Over to Europe is a platform to discuss contemporary European issues with leading minds of Europe. In the podcast, we sit down with the professors, researchers and students of leading European universities to dive deep into issues that shape contemporary Europe.
2x02 - Decarbonising Europe
In this episode we explore the biggest man-made threat to humanity: the climate crisis. We talk to Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University, and Sebastian Levi, Postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Sustainability at the Hertie School, about the different aspects of the crisis, the steps taken by the EU to tackle the crisis and the challenges to implement these steps.
2x01 - Innovating research
In this episode, we discuss the future of research in European higher education institutions with Guillaume Plantin, Vice President for Research at Sciences Po, and Xymena Kurowska, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Central European University. We talk about the role of collaboration and innovation in research, and how the recently-launched project CIVICA Research can become a positive driver for national academia.
1x06 - The future of higher education
In this episode we explore the present and future role of higher education in Europe and the world. We talk to Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Affairs at Sciences Po, and Liviu Matei, Provost and Professor of Higher Education Policy at Central European University, about the social and political functions of higher education in Europe, the impact of technology on education, and the ways in which universities - including the European University alliances - can continue to shape the world in the next decades.
1x05 - Social sciences vs societal challenges
In this episode we explore the role and impact of the social sciences. We talk to experts Simon Hix (Pro-Director for Research and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, the London School of Economics) and Carsten Schneider (Professor in the Political Science Department, Central European University) about the development of the social sciences as a discipline, their key role in solving societal issues, and about CIVICA's research agenda.
1x04 - Europe and the world
Europe has played an instrumental role in shaping the world we live in today. In this episode, we talk to Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu (Vice-Rector and Professor of EU policies, SNSPA) and three CIVICA master's students in international relations to explore Europe's relationship with the rest of the world, past, present and future.
1x03 - The labour market in a time of crisis
In this episode we explore how the economy behaves in difficult times, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. With the help of macroeconomists Thomas Le Barbanchon (Associate Professor, Bocconi University) and Cristina Lafuente (Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute), we try to understand the effects of such a crisis on the labour market. We also talk to career development expert Anna von Behr (Hertie School) about entering the labour market during a time of crisis.