Program List

Here is a list of all Programs produced 2007-2016. For a list of shows before 2007 or to order Programs or slides please contact Robert Sherretta.


Program List 2016

TITLE                                 GUESTS                                      SUMMARY

INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S WORLD OUTLOOK FOR 2017 Featuring: Jay Shambaugh, WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS, Paul Sheard, Chief Economist, S & P GLOBAL, Michala Marcussen, Chief Economist, SOCIETE’ GENERALE’, Thomas Barrett, Director, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance, BELGIUM, Gerard Aroud, AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE, to the U.S., Ambassador Frederic Hof, Director, RAFIK HARIRI CENTER/MIDDLE EAST, Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Ignazio Angeloni, Supervisory Board, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK. The Middle East and Africa are on fire, China is slowing rapidly, Japan and Europe are floundering and the U.S. and Western Hemisphere are grinding to a halt.  Despite, or perhaps because of all the Central Bank easing across the planet, asset bubbles are floating everywhere, with the biggest one of all – World Debt – about to go pop! 
THE END OF SERIOUS NETWORK NEWS Featuring: Kevin Glass, Director Policy Outreach, FRANKLIN CENTER, Brackett Denniston, Frmr. General Counsel, GE, Honorable Mark Wolf,  U.S. DISTRICT COURT, Frank Vogl, Co-Founder, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL, Andy Marks, President, MARKS ENTERTAINMENT. With network news struggling to reach 5% of the U.S. audience, the old business model supporting real journalism has collapsed, as people increasingly use the Internet, Social Media, and even Virtual Reality to get caught up – but is that really news a citizen can use?
FINANCIAL RISKS RISING AGAIN Featuring: Rana Foroohar, Author, “MAKERS AND TAKERS”, Marcus Stanley, AMERICANS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM, Tom Deas, Chairman, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE TREASURERS. With weak Financial Regulation easily circumvented by the financial innovators of Wall Street, many of the same old excesses and a few new imbalances are building again, to a breaking point…
THE SERIOUSLY ILL EFFECTS OF THE TPP TRADE DEAL Featuring: Josh Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Trade Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Michael Wessel, THE WESSEL GROUP, Clyde Prestowitz, President, ECONOMIC STRATEGY INSTITUTE, Michael Froman, Chief Trade Negotiator, U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE, James Love, Director, KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Brooke Guven, COLUMBIA CENTER ON SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT. The hidden aspects of the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , could be devastating to American workers, consumers and our national Treasurer, as it will subject us to an endless stream of lawsuits against our nation, environmental threats, safety hazards and more trade imbalances.  Beneficiaries are few, but well connected.
THE ENDLESS WAR AGAINST TERRORISM Featuring: Aubrey Fox, Executive Director, INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS AND PEACE, Emma Ashford, CATO INSTITUTE, Sandra Melone, Executive Vice President, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND, Peter Bodde, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA, Mathew Tueller, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO YEMEN, Richard Jones, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LEBANON. With a constant barrage of “intelligence leaks”, experts and media reports keep the public overly alarmed and supportive of a run-away pentagon budget and operations, that neither Congress, nor the President are able to reign in. 
CAPITAL FLIGHT AND MONEY LAUNDERING Featuring: Shruti Shah, Vice President, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL, Ivan Zarak, Vice Minister of Economy, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA, Ricardo Fernandez, Bank Superintendent, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA, Nicholas Pinaud, Deputy Head, Global Governance Unit, OECD, Danel Glaser, Assistant Secretary, Terrorism Financing, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. While the unveiling of the “Panama Papers” revealed the ease of hiding money, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR has long argued that the U.S. and Western nations are much larger safe havens for Capital Flight.  Real Estate rules and non-disclosure of “Real Beneficiaries” opens the door for illicit money, and nobody in the U.S. government seems to care?
U.S. CORRUPTION’S NEXUS:

MILITARY/INTELLIGENCE/

CORPORATIONS/ACADEMIA/

CONSULTANTS/MEDIA

Freaturing: Janine Wedel, Author,”SHADOW ELITE” and “UNACCOUNTABLE”, Brandon Garrett, Author, “TOO BIG TO JAIL”. Increasingly, members of Universities, the Media, Research Centers, Think Tanks, the D.o.D. and the Intelligence field are on the payroll and out in public to defend Wall Street corporate interests. In fact, its hard to tell the difference.
THE COMING TSUNAMIS OF HUMAN MIGRATIONS Featuring: Angelika Milnar, Austian Member, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Frank Vogl, Co-Founder, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL, Ellen Starbird, Director of the Office of Population, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. While recent migrations to Greece and Italy, from Syria and North Africa are already unsettling for European governments, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR argues and predicts that these are just the first ripples of larger, worldwide waves of migrations to follow.
IRAN’S RE-EMERGENCE INTO THE WORLD ECONOMY Featuring: Mustafa Hadji, President, AMEREX ENERGY INTERNATIONAL, Lily Sarafan, Entrepreneur, Nadereeh Chamlou, Frmr. Sr. Advisor, WORLD BANK, Christopher Schroeder, Investor, Ellen Laipson, President Emeritus, STIMSON CENTER. Following the Nuclear Agreement to suspend its enrichment program, Iran is wrestling away from its sanctions and inviting trading partners for business.  While the U.S. hesitates, Europe and Asian nations are moving in with investment and joint ventures.
CYBERCRIME’S REAL THREAT: INSIDERS Featuring: Jason Healey, Editor, “RISK NEXUS: The Economic Cost/Benefit Analysis of Cyber’s Future”, Doug Thomas, Director of Counter Intelligence, LOCKHEED MARTIN, Randall Schriver, Frmr. Assistant Secretary, Asian Affairs, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Martin Libicki, RAND CORPORATION, James Mulvenon, Vice President, CENTER FOR INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH ANALYSIS, Stuart Baker, Frmr. Assistant Secretary, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. While media and business are diverted to cyber threats penetrating their internet portals from abroad, the biggest dangers operate under their noses.  INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR, exposes the internal espionage and complicity that enriches those who give away our company data, military blueprints, government secrets and private financial information to foreign powers.
THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISTS FINANCING Featuring: hardin Lang, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, Editor of “TERRORIST FINANCE”, Juan Zarate, First Assistant Secretary of Terrorism Finance, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Celina Reauluyo, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY. While efforts to thwart terrorism finance are noble, they are misguided, counter-productive and ineffective, often angering our allies in other nations, and providing more information on innocent parties, than the guilty.
UKRAINE AND EASTERN’S EUROPE’S CORRUPTION Featuring: Jane Wedel, Author, “COLLISIONS AND COLLUSION” Small time tax evasion, bribery and bureaucratic corruption become so systemic in some societies, that they dominate the culture, nullifying all efforts – internally and from foreign assistance, to dislodge their power.
CHINA’S SLOWDOWN: IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Featuring: Wenjian Fung, Executive Vice President, BANK OF CHINA, Jin Zhongxia, Executive Director for China, IMF, Jens Nordvig, NOMURA SECURITIES, Eswar Prasad, CORNELL UNIVERSITY,  Christine Legarde, Managing Director, IMF, David Dollar, JOHN THORNTON CHINA CENTER, Kenneth Lieberthal, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, Masahiro Kawai, UNIVERISTY OF TOKYO,  Ahley Tellis, Asia Program, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE. With growing instability in China’s currency and stock market, evidence mounts that China’s economy is weakening, perhaps much more so than currently thought.  Attention now turns to its cascading effects on the world’s commodities, trade and China’s export and import partners.

