This week Dennis Wholey speaks to Dr. Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution about his new book, The World America Made, which examines the modern world and the formative role America has had in its construction.
This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States. Their conversation focuses on how Greece has navigated its recent struggles and the ways in which it is firmly moving forward
This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner in the United States from the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. Commissioner Tong is the highest ranking representative from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The interview explores the various ways in which the United States and Hong Kong are bound together as well as the unique roll Hong Kong plays in the region.
At the annual Culture Festival in Muscat, host Dennis Wholey explores the traditions, heritage, music, art, culture and history of Oman. Dennis talks with the Chairman of Muscat Municipality, His Excellency Sultan bin Hamdoon Al Harthy and the Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs, His Excellency Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas.
In The Sultanate Of Oman, Part II – Royal Opera House Muscat
Host Dennis Wholey visits what is called the Royal Opera House Muscat, which combines traditional design reflecting the region’s history and culture and today’s state of the art technology. Dennis talks with Project Director Hamid Ghazali, members of the Board of Directors including His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad al Said and Her Excellency Dr. Rawya Al Busaidi, and Director of Education and Outreach, Dr. Nasser Al Taee.
In Muscat, Oman, host Dennis Wholey learns about the pillars of Oman’s Foreign Policy and the country’s historic relationship with the United States. Dennis speaks with His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Ambassador Pickering holds the title of Career Ambassador, which is the highest rank in the Foreign Service and is nominated by the President. Ambassador Pickering has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria and the United Nations. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss how the United States fits within the world and the ways in which the country can improve its standing diplomatically in a variety of ways.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia. Ambassador Djalal explains many aspects of his country, including the fact that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and a tremendously diverse and complex population.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Iceland, Gudmundur Árni Stefánsson. Their conversation explores the unique perspectives of the Icelandic people, Iceland’s economic collapse and recovery, as well as their neutrality and focus on equal rights.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae. Their discussion focuses on the crucial role Japan plays in Asia and the world, the rise of China and the unique challenges Japan faces as a country.
This week’s program explores the important lessons that we learned throughout 2012 by visiting a variety of interviews from the past year. Past guests from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States all explain interesting aspects of their respective cultures and weigh in on the most crucial concerns of the day. Guests include Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong; Former Ambassador to the United States from Kazakhstan and current Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and many more.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Peru, Harold Forsyth. Dennis and Ambassador Forsyth discuss the rising presence of Latin America and the various ways in which Peru has managed to become one of the fastest growing countries in the world.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager. Dennis and Ambassador Sager discuss the many ways in which Switzerland has solidified its status as a highly competitive, successful and neutral country in the very heart of Europe.
In part one of this two part interview, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss the history and importance of the Arab League and explore how it orients towards a variety of issues in the Arab World today.
This Is America Visits Kazakhstan: Highlights
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Tebelelo Mazile Seretse who is serving as Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States. Ambassador Seretse explains how Botswana was once the one of the poorest countries on earth and is now a model of success on the African continent.
International Summit on the Teaching Profession Part III
This week Dennis Wholey travels to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City to speak with leaders in education from around the world. Guests include Hekia Parata, Minister of Education from New Zealand; Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association; Mark Nieker, President & CEO of the Pearson Foundation and Jerry Weast, Founder & CEO of the Partnership for Deliberate Excellence. Conversations explore the significance of the Summit as well as how various countries approach education and what the world can learn from their success.
International Summit on the Teaching Profession Part II
This week Dennis Wholey travels to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City to speak with leaders in education from around the world. Guests include Tapio Kosunen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education from Finland; Ron Thorpe, President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Cheryl Williams, Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance and Angelo Gavrielatos, Federal President of the Australian Education Union. Conversations explore the significance of the Summit, as well as how various countries approach education and what the world can learn from their success.
THIS IS AMERICA VISITS THE WORLD
ONE MINUTE WORLDVIEW: THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE (DMZ): GANGWON-DO, SOUTH KOREA
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski about his new and best selling book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power. Dr. Brzezinski explains his perspective on the the shift of global power from the West to the East.
