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Using case studies that often go untouched in news media, we examine how global trends are impacting real lives and international politics.

Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the podcast network of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.

Music: Audissey
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Using case studies that often go untouched in news media, we examine how global trends are impacting real lives and international politics.

Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the podcast network of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.

Music: Audissey
https://open.spotify.com/artist/27PasEOltfafDKVv1TPTQR

    Zooming in Iran: Implications of Soleimani's Assassination

    Zooming in Iran: Implications of Soleimani's Assassination

    On January 3, 2020 — three days before the first reporting of a mysterious viral pneumonia appeared in the New York Times — the United States assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Host Emma Ross and Researcher Ari Ghasemian discuss the man, the myth, and the drone strike. How can we situate recent events in terms of the rhetoric and history of American of foreign policy?

    Host: Emma Ross
    Researcher: Ari Ghasemian
    Producer: Christian F. Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 18 min
    The Truths of the Rohingya Crisis

    The Truths of the Rohingya Crisis

    Facing discrimination, mass beatings, rape, and torture in their native country of Myanmar, the Rohingya people have fled to nearby Bangladesh, where the crisis has created the largest refugee camp in the world. In this week’s episode, we unpack the contrasting narratives of the Myanmar government and UN officials in regard to the treatment of the Rohingya. The multitude of actors, security issues, and international terminology complicates the crisis response and enables the international community to remain idle.

    Host: Emma Ross
    Researcher: Lyndsay Baker
    Producer: Christian F. Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 18 min
    How the Rich Stay Rich: Behind the Velvet Curtain

    How the Rich Stay Rich: Behind the Velvet Curtain

    UVA's premier undergraduate research podcast, The Global Inquirer, hosts a special discussion about the significance of tax havens and the Panama Papers with Ruth Mason of UVA's School of Law and tax historian Joseph Thorndike. In 2016, the release of the Panama Papers provided an unprecedented look at the lengths some of the world’s wealthiest citizens go to avoid taxes and hoard their funds.

    Stream the live episode here: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalInquireratUVA/videos/1055403948149879/

    Host: Emma Ross
    Researchers: Anna von Spakovsky and Balthazar Merrin
    Producers: Andy Carluccio and Christian F. Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 58 min
    Modern Echoes of the Cold War

    Modern Echoes of the Cold War

    As most of us learned in school, the Cold War was described as an intense battle between good and evil. Now that the Soviet Union is gone, how do our policymakers socialized during this time apply Cold War lessons in dealing with Russia? In today's episode, we look at justifications for past fears, and parallels to modern day actions to find out just how much the Cold War has impacted the present day.

    Host: Emma Ross
    Researchers: Katya Sankow and Alma Wolf
    Producer: Christian F. Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 26 min
    How to Lose the Narrative

    How to Lose the Narrative

    Protest movements are often branded as unified fronts against injustice— but what happens when we unpack that assumption? This week on the Global Inquirer, we compare the protests in Hong Kong and France’s Yellow Vest protests in order to draw important parallels. We compare the government response in these cases and explore what the reality of a protest movement entails.

    Host: Emma Ross
    Researcher: Nicholas Mortensen
    Producer: Christian Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 30 min
    BONUS - All Good Things

    BONUS - All Good Things

    From climate change to impeachment, the traditional news media has a lot on its plate and hasn't been able to highlight the small victories that have been unfolding over the past year. To give you a break from your regularly scheduled Doom and Gloom, we have decided to focus on some of the good things happening in the world today. To kick off your 2020, we asked several of our researchers to go out into the world found stories and find case studies that made them smile. From peace talks in Africa to a deer the size of a puppy, here's our attempt to make your day a little brighter.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researchers: Emma Ross, Katya Sankow, and Roma Chitko
    Producer: Andy Carluccio and Christian Jung

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 27 min

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