Program List 2015

2015 GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORECAST Featuring INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Team President, Robert Sherretta, and Analysts Paolo D’Angelo, Alex He and Sonia Sun. Reviewing the World’s Economies and Selecting Nations that may Exceed Economic Expectations next year and Predicting which Nations may Fall.

 

GLOBAL ENERGY FORECAST AND ASIAN DEMAND

2015

Featuring interviews with: Chen Wei Dong, Chief Energy Economist, CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL CORP., Takashi Kume, Special Advisor, JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE & INDUSTRY, Samuel Tumiwa, Deputy Representative, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Forecast for the World’s Energy Supplies and Demand, with a critical review of other forecasters and a special emphasis on the Growing Demand from Asia.
RUSSIA AND THE UKRAINE CRISIS FROM OTHER PERSPECTIVES Freaturing: Jack Matlock, Former U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE SOVIET UNION, Igor Sergeyevich Ivanov, Former FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, George Krasnow, Blogger of RUSSIA & AMERICA Despite the Western media’s portrayal of Russia and its President as the side of evil, a Russian dissident and a U.S. Ambassador argue that the U.S. perception is not only simple, but dangerously wrong.
TPP (TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT):A BAD DEAL FOR  U.S. WORKERSAND THE ECONOMY Featuring: Alan Tonelson, blogger of REALITY CHEK and veteran analyst of trade treaties and the WTO and Stefan Selig, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.    While all evidence suggests that previous trade deals, particularly with Asian partners, are a drain on American workers, our Technicological Lead and our Economy, the Washington consensus continues to drive to the edge.
 

PROGRAMS FROM 2014:

 

II’S GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK 2014 and GLOBAL REAL ESTATE REPORT Featuring INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Team of Economists and Analysts for a Review of the World Energy Reserves, Production and Supply, Energy Demand and Financial Markets.  Also Featuring Lillian Rejaie, our Real Estate Analyst to review the U.S. Real Estate Outlook for 2014. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Team of Economists and Analysts Review the World Energy Reserves, Production and Supply, Energy Demand and Financial Market Manipulation.  Also our Real Estate Analyst reviews the U.S. Real Estate Outlook and Best Markets for 2014.
II’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC RISK FORECAST 2015 Featuring: Audrey Fox, Co-author of the WORLD PEACE INDEX and the research of INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S President and team of analysts. Once again, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR challenges conventional economic forecasting and demonstrates the futility of separating geopolitical risk from economic reality.
TENSIONS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA Featuring: Dan Blumenthal, Director, Asian Studies, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, Christian Le Mie’re, Senior Fellow, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES, Douglas Paal, V.P. of Studies, CARNEIGIE ENDOWNMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE China’s aggression in the Sea of Japan and South China Sea are largely ignored by the U.S., but forcing other Asian nations to react with alarm.  II reveals what lies at the bottom of this conflict.
AFRICA’S EMERGENCE Featuring: Dr. Louis van Pletsen, Co-Founder and Partner, QUANTUM POWER African nations are leading the world in GDP and infrastructure growth, but still face old challenges of corruption, rising populations of poverty and social conflict
DERIVATIVES RISKS RISING AGAIN Featuring: Mary Jo White, Chair Person, S.E.C. (Securities & Exchange Commission). Christopher Giancarlo, C.F.T.C. Commissioner, (Commodity & Future Trading Commission). Kara Stein, S.E.C. Commissioner, (Securities & Exchange Commission). Brian Bussey, Trading and Marketing Derivatives, S.E.C., (Securities & Exchange Commission).Simon Johnson, Former Chief Economist, I.M.F., (International Monetary Fund). John Parsons, Professor of Management, M.I.T., (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).Henry Hu, Law Professor, UNIVERSITY of TEXAS.  The 2015’s budget passed by Congress weakens the Dodd-Frank regulation restricting Derivatives Trading by U.S. major banks. We interviewed the leading regulatory agencies to learn that derivative risks are again exceeding the levels reached in 2008.  Expect more crises ahead.
WARRIOR NATION Featuring an interview with John Mueller, Author of “DANGEROUS WORLD” America’s Military Industrial Complex now includes the Intelligence Sector and has become a Self-Perpetuating Machine, reinforcing spending with Congressional and Media Support.

 

