Center for Strategic and International Studies - Podcast

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the brain trust over at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a center always churning out interesting work on the pressing issues of the day.

We chatted big picture topics - refugee flows and the causes of instability in the Middle East, Iran's worldview, Afghanistan, and (on a lighter note) the importance of reading Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss as an indispensable resource to keep close on one's journey through life. 

This and more made it onto a podcast that was recently published. If you're interested in listening, check it out below. 

In this CSIS podcast, TNT Director and Senior Fellow Tom Sanderson interviews Matt Trevithick, the co-founder and director of research at SREO Research, an NGO based in Turkey, which analyzes aid effectiveness for the United Nations, the World Food Programme, and more than a dozen NGOs involved in the regional refugee humanitarian response. Matt was the “surprise prisoner” released on January 16th of this year from Iran’s notorious Evin prison – after being held for 41 days. Tom and Matt discuss his experience in Iran, recent events in Turkey and Syria, and advice for those interested in working in the field.