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SHADOW ELITE - Media Appearances

C-SPAN, Washington Journal

C-SPAN, Washington Journal, "Washington's Revolving Door", interview, September 14, 2013.

"Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market, talked about the impact of a new class of Washingtonians she had named "flexians." She said that these power brokers move seamlessly between roles of business consultant, think-tanker, TV pundit, and government adviser in ways that the average citizen could not track. Therefore they can not be aware of biases or conflicts of interest."

Institute for New Economic Thinking, "Behind the Scenes of International Banking Regulation, interview, January 8, 2013.
Watch it on YouTube or on Institute for New Economic Thinking site.

Freie Universität, Berlin, "Cultural Entrepreneurship Conference on "Ethics, Finance and Politics." Presentation on "Shadow Elites", May 19, 2011.
Watch on YouTube: part 1 and part 2.

TEDxBerlin 2010, "Shadow Elites" presentation at the "Fantastic Reality: How We Shape our future" symposium, Berlin, Germany, November 15, 2010.
Watch it on YouTube or on TED site.

Russia Today TV, "Cross Talk on Forbes Most Powerful: Who is Hu?" with Peter Lavelle, November 12, 2010.

C-SPAN, "Private Contractors & National Security" Washington Journal, July 24, 2010.


PBS, "The supranationals: a new kind of elite." "White House Chronicle" with Llewellyn King, July 23, 2010.


Al-Jazeera Television, "Empire - Superclass," July 29, 2010.
Watch it on YouTube.


– Janine Wedel discusses impact of Supreme Court decision. MSNBC, "Dylan Ratigan Show," January 28, 2010.
Watch it on Youtube.


Huffington Post, "'Shadow Elite' Live Video Event." with HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin, January 28, 2010.
Watch it on YouTube.

Russia Today TV, "Cross Talk" with Peter Lavelle, January 21, 2010.
Watch it on YouTube.


Al-Jazeera Television (180 million viewers), "The Riz Khan Show," December 16, 2009.
Watch it on YouTube
- Part 1; - Part 2.


KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio, "The Insighters" with Maria Armoudian, May 22, 2011.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) "The 'Shadow Elite,' WikiLeaks, And Living In A 'Dangerous Era'", August 16, 2010.

XM 130/SIRIUS 110, POTUS satellite radio "Stand UP!" with Pete Dominick, March 22, 2010.

WAMU 88.5 FM American University Radio, "An Ethically-Challenged Capital City?" The Kojo Nnamdi Show, March 11, 2010.

WZBC 90.3 FM News in Boston, "Sounds of Dissent" with John Grebe, February 13, 2010.
Listen to part 1 - starting after 51 min. into the program.
Listen to part 2 - continuing for 32 min. longer.

KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio, "Daily Briefing" with Ian Masters, February 07, 2010. The interview starts after 1:05 hour into the program.

CPN, Charlottesville Podcasting Network, "Charlottesville—Right Now!" with Coy Barefoot, January 28, 2010. Listen to the podcast.

KOPN 89.5 Community Radio for Mid-Missouri, "A Chautauqua" with Deb Hobson, January 14, 2010.

News Talk Radio 77WABC, "The John Batchelor Show," December 26, 2009.

KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio, "Daily Briefing" with Ian Masters, December 20, 2009.

KSFR 90.7 FM Santa Fe Public Radio, "The Journey Home with Diego Mulligan," December 16, 2009.

Progressive Radio Network (P.R.N.), "Gary Null Show," December 15, 2009.

KVON 1440 AM, "Late Mornings with Jeff Schechtman," December 15, 2009.

Air America, "The Lionel Show," December 3, 2009.
Listen to the interview.

KPFA 94.1 FM Pacifica Radio, "The Morning Show," November 30, 2009.

680 WPTF, NC's "Morning News" with Scott Fitzgerald, November 23, 2009.

KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio, "Daily Briefing" with Ian Masters, November 10, 2009.


SHADOW ELITE - Book Events

Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University, Cosponsored by the European Union Program. December 4, 2012. See the flyer.

TEDxBerlin 2010, Berlin, Germany. "Fantastic Reality: How We Shape our future." November 15, 2010. See Review

– Anthropology Colloquium, Georgetown University, November 10, 2010.

– Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna, Austria, October 27, 2010.

– 2010 Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, September 21, 2010.

UCIrvine Forum on the Anthropology of Public Policy. Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), April 1, 2010.

– McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince St., NY. March 22, 2010.

Kennan Institute/Wilson Center, January 19, 2010.

– Barnes & Noble, NY (Upper West Side), January 13, 2010.

Politics and Prose, January 8, 2010.


New America Foundation, Book Launch, December 1, 2009.



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