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Welcome to Paris Talks, a podcast that explores Big and Innovative Ideas about the Future of Humanity. Each week, we talk to a thought leader about trends shaping the near and far future of Humankind.

The Paris Talks podcast is recorded live at Paris Talks conferences in France and brought to you with the support of Air Liquide and Radio France International.

For more information, please visit www.paris-talks.com

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Welcome to Paris Talks, a podcast that explores Big and Innovative Ideas about the Future of Humanity. Each week, we talk to a thought leader about trends shaping the near and far future of Humankind.

The Paris Talks podcast is recorded live at Paris Talks conferences in France and brought to you with the support of Air Liquide and Radio France International.

For more information, please visit www.paris-talks.com

    Hydrogen, A New Energy For A New World

    Hydrogen, A New Energy For A New World

    In his lecture-like talk on the Paris Talks stage at UNESCO, the  Writer, Environmental and Energy Transition Innovator Pierre-Etienne FRANC methodically argues on the benefits of Hydrogen, adding that “it’s possible to demonstrate zero emission mobility in a city using Hydrogen fuel-cell” 

    • 9 min
    Are We Prepared For Nuclear War?

    Are We Prepared For Nuclear War?

    In his talk on the 2019 Paris Talks Conference stage at UNESCO, the Writer & ICAN France spokesperson & Arctic research, expert on issues of Defence and International Security, Jean-Marie Collin freaks participants out on future possibilities of an imminent nuclear war. Telling a story of The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s false alert about an incoming ballistic missile, Jean-Marie argues that atomic weapons could be used one day or another against us, our environment, cities, civilians and countries. 

    In this talk, Jean-Marie tries to answer the question of our preparedness for a potential nuclear war and whether we’re ready to face the consequences of a nuclear war. Why hasn’t there been another nuclear war recently? “Luck”, argues Jean-marie.

    “We all have a choice; to accept living in a fear of a nuclear detonation or to act right now”, he says.

    • 8 min
    Conflict's Impact on Poverty

    Conflict's Impact on Poverty

    In her talk on the 2019 Paris Talks Conference stage at UNESCO, the humanitarian, former Pakistani parliamentarian and cabinet member, Marvi Memon, talked about a disturbing observations of conflicts - mismanaged by corrupt institutions and global leadership - that nurture chronic poverty for some and great economic opportunities for others. To have safer and equal economic opportunities for all, Marvi argues that conflicts have to be solved through social programs, social insurance for all, territorial dispute resolutions’ programs and a labour-market program (aka economic dependency) among states. 

    For more information about Paris Talks, please visit www.paris-talks.com

    • 9 min
    Terrorism: Prevention In The 21st Century

    Terrorism: Prevention In The 21st Century

    In this talk, Kyle Matthews, the  Executive Director of Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, insists that to be able to win the war on terrorism, we have to be able to engage in the battle of ideas. 

    How can we do that? 

    Kyle argues that education is the key. 

    We must continuously teach critical skills, apply the rule of law and stop our military obsession as it doesn't kill terror ideas. 

    The best way to fight violent extremism is to bring the authors of these crimes to courts of justice.

    • 10 min
    Failing Global Leadership: Lessons From Brexit!

    Failing Global Leadership: Lessons From Brexit!

    In his 2019 Paris Talks Conference talk at UNESCO in 2019,  Writer & Journalist Alex Taylor discusses the messy break-up of Brexit, looking at its implication for popular confidence in glogal leadership. According to Alex, Identity & sincerity are some of the main issues politicians and the global leadership should learn to fix to avoid many issues that can turn into conflict. 

    • 9 min
    Inclusive approaches to preventing conflict

    Inclusive approaches to preventing conflict

    In this round table discussion on the Paris Talks stage at UNESCO in March 2019, the radio personality David J. COFFEY,  Deputy Head of Service RFI English engages Marvi Mermon, Sonia BEN ALI and Timo Eliott in a discussion on issues related to conflict and ways to resolve current politically-motivated divides in our society.

    • 40 min

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