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The Hollywood Episode
Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with writer and producer Chris Levinson for a candid conversation on the relationship between Hollywood and Washington D.C.
Why Male Allies Matter
We are doing something a little different on the podcast today – we are joined by our first-ever male guest! Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ambassador Donald Steinberg, the former U.S. Ambassador to Angola, among countless other roles. Ambassador Steinberg discussed his role in the 1994 Angola Peace Accords and how the decision to exclude women ultimately led to the failure of the peace process.
Additionally, Ambassador Steinberg discussed Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace, and Security (MAWS), which argues that men must be part of the solution when it comes to implementing the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.
Crunching the Numbers: Mathematician to CEO
Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Mollie Breen, CEO and Co-Founder of Perygee, for a discussion on how her STEM background has influenced her leadership style. Additionally, the pair discussed her former roles in creating and leading teams to strengthen military strategy and critical infrastructure at the National Security Agency and Pentagon.
Mental Resilience: Deploying Tech for Navy SEALS
Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Shannon Clark, Senior Vice President, Federal, R+D at Palantir Technologies, at the Reagan National Defense Forum. Shannon discussed her role in deploying technology to help navigate mental resilience for U.S. Navy SEALS.
The Establishment of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council
On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, the former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, at the Reagan National Defense Forum. Ambassador Dobrianksy discussed the establishment of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council during the George W. Bush administration.
CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The biweekly podcast features leading women from the corporate, government, and national security worlds discussing top international issues.