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Listen in to all of the events hosted by Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. We believe that relationships – among individuals and institutions, globally and locally – can fuel knowledge and develop solutions to global challenges. The views and opinions expressed within our podcast episodes are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.
 
The Global Pathways Podcast with Ray Offenheiser features leading policy-makers, academics, and activists working to address today's most pressing global challenges. Together with host Ray Offenheiser—the Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development and a Distinguished Professor of the Practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame—guests discuss current events, public policy, cutting-edge research, and more.
 
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders ...
 
GLOBAL IMPACT, hosted by Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL AFFAIRS MEDIA, will address strategic issues impacting the global community. Thought leadership will be provided that will elevate listeners' awareness and understanding of complex global issues such as geopolitics of technology and resources, globalization & immigration policy, diplomacy & peace negotiations, global health crisis, political economy of the media, impact of technology on society, humanitariani ...
 
The Global Current is the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy’s premier podcast on international affairs. Each week, we explore and analyze a news story making waves around the world. From the Capitol Hill riots to the Uighur camps in China, Current members break down pressing stories while engaging in thoughtful conversation with fellow students and faculty. Catch the Current on Instagram @TheGlobalCurrent and tune in live every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST on 89.5 FM WSOU.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 10) along with co-presenters Aiza (age ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
Global, a podcast brought to you by IRI, is not your usual foreign policy podcast. Each episode dives into history, current events, and complex topics that impact how countries can become more democratic. Our dynamic hosts interview top country experts, including heads of state, elected officials, foreign policy analysts, journalists, and on-the-ground activists. Whether you’re a foreign policy expert learning about a new country in your portfolio, a world traveler looking for your next dest ...
 
South Korea as a Global Power is a three-year study launched by the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2014 to examine South Korea's global commitment and proactive participation in world affairs. Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser at CSIS and Professor of Government at Georgetown University will lead this project along with a research team to provide empirical analysis and conceptual study of Korea's accomplishments as a middle and global power in a wide ...
 
Welcome to the Global Cable, a brand new podcast at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. In it, we discuss the world's most pressing challenges and the people who work on them! You should listen to this show if you: - Find foreign affairs and international politics interesting. - Want great career advice from experts. - Want to sound smart at your next dinner party.
 
The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions in international affairs but have been excluded from the discipline due to biases of language, region, and gender. By encouraging IR to 'rethink its thinkers', our project responds to a call for a more inclusive, diverse, and ‘Global IR’, making Oxfor ...
 
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This week the NewzKidz talk about the funeral of Prince Philip; what’s been happening at the Suez Canal; a new recycling technology for single-use facemasks and gowns, and lastly, a new campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries.بقلم NewzKidz
 
After failing to hold elections in February, Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo passed legislation this week to extend his power for at least two more years, prompting global concern. Somali academic Abdi Aynte and former US diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford join Deep Dish to unpack the players in Somalia’s politics and what role the intern…
 
Primarily focused on economic inequality, United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #10, “Reduced Inequalities,” also aims to “empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status.” Yet today’s global inequities possess long l…
 
Are we in the midst of a financial bubble? Do the current valuations of the electronic vehicle stocks or their SPACs make you raise an eyebrow? The trouble with bubbles is that they are hard to spot from within, and much easier to define and analyze after the fact. In their new book, Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles (Cambridge U…
 
Welcome to Episode 28 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week we bring you insights on the World Mosquito Program's Wolbachia method as a means of helping communities around the world prevent the spread of mosquito borne-disease. In this episode we were delighted to speak with Professor Scott O'Neil…
 
On April 14th President Biden announced that American Troops will be leaving Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, formally ending US military engagement after twenty years of war. What contributed to this decision? What impact will it have on internal dynamics in Afghanistan and does this mean the Taliban will gain control? On the line with me to dis…
 
The United States and its European allies have issued fresh sanctions on China over abuses of its ethnic Uighur minority. In response, China issued tit-for-tat sanctions on 10 European figures that "harm China's sovereignty." The move is just the latest example of recent American pushback on perceived Chinese aggression - the Biden administration h…
 
We're beginning to enter a new era of climate change as the number of deniers decreases, the number the of people who think we're screwed - grows. Dr. Keith Suter discusses not only the importance of education but the right people who we need to market that to and why you need to give people room to manoeuvre to get out of the political position th…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest iteration of what Charles Kenny calls an unending war between humanity and infectious disease. His new book "The Plague Cycle" documents and describes how the course of human history has been shaped by infectious disease from thousands of years ago to early 2021. Guest: Charles Kenny, senior fellow with the …
 
Today we are joined by Bruce Berglund, author of The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (University of California Press, 2020). In this sweeping look at hockey, Bruce Berglund examines how a niche sport became a global favorite. Hockey has crossed cultures from North America to Europe and Asia, and has been a politica…
 
Jeremy Black, one of the most prolific and punchy of historians of modern Britain, has written a new account of a period on which he has previously published. A Brief History of Britain 1851-2021: From World Power to ? (Robinson, 2021) traces an arc of decline and opportunity, from the confidence that was reflected in the Crystal Palace’s Great Exh…
 
This is a reassessment of British and Italian grand strategies during the First World War. Dr. Stefano Marcuzzi, Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, tries to shed new light on a hitherto overlooked but central aspect of Britain and Italy's war experiences: the uneasy and only partial overlap between Britain's strategy for imperia…
 
Technology is breaking politics - what can be done about it? Artificially intelligent "bot" accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies that misdire…
 
The NewzKidz are back after the Spring Break! This week Zara reports on the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99; Rose reports on this week's volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St Vincent; Aiza rounds up the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laurie covers the recent discov…
 
