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Magazine on global affairs and trends. Edited by graduate students at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University.

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Magazine on global affairs and trends. Edited by graduate students at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University.

    Episode 7 - Claiming Koreanness? Adoption and emigration from Korea (with Emily Williams & Sue Jeong)

    Episode 7 - Claiming Koreanness? Adoption and emigration from Korea (with Emily Williams & Sue Jeong)

    In the seventh episode of the NOVAsia Podcast, editor Suhena Mehra sits down with Korean-American adoptee Emily Williams and Korean-Canadian Sue Jeong, to discuss the similar yet very different experiences of Korean adoptees and diaspora.

    • 57 min
    Episode 6 - Indonesia Moving its Capital (with Dima)

    Episode 6 - Indonesia Moving its Capital (with Dima)

    Jakarta is sinking. The capital of Southeast Asia's most populous country can no longer support its own weight, and is sinking into the sea at a record rate. In response, the Indonesian government has decided to move administrative government functions to the island of Kalimantan (also known as Borneo). In this episode of the NOVAsia podcast, we talk with Dima, an Indonesian student at Yonsei GSIS, to hear what she has to say about what this change means to her country.

    (Image: Oscar Espinosa/SOPA / Getty Images file. NBC News)
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/indonesia-move-capital-sinking-jakarta-borneo-n1046651

    • 26 min
    Episode 5 - A "Green and Clean" Belt and Road? (with Amanda Herath)

    Episode 5 - A "Green and Clean" Belt and Road? (with Amanda Herath)

    China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has given rise to two broad concerns within the international community. It has been criticized for funding environmentally unsustainable energy and infrastructure projects around the world, and it has been accused of catching developing countries in a "debt-trap."

    In this episode of the NOVAsia Podcast, editor-in-chief Joel Petersson Ivre and Senior Editor Josh Doyle sit down with Amanda Herath, PhD-candidate at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies, to discuss her recent NOVAsia article on the wider environmental implications of the BRI. They also discuss the way in which China's economic statecraft has influenced her home country of Sri Lanka.

    Read Amanda's article:

    http://novasiagsis.com/belt-and-road-green-intentions/

    • 29 min
    Episode 4 - Looking back at Brexit (with Andy Edge)

    Episode 4 - Looking back at Brexit (with Andy Edge)

    Brexit has been the defining event of European politics since the British people voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Since then, British Prime Minister Theresa May has been unable to produce a deal that can satisfy Britain's parliament.

    The original plan was for the UK to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. However, Theresa May was forced to request an extension to get enough time to finalize her deal. She received first a short extension to April 12, and then a longer one to the end of June.

    On April 8, editor-in-chief Joel Petersson Ivre and senior editor Josh Doyle sat down with Leave voter Andy Edge to discuss why he decided to vote leave, and what he thinks about the tumultuous process that has unfolded throughout British politics.

    • 47 min
    Episode 3 - Race Awareness In South Korea (with Mariam Maréchal)

    Episode 3 - Race Awareness In South Korea (with Mariam Maréchal)

    How are foreigners, especially those that look very different from Koreans, received in Korea? How can they deal with the unfamiliar situations they find themselves in?

    In this episode of the NOVAsia Podcast, editor Suhena Mehra is joined by Mariam Maréchal, a French student at Yonsei University who shares her experience of being black in Korea.

    South Korea is a highly homogenous country, where foreigners account for only 4% of the entire population. As Korean working population has begun to decrease, the country will increasingly need to rely on foreigners to fill the gaps made up by the country's aging workforce.

    • 19 min
    Episode 2 - Hanoi Summit (with Nate Kerkhoff)

    Episode 2 - Hanoi Summit (with Nate Kerkhoff)

    In this episode of the NOVAsia Podcast, senior editor Josh Doyle and editor-in-chief Joel Petersson Ivre are joined by Nate Kerkhoff to discuss the recent summit in Hanoi between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Nate is NOVAsia's former editor-in-chief. He has worked for UniKorea Foundation, the North Korea Review, and the Daily NK. His articles have appeared in the Global Politics Review, East Asia Forum, NK News, The Interpreter, International Policy Digest, Real Clear Defense, Channel News Asia, The National Interest, and the Kansas City Star. He is a Young Scholar at the Pacific Forum.


    Opinions expressed in this episode are the personal opinions of NOVAsia's editors, and do not imply any official position held by Yonsei University, the Graduate School of International Studies, or affiliated institutions.

    • 30 min

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