On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?” Maggie Feldman-Piltch is joined by Marc Schleifer, Regional Director for Eurasia and South Asia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). This episode focuses on the increasing erosion of liberal institutions and the rise of populism, xenophobia, and nationalism across the world. Maggie and Marc discuss the root causes of the current migration issue, considering the effects of conflict, economic opportunity, and environmental factors, and examine trends contributing to the recent backlash against economic globalization.
Prior to joining the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in his current position as Regional Director for Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia, Marc Schleifer was a Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine at the National Endowment for Democracy. He has also worked at the Eurasia Foundation in Moscow and the Moscow office of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP. He has expertise in anticorruption, chamber and association governance and management, entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment, and corporate social responsibility. He is fluent in Russian.
About “What’s Next?”
“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.
Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.