II’S GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK 2014 and GLOBAL REAL ESTATE REPORT Featuring INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Team of Economists and Analysts for a Review of the World Energy Reserves, Production and Supply, Energy Demand and Financial Markets.  Also Featuring Lillian Rejaie, our Real Estate Analyst to review the U.S. Real Estate Outlook for 2014. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S Team of Economists and Analysts Review the World Energy Reserves, Production and Supply, Energy Demand and Financial Market Manipulation.  Also our Real Estate Analyst reviews the U.S. Real Estate Outlook and Best Markets for 2014.
TURKEY’S ECONOMY AND SOCIAL TURMOIL 2014 Featuring Dr. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Turkey’s economic progress has been considerable over the last decade, but social stress is building between the government’s push toward a more orthodox Islam, versus the secularists drive for a more open society.
THE ECONOMIC COST OF NSA SURVEILLANCE Featuring former NSA Veteran (32 Years) Intelligence Professional and Technologist Bill Binney and Gregor Schmitz, Washington, Correspondent, DER SPIEGEL. The NSA surveillance program is causing losses in America’s high technology and cloud sectors, has derailed a trade agreement with Europe and is driving financial, manufacturing and even legal business overseas in search of privacy and protections of information.
CYBERCRIME: FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC THREATS Featuring MANDIANT’S Corporation’s Richard Bejtlich, Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO, CROWDSTRIKE, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). The Chinese conduct relentless attacks on our Military and Private Sector, yet our Federal Agencies seem more concerned with spying on Americans, than protecting their internet infrastructure from foreign threats.
AID AND ABETTING AFGHANISTAN’S CORRUPTION Featuring, John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan’s Reconstruction (SIGAR), MJ Green, Contractor and Author of “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”, Paul Brinkley, Contractor and Author, “WAR FRONT TO STORE FRONT”. Over $100 Billion in Reconstruction Aid has been spent, with much lost, or wasted on enterprises plagued by insecurity and corruption.  Repeating mistakes again and again.
WALL STREET FRAUD PART 3: REG FAILURE Featuring: Larry Doyle, Author of “IN BED WITH WALLL STREET” A review of the Regulatory Organizations which led to the 2008 Financial Meltdown, and which still lack the power and motivation to reign in malfeasance.
THE CRITICAL ROLE OF WHISTLEBLOWERS Featuring: Stephen Kohn, Founder and President of the NATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWERS CENTER Understanding the Motivations and Risks that Whistleblowers face, the importance of them in fighting corruption and abuse, and why they need society’s protection.
TAIWAN’S FALL: INDEPENDENCE SLIPPING AWAY Featuring Guests: Lyushun Shen, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Republic of China, Ed Royce, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Democratic Progressive Party, Hank Chao, Contributor/Writer, Taiwanese/American citizen. Taiwan: Still Independent or Slipping into the Economic Orbit of Mainland China
THE END OF JOBS: Part One Featuring Guests: Mark Bohr, Director of Process Architecture & Integration, INTEL CORPORATION, Roger Dean Huffstetler, Co-Founder/President, ZILLABYTE, Michael Lind, Economic Policy, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION. Single Source Industries and Slowing Entrepreneurship Create a Formula for Billions of Global Unemployed
THE END OF JOBS: Part Two Featuring Guests: Robert Atkinson, President, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOUNDATION, Michael Lind, Economic Policy, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION, Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX. Automation/Robotics, Create a Formula for Billions of Global Unemployed
POLAND: RECOVERING FROM EUROPE’S FINANCIAL CRISIS WITH MEDICAL TOURISM Featuring Guests: Henryka Moscicka-Dendys, Under-Secretary of State, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF POLAND; Ada Kostrz-Kostecka, Head of MEDICAL TOURISM PROGRAM OF POLAND; Magdalena Rutkowska, CEO, MEDICAL TRAVEL PARTNER; Loic Fretard, Managing Director, MEDICOVER HOSPITAL; Bartosz Mrugacz, Marketing Director, KLINKA BOCIAN; Krzysztof Gonczowski, DDS, Medical CEO, DENTestetica. Poland has proved to be the most resilient of all the European economies, following the Global Financial Crisis and it is being led by key sectors of economic development, notably Medical Tourism.
EARTH’S SUSTAINABILITY UNDER STRAIN Featuring: President and Founder of the EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE, Lester Brown While the world’s growing population and middle classes are accelerating consumption, beyond the planet’s ability to provide food, water and waste disposal.
II’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC RISK FORECAST 2015 Featuring: Audrey Fox, Co-author of the WORLD PEACE INDEX and the research of INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S President and team of analysts. Once again, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR challenges conventional economic forecasting and demonstrates the futility of separating geopolitical risk from economic reality.
TENSIONS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA Featuring: Dan Blumenthal, Director, Asian Studies, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, Christian Le Mie’re, Senior Fellow, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES, Douglas Paal, V.P. of Studies, CARNEIGIE ENDOWNMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE China’s aggression in the Sea of Japan and South China Sea are largely ignored by the U.S., but forcing other Asian nations to react with alarm.  II reveals what lies at the bottom of this conflict.
AFRICA’S EMERGENCE Featuring: Dr. Louis van Pletsen, Co-Founder and Partner, QUANTUM POWER African nations are leading the world in GDP and infrastructure growth, but still face old challenges of corruption, rising populations of poverty and social conflict
DERIVATIVES RISKS RISING AGAIN Featuring: Mary Jo White, Chair Person, S.E.C. (Securities & Exchange Commission). Christopher Giancarlo, C.F.T.C. Commissioner, (Commodity & Future Trading Commission). Kara Stein, S.E.C. Commissioner, (Securities & Exchange Commission). Brian Bussey, Trading and Marketing Derivatives, S.E.C., (Securities & Exchange Commission).Simon Johnson, Former Chief Economist, I.M.F., (International Monetary Fund). John Parsons, Professor of Management, M.I.T., (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).Henry Hu, Law Professor, UNIVERSITY of TEXAS.
The 2015’s budget passed by Congress weakens the Dodd-Frank regulation restricting Derivatives Trading by U.S. major banks. We interviewed the leading regulatory agencies to learn that derivative risks are again exceeding the levels reached in 2008.  Expect more crises ahead.
WARRIOR NATION Featuring an interview with John Mueller, Author of “DANGEROUS WORLD” America’s Military Industrial Complex now includes the Intelligence Sector and has become a Self-Perpetuating Machine, reinforcing spending with Congressional and Media Support.
HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD Featuring: Andy Kunz, President, CEO, US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION, James Oberstar, MEMBER OF CONGRESS (D-MN), Daniel Krause, President, CALIFORNIANS FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL, Ahmed Sanda, ASWA CONSULTANTS, Ken Brown, County of Olmsted, Rochester, MN, Ignacio Barron de Angoiti, Director, Latin American High Speed Rail, UIC, Armin Kick, Director, Infrastructure & Cities, SIEMENS. Although Japan and Europe have had High Speed Rail for 45 years and China and many nations around the world are developing their own systems, the U.S. still lags behind.
