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Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.


October 31, 2014

Encounter

Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.


October 24, 2014

Encounter

YEMEN CRISIS While the fight against ISIL has grabbed international headlines, Yemen, home to the most deadly al Qaida affiliate, AQAP, is in turmoil due to recent aggression by the Houthi Movement, a Zaydi Shia rebel militia, which has overrun the capital Sana’a and threatens the integrity and stability of the state. Danya Greenfield of The Atlantic Council and Graeme Bannerman, non-resident expert at the Middle East Institute, discuss what’s at stake in Yemen, with host Carol Castiel.


October 17, 2014

Encounter

TURKEY, KURDS & ISIL Denise Natali, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University and Kadir Ustun, Research Director at The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), demystify the controversy surrounding Turkey’s role in the US-led coalition to fight ISIL with host Carol Castiel.


October 10, 2014

Encounter

HONG KONG PROTESTS David M. Lampton, Professor and Director of China Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies and author of “Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping” and Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance and broader implications of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and what’s at stake for Chinese President Xi Jinping.


October 03, 2014

Encounter

U.S. - INDIA RELATIONS Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow at The American Enterprise Institute discuss the significance and outcome of India Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Washington as well as prospects for stability under the new Afghan government, with host Carol Castiel.


September 26, 2014

Encounter

EBOLA & ECONOMY/POLITICS Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director for the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Amadou Sy, Senior Fellow of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution discuss the political and economic implications of the Ebola virus as it continues to devastate West Africa, with host Carol Castiel.


September 19, 2014

Encounter

ISIL/MIDTERM ELECTIONS-John Fortier, Political Scientist and Director of the Democracy Project at the Bi-Partisan Policy Center and Igor Volsky, Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress discuss U.S. politics, in particular Congress’s debate over the fight against ISIL as well the upcoming mid-term elections, with host Carol Castiel.

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This Week's Featured Video: Host Carol Castiel talks to Georgetown University Professors Ambassador Mark Lagon and  Professor Tony Arend about the US foreign policy priorities for 2014.    (January 5, 2014)


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Meet Our Host
As Director of Current Affairs Programming in VOA's English Division, Carol Castiel is responsible for producing Press Conference USA, Encounter, and Issues in the News.  Carol moderates and produces Press Conference USA and Encounter. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.

Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Host Carol Castiel talks to Georgetown University Professors Ambassador Mark Lagon and  Professor Tony Arend about the US foreign policy priorities for 2014.    (January 5, 2014)
 
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