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Todd Belt: US political campaign strategy in COVID times

A discussion with Todd Belt a US campaign specialist and expert on the presidency.

Hon Simon Bridges: Why foreign affairs and how he sees the world?

A discussion with the Hon Simon Bridges National's foreign affairs spokesperson.

Kenny Clark: What are the pathways to 270 for Trump and Biden?

A primer on the US electoral process, campaign strategy, "pathways to 270" and current polling.

Mixed-Tape/Best Of Episode: Trump victory, flying taxis, innovation, and being a diplomat

A mixed-tape/best of episode marking the milestone of 25 episodes with snippets from my four favourite episodes. Each provides a clear and powerful takeaway, message or lesson.

Mark Turnbull: Why we need to be a nation of brand builders?

A discussion with Mark Turnbull of Foley Wines on why we need to be brand builders in New Zealand to drive value and what motivates foreign investors.

Demian Smith: What makes for a good US diplomat?

A discussion with Demian Smith, US diplomat, returning to Washington DC reflecting on his posting here in New Zealand at a time of big political and geopolitical shifts and events.

Leon Grice: What comes next in post-COVID?

A discussion with Leon Grice on what the post-COVID world might look like and the importance of the NZ-US relationship.

Leon Gurevitch (Part 2): Does The Creative Sector Own Creativity?

A discussion on the importance of creativity, its role in the shift to automation, and the impact of inequality and insecurity on innovation.

Kristy Grant: Is NZ's creative sector our missed opportunity?

A discussion on New Zealand's creative sector exports, the screen sector, the influence of Weta, advanced technologies, the challenges our creative exporters are facing, and how she sees the future of the sector.

Leon Gurevitch: Insights on creativity, innovation and transformative technologies

A discussion with Associate Professor Leon Gurevitch on global creative industries, innovation and transformative technologies and the insights we can take from Weta Digital and other global digital workshops.

Kenny Clark: The costs of COVID-19 elimination and Biden's campaign

A discussion with Kenny Clark on the economic costs of lockdown, the shift from a strategy of flattening the curve to elimination, and the debate or lack of debate on the options and the corresponding trade-offs. And finally we look at how Vice President Biden's campaign might shape up.

John Ballingall: COVID-19 economics, supply chains and the opportunity

We look at the growing tensions of business asking for greater certainty over what levels two and three might mean for them, the issues thrown up by contact tracing, and discuss with John Ballingall of Sense. Partners the COVID-19 economic impacts, more resilient supply chains and what opportunities might there be for New Zealand post COVID.

Erica Crawford: A chat on wine, innovation and organics

In this episode we take a brief look at the important role of the special parliamentary select committee - the Epidemic Response Committee - and chat with Erica Crawford of Loveblock - a story of innovation, risk-taking and the audacity to do something different, to take a different approach. It is an inspiring and relevant story for today.

Stephen Jacobi: COVID-19 AND TRADE POLICY- the short and long term focus

A discussion on the response to COVID-19 and how trade policy can both contribute to or complicate a public healthcare response like the one we are experiencing right now.

Daniel Thomas: Living through COVID in Chicago, travel and tourism

A chat with Daniel Thomas - a Kiwi based in Chicago - about the on the ground experience of living through a COVID-19 lockdown, running a business, the impact on the tourism and travel sector, and the lessons that New Zealand business might be able to take to date.

Anna Kominik: COVID-19 takeover... and flying taxis

A quick look at current US political events, COVID-19 response, and the future of transport with Anna Kominik from Wisk.

Biden clears path to victory... and how the media missed it

It’s been another big week in US politics with the latest Tuesday primaries (10 March) and Joe Biden cutting a clear and really dominating path to be the Democratic nominee. We’ll look at the latest races and what were some of the interesting takeaways...

Biden Dominates... the race is over... until next week's primaries

It’s a return to our normal panel format for a discussion on the super Tuesday results where 14 US states went to the polls with over a third of all available delegates were up for grabs. We look at Vice President Biden’s victory 10 of those states and...

Frontrunners, Super Tuesday, and Drones with Dotterel Technologies

In this episode we take a quick look at what’s happened politically over the last week. With a convincing victory in last week’s Nevada contest it's now being called as Bernie’s race to lose… but is this really the case with Super Tuesday just around...

Bernie Leads, Bloomberg Surges, and Biden Sinks

In this week’s episode I take a quick look at current US political events including Michael Bloomberg’s surge into second place and the massive target on its back over the last week. And Bernie Sanders moving into the top spot across a number of polls....

Mike Moore Tribute and the Experience of Interning in Congress

Today’s episode is a little different. We, in our own small way, pay tribute to the Rt Hon Mike Moore who passed away earlier this month and will be laid to rest today. As the NZUS Council we had very close connections with Mike. He was a patron to the...

"The Economy, stupid": snap elections and the pathway to a 2020 Trump victory

A look at the local political scene, Trump's pathway to victory in 2020, impeachment, primaries and digital trade

Trump: “I couldn’t care less…”, Iran, Biden, Impeachment, 2020 and much more

A look at the events of 2020 to date: assassinations, impeachment proceedings, the latest on the Democratic Party primary process, the US-China partial trade deal, and the NZUS Council's upcoming DC trip

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