Fly on the Wall
It's our last episode of Season 4! It's been a great semester of guests and we have one last phenomenal one for you all. On the pod this week is Melanne Verveer, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Clinton, former Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices, and the First United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. We discuss international relations and women's rights, so tune in for this absolutely amazing episode!
This week we are thrilled to have Ed Goeas on the pod! He is a GU Politics Fellow this semester and the current President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading political strategists, and is an often sought-after consultant. He has helped numerous candidates from Congressman to Governors win office throughout his career so this is a podcast you should definitley listen to!
Want to learn more about the Mexican elections that took place last summer? A group of Georgetown students travelled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of how campaigns were operated and to learn more about the political world in Mexico. It's an interesting insight into how politics works in another country so tune in!
We're happy to welcome GU Politics Fellow Suzanne Kianpour to the pod this week! She is an Emmy-nominated foreign affairs and political journalist, currently working for the BBC. With previous postings in Beirut, London and Los Angeles, her reporting has taken her around the world: from various conflict zones in the Middle East to Europe traveling with then-Secretary of State John Kerry in a front row seat to the Iran nuclear negotiations. Tune in for an episode with plenty of captivating stories that cover some of the biggest global events!
This week on the pod, we're diving deep into legislative politics on the Hill. Our two guests are both Hoyas: Robert Flock, the Associate Director of Advocacy for Legislative Affairs at Credit Union National Association and Colleen Nguyen, the Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice. They have a lot to say about their respective jobs and how lobbyists and Hill staffers interact so you'll want to tune in!
This week on the pod we have Jaime Harrison and Amos Snead, two veterans of Capitol Hill who decided to write a bipartisan book about their experiences - called Climbing the Hill. They have fantastic advice and amazing stories of what federal legislative politics is like, so be sure to listen!
We're thrilled to have South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the pod this week! He is the first openly gay mayor in the U.S. and was formerly a candidate for DNC Chair. He has a lot of great knowledge to share about local government so tune in!
We are so excited to welcome Michael Tyler onto the pod! He is currently the Chief of Staff to DNC Chairman Tom Perez. Previously, he worked on numerous campaigns such as Obama '08, Michelle Nunn, Russ Feingold, and others. Tune in to hear a fascinating episode with lots of great advice for anyone interested in getting into campaigns and politics!
We're happy to welcome 4 of the authors of the book, West Wingers! In this pod, you'll hear from Gautam Raghavan, Cecilia Muñoz, Ned Price, and Brad Jenkins - all of whom were Senior White House officials.