WALL STREET FRAUD PART ONE: YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNER Catherine Hanks, CEO, STRATEGIC COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE, Helaine Olen, Author, “POUND FOOLISH, Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.” The art of giving financial advice has been growing with sketchy oversight by the regulatory agencies.  Its value is suspect but its ability to extract money from small investors is proven.
SYRIA, ISRAEL, TURKEY, EGYPT 2013 Rachel Steinberg, Director, International Engagement Program, ONE VOICE ISRAEL, Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member, PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION, Mohammed Tawfik, AMBASSADOR OF EGYPT, , Lt. Colonel, Joel Rayburn, U.S. ARMY Returning from a trip to Israel, Turkey and Egypt, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR presents a variety of views of current developments surrounding Syria.
GLOBAL RISK MANAGEMENT Guest: Charles Kestenbaum, President, B & K INTERNATIONAL, Featuring Lowell Schwartz, Political Scientist, RAND CORPORATION, Dr. Volker Deville, Executive Vice President, ALLIANZ INSURANCE GROUP. Even as an industry and management positions in Risk Management have proliferated, their record and value has become all too questionable, in light of debacles on Wall Street and other disasters.  One specialist argues for the value of experience and the human mind.
DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD 2013 Guests: Susan Brooks, Executive Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs, FISHBOWL WORLDWIDE MEDIA, David Tenzer, Attorney at Law, Andrea Miller, CEO, YOURTANGO.com, Greg Portell, Partner, ATKEARNEY. Worldwide distribution and markets are changing rapidly for the world of Hollywood motion picture makers and television networks are finding new sources of revenue from older productions.
NATPE, MIAMI 2013 INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR Correspondent and Media Analyst, Nancy Ordonez provides her review and commentary on the television and movie industry deal making in Miami, over the three day confab. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR Correspondent and Media Analyst, Nancy Ordonez provides her review and commentary on the television and movie industry deal making in Miami, over the three day confab.
FINANCIAL FRAUD AND LIBOR’S MANIPULATION Gary Gensler, Chairman, U.S. COMMODITIES AND FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, Avinash Persaud, Chairman, INTELLIGENCE CAPITAL, LTD, Carmine Di Noia, Member of the EUROPEAN SECURITIES & MARKETS AUTHORITY, Mario Baldassarri, Senator, THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC. The Dominance by the world’s Investment Banks in their setting of interest rates (LIBOR) and the creation of Derivatives was the chief cause of the financial crisis, but the struggle for control of these powers is not over.
JAPAN’S “REAL” ECONOMY Professor Cindy Shirata, of the University of Tsukuba,Sasakawa Foundation, Remarks from JAPAN’S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Yasutoshi Misomuya, Senior Vice Minister-Cabinet, JAPAN. Misunderstood by the U.S. business community and media, the Japanese people are doing quite well, and their economy is about to get the jolt it needs.
TRADE DEFICITS 2013 Patrick Mulloy, Trade Counsel and Political Consultant, Ma Xiahong, Former Vice Minister of Commerce, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, Chairwoman, CHINA FOREIGN TRADE CENTER. Do Trade Deficits Matter?  Of course they do, having drained millions of jobs and $10 Trillion from the U.S. economy in the last 20 years, while strengthening our adversaries.
EUROPE RECOVERY 2013 Featuring, Mario Draghi, President, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, Corrado Passera, Minister of Economic Development, ITALY, Christine Legarde, Managing Director, IMF,  Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs, REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, Michael Theurer, Chair of Budgetary Control Committee, Member of EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Marco Annuzio, Chief Economist, GE. Europe has been in recession for years but its problems may be exaggerated by the media, as ECB and other efforts seem to be succeeding and laying the groundwork for a recovery in 2014.
U.S. ECONOMY UNDER SEQUESTRATION Guests: Pete Davis, DAVIS CAPITAL INVESTMENT IDEAS, Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, Yves Smith, Author, NAKED CAPITALISM While the U.S. economy struggles toward a recovery, Congress has tightened the budget constraints with a “Sequestration”, which has undermined the labor market.  What’s ahead and what remedies could make a difference.
THREE MYTHS OF IMMIGRATION Guest: Steven Camarota, Director of Research, CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES Reform Advocates maintain that there are “Jobs Americans Won’t Do”, “We Have a Shortage of High-Tech Workers”, “We Need Immigrants for Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.  None are True.
GLOBAL CRIME’S GROWING POWERS Guest: Jerome Glenn, CEO, THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT Global Organized Crime is Growing and Metastasizing across continents and into Cyberspace
MEXICO CRITICAL TO THE US ECONOMY Featuring Guests: Eduardo Medina Mora, MEXICAN AMBASSADOR to the United States, Shannon O’Neil, COUNCIL OF FOREIGN RELATIONS, Christopher Wilson, MEXICO INSTITUTE, Martín Caro Sanchez, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner, PROMEXICO,  Rashiqe Rahman, Chief Strategist and Head of EM Strategy, MORGAN STANLEY. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR proves its case that “Near-Sourcing” with a neighboring state like Mexico is far more beneficial for the US economy, than “Far-Sourcing” in trade is, with a nation like China.
BRAZIL: PROTESTS MAY SET STAGE FOR PROGRESS ON THE ECONOMY Featuring Guests: Luciano Coutinho, BRAZILIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (BNDES), Nelson Barbosa, FORMER FINANCE MINISTER OF BRAZIL, Marcus Vinícius de Freitas, PROFESSOR FROM ARMANDO ALVARES PENTEADO FOUNDATION, Christian Gómez, DIRECTOR OF ENERGY FROM THE COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’S correspondent from Brazil, Fernanda Ioppi reports on the causes of the current social unrest and the prospects ahead for the Brazilian Economy. The people’s fight against corruption and misuse of public spending could be the keys to an economic turnaround.
A FUTURE WORLD OF FOOD INSECURITY Featuring Guests: Roger-Mark de Souza, Director of Population, WOODROW WILSON CENTER, Christopher Barret, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Dianne Stewart, Director, UN FPA. As human population and middle classes grow with corresponding appetites for more protein, societies will be forced to accept more risks, to put food on several billion tables.
II’S INFORMATION FREEDOM REPORT: Government Censorship and China’s Influence on U.S. Media Featuring Guests: Dong Xiang, Producer: “Digging to China” and “Spotlight”, Executive Director, NEW TANG DYNASTY TV, Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director, ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. Around the world, governments use surveillance and coercion over journalists and citizen reporters to censor the news, and in America, China is finding ways to exert its economic muscle to influence media here.
CHINA’S ECONOMY:
TRANSITIONING FROM INVESTMENT TO CONSUMPTION Featuring Guests: Mark DeWeaver, Principal, QUANTRARIAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, James Kung, HONG KONG UNIVERISTY OF SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY, Guangwei Li, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Peter Schott, YALE UNIVERSITY. China is struggling to convert from a stimulus/investment/bubble economy to a consumption economy.  It has Foreign Exchange Reserves but does it have enough credit and time to make the transition?

