Dartmouth College and SiriusXM to Launch "The Briefing," An All-New Radio Show March 21

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mike Mastanduno, hosts biweekly show that dissects the history, facts, and perspectives shaping the news

"The Briefing Powered by Dartmouth College" will broadcast from Dartmouth's historic Ivy League campus in Hanover, NH

Mar 18, 2015, 10:30 ET from Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and Dartmouth College today announced the launch of "The Briefing Powered by Dartmouth College," an all-new radio show giving listeners a lively hour that dissects the history, facts, and perspectives shaping the week's news. The biweekly show will be hosted by Michael Mastanduno, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government at Dartmouth.

Broadcasting from the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, NH, "The Briefing" will offer listeners a rare opportunity to engage with the top minds from across the Ivy League campus, as well as interviews with distinguished scholars, alumni, and expert guests who can provide real world insights, background, and analysis of key cultural, social, and political issues facing Americans, and the world.

"We are very excited to bring Dartmouth classrooms to the world," said Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon. "Sharing the knowledge and experiences of our expert 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."

"We are thrilled to work with Dartmouth College and to give our listeners access to some of the finest minds in higher education," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, 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 on Saturday, March 21, at 4:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Insight, channel 121, via satellite, on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.  The show will air each week on Saturday at 4:00 pm ET with two rebroadcasts on Sunday at 6:00 am and 7:00 pm ET.  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.

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, co-edited seven books, and is the author of Introduction to International Relations and Economic Containment: Cocom and the Politics of East-West Trade. Mastanduno is a 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. He joined Dartmouth's faculty in 1987 and has been dean of the faculty since 2010.

SiriusXM Insight broadcasts news, information, and entertainment offering listeners inspiring ideas and intelligent conversation with an edge.  Designed to reach fans that enjoy the eclectic subject matter of public radio, SiriusXM Insight feature an array of fresh, diverse voices addressing a new era of issues in a lively, smart, and sometimes humorous approach, including shows hosted by Pete Dominick, John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Karen Hunter, Margaret Hoover and more.

For more information and to try SiriusXM for 30-days, please visit siriusxm.com.

About Dartmouth College

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of MedicineThayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

About SiriusXM

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