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Are you curious about the power of international cooperation? And how it affects our future? Then tune in to the #NextPagePod, the podcast designed to advance the conversation on multilateralism!
Each episode delves into global issues through a multilateral lens exploring how collaboration across disciplines can facilitate reaching common goals.

Produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva, an evolving house of knowledge specializing in multilateralism, this podcast brings you conversations with experts, recordings of Library events and insights into the UN.

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Are you curious about the power of international cooperation? And how it affects our future? Then tune in to the #NextPagePod, the podcast designed to advance the conversation on multilateralism!
Each episode delves into global issues through a multilateral lens exploring how collaboration across disciplines can facilitate reaching common goals.

Produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva, an evolving house of knowledge specializing in multilateralism, this podcast brings you conversations with experts, recordings of Library events and insights into the UN.

    Developing International Understanding by Reading the World: a Journey with Ann Morgan

    Developing International Understanding by Reading the World: a Journey with Ann Morgan

    Join us with our guest, Ann Morgan, an author, editor, Royal Literary Fund Fellow, TED speaker, literary activist, based in the U.K., for a conversation on the power of stories to connect us. At the heart of the UN Library & Archives Geneva is its mission to promote international understanding.

    We reached out to Ann Morgan to tell us more about her ongoing adventure of Reading the World and how reading literature from different places can help us embrace the unknown, suspend judgement and avoid jumping to fill the gaps, so that we can move from incomprehension to understanding and take part in the richness and joy of the shared experience of a story.

    In this episode, we consider how reading the world’s literature can help us develop the sort of cross-cultural communication skills that are necessary for diplomacy and multilateralism. 

    Resources

    The List: https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/thelist/ 

    Photo credit: Igor Emmerich

    Books: 

    Morgan, A. (2022) Reading the World: How I Read a Book from Every Country. Harvill Secker/Random House (UK Edition) 
    Morgan, A. (2015) The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe. Liveright/Norton (US Edition) 
    Morgan, A. (2016) Beside Myself. Bloomsbury Publishing 

    Website: https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/ 

    TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_morgan_my_year_reading_a_book_from_every_country_in_the_world?language=en 

    Where to listen to this episode  

    Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 
    Youtube: https://youtu.be/kJN3NTf6Yok 

    Content    

    Speakers: Ann Morgan

    Host: Amy Smith

    Editors & Producers: Amy Smith  

    Social media designs: Natalie Alexander & Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi   

    Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

    • 37 min
    How Anthropology Helps Us Understand Multilateralism

    How Anthropology Helps Us Understand Multilateralism

    In this episode of the #NextPagePod, we are joined by Professor Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Associate Professor in Human Rights studies at Lund University in Sweden, and Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

    Professor Halme-Tuomisaari is a social anthropologist with a background in international law, whose focus is on the study of the contemporary human rights phenomenon.  

    Why does anthropology matter to the study of International Organisations and multilateralism? Our Director at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, joins Professor Halme-Tuomisaari to find out what her research reveals. 

    Resources  

    Visit Professir Halme-Tuomisaari's website: https://miiahalmetuomisaari.net/, as well as her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/observari/  and Twitter: https://twitter.com/HalmeTuomisaari  
    Visit the Allegra Lab website: https://allegralaboratory.net/  

    Where to listen to this episode  

    Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 
    Youtube:  

    Content    

    Speakers: Miia Halme-Tuomisaari 

    Host: Francesco Pisano  

    Editors & Producers: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

    Social media designs: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

    Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

    • 46 min
    Would the world be better without the UN? A conversation with author Thomas G. Weiss

    Would the world be better without the UN? A conversation with author Thomas G. Weiss

    In this episode of the #NextPagePod, we are joined by Professor Thomas G. Weiss, of the CUNY Graduate Center, a renowned researcher of the United Nations secretariat and the UN system at large. Our Director at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, explores with Professor Weiss one of his latest books, Would the World Be Better without the UN? 

    In his early career, he served with various parts of the UN Secretariat and UN specialised agencies. He has published countless works on the UN system, international relations, humanitarian affairs and peacekeeping.  

    Resources 

    Transcript: http://bitly.ws/t7zg 

    Where to listen to this episode 

    Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc2iLBRbHEU 

    Content   

    Speakers: Thomas Weiss 

    Host: Francesco Pisano 

    Editors & Producers:  Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi, Yunshi (Daisy) Liang, Natalie Alexander 

    Social media designs: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander  

    Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

    • 46 min
    Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide avec Sandrine Kott

    Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide avec Sandrine Kott

    Aujourd'hui, la Cheffe de la Section de la mémoire institutionnelle à la Bibliothèque et aux Archives de l'ONU à Genève, Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, est rejointe par Sandrine Kott, Professeur d'histoire contemporaine à l'Université de Genève et professeur invitée à la New York University, pour la présentation de son ouvrage Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide apparu en 2021 aux éditions du Seuil.  

      

    Sandrine Kott est spécialiste de l'histoire du travail et des politiques sociales. Ses travaux récents se sont intéressés plus particulièrement aux organisations internationales comme lieu de circulation des savoirs et expertises en matière économique et sociale.  

      

    Dans cet ouvrage, Kott s’intéresse aux organisations internationales et ce qu’elles peuvent révéler sur la période de la guerre froide. Elle souligne également l’importance des archives dans l’analyse de l’histoire, ainsi que ce que cela révèle sur les origines et les fonctionnements du multilatéralisme. Enfin, elle souligne également l’importance de Genève dans l’histoire du multilatéralisme, ainsi que ce que cette tradition multilatérale signifie aujourd’hui. 