Program List 2012-2013

THE COMING GLOBAL ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN Across the globe, economies are slowing in economic activity, dragging one another down.  The contagion effect will be hard to arrest. Guests: Steve Keen, Professor Economics and Finance, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY, Luc Gerard, CEO, TRIBECA ASSET MANAGEMENT, Robert Colorina, Director, ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Eswar Pressad, Professor of Trade Policy, CORNELL UNIVERSITY.
WALL STREET FRAUD AND INSIDER TRADING PART TWO II demonstrates how insider trading is accomplished and suggests ten reasons why it will continue to escalate in the coming years. Featuring: Gary Gensler, Director, U.S. COMMODITIES AND FUTURES TRADE COMMISSION, Paul Volker, Former, Chairman, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, Luke Zubrod, CHATHAM FINANCIAL
WALL STREET FRAUD AND INSIDER TRADING PART THREE With the help of a special international report on LIBOR, II argues that fraud and insider trading are now acquiring global dimensions that will make it impossible for small investors to protect themselves and their own portfolios. Carmine Di Noia, Member of the EUROPEAN SECURITIES & MARKETS AUTHORITY, Mario Baldassarri, Senator, THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC.
WALL STREET FRAUD PART ONE: YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNER The art of giving financial advice has been growing unchecked with sketchy oversight by the regulatory agencies.  Its value is suspect but its ability to extract money from small investors is proven again and again. Catherine Hanks, CEO, STRATEGIC COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE, Helaine Olen, Author, “POUND FOOLISH, Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.”
SYRIA, ISRAEL, TURKEY, EGYPT 2013 Returning from a trip to Israel, Turkey and Egypt, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR presents a variety of views of current developments surrounding Syria and its neighbors. Rachel Steinberg, Director, International Engagement Program, ONE VOICE ISRAEL, Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member, PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION, Mohammed Tawfik, AMBASSADOR OF EGYPT, Lt. Coronel, Joel Rayburn, U.S. ARMY.
ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE The poaching and trade in wildlife is accelerating at an alarming rate due to soaring human populations, cultural superstition and demand, and a failure of international law and enforcement.. Guest: Vanda Felbab Brown, BROOKINGS Fellow on Foreign Policy
NAPTE Miami As digital piracy proliferates and “free” downloading sites become more profitable, II examines those who it most harms. Guests: Mathieu Bejot, Executive Director, TV FRANCE INTERNATIONAL, Zack Willson, CEO, CITYBURGH, Dieter Gross, Managing Director, EUROARTS, Sarah Chase, Director of International Distribution, RURAL MEDIA GROUP, Chip Taylor, President, CHIP TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, Jeffrey Oh, Marketing Analyst, MBC DISTRIBUTION, Carlos Anton Martinez, Director, EGEDA.
DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD The movie and television industry work with advertisers to distribute on the internet, but struggle to measure and profit from the results. Guests: Richard Allen, CEO, SNAGFILMS, Jeffrey Thompson, Vice President, Entertainment and Digital Strategy, CONDENAST, Carrie Ferman, CEO, REMARKMEDIA, Frank Radice, Expert-in-Residence, DEFINITION 6.
PRIVATE EQUITY AND REAL ESTATE Search the world for attractive values in commercial, industrial and residential real estate markets, requires a keen sense of economics, as well as property analysis, to spot a turn-around. Guests: Anna Ivanova, Managing Partner, iGLOBAL FORUM, Bruno Bagnouls, Director, ALTER DOMUS; Lola Bellini, Managing Director, LANCE CAPITAL; John Troughton, Senior Director, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD; David Lynn, Managing Director, CLARION PARTNERS; Mitchell Gerber, Managing Director, MSG INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTING.
STOLEN ASSET RECOVERY Tracking down the assets stolen from national treasuries, often by the Heads of State, their family members and cronies, requires investigative skills and the ability to solicit information from knowledgeable insiders. Guest: Jean Pesme, Coordinator World Bank/UN “STAR” Project: Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.
WORLDWIDE INEQUITY IN INCOME, WEALTH Measuring the increasing disparity in income and wealth in the United States and other nations around the world, reveals similar trends in taxation and globalization, contributing to the demise of the middle class. Guests: Romuald Sciora, Director, FRENCH-AMERICAN GLOBAL FORUM, Serge Halimi, Directeur, MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE.
EUROPE STRENGTH IN UNION While U.S. and U.K. pundits gloat over Continental Europe’s debt woes and speculate about its breakup, Europe’s strategic strengths and advantages born from its Union are underappreciated by those same critics. Guests: Indermit Gill, Chief Economist for Europe and Eurasia, WORLD BANK, and INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’s Rome correspondent, Gennaro Cuofano.
AFGHANISTAN: WORLD’S OPIUM SUPPLIER An Afghan herself, Ms. Nawa spent 6 years in wartime Afghanistan, observing the interactions between the U.S. Military, Intelligence operations and the Aghan government.  One conclusion: Drugs effects everything and often runs the show. Guest: Fariba Nawa, Afghan Author of “OPIUM NATION”
OFFSHORE TAX EVASION Assisted by professional servicers, the wealthy continue to evade U.S. and other tax authorities by using both Offshore and On-shore entities to hide assets. Guests: David Marchant, Publisher OFFSHORE ALERT, Jack Blum, JACK BLUM ASSOCIATES, Sara Fazio, KREIS ENDERLE, HUDGINS & BORSOS
CORPORATE TAX EVASION An increasing number of U.S. corporations use Transfer Pricing mechanisms and other schemes to minimize or avoid paying taxes altogether, even as they enjoy the full benefits and profits of the U.S. marketplace. Guests: Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Laura Clauser, Director Transfer Pricing, GRANT THORTON, Karin Hayes, Elizabeth Bruce, Charles Davidson; Producers: “WE’RE NOT BROKE”.
PEAK OIL?-NONSENSE-AN ENERGY BOOM For forty years, forecasters have been predicting “Peak Oil” and $200/barrel prices.  The reality is that the world is discovering an abundance of oil and natural gas which will soon pressure prices downward. Featuring: Leonardo Maugeri, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Adam Sieminski, Administrator, ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Edward Morse, Global Head Commodities Research, CITIGROUP.
ECONOMIC GROWTH VERSUS SUSTAINABILITY The world is headed to a tipping point where natural resources, food and fresh water won’t be able to satisfy human populations. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR questions whether Perpetual Economic Growth is possible or even desirable at any cost, given the constraints and stress of the planet’s ecology and whether Environmental groups suffer from a lack of courage and leadership to stem the tide. Featuring: Lester Brown, Founder, WORLD WATCH, President, EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE,  Eric Brune, Executive Director, SIERRA CLUB, Jane Lubchenko, UnderSecretary of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Administrator of NOAA, (NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION).
U.S.ENERGY POLICY AND ALTERNATIVES As Germany and other nations forge ahead with significant gains in the use of alternative forms of energy, the U.S. remains bogged down in indecision.  What could and should our policy be? Featuring: Lyle Dennis, Director, GREEN RENEWABLE OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OUTPOST (GROTTO), Georg Mauo, First Secretary, Climate and Energy Policy, GERMAN EMBASSY, Wayne Archibald, Director, CARIBBEAN GREEN TECHNOLOGY CENTER, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ralph Winnie, Vice President, EURASIA CENTER,
PRESIDENTIAL ECONOMIC POLICY AND LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRAND II interviews a marketing guru to examine the identifying characteristics of America and the concept of what the World remembers as the “American Ideal”. Featuring: Phil Longman, Sr., NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION and Author “Born to Pay: The New Politics of Aging in America”, Larry Checco, CEO of CHECCO COMMUNICATIONS
PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS: MODELING RISK AND BEHAVIOR Data Minining of an Organization’s Content, Transactions, and Activities can reveal patterns of behavior and characteristics which are predictive in nature. Featuring: Grier Page, Senior Statistician, RTI INTERNATIONAL, Chris Rossie, V.P. OVERSIGHT SYSTEMS, Lisa Rogers, STATSOFT, Tim White, V.P. YARCDATA, Adam Kahn, COO, RISING MEDIA
INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AND CAPITAL RAISING FOR SMALL BUSINESS Expertise, investment and academic analysis are brought to bear to better understand what inspires innovation, and what policies can help to foster it. Robit Shukla, CEO, LARTA INSTITUTE, Lisandro Brill, Founder, AXVENTURES PYMAR FUND, Jay Ritter, Cordell Professor of Finance, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD Although Japan and Europe have had High Speed Rail for 45 years and China and many nations around the world are developing their own systems, the U.S. still lags far behind. Featuring: Andy Kunz, President, CEO, US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION, James Oberstar, MEMBER OF CONGRESS (D-MN), Daniel Krause, President, CALIFORNIANS FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL, Ahmed Sanda, ASHAWA CONSULTS, Ken Brown, County of Olmsted, Rochester, MN, Ignacio Barron de Angoiti, Director, Latin American High Speed Rail, UIC, Armin Kick, Director, Infrastructure & Cities, SIEMENS.
EMERGING MARKETS GUESTS: James Rosener, PEPPER HAMILTON, LLP, Kethryn Rooney Vera, BULLTICK CAPITAL MARKETS, Hans Humes, President of GREYLOCK CAPITAL MGMT, Steve Cowan, Managing Director, 57 STARS, Michael Felman, President of MSF CAPITAL ADVISORS Emerging Markets has been growing. Are those developing countries are able to keep growing? Will they surpoass developed countries?
FEDERAL DEBT’S FLIPSIDE: RAISING TAX REVENUES GUESTS: Richard Koo, Chief Economist, NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Rudolph Penner, URBAN INSTITUTE, Terry Savage, Board Director, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE By implementing a Financial Transaction Tax, Removing Tax Loopholes and Evasions allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to Expire. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR argues, the U.S. could eliminate its deficits overnight.
II’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC WEATHER FORECAST Featuring INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’s President, Robert Sherretta, Commenting on the Economic Recovery of the U.S, the Euopean Crisis and the World’s Economic Performance.Featuring INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’s President, Robert Sherretta, and Rana Lillian Rejaie Commenting on the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Markets around the world. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR’s President Reviews the World’s Economies and Projects which Nations will Fall and which will Rise in the year ahead. Its Global Real Estate Forecast
II’S GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK Guests: Fraser Thompson, McKINSEY & CO., Adnan Vatansever, Energy Program, CARNEGIE ENDOWNMENT, Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY.
STOLEN ASSET RECOVERY Jean Pesme, Coordinator World Bank/UN “STAR” Project: Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.