THIS IS AMERICA VISITS THE WORLD
ONE MINUTE WORLDVIEW: AMB. JARAMILLO (PANAMA)
In a timely interview Dennis Wholey speaks with Hussein Hassouna, Ph.D, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States. Ambassador Hassouna explains the mission of the Arab League and discusses the League’s involvement in Syria, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, the surrounding region and the League’s role in the United States.
Dennis Wholey and Ambassador Stephens discuss her long history with South Korea, and the future of the growing country.
Together South Korean Unification Minister Hyun In-Taek and Dennis Wholey discuss North Korea’s nuclear program, as well as the past present and future relations of North and South Korea.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Mario E. Jaramillo who is serving as Ambassador of Panama to the United States. Ambassador Jaramillo explains why Panama has been such a unique success and why the country has such a promising future.
Join host Dennis Wholey as THIS IS AMERICA begins its new season with an exclusive interview with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. In this rare interview Dennis and the Secretary General discuss the volatile nature of the world and how the Secretary General compassionately attempts to resolve complex issues such as poverty, terrorism and violence against women.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Walter Cutler who served twice as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in addition to having served in Tunisia, Zaire (Congo), and as Ambassador-Designate to the Islamic Republic of Iran before diplomatic relations were broken in 1980. Together both men discuss U.S. Saudi relations, Wikileaks, terrorism and other crucial international issues.
Dennis Wholey speaks with Qubad Talabani, who serves as the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to the United States. Together Dennis and Mr. Talabani discuss the unique character of the Kurdish people, the region, as well as the importance of Mr. Talabani’s role in the United States.
Dennis Wholey discusses the changing global role of China with Ambassador Stapleton Roy, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to China, Indonesia, and Singapore. Ambassador Roy is currently the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey discusses the past, present and future of Kazakhstan. From oil to the growing film industry Dennis learns about the many different ways Kazakhstan is developing. Interviews include Minister of Oil & Gas, Sauat Mynbayev; Minister of Agriculture, Assylzhan Mamytbekov; Vice Minister of Tourism & Sports, Murat Omarov.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey looks into different aspects of life in Kazakhstan and explores the dynamic culture of the country. To learn more, Dennis speaks with the Vice-Minister of Culture, Gaziz Telebayev and visits different museums and important Kazakh sites.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA Dennis Wholey speaks with Richard H. Solomon, Ph.D., President of the United States Institute of Peace. Together they discuss the unique work of the United States Institute of Peace and its important efforts across the globe.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA Dennis Wholey explores the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Laura Lane, who serves as Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and as Co-Chair of the U.S.-Korea FTA Coalition, in addition to Jong-Hyun Choi, Minister For Economic Affairs at the Embassy of The Republic of Korea.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov. Ambassador Idrissov explains Kazakhstan’s past and future, as well as the unique traditions and characteristics of its people
This week THIS IS AMERICA visits the Mediterranean island country of the Republic of Cyprus. This program includes interviews with Presidential Commissioner, George Iacovou, the Mayor of the capital city of Nicosia, Eleni Mavrou and visits to historical sites in the capital city. This program is the first installment of a three part series focused on exploring the Republic of Cyprus.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kenneth J. Fairfax and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yerzhan Kazykhanov to learn about the unique past and bright future of the young country in Central Asia
While in the Republic of Cyprus, Dennis Wholey travels to the Troodos mountains to visit 1,000 year old monasteries and churches that are acknowledged as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In addition, Dennis Wholey speaks with the following Cypriot leaders; Antonis Paschalides, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Andreas Demetriou, Minister of Education and Culture as well as Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This program is the second installment of the three part series, THIS IS AMERICA VISITS CYPRUS.
This week Dennis Wholey explores the many different ways Singaporeans relax, enjoy and express themselves through food, fun and modern Singaporean culture. Interviews Aw Kah Peng of the Singapore Tourism Board, food guru KF Seetoh, and Mak Swee Wah of Singapore Airlines
This week Dennis Wholey explores the importance of Singapore as a critical location for global business. Interviews include, Minister of Trade Lim Hng Kiang, Michael Zink of Citibank, and George Tanasijevich, CEO of the Marina Bay Sands interrgrated resort complex
While in the Republic of Singapore, Dennis Wholey speaks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore David Adelman. In these and other interviews Dennis Wholey learns about modern life in Singapore and discusses plans for the future of the small but progressive country