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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Oct 30, 2020

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Republic of Tanzania held presidential elections. Though many feared that it would be neither free nor fair, what came to pass was much worse than could have been imagined.

Robert Amsterdam, the host of this podcast, acts as an international attorney for the main opposition candidate...


Oct 12, 2020

For more than 20 years, Mike Masnick has been writing prolifically on the intersection of technology, freedom of speech, IP law, and politics at the award-winning blog Techdirt, helping to elevate awareness of how these crucial issues are impacting society.

Joining the podcast with Robert Amsterdam today,...


Jul 23, 2019

There nothing better than spending your summer vacation reading some good books - which at least for us, means reading our way through several new titles examining the future trajectory of Vladimir Putin's Russia.

This week, Anders Åslund, a senior fellow in the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, joins Bob on this...


Oct 30, 2018

The City of London takes great pride in its cosmopolitan, international approach to diversity - but the reality on the ground and in the public schools for young black children is sadly rather dire. This week Robert Amsterdam explores the issue with Cheryl Phoenix, who leads the Black Child Agenda, a unique and...


Oct 25, 2018

The ambitious expansion of global influence by China, right at a moment in which the US and West are retreating from the world, is rewriting the playbook on global trade. "This is really a change not just in the software of international trade – it’s also in the operating system," says our guest Chris Flynn, a...