Program List 2011

THE COMING FOOD CRISIS The World Population has reached more than 7 Billion and it’ll be 10 Billion by 2025. As more and more countries are becoming richer, their people demand much more protein. Will we be able to feed everyone? GUESTS: Luca Virginio, BARILLA GROUP, Nora Lustig, TULANE UNIVERSITY, Joachim von Braun, Director of Center for Development Research, UNIVERSITY OF BONN
THE DARK SIDE OF GLOBAL TRADE Is Global Trade responsible for the growing Imbalances  in Current Account Deficits, Trade Deficits, Foreign Reserves and Sovereign Debt?  What must be done to address these dangerous and widening disparities. GUESTS: Clyde Prestowitz, ECONOMIC STRATEGY INSTITUTE, Alan Tanelson, U.S. BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY COUNCIL, Klaus Deutsch, DEUTSCHE BANK
INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS Celebrating the best of documentary makers from around the world. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR visits the award festival to meet them and ask what motivates their work.  Then we turn to a copyright specialist to
2012 END OF THE WORLD? INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR REVIEWS Top Ten Scenarios for Global Economic Disruption. INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR says Doomsday Forecasts are for children, but with a more realistic view II offers its Risk Analysis for 10 Possible Events that could have the potential for Economic Disruption on a Global Scale.  Be Prepared.
PEACETIME ROBOTS-WILL THEY TAKE JOBS? Robots are now being developed and deployed on a vast scale to handle hazardous and mundane work.  Will they also take jobs away from future workers? GUESTS: Martin Buehler, Director of Research, iROBOT, and Masakazu Toyoda, Secretary General, JAPAN SPACE AGENCY
THE RISE OF ROBOTICS: PART I MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ROBOTIC SOLDIERS AND SPIES Robotic technologies are advancing so quickly that they are already deployed in the thousands in our wars, and nations across the globe may soon compete on the basis of these robotic deployments GUEST: Peter Singer, BROOKINGS INSTITUTE Scholar and Author of “WIRED FOR WAR”
GLOBAL STRUCTURAL UNEMPLOYMENT As the global population outpaces job growth in economies around the world, are we witnessing an era of ever increasing numbers of unemployed roaming the earth in a desperate search for work? GUESTS: Martin Rama, Director, “World Development Report”, THE WORLD BANK, Manish Sabharawal, CEO, TEAMLEASE, India, Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD COMPANY., People’s Republic of China, Pablo Gottret, Lead Economist, “More and Better Jobs in South Asia”, THE WORLD BANK
US WORKERS: FALLING BEHIND IN INCOME AND TAXATION With the Research and Analysis of an American Labor and Income Specialist, INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR examines the Chronic Unemployment, Under-Employment plaguing our nation. GUESTS: Salvatore Babones, Senior Lecturer, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY, School of Social and Political Sciences; Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist GENERAL MOTORS
EUROPEAN CRISIS IN PERSPECTIVE AND COMPARISON TO THE US While Wall Street gurus and Media Pundits speculate on the break-up of Europe and the Demise of the EURO, the currency has appreciated against the U.S. dollar by 17% and European corporations are on track to considerable gains. GUESTS: Jurgen Greutzmann, Member of EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT and Mark Hoban, Secretary to the Treasurer, UNITED KINGDOM
ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES: REAL OR FULL OF GAS? Exploring the vast but unfilled potential of alternative energies, but sifting through the promises and downsides of even the most promising breakthroughs GUESTS: Toshikazu Okuya, JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC TRADE AND INDUSTRY, Keith Rosten, President, SOLARTOWN, Bahri Aliriza, President, POLYTRADE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
OVERCOMING THE BIAS OF NATIONAL MEDIA Examining the myths and assumptions perpetrated by our own and other governments and the willingness of the media to speak and repeat the government spin.  Searching for alternative voices among the noise. GUESTS: U.S. SENATOR, Ron Wyden (D-OREGON), Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, GLOBAL VOICES
SOCIAL NETWORKS The potential foe Business, Social Change and the Dark Side of Government Surveillance Although businesses can quickly deploy these tools to reach additional audiences, the risk to their brand and security can be real.  Spreading information and disinformation freely. GUESTS: Jennifer Abernethy, President/ShEO, THE SALES LOUNGE, Author of “AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MARKETING”, David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, WOODROW WILSON CENTER, Evgeny Morozov, Author, “THE NET DELUSION (THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET FREEDOM),
CORRUPTION PARTNERS: INTERNATIONAL AID AND PRIVATE EQUITY The multilateral institutions and U.S. foreign assistance agencies continue to lend money to the most corrupt regimes in the world.  What must be done to discourage, rather than grow these unruly nations? GUESTS: Vito Tanzi, Honorary President, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC FINANCE, 27 Year Veteran of the IMF (Tax Policy and Fiscal Affairs), Robert Zoellick, President, THE WORLD BANK GROUP.
CORRUPTION’S PARTNERS: MISPLACED AID AND RECONSTRUCTION WASTE The failure of foreign aid is blatantly evident in many nations and the waste and fraud it creates is most obvious.  Yet we seem resolved to repeat our mistakes, or, are these intentional losses? GUESTS: Vladimir Kvint, President, INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF EMERGING MARKETS, Lamido Sanusi, Governor, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, Omar Al-Mashhadani, Research Consultant, IRAQI COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES, Dr. Nesrin NAS, Deputy, MOTHERLAND PARTY, Turkey.
A MILITARIZED ECONOMY? MILITARY VERSUS DOMESTIC SPENDING Since Eisenhower’s 1953 warning, the U.S. Military/Industrial/Congressional Complex has grown much larger and more powerful.  How dependent is the U.S. economy on military spending and what must we do to curtail it. GUESTS: Clyde McConaghy, Board Director, INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS & PEACE, William Lynn III, Deputy Secretary, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Major General Charles Dunlop, CENTER FOR LAW, ETHICS AND NATIONAL SECURITY, Barbara Slavin, ATLANTIC COUNCIL Scholar, Author of “BITTER FRIENDS, BOSOM ENEMIES”, IRAN, THE U.S.”, General Ronald Fogleman, Rtd, Former Chief of Staff, U.S. AIR FORCE.
ARAB SPRING TURNS INTO LONG, HOT SUMMER After the highest hopes for political reform and transparency began to melt into the deserts of North Africa, it is clear that corruption’s many partners are still not dislodged from their place in power. GUESTS: Florence Eid, CEO, ARAB MONITOR, Islam Shalaby, COALITION OF REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH (Former Member, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD), Ayman Mohyeldin, Cairo Correspondent, AL JAZEERA, Hossein Shahbazi, Professor, WEBSTER UNIVERSITY.
SOLVING THE FEDERAL DEFICIT PROBLEM The most comprehensive survey yet of Average American’s attitudes about the budget crisis reveals their clear answer: Cut the Military and Raise Taxes. GUEST: Steven Kull, Director, PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM 2011 WILL IT BE ENOUGH? One year after Dodd Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation is passed and signed into law, Wall Street is still trying its best to water down the final provisions, rules and regulations, and the regulatory agencies, hardly seem able to resist them. GUESTS: Bart Chilton, Commissioner, COMMODITY FUTURES AND TRADING COMMISSION, Brian Bussey, Assistant Director of Trading Practices, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Benjamin Cohen, Special Advisor, BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS, Jacqueline Hamra Mesa, Director, International Affairs, CFTC, U.S. Senator, Marc Warner, (D-VA), Chairman, Senate Banking Committee, Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President, CFO, MORGAN STANLEY, Thomas Donohue, President, U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Stuart MacKintocsh, Executive Director, GROUP OF THIRTY, Lael Brainerd, Undersecretary, U.S. TREASURY.
THE FORECLOSURE FIASCO Explaining the intricacies of the mortgage business during the boom to understand why banks, lawyers and the government are all trying to understand who is responsible for the housing crisis, and who really owns these mortgages. GUESTS: Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, Michelle White, Professor, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Robert Van Order, Professor, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
THE FEDERAL BUDGET WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO? Where is the nation’s money really going?  A closer examination of true shares of Entitlement Spending, Discretionary Spending and Military, Intelligence, Homeland Security spending. GUESTS: James Galbraith, Chairman of the Board, ECONOMISTS FOR PEACE & SECURITY, Eric Laursen, Author: “THE WAR AGAINST SOCIAL SECURITY”, Michael Intriligator, Professor of Economics, UCLA
THE DRUG WARS OF LATIN AMERICA
SLOVENIA: OVERCOMING THE CRISIS
THE OBAMA REPORT CARD

