Bush School Uncorked

Bush School Uncorked is a podcast series hosted by the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. Current faculty, Dr. Gregory Gause and Dr. Justin Bullock, host conversations with scholars and experts from the Bush School and elsewhere.


Hot Take, Midterms 2018

In this episode of Bush School Uncorked, Professors Gregory Gause and Justin Bullock provide some reflections on the 2018 US Midterms. The conversation was recorded mid-afternoon on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.

Hot Take, Midterms 2018(SoundCloud)
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Episode 3: On Democracy with Jessica Gottlieb

In this episode of Bush School Uncorked, Professors Gregory Gause and Justin Bullock discuss democracy and democratic erosion with Professor Jessica Gottlieb. Professor Gottlieb is an expert in developing democracies, much of her work focuses on understanding how young democracies, throughout Africa, engage in governance activities. She is also currently engaged in a cross-university teaching collaboration which examines the prevalence of democratic erosion throughout the world.

Episode 3: On Democracy with Jessica Gottlieb (SoundCloud)
Download the transcript for Episode 3: On Democracy with Jessica Gottlieb (docx)


Episode 2: Education in Texas

In this episode, Bush School Professors Justin Bullock and Gregory Gause host Professors Lori Taylor and Ann Bowman to discuss education, education policy in Texas, issue concerning state governance, and the upcoming elections.

Episode 2: Education in Texas (SoundCloud)
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Episode 1: USMCA and Diplomacy

Professors Gregory Gause and Justin Bullock, with guest Raymond Robertson, recorded the first episode of a new podcast sponsored by the Bush School of Government & Public Service, Bush School Uncorked.

Professor Robertson schooled the hosts in the recently negotiated trade agreement, USMCA. We then explored the important world of trade and its impact on markets, countries, and individual humans.

Following Professor Robertson’s lessons in trade and empirical evidence, the conversation broadened to trade with other countries and other current conflicts on the global stage.

Given recent events, and our resident Saudi Arabia expert at the table, Professor Gregory Gause, the conversation inevitably turned to the killing of Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoggi.

The panel also discussed foreign policy tactics, the use of bullying techniques on friends and allies, and the cozying up to autocratic leaders.

Episode 1: USMCA and Diplomacy (SoundCloud)
Download the transcript for Episode 1: USMCA and Diplomacy (docx)


Bush School Uncorked: Teaser

In this teaser, Professors Justin Bullock and Gregory Gause introduce a new podcast, sponsored by the Bush School of Government & Public Service, called Bush School Uncorked.

Bush School Uncorked: Teaser (SoundCloud)
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