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Smart Women, Smart Power
Smart Women, Smart Power
CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The biweekly podcast features leading... more

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Episodes

Humanizing Refugee Resettlement

On this episode, Heather Higginbottom, Head of Research Policy & Insights for Corporate Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase, joined Dr. Kathleen McInnis to discuss... more

13 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
The Murky World of Deepfakes

In her aptly named scientific study, “As Good as A Coin Toss,” Horizon Fellow Di Cooke joins Dr. Kathleen McInnis... more

15 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Lessons from Myanmar

What does it actually mean when we say, “democracy is on the line?” Nisha Anand, the CEO of Dream.org, would know – she was... more

01 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Navigating the Seas with Admiral Lisa Franchetti, Chief of Naval Operations of the U.S. Navy

Admiral Franchetti sits down with Dr. Kathleen McInnis, Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, for a discussion on the U.S.... more

24 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
The Political Pressure Behind Scotland on the Ballot

In 2014, the United Kingdom almost came undone. Advocates for Scottish independence were finally granted a referendum, and the future... more

10 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Building Trust in Nuclear Diplomacy

Nuclear strategy remains a priority for the United States. In this episode, host Dr. Kathleen McInnis speaks with CSIS Senior... more

03 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
In a World of Inequalities, Does Democracy Matter?

On this episode of Smart Women, Smart Power, Dr. Helene Gayle, President of Spelman College and CSIS Trustee, joins Dr. Kathleen McInnis for... more

27 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
The Government Clock is Ti(c)kTok-ing

Host Kathleen McInnis spoke with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) about her whirlwind past couple of weeks. The pair discussed her recent... more

22 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
The Weaponization of the Dollar

For decades the U.S. Treasury Department has used the American dollar as a weapon to shape U.S. policy. However, in... more

20 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Welcome to the U.S., EU Ambassador Neliupšienė!

On this episode of Smart Women, Smart Power, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with the new Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Jovita Neliupšienė. The pair discussed the war in... more

13 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
We’re on a Winter Break!

The Smart Women, Smart Power podcast is taking a winter break to refresh and recharge. We’ll be back in March!

21 Feb 2024 ·
All About Defense Acquisition

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Melissa A. Johnson, an Acquisition Executive in the U.S. Special Operations Command, for a... more

14 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Montenegro’s Path to NATO

Host Dr. Kathleen McInnis sat down with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Executive Director of the McCain Institute and former Deputy Assistant... more

07 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Making “Space”

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Maria Demaree, Vice President and General Manager of National Security Space at Lockheed Martin,... more

31 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Behind the Scenes: Obama and Bourdain Share a Meal

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen. The pair discussed Under... more

24 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
The Will of Ukrainian Soldiers

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Colonel Sarah Heer, the special advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Army, and... more

17 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
The Digital Storm

While at the 2023 Halifax International Security Forum, Kathleen McInnis had the opportunity to sit down with Karen Courington, Vice... more

10 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Pentagon Perspectives: Managing from Within

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Beth McGrath, Deloitte’s Global Industry Leader for Government and Public Services (GPS), at the... more

03 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Breaking the “Brass” Ceiling

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Heidi Grant, Vice President of Global Growth and Engagement for Boeing Defense, Space, and... more

14 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Understanding the Woman Voter

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ashley O’Connor, Managing Partner at Strategic Partners & Media, for a conversation on the... more

29 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Climate Change: A Threat Multiplier

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Sherri Goodman, a former senior defense official, for a discussion on her early work... more

15 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
A Moldovan Minute

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Natalia Gavrilița, former Prime Minister of Moldova (2021-2023), for a conversation on her leadership... more

08 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Your Reputation Precedes You

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Mackenzie Eaglen, Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), for a thoughtful conversation... more

01 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Let’s Talk About Gender

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Susan Markham, Director of the Peace With Women Fellowship program at the Halifax International... more

25 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Purpose and Care within the U.S. Army Reserve

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army... more

18 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
The Fight Continues for Iranian Women

Last September, the tragic death of Mahsa Amini spread across global headlines, and the fight for women’s rights in Iran... more

11 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
A Court Date for Humanity

On this podcast on the road episode, host Kathleen McInnis visited Washington University in St. Louis, where she sat down... more

04 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Semiconductors: Here, There, and Everywhere

SWSP is partnering with Girl Security for our annual takeover series, where we pass the microphone to a young national... more

28 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Domestic Terrorist Groups and Natural Disasters

SWSP is partnering with Girl Security for our annual takeover series, where we pass the microphone to a young national... more

20 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Congress is Back: Where does Ukraine Support Stand?

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Elizabeth Hoffman, CSIS Fellow and Director of Congressional and Government Affairs, for a discussion... more

13 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
Chasing Liberties: Balancing Individual Rights and Digital Privacy

SWSP is partnering with Girl Security for our annual takeover series, where we pass the microphone to a young national... more

06 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
On the Road in Ukraine

While traveling on a delegation throughout Ukraine, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Elizabeth Hoffman, CSIS Fellow and Director of... more

30 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
A Conversation with GEN Laura Richardson on Security Challenges in Latin America

On August 4th, General Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army, 32nd Commander of the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) sat down... more

09 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
We’re on a Summer Break!

