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Aiming to provoke people to think — and therefore act — differently about the global issues that are shaping their future, the Tällberg Foundation is sharing some of its conversations in podcast form. The podcast invites you to hear from leaders from different sectors and geographies as they explore issues that are challenging and changing our societies.

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Aiming to provoke people to think — and therefore act — differently about the global issues that are shaping their future, the Tällberg Foundation is sharing some of its conversations in podcast form. The podcast invites you to hear from leaders from different sectors and geographies as they explore issues that are challenging and changing our societies.

    Cyber Defenders: Protecting Human Rights Online

    Cyber Defenders: Protecting Human Rights Online

    We live in a digital society. Unfortunately, some of the results include cybercrime, illegal spying, intimidation and identity theft.

    It’s bad enough when these activities are aimed at you or me; much worse when they target dissidents, crusading journalists, etc.

    Ronald Deibert and his colleagues at the Citizen Lab are in the business of fighting back, using cutting-edge technologies to protect citizens and civil society from digital predators. Listen as he explains how they do the voodoo they do so well.

    • 37 min
    Worth Repeating: Can We Unearth Solutions to the Climate Challenge?

    Worth Repeating: Can We Unearth Solutions to the Climate Challenge?

    Rapidly accelerating climate change is uniquely modern — but climate change is not. Can indigenous people who understand nature differently than most of us teach us how to cope with today’s terrifying challenges?

    Tero Mustonen is a climate scholar who combines indigenous knowledge with academic research. He is also a leader of the SnowChange Cooperative and is currently the head of his town of Selkie in North Karelia, Finland. Listen to his insights on how to promote positive change on a damaged planet.

    • 36 min
    China: On the Road to Perdition?

    China: On the Road to Perdition?

    Under President Xi Jinping, China has shown a growing willingness to act outside the accepted geopolitical, economic and even diplomatic global framework and practices.

    Australian Kevin Rudd has spent a considerable part of his life thinking about, working on, and negotiating with China — as a diplomat, twice as his country's prime minister, and currently as president of the Asia Society. Arguably no other western leader knows China better. Listen as he assesses where China is today, and where it wants to be tomorrow.

    • 37 min
    Electrify Everything!

    Electrify Everything!

    The disastrous impacts of climate change are evident. Do we have the technologies in hand to decarbonize economies in ways that are compatible with how people want to live? Can we do this?

    Saul Griffith, the Australian inventor and engineer, insists that the answer is emphatically yes. We have all the technology we need to transform the United States from laggard to leader in the effort to change the arc of the warming climate. And, if the United States can do it, everyone can.

    • 39 min
    Greta’s Right: Less Talk, More Action

    Greta’s Right: Less Talk, More Action

    What is actually being done about climate change? The gap between rhetoric and action is critical.

    Santiago Gowland, CEO of the Rainforest Alliance has spent years working with businesses, NGOs and citizens around the world to mitigate some of the biggest impacts of climate change. Listen as he discusses urgent efforts to reverse the degradation of rainforests and to create truly sustainable supply chains that are good for people as well as for the planet.

    • 31 min
    Worth Repeating: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 21st Century Style

    Worth Repeating: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 21st Century Style

    As we in the West become more conscious of inequalities that have been part of our societal fabric for a long time, we're becoming less sure of our identities.

    If art is a window on the soul of a nation, what does ours look like? Who do we think we are in the sense of identity? What's our mood?

    Of course, these are questions without answers or, at least, unique answers. Shirin Neshat, an acclaimed Iranian visual artist, and Jonathan Burnham at HarperCollins, discuss our evolving zeitgeist.

    • 36 min

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