Listen as our host Jisung Park talks with Bina Venkataraman about getting into a career in climate policy.
Healthcare Careers with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Thinking about going into a career in medicine? Dr. El-Sayed has a unique perspective on the field as both an MD and a PhD in epidemiology.
The State of US Healthcare with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
What’s the current state of the US healthcare system? How might it be improved? This policy-oriented podcast segment provides a 20,000 foot overview of the main challenges facing the US healthcare system.
Water Policy and Sustainable Development, Part Two: Careers in Development and Public Policy
Interested in working in sustainable development? In the second half of their interview, Jisung and John Briscoe discuss careers in the field.
Water Policy and Sustainable Development, Part One: What are the Key Issues?
Is there such a thing as a “global water policy”? Or is water primarily a local issue? Jisung Park sits down with noted water expert John Briscoe to discuss these and many other issues.
Astronauts, Outer Space, and the Overview Effect
Why is it that astronauts, upon witnessing the earth from outer space, become systematically inclined to care deeply for the environment and man’s place within it? Frank White and Jisung discuss how the Overview Effect can make a world of difference.
Endangering Prosperity: Education, Economic Growth, and the Failings of Modern American Schooling
What role does education play in determining the relative wealth of nations? An incredibly vital one, according to Professor Eric Hanushek of Stanford University.
A New Way for the Middle Kingdom? Political Legitimacy and Environmental Protection in China
Dr. Alex Wang, Sachin Desai, and Jisung Park discuss prospects for balancing environmental protection and economic growth in China.
When Doctors Don’t Listen: Are current doctor-patient relationships unsustainable?
Dr. Wen and Jisung discuss concrete steps that both patients and doctors can take to bring back the lost art of correct diagnosis.
Modeling the Bio-sphere
How might we channel recent advances in computational modeling to help policymakers identify and quantify the links between natural ecosystems and human economies?