The Smart Women, Smart Power podcast is taking a summer break to refresh and recharge. We’ll be back soon!

05 Jul 2023 ·
The Pentagon Puzzle

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Kari Bingen, director of the Aerospace Security Project and a senior fellow in the... more

28 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Academia vs. the Policy World

Dr. Kathleen McInnis spoke with Dr. Heather Williams, director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and a senior fellow in... more

21 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
“Employee No.1” in Homeland Security

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ashley Davis, founding Partner of West Front Strategies LLC and former Special Assistant to... more

14 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
How to Strike a Deal

Host Kathleen McInnis spoke with Judith Batty, former Senior Counsel at ExxonMobil and interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the... more

07 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
The Hollywood Episode

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with writer and producer Chris Levinson for a candid conversation on the relationship between Hollywood... more

31 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Why Male Allies Matter

We are doing something a little different on the podcast today – we are joined by our first-ever male guest!... more

24 May 2023 · 31 minutes
Crunching the Numbers: Mathematician to CEO

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Mollie Breen, CEO and Co-Founder of Perygee, for a discussion on how her STEM... more

17 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Mental Resilience: Deploying Tech for Navy SEALS

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Shannon Clark, Senior Vice President, Federal, R+D at Palantir Technologies, at the Reagan National... more

10 May 2023 · 10 minutes
The Establishment of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, the former Under Secretary of State for... more

03 May 2023 · 20 minutes
On the Ground in Iraq

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Kristi Rogers, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Principal to Principal, for a conversation on... more

26 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
A Practical Approach to Migration

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Amy E. Pope, U.S. Candidate for Director General at the International Organization for Migration... more

19 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
The Only Woman on the Abraham Accords Team

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Morgan Ortagus, the former spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State,... more

12 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
A Conversation with Admiral Linda L. Fagan, 27th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

On April 4, Admiral Linda L. Fagan, the 27th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, joined Kathleen McInnis for... more

05 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
A Conversation with Gayle E. Smith on Global Health Security

On March 22, Gayle E. Smith, the CEO of the ONE Campaign, joined Kathleen McInnis for a Smart Women, Smart... more

29 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Nerding Out on NATO

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Dr. Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General... more

22 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Denmark's Response to the War in Ukraine

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, Christina Markus Lassen, on her extensive career in... more

15 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Rethinking Humanitarian Aid with Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA

On March 6, Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA, joined Kathleen McInnis for a Smart Women, Smart Power... more

08 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
A Conversation with HON Christine E. Wormuth, 25th U.S. Secretary of the Army

On March 1, the 25th U.S. Secretary of the Army, HON Christine E. Wormuth, sat down with CSIS Senior Adviser... more

02 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
A Mission in Mali: Tanks in the Sky

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Colonel Julie Callacott, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command Assistant Chief of Staff Support, Royal Canadian... more

22 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Come One, Come All: Gender Neutrality in Sweden’s Conscription

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Captain Jenny Ström, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla... more

15 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
The Super Bowl Episode: Women in the NFL

On January 27, the President of the Las Vegas Raiders, Sandra Douglass Morgan, sat down with CSIS Senior Fellow and... more

08 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Uncovering the Uyghur Genocide

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ambassador Kelley Currie, former Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations... more

01 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
Crisis Coordination on Christmas

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis spoke with Captain Erin Williams, Commanding Officer, USCG Activities Far East, United States Coast... more

25 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Afghan Women and the Fall of Kabul

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down at the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum with Kamila Sidiqi, an Afghan... more

18 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
The Special Forces of Trade and Development

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Enoh T.... more

11 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
How Service Can Save Us

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson. The pair discussed the global fight against organized... more

04 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Looking Ahead: The NATO Alliance

On December 13, as part of the Smart Women, Smart Power speaker series, Dr. Kathleen McInnis sat down with Ambassador... more

14 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
Ukraine Is Fighting for All of Us

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down at the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum with Maryna Baydyuk, Assistant Research... more

07 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Information Space is On Fire

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with Lisa Kaplan, the founder of Alethea, a company designed to help organizations navigate the... more

30 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Arms Control

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, at... more

23 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
The 2022 National Defense Strategy

Dr. Mara E. Karlin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, joined host Kathleen McInnis for a conversation... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Navigating Byzantine Bureaucracies: Capitol Hill and the Pentagon

On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis talks with the Honorable Erin C. Conaton, former Under Secretary of the Air Force,... more

09 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
The Future of U.S. Cyber and Infrastructure Security

On November 1, the CSIS Strategic Technologies Program hosted Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Jen Easterly... more

03 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
We’ll See You Next Week!

The Smart Women, Smart Power podcast is taking a fall break this week to refresh and recharge. We’ll see you... more

26 Oct 2022 ·
Mental Health and National Security

Host Kathleen McInnis sat down with President of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Amy Gilliland for a conversation on the... more

19 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Russia’s Operations in Ukraine

On October 3rd, as part of the Smart Women, Smart Power speaker series, Emily Harding, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow... more

12 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
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On this episode, host Kathleen McInnis sat down at the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum with Maryna Baydyuk, Assistant Research Professor at... more