The Strategerist

The Strategerist podcast highlights compassion and optimism through conversation with newsmakers, leaders, and people working to change the world.
Jul 10, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Ambassador Mark Green -- The Wilson Center, U.S. Foreign Aid, & Healthy Disagreement.

Ambassador Mark Green -- The Wilson Center, U.S. Foreign Aid, & Healthy Disagreement

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, William McKenzie
Ambassador Mark Green serves as President, Director, and CEO of the Wilson Center — a nonpartisan organization that provides research, analysis, and independent scholarship on global affairs.
Jun 28, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Brenda Ewing Snitzer -- Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation Recipient for The Stewpot.

Brenda Ewing Snitzer -- Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation Recipient for The Stewpot

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, William McKenzie
The Stewpot is a ministry that serves those in poverty or experiencing homelessness in Dallas. The organization was founded nearly 50 years ago and provides resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities for the people they serve to start a new life.
Jun 18, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Hannah Sklar -- Bush Institute Citation Recipient for Creamos.

Hannah Sklar -- Bush Institute Citation Recipient for Creamos

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Laura Collins
Creamos is a non-profit organization working to support the community surrounding Guatemala City’s garbage dump in achieving economic self-determination.
Jun 13, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Thom Shanker -- The Role Journalists Play in the U.S. Military.

Thom Shanker -- The Role Journalists Play in the U.S. Military

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Jason Galui
Active duty military service members make up less than one percent of the U.S. adult population. For the other 99% of us, the actions and complexities of our nation’s Armed Forces can be hard to understand, which is why quality journalism on the military is essential.
Jun 6, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Arthur Brooks -- The Science of Happiness.

Arthur Brooks -- The Science of Happiness

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Anne Wicks
We all seek happiness, but few of us know the science behind it. Author, Harvard professor, and philosopher of happiness Arthur Brooks is changing that through his insights, teachings, and best-selling books on how we can all build happy lives.
May 30, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Alice Albright -- 20 Years of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Alice Albright -- 20 Years of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Hannah Johnson
2024 marks 20 years since the Millennium Challenge Corporation was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Since its inception, MCC has partnered with and invested in countries around the world that are committed to democracy and economic freedom.
May 23, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
When Heather Morris sat down with Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov, she didn’t know what to expect. As she listened to his story, she knew that the world needed to hear his experiences of love and hope set in the midst of one of humankind’s worst moments.
May 16, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Anita McBride & Gahl Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events.

Anita McBride & Gahl Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to Mrs. Laura Bush during her time as first lady, and Gahl Hodges Burt, who served as social secretary for President and Mrs. Reagan, recently visited Dallas for an Engage at the Bush Center event presented by Nexpoint.
May 16, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President.

Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Jason Galui
Thomas Jefferson made a lasting impact on our country as the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He recently visited Texas and joined host Andrew Kaufmann, the Bush Institute’s Jason Galui, and students from Walnut Grove High School to discuss the birth of our nation, the lessons we can learn from our Founding Fathers, and his thoughts on the future of the United States. 
May 3, 2024
Listen to the podcast: Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts.

Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
When Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft after a long and storied career, he realized that he didn’t know exactly how and where U.S. tax dollars got spent. And it wasn’t as easy to find as he had hoped. So he set out to solve the problem — and founded USA Facts, which consolidates available data and makes it accessible to citizens.

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