Episode S5 | E5

What is Our Demographic Destiny?

Dr. Darrell Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs; and Dr. Zachary Karabell, President, River Twice Research, discuss demographic trends and their impact on communities, economies, nations, and the human race.

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About "The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower"

In 2016 the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, in partnership with WHYY TV and American Public Television (A.P.T.), created a refreshing approach with its television show, "The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower." With a baseline of civil, thoughtful, and enlightening debate on issues of the day, the World Affairs Council produced 5 seasons of this outstanding program. All episodes are viewable on our website. Since 2020, the show’s production has been led under agreement with The Whole Truth Fund. Check your local listings for upcoming showtimes in your area!

David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is a noted historian and the Director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He serves as a senior research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication and is a fellow in the International Relations Department at the University. Eisenhower is the author of "Eisenhower: At War," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1986. Time magazine named it one of the five best nonfiction books of that year.

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Episode S3 | E1

Ending Modern Slavery

Guests Lisa Cohen of CNN’s Freedom Project, Bradley Myles of Polaris, and Julie Cordua of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children discuss how to end one of the world’s most lucrative businesses.

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Episode S2 | E6

21st Century Technology: More Harm or More Good?

Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai research professor Gregory Stock, Dr. Stewart Prager of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Edmund Lee of Recode debate whether the effects of technology are truly beneficial or will irrevocably change our day to day lives.

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Episode S2 | E5

Poverty in the Shadow of Plenty: The American Underclass

Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute, Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution and Elizabeth Hersh of the Office of Supportive Housing examine the state of poverty in America and discuss how to end rampant poverty.

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Episode S2 | E4

Civil Discourse and the State of American Democracy

Former Senator from South Dakota Tom Daschle, noted correspondent and commentator Greta van Susteren, and Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse discuss the condition of political communication post the 2016 Election and examines what steps can be taken through a lens of civil discourse.

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Episode S2 | E3

Feminism at Home and Around the World, in the Age of Trump

Carrie Lukas of Independent Women’s Forum, Jarune Uwujaren of Daily Progressive, Manal Omar of the U.S. Institute for Peace and Columbia University humanities professor, Gayatri Spivak, examine the role of women in the midst of a Trump presidency.

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Episode S2 | E2

The Changing Face of America: The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographics and Immigration for the American Future

Roy Beck, founder of NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, and Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro of the National Council of La Raza debate the positive and negative effects of the rapidly changing demographics in the United States.

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Episode S2 | E1

President Obama's Legacy in World Affairs: Change, For Certain, but What About Hope?

Zach Beauchamp of Vox.com, Trudy Rubin, ‘Worldviews’ columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies re-examine Former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy initiatives and how they shaped world affairs.

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Episode S1 | E7

Exploring 21st Century Islam: Roles, Rights, Traditions, and Upheaval

Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Raza Bokhari, the North American Point of Contact for former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, journalist and author Asra Nomani and Manal Omar of the United States Institute for Peace discuss the current state of Islam in the United States and across the globe.

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Episode S1 | E6

American Military Power: Too Much? Too Little? What Missions?

Nora Bensahel of the School of International Service at American University, General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO in Europe, Justin Johnson of the Heritage Foundation, and Christopher Preble of the Cato Institute consider the size, costs and missions for the United States Armed Forces.

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Episode S1 | E5

The United States and China: Destined to Coexist or Doomed to Collide?

Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” Robert Knake of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Zhang Zhexin of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies consider the nature of relations between China and the United States.

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Episode S1 | E4

Was the Iraq War a Mistake?

Founder of the Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria, Ribal al-Assad, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy under the Bush Administration, Doulas Feith, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs under the Obama Administration, Tamara Cofman Wittes, discuss past and present policy options in Iraq.

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Episode S1 | E3

Income Inequality: New Gilded Age or Age of Opportunity?

Northwestern University economist and professor Robert Gordon, Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute and Joan Walsh of The Nation and MSNBC discuss the validity of income inequality and how it can be reconciled.

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Episode S1 | E2

Is American Politics Broken?

Former Congressman of Virginia Tom Davis alongside Michael Boos of Citizens United and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig examine the cause of the rigid partisan divide currently plaguing the United States.

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Episode S1 | E1

Modern Media: More Information, Less Common Ground and Common Sense?

John Avalon, Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Beast and a CNN Political Analyst, Al Hunt of Bloomberg News and Chris Matthews of MSNBC provide their perspectives on the ever-changing media landscape and its impacts on American democracy.

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