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Episode 4: How Censorship Breeds War

For decades he has stood up for freedom of speech, integrity, and justice. He is the co-founder and editor in chief of Novaya Gazeta, Russia’s premier source of independent journalism. Novaya Gazeta is known for it’s investigations into the Russian government. 6 of their journalists have been killed. After receiving his Nobel prize, he auctioned it off to fund the gazette and the rest went to supporting Ukrainian Refugees. As TIME magazine put it when they named him one of their 100 most influential people of 2021, “Some heroes show moments of bravery; Dmitry Muratov has shown a lifetime of bravery.” 



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Episode 3: Leadership from Bangladesh to Bozeman 

In this episode we are excited to feature our State Department Fellow, Sharaban Tohura. Sharaban is a Community Solution Program leader and a development practitioner with over nine years of experience of working with Bangladeshi youth. She works on skills development projects that offer inclusive employment opportunities to everyone, regardless of sex, gender, ethnicity, or (dis)ability.  She is passionate to foster inclusive learning environments for youth using gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) strategies with a focus on soft skills and digital literacy. Sharaban will talk about inclusive language and addressing our own biases in this episode.



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Episode 2: Road to Net Zero

Montana State University is known for its incredible well-rounded core class programs and being top in the nation for undergraduate research. The University offers moder and historical buildings against a magnificent backdrop of mountains. However, one of the most incredible features of MSU isn't as widespread and well known -  it lies underground and withing the campus walls. In this episode of the Leadership Institute Podcast, we explore the fascinating story of how student leadership and staff mentorship put MSU on the map, becoming nationally recognized for its pioneering efforts to join a more energy efficeint world. 




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Episode 1: Leadership and Climate Justice

Former President Mary Robinson is known as a champion for climate justice, human rights, gender equality and corporate responsibility. She served as Ireland’s first female president from 1990-97. In addition, she led The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, served as the United Nations secretary-general’s specialenvoy on climate justice, and authored a book, “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.” In this first episode Robinson will talk on the topic of “Leadership and Climate Justice.”