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Global Futures is a podcast about global politics and how rising powers like China and India are changing it. We discuss foreign policy, economics, war and peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the world.

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Global Futures is a podcast about global politics and how rising powers like China and India are changing it. We discuss foreign policy, economics, war and peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the world.

    Multilateral Dialogues in a Changing World

    Multilateral Dialogues in a Changing World

    In the final episode of the Global Futures podcast, we look back at 10 years of the Global Governance Futures (GGF) program and talk with some of our alumni about their experiences and insights gained through the multilateral dialogues forum. We asked: What were their highest hopes for the program when they started? What had attracted them to GGF and what had they wanted to get out of the dialogues? During the program, what did they find worked well? What did not? Why do they think multilateral forums are important for young policy professionals and change makers? And how has the GGF journey impacted their personal and professional lives?

    Guests: Max Bouchet (Project Manager and Senior Policy Analyst, Brookings), Tessa Dooms (Director of Jasoro Consulting), Nurma Fitrianingrum (Good Governance Project Officer at Tifa Foundation), Felipe Oriá (Co-founder of Movimento Acredito), Helidah ‘Didi’ Ogude (Social Development Specialist, The World Bank Group), Natalie Schnelle (Senior Strategic Consultant at SAP), Liz Schuelke (German Chancellor Fellow).

    • 40 min
    What Does Climate Change Mean for Water Security?

    What Does Climate Change Mean for Water Security?

    Climate change is disrupting weather patterns and leading to extreme weather events, such as wild fires, all around the world. Climate-related natural disasters also cause unpredictable water availability, exacerbate existing water scarcities and contaminate established water supplies. In some situations, scarce and valuable fresh water has contributed to conflicts by being a causal factor, target, tool, or weapon. In this episode, we explore what the effects of climate change means for water security around the world and talk to four guests about the weaponization of water, water scarcity, international conflicts over water, and more.

    Guests: Scott Moore (Director, Penn Global China Program), Jasdeep Randhawa (International lawyer and policy specialist, currently working in the adaptation team at the United Nations Climate Change agency), Susanne Schmeier (Associate professor, IHE Delft), Michelle Toxopeus (Legal researcher, Helen Suzman Foundation).

    • 59 min
    Kun Tang: China's Response to COVID-19

    Kun Tang: China's Response to COVID-19

    Three months after the novel Coronavirus outbreak, companies across China are re-opening their doors for business. On March 19, Beijing announced that there were no new local infections. In fact, the country where the COVID-19 outbreak originated is now supporting other countries to fight the pandemic with material and medical staff.

    In this episode Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) sits down with Kun Tang to discuss how the Chinese government has been managing the Coronavirus pandemic and its potentially lasting impact on the lives of Chinese citizens.

    Kun Tang was a fellow with the Global Governance Futures 2027 program. He is an assistant professor at Tsinghua University’s Public Health Research Center. He also serves as the global health adviser of the Chinese Delegation to the World Health Assembly.

    • 37 min
    Yaotzin Botello: Coronavirus in Latin America and in the News

    Yaotzin Botello: Coronavirus in Latin America and in the News

    The coronavirus has paralyzed trade, caused stock markets to plunge and global economic activity to shrink. The pandemic has reached Latin America: Venezuela is under quarantine and Chile has declared “estado de catástrofe“ (state of catastrophy), sending in the military, while Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador continues to gather large crowds and hug his supporters.

    In this episode, Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) sits down with Yaotzin Botello to talk about the reaction to COVID-19 in Latin American countries, situation in Europe and Germany and what it means to work for the global media outlet in the time of pandemic.

    Yaotzin Botello is the head of talk-shows and own productions at Deutsche Welle Latin America. Before joining Deutsche Welle in 2011, Yoatzin worked as a Germany correspondent and writer for prestigious Mexican newspaper group “Reforma” for 15 years.

    • 29 min
    Mara Pillinger: The Coronavirus Pandemonium

    Mara Pillinger: The Coronavirus Pandemonium

    International cooperation and multilateral approaches are being strained by rising populism and nationalism. The unabated march of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) across the globe threatens to further entrench unilateral approaches and nationalistic attitudes at a time when a global response is needed to combat this pandemic. Yet, we see travel bans being introduced, countries closing their boarders, schools and offices closing their doors, and shortages of medical and household supplies on the rise. COVID19 is the most recent example of how seemingly unpolitical and unideological issues can be politicized, becoming a potentially decisive matter such as this year’s US presidential elections.

    In this episode, Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) talks with Mara Pillinger about what makes COVID19 so different from other epidemics and pandemics. Mara explains the difference between an epidemic and pandemic; whether travel bans could work to tackle COVID19; whether she thinks the US is doing enough to prepare itself for the pandemic; and now that its 2020, what impact is this pandemic going to have on the upcoming US elections.

    Mara is an Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC where she is part of the Global Health Policy and Governance Initiative. Her research focuses on the political, organizational and power dynamics at work behind the scenes of the World Health Organization and major multisectoral global health partnerships.

    • 32 min
    Allister Fa Chang: Can Media Literacy Save Us?

    Allister Fa Chang: Can Media Literacy Save Us?

    This episode marks the start of season two of the Global Futures podcast. Over the course of the next few months, we will tackle the future(s) of climate-related conflict, media and information and the politics of inequality with our fellows and other leading experts from around the world.

    How should we navigate the media landscape in a world where information is available at the touch of a button? In this podcast, Sonya Sugrobova sits down with Allister Fa Chang to learn about media literacy, the importance of critically analyzing what you see online, and how to approach teaching this skill.

    Allister is a Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where he researches on media literacy and disinformation. Previously, Allister was the executive director of Libraries Without Borders, a non-profit organization that has innovated library partnerships in over 25 countries.

    • 23 min

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