The official Oxford Society for International Development podcast. We interview leaders and key thinkers in the field of international development with the aim of generating discussion around some of the biggest challenges facing today’s global society. Find out more at oxsid.org
"Refugees in Our Current Society" with Colin Yeo
The Refugee Crisis has been an ongoing phenomenon these past few years especially, which continuously makes the news in various formats. But what are the implications of being a refugee, and how does Britain especially deal with this? In this episode, Sara Al Soodi interviews immigration and asylum barrister Colin Yeo on this topic, including a discussion on Britain's immigration system and much more. Colin Yeo is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London and has most recently published his book in 2020, "Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System", charting and examining immigration policy over the last thirty years and setting out some ideas for how to start putting things right.
Feminism and Development: How Can Women Get Involved in Peace Negotiations?
Marnie speaks with Andrea Filippi who works for PeaceWomen Across the Globe. Started in 2005 this organisation is committed to the active participation of women in peace processes and to a peaceful and secure world for all. In this episode we discuss their projects in Palestine and Ukraine as well as looking at their campaigns in their home country Switzerland. We debate the tensions present in feminist thought in the area of development and methods of aiding women toward achieving their goals whilst remaining vigilant of interventionism. Andrea would like to recommend al-Shabaka, a fantastic organisation, that is interesting for anyone who wants to learn more about Palestinian perspectives
The Transition to Transformation publication (which is mentioned) can be found here.
Podcast by Marnie Ashbridge. Find out more about the Oxford Society for International Development at oxsid.org
Is Democracy under threat? With Niheer Dasandi
Is Democracy under threat? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Niheer Dasandi, a senior lecturer in Politics and Development at Birmingham University and author of ‘Is Democracy Failing?’
Throughout the interview, they talk about the challenges that contemporary democracy is facing as well as recent trends. There are discussions about populism, social media, the European Union, covid-19 and climate change. Key considerations include the efficacy of democracy and its future.
Podcast by Esther Coomber. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook. Find out more about the Oxford Society for International Development at oxsid.org
Is Degrowth working in the developing world? With Julien-François Gerber
On this podcast, our Events Director, Zilun, speaks to Prof. Julien-François Gerber about the viability of degrowth for developing countries. They discuss in depth how changing the way we measure and understand development beyond measures of economic growth can help tackle important issues developing countries face.
Podcast by Zilun Lin. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook. Discover more about the Oxford Society for International Development at oxsid.org
Discussing peace in the age of chaos with Global Peace Index created Steve Killelea
This week, our Co-President, Helena, speaks with Steve Killelea about the topic of his latest book, Peace in the Age of Chaos. The book is available at a 40% discount to OxSID members. Send us a message to receive the discount code!
Expect discussion of the application of systems thinking to sustainable development; the relationship between peace, conflict and prosperity; the pandemic’s effects on terrorism; and how we can create more resilient societies in an age of unprecedented global change.
A Luxembourg Peace Prize winner and two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Steve is the creator of the Global Peace Index, the world's leading measure of peace that ranks 163 countries by their relative levels of peacefulness each year and provides data-driven insights into the state of global peacefulness and its economic value.
Podcast by Helena Holter. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook. Find out more about the Oxford Society for International Development at oxsid.org
What is Degrowth? A radical overhaul of how we do development with Dr. Giacomo D'Alisa
In this week’s podcast, our event director, Zilun, talk about ‘degrowth’, the radical idea which tries to understand development beyond economic growth. Instead, degrowth focuses on sustainability, equality, fairness and justices alongside simple measures of economic prosperity. To supporters of degrowth, it is the way to understand development holistically and with a sharper focus on well-being - all of which are currently overlooked by economic growth. Zilun is joined by Dr. Giacomo D’Alisa, one of the founding members of the Degrowth movement to discuss the implications and feasibility in our modern day world.
Podcast by Zilun Lin. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook. Find out more about the Oxford Society for International Development at oxsid.org