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This podcast looks at global issues in a changing world, and the people who study international affairs.

Dispatch 7: global trends on all seven continents Shawn Smallman

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This podcast looks at global issues in a changing world, and the people who study international affairs.

    Internships | Ep. 11

    Internships | Ep. 11

    This week I discuss Internships (why you should do them, how to apply, what to expect) with Regina Navarro-Gomez.

    Links mentioned during this episode: 


    Amigos de las Américas: https://amigosinternational.org
    Regina's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-navarro-gomez/ 
    Water1st International: https://water1st.org

    Other resources recommended by Regina: 


    https://pickeringfellowship.org/
    http://rangelprogram.org/
    https://vsfs.state.gov/

    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman

    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 21 min
    Food and Identity in Taiwan | Ep. 10

    Food and Identity in Taiwan | Ep. 10

    Cassidy's Thesis:
    Pfau, Cassidy A., "Cultural Identity and Cuisine in Taiwan" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 453.
    https://doi.org/10.15760/honors.450
    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman
    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman
    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 30 min
    Career Opportunities in Global Studies | Ep. 9

    Career Opportunities in Global Studies | Ep. 9

    I want to thank Chiara Nicastro for once again joining my podcast.

    Useful Career Websites:

    idealist.org This website allows you to search for non-profit job openings based on your location. It’s very popular with my students.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results? This is the federal government’s jobs website. You should be sure to filter by potential jobs and location or you’ll be overwhelmed

    https://careers.state.gov/work/available-jobs/ This website lists available jobs in the foreign service

    https://www.macslist.org/ If you are in the Pacific Northwest, Macs list is a great resource to look for jobs.

    Indeed.com

    This job site does not show jobs specifically for international careers or non-profits, but is popular with students



    Created and Recorded by Shawn Smallman

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman

    Music "Sun of Africa" by Robert Meunier

    • 38 min
    Indigenous Futurism with Grace Dillon | Ep. 8

    Indigenous Futurism with Grace Dillon | Ep. 8

    This week we discuss Indigenous futurism and science fiction writing expert Grace Dillon.  



    Books recommended by Grace: 

    S9: Sequoyah 9 by Richard Crowsong 

    This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, et al. 

    Moonshot Volumes One, Two, and Three (the latter completely on IF)

     Graphic Indigeneity: 

    Comics in the Americas and Australasia by Frederick Luis Aldama editor and Beth's illustrated cover-great scholarship!  and don't forget Lee Francis's Red Planet store and press for many more Indigenous graphic novels. 

    Mitewacimowin: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling by Cree nation Neal McLeod (Theytus Press) 

    Claire G. Coleman's Terrus Nullius and The Old Lie  (Australian First Nations) along with her cousin Ellen Van Neerven's Heat and Light (both infused with their own Queer indigenous living) 

    Alexis Wright's The Black Swan (Australian First Nations) 

    Waubgeshig Rice's Moon of the Crusted Snow* ("Nish) 

    Louise Erdrich's Future Home of the Living God (10 years to write and publish this since her agents, etc. wanted her to continue her mainstream "Great Native American" novels)

     Drew Hayden Taylor's Take Me to Your Chief collection of stories Ojibwe of Curve Lake nation. AND he has a show on CBC that showcases IF

    Also check out Miq'maq Jeff Barnaby's Blood Quantum, a full-length feature film that's IF as well=just released!



    Thank you to Grace Dillion for being an amazing guest!

    Recorded and Created by Shawn Smallman

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman

    • 42 min
    The Murder of Musicians in South Asia | Ep. 7

    The Murder of Musicians in South Asia | Ep. 7

    Priya's Chapter on this topic is out now:

    Kapoor, P. (2020). India Transitions: Culture and Society during Contemporary Viral Times. In Editors Chanwahn Kim and Rajiv Kumar's Great Transition in India: Critical Explorations, pp 71-86. Singapore, and UK: World Scientific Publishers.

    Below are some sample musical forms of the qawwali tradition and baul traditions. The length of the songs are not for the faint hearted! Could be 15 mins to 45 mins, maybe more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojIHZqvJpV0 A classical and very popular qawwali song performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (you will see accompanying musicians--chorus, instrumentalists, clappers [keep the tempo]-this song is a personal favorite, it's in Punjabi not Urdu)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KcEy3y23w Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Peter Gabriel in performance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc5yJzMNwZg Indian and Pakistani musicians ft. the Nooran sisters - qawwals from Punjab, India. The warm-up artist is famous folk singer from Indian Punjab, Gurdas Singh Mann. Worth seeing for the audience and the performative aspects of the show. It is generally true that even though Bollywood talks about rivalry between Indian and Pakistani in the commercial media, there is tremendous respect that musicians on both sides of the aisle enjoy amongst each other. Many Pakistani musicians live in India as it is easier to perform, find an audience and earn money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib_OXLZFBgU Nooran sisters live

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJj9B2g61-c  Debdas Baul, a docu feature and song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNh2kjmSzPw Parvathy Baul  (Baul songs are in Bengali)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEndDGGmXzU A more modern qawwali



    Thank you to Priya Kapoor for being an amazing guest this week!

    Recorded and Created by Shawn Smallman

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman

    • 34 min
    Coffee in Nepal with Andrew Russo | Ep. 6

    Coffee in Nepal with Andrew Russo | Ep. 6

    This week we are talking with Andrew Russo about his career as a coffee broker. We also discuss his work in disaster management following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

    For an introduction to Nepalese coffee: https://lekalicoffee.com/ 



    Thanks to Andrew Russo for being a great guest!

    Recorded and Created by Shawn Smallman

    Produced and Edited by Paige Smallman

    • 21 min

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