Jen Psaki quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Biden Emphasizes Foreign Policy Background Amid Iran Tensions”

“'Fear historically instills in people a desire for stability and something they know,' said Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman under Mr. Obama. 'If it follows that historical context, ultimately the fact that Joe Biden is a familiar face and has a long interest and history in foreign policy—and has sat in the Situation Room—could be comforting to people watching...'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-01-16T21:20:27-05:00January 7, 2020|News|

Miriam Vogel quoted in NBC News article, “Artificial Intelligence Has a Gender Problem — Why It Matters for Everyone”

“‘In this bleak depiction of our future, decades of fights for civil rights and equality have been unwritten in a few lines of code,’ said EqualAI executive director Miriam Vogel at the conference in Brooklyn, N.Y., called ‘Boundary Breakers: Women Driving The Future of Tech.’ "Women and minorities are not building AI, and therefore, they are not being represented in popular algorithm-based products, according to Vogel. Algorithms find patterns throughout history, and essentially make predictions based on stereotyping, she said. Already, [...]

2019-12-13T07:46:25-05:00December 6, 2019|News|

Bridge Colby writes in National Review: “A Republican Foreign Policy”

"The United States needs a new framework for thinking about its role in the world. And this need is especially pressing for American conservatives. We are entering a world in which the dominant foreign-policy paradigms of the post–Cold War years are of little to no help, and are often downright harmful. "This is as true on the right as on the left. In the post-1989 world, with American power unchallenged, many on the right were tempted by breathtakingly expansive aims little [...]

2019-12-13T07:33:54-05:00December 5, 2019|News|

Lisa Monaco on CNN’s Impeachment Watch podcast, “The Public Hearings Are Over. Did Democrats Make Their Case?”

"Democrats have essentially rested their case to the American people that President Trump should be impeached. Will it change any minds among Republicans in the House or Senate? And how is President Trump handling all this? Zachary Wolf, senior writer and publisher of the Impeachment Watch Newsletter, discusses the 'never Trumpers' rhetoric the President is pushing with CNN reporter and producer Marshall Cohen. Lisa Moncao, CNN senior national security analyst, also joins the conversation to offer her perspective, as a former [...]

2019-12-02T07:49:17-05:00November 22, 2019|News|

Julie Smith quoted in The Washington Post article, “Public Servants Use Impeachment Hearings to Offer Lessons of History and Military Service in Rejoinder to Trump”

"'What we’ve seen over the last couple of days is a whole assortment of personal and compelling reasons why people chose the career path of public service,' said Julie Smith, a Europe expert who served as deputy national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden. 'Outside of Washington, the image of public service has become a bad word — a bunch of dark suits who are there for the wrong reasons. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Most are idealists [...]

2019-12-02T07:46:02-05:00November 21, 2019|News|

Miriam Vogel quoted in Architectural Digest article, “The Gender Bias Behind Voice Assistants”

"... UNESCO argues that if people do, in fact, prefer the female-sounding helper, it’s mainly because we’ve been conditioned to feel more comfortable making requests of women. But by not questioning this conditioning, says Miriam Vogel, executive director of Equal AI, a nonprofit formed to address and reduce unconscious bias in the field of artificial intelligence, 'we’re teaching our next generation to double down on those stereotypes.' "...Vogel likes Q but thinks the fix isn’t quite that simple, because un-gendering AI [...]

2019-11-08T15:41:10-05:00November 5, 2019|News|

Michèle Flournoy quoted in POLITICO article on Ukraine assistance

“Michèle Flournoy, who served as the undersecretary of defense for policy under Obama, said that withdrawing assistance would provide serious leverage over Ukraine. “‘They’re counting on the U.S. to continue to support them in all kinds of ways — sanctions, diplomacy, military assistance, training and advising, putting pressure on Putin,’ she said. ‘So any sign that the U.S. is pulling back from Ukraine sends a signal that can be disproportionate…’” Read the full article here: Full Article

2019-10-10T18:42:05-04:00September 27, 2019|News|

Jen Psaki writes in CNN: “Greta Thunberg’s Unforgettable Message”

"Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish activist, just reminded us all what exactly is at stake with the crisis of climate change. "When I returned to the White House to serve as President Barack Obama's communications director, one of the first conversations we had was about how he wanted to spend time in his final two years elevating the issue of climate change..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2019-10-04T18:35:53-04:00September 27, 2019|News|

Liz Rosenberg quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Set Back French Mediation Efforts”

“Tying Iran’s oil sales so directly to those groups will act as a further deterrent to anyone still involved in Iranian oil exports, including tankers, the insurance industry, brokers, banks and even ship captains, analysts said. “'It is clearly meant to tarnish Iran’s image and oil sales by linking it to support for terrorism and regional destabilization,' said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former top Treasury sanctions official now a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security..." Read the full article [...]

2019-09-19T14:26:05-04:00September 4, 2019|Economy & Trade, News|
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