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The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Is Zoom-y!

We may be on home lockdown, but that didn’t stop us from recording! Thanks to the magic of Zoom, we gathered online to record this episode, and just for kicks we recorded the video while we were at it. So, if you ever wondered what sort of faces we make at each other while recording, well, now’s your chance. We’ll put the link for the video out, via the NSL Podcast twitter feed (@nslpodcast). Enjoy!

As for substance:

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ChinaTalk: How Chinese Governance Fundamentals Impact Health Care and National Security

How has the distinct nature of local-central relations in the Chinese system impacted its response to coronavirus? To discuss, Schneider speaks with Ryan Manuel, managing director of Official China, a consultancy that goes deep into CCP regulations and policy.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Alina Polyakova and Torrey Taussig on 'The Democracy Playbook'

Democracies around the world are under assault, with their norms and institutions undermined by authoritarian actors. From Hungary to India and beyond, illiberal or populist governments are weakening the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the integrity of elections.

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The Lawfare Podcast Bonus Edition: Steve Vladeck on Emergency Powers and Coronavirus

What can the president do in a national emergency? What limits what the president can do? What authorizes the president to do all those things he can do in a national emergency? Is the president abusing, misusing, using appropriately, or under-using emergency powers during the coronavirus crisis? And what are the logical end points for how far this could go? For this bonus edition, Benjamin Wittes got on the phone with Steve Vladeck to work through these questions and talk about all things presidential emergency powers.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Rebecca Katz on Global Health Security and the Coronavirus Response

Dr. Rebecca Katz is the director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center. She also teaches courses on global health diplomacy, global health security, and emerging infectious disease in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. From 2004 to 2019, she was a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the biological weapons convention, pandemic influenza, and disease surveillance.

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The Cyberlaw Podcast: The (Almost) COVID-19-Free Episode

If your podcast feed has suddenly become a steady diet of more or less the same COVID-19 stories, here’s a chance to listen to cyber experts talk about what they know about – cyberlaw. Our interview is with Elsa Kania, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and one of the most prolific researchers of China, technology, and national security.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Kate Starbird on Pandemics and Infodemics

On this episode of Lawfare's Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Kate Starbird, an Associate Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. She’s long done fascinating research about online disinformation and misinformation—and she's an expert in what’s called crisis informatics, or the study of how information flows during crisis events. For this conversation, they focused on one crisis in particular: Covid-19.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Josh Sharfstein on Coronavirus

Josh Sharfstein is the vice dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He was the principal deputy commissioner and at some point, the acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and he was the Commissioner of Health for the city of Baltimore. He is remarkably well qualified to talk about coronavirus crisis response at the federal, state, and local levels.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Joshua R. Fattal on Fighting Disinformation with the Foreign Agents Registration Act

This week on Lawfare’s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Joshua R. Fattal about a fascinating law review article he’s written: “FARA on Facebook: Modernizing the Foreign Agents Registration Act to Address Propagandists on Social Media.” The Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, is an American law that requires lobbyists for foreign entities to register with the Justice Department.

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