Produced in partnership with UN Dispatch, below is a series of podcast episodes that examines opportunities for strengthening multilateral engagement by the Biden Harris administration and the incoming 117th Congress.
Episode 1: Peter Yeo, President, Better World Campaign
In the first installment, we take a deep dive into what a Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 day agenda may look like when it comes to resetting America’s relationship with the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.
Episode 2: Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN
This episode takes a look back at the Trump administration’s approach to multilateralism, the changing nature of the UN and ways the Biden administration can productively work with with allies and adversaries to advance American interests and the global good.
Episode 3: Loyce Pace, President and CEO, Global Health Council
This episode delves into how a Biden administration and new Congress may advance a global health agenda, including what a global response to COVID-19 might look like.
Episode 4: Nazanin Ash, Vice President for Global Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee
This discussion looks at the ways in which refugee and asylum policy have historically enjoyed bipartisan consensus before a look at how the Biden-Harris administration can reassert US leadership on these issues, including through some key multilateral platforms.
Episode 5: Suzanne Nossel, CEO, PEN America
This episode dives into how human rights issues have evolved over the last four years, how the Biden-Harris administration may more effectively use multilateral platforms to advance a global human rights agenda, and why it has never been more urgent for the U.S. to reassert itself at the UN Human Rights Council.
Episode 6: Victoria Holt, Vice President, Henry L. Stimson Center
How has UN Peacekeeping changed over the past 4 years? This discussion explores what opportunities exist for the United States to help strengthen UN Peacekeeping and to support the larger peace and security architecture in which it operates.
Episode 7: Rachel Kyte, Dean, the Fletcher School at Tufts University
This episode discusses how the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement complicated geo-politics around climate and how the new administration rejoining may or may not change.