8 episodes

The Global Development Experiment podcast brings to the forefront the two questions most of today’s generation are asking related to international development: What happened? And, did it work? We talk to leading human rights activists, women's rights activists, conflict resolution experts, and “democratic contractors” who built the current international development model to discuss the successes and failures of their efforts over the past several decades, and the implications on future work in the field.

Today’s generation has a vastly different worldview than the generations that have preceded it. Most were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall; they grew up in a world absent of an ideological battle, but with an internet connection and a fluency in social media. Although more inclusive and tolerant, they remain skeptical – of institutions, of government, and their proposed solutions to global challenges.

Your three eclectic hosts, who themselves represent a mix of skepticism and experience, are: Fron Nahzi, who — with an unmistakable New York accent and Balkan outlook on life — brings over 25 years of experience developing democratic projects in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caucuses (though TBD if these countries are, in fact, more democratic); Kaleigh Schwalbe, the mid-career optimist of the group, who often uses her master’s in conflict resolution to settle disputes between her other co-hosts; and, Laura Chuckray, who brings dry humor and direct questions, and like most millennials, is still trying to figure out what she’s doing with her life.

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    • Government & Organizations
    • 5.0, 38 Ratings

The Global Development Experiment podcast brings to the forefront the two questions most of today’s generation are asking related to international development: What happened? And, did it work? We talk to leading human rights activists, women's rights activists, conflict resolution experts, and “democratic contractors” who built the current international development model to discuss the successes and failures of their efforts over the past several decades, and the implications on future work in the field.

Today’s generation has a vastly different worldview than the generations that have preceded it. Most were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall; they grew up in a world absent of an ideological battle, but with an internet connection and a fluency in social media. Although more inclusive and tolerant, they remain skeptical – of institutions, of government, and their proposed solutions to global challenges.

Your three eclectic hosts, who themselves represent a mix of skepticism and experience, are: Fron Nahzi, who — with an unmistakable New York accent and Balkan outlook on life — brings over 25 years of experience developing democratic projects in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caucuses (though TBD if these countries are, in fact, more democratic); Kaleigh Schwalbe, the mid-career optimist of the group, who often uses her master’s in conflict resolution to settle disputes between her other co-hosts; and, Laura Chuckray, who brings dry humor and direct questions, and like most millennials, is still trying to figure out what she’s doing with her life.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

alban1966 ,

Excellent platform!

Very informative texts by professional experts, great job indeed!!!

jacobkos ,

Engaging

While much of the world experiences democratic backsliding, development insiders pay themselves on the back for a job well done. This podcast does what few others are doing - it critically examines the successes and failures of international development over the past several decades by interviewing experts who have been in the field and getting unparalleled insight into the inner workings of international development.

Prepare to be engaged by the thoughtful and funny hosts as they guide you through difficult questions, challenge preconceptions, and dive into the future of international development.

Yasssssir86 ,

The incredible insight

I enjoyed the chemistry between the hosts and believe the topics are great discussions to have in order to better understand what is really going on outside our bubbles.

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