55 episodes

Using case studies that often go untouched in news media, we examine how global trends are impacting real lives and international politics.

Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the podcast network of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.

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Using case studies that often go untouched in news media, we examine how global trends are impacting real lives and international politics.

Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the podcast network of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.

Music: Audissey
https://open.spotify.com/artist/27PasEOltfafDKVv1TPTQR

    There And Back Again

    There And Back Again

    This week, executive producer Emi Lockwood investigates the recent Argentine presidential elections. The incumbent Mauricio Macri lost to Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (no relation) who ran as vice president. With a 57 billion IMF loan looming over the country, what does Cristina’s return to power mean for the future of Argentina?

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researcher: Emi Lockwood
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 12 min
    Reporting For Duty

    Reporting For Duty

    This week on the Global Inquirer, we take a look at the modern implications of mandatory military service and how the service affects these countries as a whole. We look at the reasons for why countries chose to draft their own citizens and how their cultures are later impacted. Additionally, we discuss the distinctions between mandatory services in different countries, and then dive into what this has meant for Israel specifically.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researcher: Emma Ross
    Special guest: Zvi Gilboa
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 22 min
    The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

    The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

    President Trump, Mike Pompeo, and Rudy Giuliani love to hate the current Iranian regime. Now, it seems they’ve settled on even more dangerous alternative: the MEK. Researcher Ari Ghasemian takes us through this group’s journey from terrorist organization to the forefront of US foreign policy.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researcher: Ari Ghasemian
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 20 min
    You Can't Do This To Us

    You Can't Do This To Us

    Democracy has always been the solution of the western world, but is it the best option for Latin America? Researcher Sarah Rocca looks at protests in Puerto Rico and the dictatorship in Venezuela to answer this question. With information from the Concordia International Conference and global news, this episode looks at how democracy is affecting real lives, and if there is a better answer.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researcher: Sarah Rocca
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 13 min
    Just Say Nyet: Protests In Putin's Russia

    Just Say Nyet: Protests In Putin's Russia

    The West cheers and hails protests in Russia with the hope that the people will one day overcome Putin. But as researchers Katya Sankow and Anna Von Spakovsky explain, promoting protests are not as pro-democratic as we’d hope. It was in fact the Bolshevik Revolution through protests that created the Soviet Union. Mass demonstrations have a deep history in Russia, so the question is what will Putin allow.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researchers: Katya Sankow and Anna Von Spakovsky
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 19 min
    Words That Kill

    Words That Kill

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, and gaffes might hurt me too. Researcher Nick Mortensen spoke with Professor Brad Carson about the impact of embarrassing gaffes in politics. It turns out that awkward moments don’t necessarily end political careers. Rather, blunders stick and stain a politician’s reputation when the blunder fits into a narrative about the politician.

    Host: Balthazar Merrin
    Researcher: Nick Mortensen
    Special Guest: Professor Brad Carson
    Producer: Andy Carluccio

    The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.

    • 27 min

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I come away from each podcast with detailed knowledge of a global issue I had never considered in depth, but clearly has significant impact for a population. Can’t wait for more episodes.

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