Program List 2009-2010

# 1632 FOCUSING US TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY ON LATIN AMERICAN INSTEAD OF CHINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST GUESTS:  VICENTE FOX, FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO; VANDA FELBAB-BROWN, SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAM, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE; JUAN PABLO CORDOBA, CEO COLOMBIA STOCK EXCHANGE; MICHAEL MATTHEWS, CEO OF CARIBBEAN TRADE CENTER
# 1631 AMERICA’S FINITE RESOURCES: IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OUR NEIGHBORS, OUR OWN NATIONAL NEEDS GUESTS:  ALLISON STANGER, AUTHOR “ONE NATION UNDER CONTRACT”; JAMES DOBBINS, RAND CORPORATION;ALI ALLAWI, FORMER MINISTER TRADE AND DEFENSE, IRAQ
# 1630 NEW YEARS EVE REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR 2010 GUESTS:  KEN FELTMAN CEO RADNOR INC.
# 1529 ENERGY MARKETS AND FINANCIAL GUESTS:  SKIP HORVATH, CEO NATURAL GAS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION; GLEN SWEETNAM, ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION; JOHN WATSON, INCOMING CHAIRMAN CHEVRON; CHRIS SKREBOWSKI, CONSULTING EDITOR “PETROLEUM REVIEW” ENERGY INSTITUTE (LONDON); DANIEL YERGIN, CHAIRMAN CAMBRIDGE ENERGY
# 1528 LATIN AMERICA 2010 GUESTS:  NICOLAS ARDITO BARLETTA FORMER PRESIDENT, PANAMA; RICARDO MADURO, FORMER PRESIDENT, HONDURAS; ADREAN SHEID ROTHKOPH, EXECUTIVE VP ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN LATIN AMERICA; JOHN SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE ENTERPRISES; MARK SCHNEIDER, SENIOR VP ON LATIN AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP
# 1527 FINANCIAL REGULATORY FAILURE GUESTS:  HARRY MARKOPOLOS, INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL FRAUD AND INVESTIGATOR AND ANALYST; ERIK SIRRI, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION TRADING AND MARKETS DIRECTOR; DAVID KOTZ, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION INSPECTOR GENERAL; SUSAN PHILLIPS, FORMER COMMISSIONER COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION; DOUGLAS ELLIOT, THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION; DUNCAN NIEDERAUER, CEO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/EURONEXT; PETER RANDALL, FORMER UK ASSET MANAGER; BRIAN PETERS, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK; JIM BRIGAGLIANO, US SECURITIES AND EXCHANGES COMMISSION; JEFFREY SHAFER, VICE CHAIRMAN CITIGROUP; MICHAEL BARR, ASSISTANT SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
# 1525 INDIA’S EXPORT ENGINE GUESTS:  VENKAT SUBRAMANIAN, EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF INDIA;      MEERA SHANKAR, AMBASSADOR INDIA TO THE UNITED STATES; GEORGINA BAKER, DIRECTOR OF SHORT TERM FINANCE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORP.; NATALIA KOSSOBOKOVA
# 1524   TOP TEN THINGS YOU MUST KNOW TO UNDERSTAND AND INFLUENCE WASHINGTON (6-10) GUESTS:  KEN FELTMAN, CHAIRMAN RADNOR INC; AMY WILSON, DOCUMENTARIAN
# 1523 TOP TEN THINGS YOU MUST KNOW TO UNDERSTAND AND INFLUENCE WASHINGTON (1-5) GUESTS:  KEN FELTMAN, CHAIRMAN RADNOR INC.; ELENA MOSCATT, WWW.FILMFEST.COM
# 1522 REGULATION DERIVATIVES: THE $700 TRILLION DOLLAR RISK GUESTS:  JOHN C. SHAY, FOUNDER AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL DERIVATIVES CLEARING GROUP LLC; CHRISTOPHER WHALEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR INSTITUTIONAL RISK ANALYTICS; CYNTHIA MEYN, SR. VICE PRESIDENT, PIMCO; DON THOMPSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, JPMORGAN CHASE AND CO; WILLIAM GREIDER, AUTHOR “SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE”; KEVIN GOULD, PRESIDENT/GLOBAL HEAD OF FIXED INCOME, MARKIT NORTH AMERICA; LARRY E. THOMPSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL, THE DEPOSITORY TRUST AND CLEARING CORP; JOSHUA ROSER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GRAHM FISHER AND CO
# 1520 INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING VS. POPULATION GROWTH GUESTS:  EDWIN RUBENSTEIN, PRESIDENT OF ESR RESEARCH, AUTHOR OF “US INFRASTRUCTURE AND POPULATION GROWTH”; JUDGE QUINTIN KOPP, CHAIRMAN CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY; PETER BARKER-HOMEK, CEO TAQA ABU DHABI SOVERIEGN WEALTH FUND
# 1519 CRITIQUING THE IMF GUESTS:  ARRIGO SADUN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IMF; JOHN LIPSKYY, FIRST DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR, IMF;DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, IMF
# 1518 EGYPT & NORTH AFRICA GUESTS:  HISHAM EL-KHASZINDAR: MANAGING DIRECTOR, CITADEL CAPITAL;  HODA ABOU-JAMRA, FOUNDING PARTNER, TVM CAPITAL; TAREK KAMEL, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T., ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT;AHMED HEIKAL, CHAIRMAN/FOUNDER, CITADEL CAPITAL

