20 episodes

Challenge yourself to change the world. Join host Nelufar Hedayat as she tackles the most pressing global problems in a very personal way. Can she live on less than 50 liters of water a day or make it a week without using plastic? From climate change to the gender pay gap, Course Correction dives deep into each topic, as Nelufar hears from local activists and experts, and challenges herself to understand the issues firsthand.

Course Correction is a production of Doha Debates and Qatar Foundation.

Course Correction Doha Debates

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 141 Ratings

Challenge yourself to change the world. Join host Nelufar Hedayat as she tackles the most pressing global problems in a very personal way. Can she live on less than 50 liters of water a day or make it a week without using plastic? From climate change to the gender pay gap, Course Correction dives deep into each topic, as Nelufar hears from local activists and experts, and challenges herself to understand the issues firsthand.

Course Correction is a production of Doha Debates and Qatar Foundation.

    How Course Correction Changed My Life

    How Course Correction Changed My Life

    In the final episode of the season, Nelufar speaks with conflict resolution expert and friend Dr. Govinda Clayton about how to listen, how to be heard and how we can all change for the better. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 22 min
    Targeted for Telling the Truth

    Targeted for Telling the Truth

    This special episode is a live recording from the Sundance Film Festival, with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz. Diaz’s most recent film, A Thousand Cuts, documents Ressa’s work to fight disinformation and the weakening of the Philippines’ democracy. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 26 min
    Ending Period Poverty

    Ending Period Poverty

    Menstruation is normal — so why is it still taboo to talk about in some parts of the world? Nelufar has a heart-to-heart with her childhood friends about period stigma. Then she talks with Mandu Reid, the leader of the British Women’s Equality Party and founder of the Cup Effect, an organization that offers menstrual cups to people in need. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 33 min
    Joy Buolamwini: Artificial Intelligence For All

    Joy Buolamwini: Artificial Intelligence For All

    Artificial intelligence has as much racial and gender bias as the people who create it. Joy Buolamwini, a computer scientist and digital activist at the MIT Media Lab, talks with host Nelufar Hedayat about how to build artificial intelligence systems that don’t perpetuate social inequalities. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 22 min
    Standing up to Big Data

    Standing up to Big Data

    Your phone is tracking you all the time. Tech companies are monetizing your personal data. Is there anything that you can do about it? Nelufar talks to Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about why data privacy should be a human right. Then we discover some surprising ways social media ad targeting is being used to do good in the world. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 38 min
    Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein: In Defense of Human Rights

    Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein: In Defense of Human Rights

    The public’s trust in governments is at an all-time low. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein is a veteran diplomat and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He talks with host Nelufar Hedayat about standing up to governments — and the enemies he made along the way. Read the episode transcript here.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

mini7209 ,

Great Podcast

Very insightful and delves into deep world problems, love the conversations between Nelufar and the speakers for each topic.

nicknameeisalreadytaken ,

Interesting

Very insightful. Love the topics

Total obnoxious commercialism ,

Worth a listen

Nelufar has an insightful way of presenting and exploring world impacting ideas.

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