New Podcast: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

For the Next GenerationHear Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speak on October 16–the day Congress voted to end the shutdown.

Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenges America to resolve the toughest issues of our day for the sake of our children. An owner’s manual for America’s democracy, For the Next Generation explains the challenges facing America today, how we got here, and how we can and must move beyond our differences for our children—the next generation.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Florida since 2005. Schultz was the first Jewish woman elected to represent Florida in the U.S. Congress. She became chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in 2011.   

“Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s personal stories in For the Next Generation reveal a woman with the grit of a fighter, the courage of a leader, and the heart of a mom.  If you want to ensure a better world for your children and grandchildren, you cannot help but be inspired by this book.” -Carole King, singer, songwriter, environmental activist

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Podcast

New Podcast: Jonathan Schanzer

State of Failure-SchanzerTo many supporters of Palestinian statehood, Israel is the main roadblock to independence. But Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, argues that the Palestinian Authority’s political dysfunction and corruption are the true threat to a Palestinian state. Schanzer’s exploration of internal Palestinian politics highlights the reforms necessary to bring the Palestinians peace, prosperity and stability.

Jonathan Schanzer is the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the author of Hamas vs. Fatah. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Policy Center and the Middle East Forum.

“Jonathan Schanzer’s account of the latent and then open civil war between the Palestinian Authority and the Fatah faction and Hamas is a long-overdue account of the importance of Palestinian politics on the politics of making peace.” —Jerusalem Post on Hamas vs. Fatah

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Jonathan Schanzer Podcast

New Podcast: Ben Urwand

The Collaboration-UrwandProfessor Jenna Joselit interviews scholar Ben Urwand about his controversial new book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler. Urwand tells the astonishing story of Hollywood’s dealings with Nazi Germany. Throughout the 1930s Hollywood studies abandoned or changed movies that would have exposed the horrors of Nazism in order to keep the German market open for American films. Urwand draws on a wealth of archival documents—including Hitler’s own notes on American movies—to reveal the shocking history of Hollywood’s collaboration.

Ben Urwand attended the University of Sydney. He worked in the film industry during and after college, but left it to pursue his PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He later transferred to the History program at the University of California, Berkeley. Urwand was elected a junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2011.

Jenna Weissman Joselit is the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University, where she also directs its Program in Judaic Studies and its MA in Jewish Cultural Arts.

“Full of startling and surprising revelations, presented in exemplary fashion, without any moralizing or sensationalism. The Collaboration shows how Hollywood and especially the big studios went along with German demands to censor movies not only before but especially after the Nazi seizure of power.”  – Richard J. Evans

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Ben Urwand Podcast

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