Dartmouth and SiriusXM to Launch ‘The Briefing’


SiriusXM and the College today announced the launch of The Briefing Powered by Dartmouth College, a new radio show that dissects the history, facts, and perspectives shaping the week’s news.

The weekly satellite radio show will be hosted by Michael Mastanduno, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government. He is the author of Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives and Economic Containment: CoCom and the Politics of East-West Trade.

Broadcasting from campus, The Briefing will offer listeners an opportunity to engage with faculty experts and hear interviews with other distinguished scholars, alumni, and guests who can provide insights, background, and analysis of key cultural, social, and political issues. A subscription is needed to listen to the show.

“We are very excited about bringing Dartmouth classrooms to the world,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “Sharing the knowledge and experiences of our faculty through this partnership with SiriusXM enriches our traditional model of teaching and learning. I’m looking forward to listening to the robust, provocative, and important exchange of ideas.”

“The Briefing” will be hosted by Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael Mastanduno, an expert in international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the global economy. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

“We are thrilled to work with Dartmouth College and to give our listeners access to some of the finest minds in higher education,” says Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM. “SiriusXM has worked with some of the country’s top institutions to create pioneering programming in medicine and business education. Now, with the help of Dartmouth, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to connect with the headlines of our day in a deeper, more informed way.”

The Briefing will premiere Saturday, March 21, at 4 p.m. on SiriusXM Insight, Channel 121, via satellite, on smartphones and other connected devices, and online at siriusxm.com. The show will air each week on Saturday at 4 p.m., with two rebroadcasts on Sunday, one at 6 a.m. and one at 7 p.m. After the broadcast, The Briefing will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via smartphones and other connected devices or online at siriusxm.com.

Here’s a promo for Saturday’s debut of The Briefing

Mastanduno is an expert in international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the global economy. His work examines U.S. economic and security strategy in the post-Cold War world and the implications of the rise of China for the world economy and the stability of the international system. He has published numerous articles in leading international relations journals, and co-edited seven books. The recipient of Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Scholarly Achievement, he lectures widely in policy and scholarly settings in Asia and Europe.

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