    Ressources 

    Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Organiser-le-Monde-une-Autre-Histoire-de-la-Guerre-Froide-avec-Sandrine-Kott 

    Kott, S. (2021). Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide, Seuil. https://www.seuil.com/ouvrage/organiser-le-monde-sandrine-kott/9782021408669 

    Où trouver cet épisode 

    Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy
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    La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève

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    Contenu 

    Intervenants: Sandrine Kott 

    Animatrice: Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert  

    Réalisation et montage: Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander 

    Design des réseaux sociaux : Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

    Transcription: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi  

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    Why International Organizations Hate Politics with Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis

    Why International Organizations Hate Politics with Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis

    Marieke Louis and Lucile Maerten’s book, Why International Organizations Hate Politics: Depoliticizing the World, draws on the extensive literature on functionalism and the related topic of technocracy, on anti-politics and bureaucractic multilateralism, and the wider, crosssectional research on expertise, knowledge and technicization, to systematically analyse and shine new light on the less explored topic of depoliticization. 

    Through current and historical case studies they examine behind the facades to reveal the common structures, mechanisms and logics of the depoliticization process at work and point to the unintended consequences and impacts on the very issues that IOs were created to address.

    Their argument is carefully constructed and very nuanced and they invite us to consider their whole book and to question everyday practices that may, as they say, “backlash”.

    Marieke Louis is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTE, University Grenoble Alpes. Lucile Maertens is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at IEP / CRHIM, University of Lausanne.

    Resources

    • Transcript: http://bitly.ws/sBna 

    • Louis, M. & Maertens, L. (2021). Why International Organizations Hate Politics. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9780429466984/international-organizations-hate-politics-marieke-louis-lucile-maertens 

    • Finnemore, M. and Barnett, M.N. (2004) Rules for the world: international organizations 
    in global politics. Cornell University Press.
    • Hay, C. (2007) Why we hate politics (Vol. 5). Polity. 
    • Hay, C. (2014) “Depoliticisation as Process, Governance as Practice: What Did the ‘First Wave’ Get Wrong and Do We Need a ‘Second Wave’ to Put it Right?,” Policy and Politics 42, no. 2. 293–311.
    • Human Development Index. UNDP. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/humandevelopment-index#/indicies/HDI 
    • Keohane, R. O. (1978) “The Functional Theory of Politics. By David Mitrany. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1975. Pp. xxv 294),” American Political Science Review. Cambridge University Press, 72(2), pp. 805–806. doi: 10.2307/1954263.
    • Littoz-Monnet, A. (2017) The politics of expertise in international organizations. London: Routledge.
    • Mérand, F. (2021) The Political Commissioner: A European Ethnography. Oxford University Press.
    • Müller, B. (ed.) (2013) The gloss of harmony: the politics of policy‐making in multilateral organisations. London. Pluto Press.
    • Ruwet, C. (2012) “La RSE négociée: règles du jeu et contenus. Le cas d'ISO 26000,” Négociations 2, no. 18 (2012): 93–108.
    • Steffek, J. (2021) International Organization as Technocratic Utopia. Oxford University Press. 
    • Steffek J, Holthaus L. (2018) The social-democratic roots of global governance: Welfare internationalism from the 19th century to the United Nations. European Journal of International Relations. 24(1):106-129. doi:10.1177/1354066117703176.

    Where to listen to this episode

    Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/Vzr7xmBwokU 

    Content  

    Speakers: Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis

    Host: Amy Smith

    Editors & Producers: Amy Smith, Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

    Social media designs: Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander  

    Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

    • 43 min
    Le rôle du Maroc au niveau multilatéral, avec Ambassadeur Omar Zniber.

    Le rôle du Maroc au niveau multilatéral, avec Ambassadeur Omar Zniber.

    Cet épisode poursuit notre série de conversations avec des ambassadeurs auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, où nous explorons leurs points de vue en tant que diplomates dans un système multilatéral et ce que l'ONU signifie pour eux aujourd'hui.

    Notre directeur de la Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations Unies à Genève, Francesco Pisano, est rejoint par le représentant permanent et ambassadeur du Royaume du Maroc auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève et d'autres organisations internationales, Omar Zniber.

    En 1956, le Royaume du Maroc a rejoint les Nations Unies. L'ambassadeur Zniber raconte le parcours historique du Maroc, les défis auxquels il est confronté aujourd'hui, ainsi que son rôle au niveau régional et mondial, tout en partageant comment il a commencé à travailler dans la diplomatie. Il évoque également les souhaits du Maroc pour la communauté internationale, exprimant l'importance de la coopération multilatérale et les défis auxquels le multilatéralisme est confronté aujourd'hui.

    Ressources:

    Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Morrocan-Ambassador-Omar-Zniber
    Suivez la Mission permanente du Maroc auprès de l'ONU Genève sur Twitter : https://twitter.com/morocco_un

    Où trouver cet épisode 

    Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154
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    La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève

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    Contenu 

    Intervenants: Omar Zniber et Francesco Pisano

    Animatrice: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

    Réalisation et montage: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang, Natalie Alexander et Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

    Design des réseaux sociaux : Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

    Image de Omar Zniber: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang

    Transcription: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang et Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

    Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque & Archives des Nations Unies à Genève

     

    • 43 min

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