Program List 2007-2008

# 1517 U.S.-EUROPEAN REGULATORY REFORM & COORDINATION Part II GUESTS:  Peter Dehnen, DEHNEN LAWYERS, Tim Adams, Managing Director, THE LINDSEY GROUP
# 1516 U.S.-EUROPEAN REGULATORY REFORM & COORDINATION Part I GUESTS:  Jean-Marc Baissus, Director General FOUNDATION POUR LE DROIT CONTINENTAL (CIVIL LAW INITIATIVE), Marc Andre’, Past President, INSOL EUROPE Stephanie Zecevic, Notary, Real Estate Attorney, CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DU NOTARIAT, Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD (ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT)
# 1515 EMERGING MARKETS & PRIVATE EQUITY GUESTS:  Sarah Alexander, President, EMERGING MARKETS PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION, Aglae Touchard, Chargee d’Affairs, Fund Management, PROPARCO, French Development Agency, Teresa Barger, Managing Director, CARTICA CAPITAL
MEDIA MATTERS GUEST:  Jeanie Clark, Founder, STEEL CORSET PRODUCTIONS
# 1514 SMALL BUSINESS AND STIMULUS SPENDING GUESTS:  Eric Dobyne, Regional Director, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency, Steven Rogers, Director, Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice, KELLOG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Robert Colorina, Director, AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL ACQUISITION CORPORATION, Michael Granger, Chairman, CEO CAPITAL ACCESS FORUM
MEDIA MATTERS GUEST:  Carol Bidault de l’Isle, Partner, MEDIA FUSION
# 1513 ASIA AND THE GLOBAL RECOVERY: CAN CHINA SAVE THE WORLD ECONOMY? GUESTS:  Mark DeWeaver, Partner, QUANTRARIAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, Masahiro Kawai, CEO, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INSTITUTE, Woo Yuen Pau, President, ASIA PACIFIC FOUNDATION OF CANADA, Chair, PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION COUNCIL
# 1512 BANK “STRESS” TEST: OR PHONY BANK EXAM GUESTS:   DOUGLAS REDIKER, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION and MARTIN WEISS of WEISS RESEARCH
# 1511 WILL OBAMA’S IMAGE PROMOTE BETTER TRADE FOR THE U.S.? GUESTS:  Pierre Vimont, FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S., Klaus Scharioth, GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S., Petr Kolar, CZECH AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S., Mikail Gorbachev, Former Secretary General of the SOVIET UNION, Former President of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Imad Moustapha, AMBASSADOR OF SYRIA, John Bruton, DELEGATION TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Doug Berry, US COMMERCIAL SERVICES, U.S. Department of Commerce
# 1510 SMALL INVESTORS FIGHTING AGAINST INVESTMENT FRAUD GUEST:  BILL DANZELL, CEO, INVESTMENT RECOVERY ADVISORS and AUTHOR: “Give Me Back My Money”
#1509 THE AIG SCANDAL AND RAMPANT FRAUD IN FINANCIAL/INVESTMENT INSTITUTIONS
#1508 CAN CHINA OR THE G-20 SAVE THE WORLD ECONOMY? GUEST:  ALAN TONELSON, CHIEF ECONOMIST, U S BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COUNCIL
#1507 TAX EVASION IN THE U.S. GUEST: Raymond Baker, Managing Director, GLOBAL FINANCIAL INTEGRITY
#1506 MORTGAGE FRAUD: THE OTHER REASON BEHIND THE HOUSING CRISIS GUEST:  JOHN MURPHY, CEO of MARCOR INVESTIGATIONS INC.
# 1505 WASHINGTON, D.C.: THE NATION’S ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL POWER GUESTS:  Ken Feltman, Founder/CEO, RADNOR INC., Former President, AMERICAN LOBBYISTS ASSOCIATION, Sigrid Zialcita, Director Research: CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, Sherry Moeller, Editor-in-Chief, CAPITOL FILE
#1504 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE’S TEETERING CRANES GUESTS:  SIGRID ZAILCITA, Head Research, Washington, D.C., CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD REAL ESTATE
#1503 CARIBBEAN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS GUESTS:  ALVARO CASSERLY, Frmr. Chair, JAMAICAN STOCK EXCHANGE, AUGUSTE RIMPEL, Trustee, CARIBBEAN/CENTRAL AMERICAN ACTION, SAMUAL MARTIN, Chair, TRINIDAD/TOBAGO HERITAGE AND STABILIZATION FUND, PABLO BREARD, V.P. Research, Head, SCOTIA CAPITAL
#1502 CENTRAL AMERICA’S CAPITAL CRUNCH GUESTS:  PAT MINICUCCI, Sr. V.P. SCOTIA BANK, ANGELA BROCK, Partner, INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL GROUP, JOHN RODRIQUEZ, V.P. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL BANKERS ASSOCIATION, JORGE ROLDAN, Division Chief, INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION
#1501  U.S.- RUSSIA RELATIONS GUEST:  ANDREY KORTUNOV, PRESIDENT, NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION, VLADISLAV ZUBOK, PROF. OF HISTORY, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, KARINA KOROSTELINA, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY