s episode of PRT Weekly we start with a discussion of the ongoing NAFTA talks between Canada, the US and Mexico for which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Washington this week. From there we move on to the recent announcement of a UK-Canada alliance to end coal power that will be officially launched at COP23 in Bonn, Germany in November. After touching on developments in the Catalan independence movement in Spain and the introduction of paragliders to North Korea’s military arsenal, we end on the relatively positive note of Elon Musk’s assertion that Tesla can build a solar electricity grid to reconnect Puerto Rico to power within 100 days. 

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Policy Round Table: Episode 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Policy Round Table.

This week features a discussion with fellow MPPGA students Laurélène and Elisha about a colloquium they attended last month in Paris addressing COP21 and the 2015 Paris climate agreement one year on. We round things out with some policy-related stories from the headlines, such as Norway’s decision to phase out FM radio and some maple syrup related delinquency here in Canada.

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PRT Weekly Mar 3/2017

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This week on PRT Weekly Nathan and Joanna chat about some developments around the world in the last week or so, including the potentially sensitive topic of depression and suicide.

We start with a look at the recent pledge by the Indonesian government to devote $1 billion annually to clean up its seas before reflecting on a decision about Israeli settlements in the West Bank that is rather different from the one we discussed several weeks ago. We talk about a rather surprising statement from the Taliban encouraging the planting of trees in Afghanistan, the recent closure of a dog meat market in South Korea, and finally Facebook’s emerging use of artificial intelligence to help identify users that may be at risk of committing suicide.

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PRT Weekly Feb 10/2017

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This week on PRT Weekly we start with an update on developments in the Trump administration, specifically the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

We touch on the questionable conviction of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a police strike in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo that has erupted into chaos and violence, as well as the retroactive approval of settlements in the West Bank by the Israeli government. To lighten things up a bit, we finish with a policy in Xi’an, China, that seeks to improve the welfare of drivers in the city.

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