For the last several months Niger has experienced a surge in attacks against civilians by violent extremists. This region of West Africa, the Sahel, has experienced profound and growing security challenges in recent years. What distinguishes this new upsurge in violence in Niger is that civilians are being targeted -- and on the basis of their ethn…
 
North Korea is back in the news as it conducts fresh ballistic missile tests. The U.S. and its Asian allies like Japan and South Korea see the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea; President Biden has already declared his intention not to meet with the North's leader, Kim Jong-Un. While the Trump administration tried to revive stalled nuclea…
 
The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) arrives at an extraordinarily consequential moment for the future of asylum protections. Even as more and more people around the world find themselves displaced and endangered by violent conflict, climate change, and material deprivation, th…
 
Brazil’s daily COVID-19 deaths passed 4,000 for first time this week, while President Jair Bolsonaro focused on firing his defense minister; reshuffling congress to ward off impeachment; and replacing the top commanders of the army, navy, and air force. Oliver Stuenkel and Sarah Maslin join Deep Dish to examine whether the pandemic could cost Bolso…
 
The number of people who consider themselves survivalists has risen - these are people who anticipate a time when supermarkets wont have food, ATMs wont have money and pharmacies wont have medicine. Dr. Keith Suter explains the difference between Green Survivalists and Doomsday Preppers, even though they all agree on the coming collapse of society.…
 
When economies started tanking last year as COVID-19 spread rapidly around the globe, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund mounted their crisis response. Now, one year later we can assess some of the impact of the response of these institutions, and what comes next as countries continue to try weather this economic storm. On the line with…
 
The field of US foreign-relations history is not what it used to be, and that’s a good thing. Earlier historians narrowly defined the field as diplomatic history­­ and kept vast swathes of the United States’ interactions with the world from being explored. In the middle of the 1990s, for example, even the very consideration of gender in the history…
 
Welcome to Episode 27 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week we bring you a special episode on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the Pacific Region, brought to you by two podcasts - Contain This, and Vosa, supported by the World Bank in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea. This episode is hosted by regu…
 
The Yemen conflict rages on as fighting continues between the Saudi-led coalition and the rebel group known as the Houthis. The more than seven-year-long war created the world's worst humanitarian crisis in which Yemeni civilians face famine, threats of physical violence, and a non-existent economy. Join the Global Current today for the inaugural e…
 
On March 30th, leaders from 23 countries plus the heads of the World Health Organization and the European Union called for a new international treaty to confront the next pandemic. Global health expert Kate Dodson explains what would be included in a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness and response; how might a pandemic treaty be nego…
 
American technology giants like Facebook and Google wield immense influence over the information we consume. Australia, in an effort to regulate these companies, recently passed a law requiring social media and search engine platforms to compensate news organizations for using their content. Facebook retaliated swiftly and instituted a five-day-lon…
 
Faced with a major terrorist threat, states seem to reach instinctively for the most coercive tools in their arsenal and, in doing so, risk exacerbating the situation. This policy response seems to be driven in equal parts by a lack of understanding of the true nature of the threat, an exaggerated faith in the use of force, and a lack of faith that…
 
What role did culture play in the British Empire? In Imperial Encore: The Cultural Project of the Late British Empire Caroline Ritter, an Assistant Professor of History at Texas State University, explores the importance of culture in maintaining Imperial domination, and then in supporting post-Imperial British influence. Using core case studies of …
 
For six days, a ship as tall as the Empire State Building, the Ever Given, was lodged in the Suez Canal – launching memes and delaying 10 percent of global trade. Flexport’s Phil Levy and the Financial Times’ Claire Jones join Deep Dish to discuss if crises like this and COVID-19 show it’s time to rethink global supply chains.…
 
Benin is a geographically small country in West Africa, located between Nigeria and Togo. Since the 1990s Benin has earned a reputation as a strong and stable multiparty democracy. However, that has all changed in recent years and Benin is in the midst of democratic backsliding ahead of elections in which opposition parties have been sidelined. On …
 
It would take 23,000 years for an ordinary worker to become a billionaire but in 2020 the amount of money billionaires have went up a massive amount. Dr. Keith Suter explains why young people have become apathetic to politics which is making it increasingly difficult to propose taxes on the rich. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The middle decades of the 19th century witnessed the expansion of slavery and white settlement and dispossession of Indigenous lands west of the Mississippi River, the abolition of slavery in the British Empire followed by the importation of indentured laborers from India and China into the West Indies, the consolidation of British rule in India fo…
 
Asad Hussein was born in a refugee camp in Kenya after his parents fled conflict in neighboring Somalia. He was born into extreme poverty and stateless, yet despite the odds he became the first person from his refugee camp admitted to an Ivy League school. His family's incredible story is told in the new book Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family's Q…
 
As the world marks the tenth year of the Syrian Civil War, refugees displaced by the conflict see no relief in sight as fighting continues. The decade-long war has destroyed most of Syria's infrastructure, while continued threats of terrorism, food insecurity, and government repression make it impossible for many to return. Today, join the Global C…
 
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the COIVD-19 pandemic, take the time to listen to this discussion of previous efforts to fight yellow fever, cholera, and plague pandemics. Lukas Engelmann and Christos Lynteris’s Sulfuric Utopias: A History Maritime Fumigation (MIT Press, 2020) tells the story of the international dream of stopping the spread…
 
For decades, the United States has ensured peace for Taiwan through strategic ambiguity, but last week’s combative US-China meeting could be a signal to rethink that approach. Rand Corporation’s Michael Mazarr and the Council’s Commander Michele Lowe join Deep Dish to explore the options in a constructive debate on the benefits—and costs—of a shift…
 
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