47 episodes

The 'WORLD:we got this' podcast series looks at the complex issues we face in the world today. It asks those researching and studying these global challenges about the impacts they are having on society – and what we can do to help overcome them.
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WORLD: we got this King's College London

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The 'WORLD:we got this' podcast series looks at the complex issues we face in the world today. It asks those researching and studying these global challenges about the impacts they are having on society – and what we can do to help overcome them.
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    In conversation about marine conservation

    In conversation about marine conservation

    What can we do to protect our oceans? Are 'Marine Protected Areas' an effective method of ecosystem management? These are some of the questions that PhD Candidate, Constance Schéré, aims to answer through her research.
    Hear Constance discuss her research with Kate Schreckenberg, Head of King’s Department of Geography and Professor in Environment and Development.
    You can find out more about the organisations Constance mentions in the podcast through the links below:
    Coastwatch: https://coastwatch.org/europe/ Seasearch: https://www.seasearch.org.uk/ORCA: https://www.orcaweb.org.uk/
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    • 31 min
    Facing up to the energy crisis

    Facing up to the energy crisis

    This episode explores the important role of energy in the geopolitical order on our planet.
    It explores how China can meet its energy needs and climate commitments, the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on Russia's role as an energy superpower, plus why we are still so reliant on fossil fuels to power our daily lives.
    It features Dr Thomas Froehlich, Kalina Damianova and Isabel Hilton, all of whom are part of the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London.

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    • 43 min
    In conversation about the war on drugs in Guatemala

    In conversation about the war on drugs in Guatemala

    With the mass incarceration of women quintupling in Guatemala as a result of the 'war on drugs', Gloriana Rodriguez Alvarez, PhD candidate and human rights advocate, asks how the country's policies and institutions perpetuate social prejudices and impact marginalised communities.
    In this episode, Gloriana speaks with David Mwambari, Lecturer in African Security and Leadership Studies at King’s African Leadership Centre, about her research, her time interviewing inmates in Guatemalan prisons and the importance of being an empathetic researcher.

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    • 33 min
    The role of space in modern-day warfare

    The role of space in modern-day warfare

    The invasion of Ukraine has shown how new technologies are now used alongside more traditional means of waging war.
    This episode, the second on the Changing Face of War, looks at how space has become an integral part of military and security operations today, how countries around the world and private individuals are expanding their activities into space, and how closely these are linked to what is happening on Earth.
    It also explores whether we need to put in safeguards now, how we can learn lessons from the past and why we should encourage international collaboration to ensure space doesn’t become dangerous overcrowded by satellites and space debris.
    The episode feature Dr Sophy Antrobus, Dr Mark Hilborne and Julia Balm, who are all based in the School of Security Studies in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

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    • 36 min
    How cyber operations, social media and artificial intelligence are changing warfare

    How cyber operations, social media and artificial intelligence are changing warfare

    In this episode Dr Tim Stevens and Dr Kenneth Payne, both based in the School of Security Studies in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London, explore the role of cyber operations, social media and artificial intelligence in modern warfare.
    They explain how our reliance on digital systems is creating new vulnerabilities, look at the ways that social media is broadening out conflicts today and explore whether cyber operations could ever be an alternative to sending in troops on the ground.
    And what about artificial intelligence or AI? what role is that already playing in modern-day warfare? Could it replace humans on the battlefield and will we have AI swarms or shoals roaming the skies or swimming through the oceans hunting down our enemies?
    This is the first of two episodes on the Changing Face of War. The second, due out later this month, will look at how space is now an integral part of modern warfare and defence and whether the world is ready for the challenges involved in moving into this new frontier.

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    • 37 min
    In conversation about how foreign policy interacts with health

    In conversation about how foreign policy interacts with health

    How does foreign policy interact with health? And how is power intertwined with health policy?
    In this episode, Maria Berta Ecija Salgado, PhD alumnus, discusses her research on soft and hard power in Brazil foreign affairs. This included conducting field work in Mozambique to explore the role of Brazil in establishing a factory for antiretroviral drugs.
    Hear Maria Berta discuss her research with Anthony Pereira, Professor of Brazilian Studies.

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    • 29 min

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Informative pod

Fantastic informative podcast about current affairs and how the world works