12 January 2018, Wisconsin Public Radio, on President Trump’s racist comments and their consequences.

20 December 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on the Republican Scrooge tax plan and other 2017 abominations.

15 December 2017, Podcast with Paul Gibbons, on how knowledge of history improves leadership.

5 December 2017, East West Institute, on the challenges and opportunities of the modern presidency.

14 November 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio, on presidential authority over nuclear weapons & why we need limits.

13 November 2017, Podcast with Dr. Alvin Jones on The Impossible Presidency.

10 November 2017, National Public Radio, Marketplace on the new GI Bill and its history.

16 October 2017, KERA Think, Public Radio on why every president fails.

11 October 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on the difficult state of our nation.

3 October 2017, Podcast: Slate, The Gist, The Presidency is Impossible.

28 September 2017, Podcast: Global I.Q. Minute, on The Impossible Presidency.

25 September 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio, on The Impossible Presidency.

19 September 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio, on The Impossible Presidency.

12 September 2017, New Orleans Public Radio, “The Reading Life,” on The Impossible Presidency.

6 September 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on Trump’s decision to deport 800,000 workers and students, and continuing crises in Houston and North Korea.

31 August 2017, Podcast, 15-Minute History on The Impossible Presidency.

16 August 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on Confederate statues, state politics, and our racist president.

10 August 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio on US responses to North Korean threats.

9 August 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio on the North Korea crisis.

2 August 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on changes in the Trump administration, electoral conflict in Venezuela, and Texas politics.

12 July 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio on Iraq, ISIS, and the continuing terrorist threat.

12 July 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on Russian collusion with the Trump presidential campaign and the Special Session for the Texas state legislature.

7 June 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on Pres. Trump, Gov. Abbott, and other paragons of poor governance.

24 May 2017, Houston Matters, Public Radio on President Trump, foreign policy, and domestic politics.

11 May 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio on the international effects of Trump’s lies and Comey’s firing.

4 April 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio on President Trump’s early foreign policy challenges.

4 April 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio on Syrian chemical weapons attacks on civilians.

6 March 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio on North Korean nuclear missile tests.

6 February 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio on how Pres. Trump is taking us back to the 1930s.

2 February 2017, Texas Standard, Public Radio on President Trump’s reckless early foreign policy.

19 January 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio on foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

14 November 2016, Texas Standard, Public Radio on the Rise of White Nationalism.

4 October 2016, Texas Standard, Public Radio on the Civil War and Humanitarian Crisis in Syria.

9 September 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio on National Security and the U.S. Presidential Candidates.

20 June 2016, Texas Standard, Public Radio on US policy options in Syria.

15 June 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio on Guns, Violence, and Civic Culture in America today.

17 May 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio on using history for better policy-making.

29 March 2016, KUT Radio Podcast on Terrorism, the Middle East, and US Foreign Policy.

22 March 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio on the terrorist attack in Brussels and reactions.

22 March 2016, Texas Standard, Public Radio on terrorism and American politics.

9 March 2016, Aspen Public Radio on the history and future of international diplomacy.

23 February 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio, on President Obama’s plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

26 January 2016, Wisconsin Public Radio, on how fears of terrorism affect the presidential election.

19 January 2016, Texas Standard, Public Radio on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Visit to Israel.

24 November 2015, Wisconsin Public Radio, on U.S. Responses to ISIS and Syrian Refugees.

17 November 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio, “Central Time,” on Veterans and American Politics.

15 October 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio on President Obama’s policy in Afghanistan.

16 September 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

8 September 2015: Texas Standard, Public Radio on Russian Military Intervention in Syria.

11 June 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio on What’s Next for U.S. Strategy in Iraq.

12 February 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio on President Obama’s request for war powers against ISIS.

22 October 2014: National Public Radio, “Here and Now” show on how to judge U.S. secretaries of state.

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13 February 2013: “15 Minute History” presentation on America’s Entry into World War I.

15 January 2013: “15 Minute History” presentation on the Origins of the Cold War.

25 August 2010: Wisconsin Public Radio Discussion with Professor Jeremi Suri and UW Chancellor Biddy Martin on Distance Education, Innovation, and the Future of the University.


2010 April 25: “University of the Air,” Wisconsin Public Radio, The Past and Future of Nation-Building

2009 June 24: As Iranians continue to take to the streets of Tehran, are we witnessing a revolution or just temporary unrest? On At Issue, Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio and Jeremi Suri look at the current state of affairs in Iran and what role the United States is playing.

2009 April 19: Jeremi Suri on “University of the Air” show on President George W. Bush and his legacy with Professor Jeremi Suri, Wisconsin Public Radio, April 19, 2009


1. Jeremi Suri’s Bascom Hill Society Lecture 6 November 2007 “Henry Kissinger and the American Century.” Running time 54:36 min. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 6 November 2007.

2. Jeremi Suri dialog with Henry Kissinger at the New York Historical Society. View full screen


At Issue with Ben Merens – Wisconsin Public Radio, February 4, 2009 (program 02/04L)

John Munson talks with his guests about how the U.S. will proceed in Afghanistan with a new presidential administration. Congressman Kind has just returned from his first visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Guests:  Jeremi Suri, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and U.S. Representative Ron Kind, a Democrat, represents Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.

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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.