Out of Order is a German Marshall Fund podcast about how our world was, is, and will be ordered.
From the way the pandemic is shaping geopolitics; to the dark side of tech for democracy; to the political movements, elections and uprisings changing global governance; the podcast brings together international experts from inside and outside of GMF to help us understand our disordered world.
In addition to Out of Order episodes, GMF also produces topical mini-series including Post-Pandemic Order and Frontlines of Democracy. All of GMF’s podcast content, along with audio from select special events, can be found in the Out of Order stream.
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Bold Ideas to Make Digital Democracy Work, with Audrey Tang
Rachel Tausendfreund talks to Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, about the perils and prospects of tech for democracy. Audrey discusses strategies to combat the infodemic (including “humor over rumor” and public notice) and explains the advantages of Taiwan’s public social media platform PTT, which gave the government early warning for the coronavirus. Audrey outlines the art of troll control how purpose-seeking (as opposed to profit-seeking) social media can work.
And because this is part of the Marshall75 collection Rachel and Audrey talk about what investments need to be made to ensure a healthier future of an open, democratic Internet, and which partners need to be on board.
Transatlantic Takeaway #2: Europe On The Brink Of War?
Russia appears ready to invade Ukraine, with the recent deployment of roughly 100,000 Russian troops along their mutual border.
In this episode of Transatlantic Takeaway — a monthly collaboration between Common Ground and the German Marshall Fund of the United States — Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and her guests discuss the ongoing crisis and its impact on the EU, the United States and Moscow.
Rachel Tausendfreund, GMF editorial director in Berlin and host of “Out of Order” podcast;
Liana Fix, GMF Resident Fellow and program director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung;
Michael Kimmage, GMF Non-Resident Fellow and Catholic University history professor who was part of the U.S. Secretary of State’s planning staff from 2014-2016 advising on Russia and Ukraine.
Watching China in Europe with EU Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand
"Watching China in Europe" is a recurring series from the Out of Order team. Hosted by Noah Barkin, a senior visiting fellow at GMF and managing editor at Rhodium Group, WCIE digs into the Europe-China relationship with the people shaping it.
In this episode, Noah speaks with Sabine Weyand, Director-General for Trade at the European Commission. Ms. Weyand explains what the EU is doing to respond to China's economic retaliation against Lithuania, discusses prospects for reviving the EU-China investment agreement, as well as the outlook for the EU-US Trade and Technology Council and WTO reform.
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How to Change the World: A New Business Canvas for Purpose Driven Companies
Purpose-driven companies go beyond their role of offering a product or service: they pursue positive social and environmental impact alongside profit. Social entrepreneurship is a growing trend and new tools are in need to assess its success across economic, social and sustainability lines. In this podcast, Alessandro Rancati, architect turned designer for policy at the EU Policy Lab, met with GMF program manager Laura Basagni to discuss the creation of the Social Economy Canvas, a new tool to empower the design and development of social economy activities. They also explore the work of the EU Policy Lab and its mission to bring innovation into policy making in times of growing complexity.
How to Change the World: A Discussion of the Role of Youth in Politics
Climate change. Health care. Education. Debt. These are just a few of the issues being debated today in the halls of power. The results of these debates will have profound consequences for all of us, but perhaps no group will be more affected than the young. With such a clear stake in the outcome, it might be surprising to learn that as a group, young people are less likely to vote and serve in public offices than older generations.
In this podcast, Dr. Christine Huebner of Nottingham Trent University and Scott Warren, co-founder of the preeminent civics education organization Generation Citizen, met with Lauren Burke of GMF Cities to discuss why young people are less engaged in traditional politics, how they are engaging, and the perennial question of whether it is better to effect change from within or force it from the outside.
This discussion was inspired by the work of the Cities Fortifying Democracy project. GMF Cities, with the support of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, is leading a two-year, transatlantic multi-city cohort to explore and advance city practices in strengthening democracy. The project, called Cities Fortifying Democracy, will examine city innovations in governing, voting & elections, public safety & justice, and local journalism.
Watching China In Europe With German FDP Lawmaker Gyde Jensen
Watching China in Europe" is a recurring series from the Out of Order team. Hosted by Noah Barkin, a senior visiting fellow at GMF and managing editor at Rhodium Group, WCIE digs into the Europe-China relationship with the people shaping it.
In this episode, Noah speaks with Gyde Jensen, a member of the German parliament for the Free Democrats (FDP), who are expected to be part of the next German government. Ms. Jensen talks about the hardening of the FDP’s position on China in recent years, the need for a new German and European approach to Taiwan, and her expectation that the FDP and Greens would work closely together to reshape German policy towards China in the post-Merkel era.
New episodes of the "Watching China in Europe" series will be posted to the Out of Order feed every few weeks. For more on China in Europe, subscribe to Noah's monthly newsletter at the link below.
An international perspective on international relations
Out of Order features tremendous guests from a range of perspectives. It’s such a refreshing take on foreign affairs and international events.
Host of the podcast Democracy Paradox
This is a great podcast for getting out your mission to a regular audience.
What an insightful, fresh pod
Loved this, excellent discussion, excellent sound design, cool ideas. More think tanks should do podcasts like this one!