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In our podcast “Think. Debate. Inspire.“, Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar of the Robert Bosch Academy invite one Richard Weizsäcker Fellow every month to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges of our times. The conversations revolve around a wide range of issues, such as foreign policy, global governance, climate change, health, and education. The podcast presents ideas and approaches for joint global responses to international problems.

Moderators: Henry Alt-Haaker, Pradnya Bivalkar
Publisher: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

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In our podcast “Think. Debate. Inspire.“, Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar of the Robert Bosch Academy invite one Richard Weizsäcker Fellow every month to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges of our times. The conversations revolve around a wide range of issues, such as foreign policy, global governance, climate change, health, and education. The podcast presents ideas and approaches for joint global responses to international problems.

Moderators: Henry Alt-Haaker, Pradnya Bivalkar
Publisher: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

    Bogi Eliasen talks about secondary prevention and healthcare

    Bogi Eliasen talks about secondary prevention and healthcare

    In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Bogi Eliasen about different aspects of healthcare and the variety of challenges it currently faces.

    References:

    FarGen: https://www.fargen.fo/en ;

    Nordic Health 2030: http://nordichealth2030.org/ ;

    Movement Health 2030: https://www.movementhealth2030.com/fr

    • 49 min
    Anasuya Sengupta talks about decolonising the Internet

    Anasuya Sengupta talks about decolonising the Internet

    In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Anasuya Sengupta about decolonising the Internet, hierarchy of knowledge systems and how all of it is interconnected. 

    References:

    Wikimedia Foundation: https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ;

    Thonas Macaulay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Babington_Macaulay;

    Jason Hickel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Hickel ;

    Aadhar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aadhaar ;

    Rising Democracies Network:  https://carnegieendowment.org/specialprojects/risingdemocraciesnetwork/ ;

    Sachsenhausen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsenhausen_concentration_camp ;

    Mariame Kaba: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariame_Kaba ; 



    All our knowlege brings us near to our ignorance,



    All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,



    But nearness to death, no nearer to God.



    Where is the Life we have lost in living?



    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?



    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?



    The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries



    Bring us farther from God and nearer to the Dust.

    By TS Eliot in The Rock (1934)

    • 47 min
    Senem Aydın-Düzgit talks about modern day Turkey, President Erdoğan and Anti-Western sentiments

    Senem Aydın-Düzgit talks about modern day Turkey, President Erdoğan and Anti-Western sentiments

    In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Senem Aydın-Düzgit about modern day Turkey, President Erdoğan and Anti-Western sentiments.

    References: AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_and_Development_Party_(Turkey);

    PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Union_Party_(Syria);

    DİTİB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish-Islamic_Union_for_Religious_Affairs;

    How Erdoğan rules through crisis? : https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/how-erdogan-rules-through-crisis/;

    Amitav Acharya: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitav_Acharya;

    Treaty of Sèvres: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_S%C3%A8vres;

    Richard von Weizsäcker Forum: https://www.robertboschacademy.de/en/richard-von-weizsaecker-forum-2023

    • 46 min
    Ece Temelkuran and Doug Saunders talk about social cohesion and polarisation of societies

    Ece Temelkuran and Doug Saunders talk about social cohesion and polarisation of societies

    In this special episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Ece Temelkuran and Doug Saunders about social cohesion, political polarisation in Germany and elsewhere. 

    References:

    Königsteiner Schlüssel: https://www.gwk-bonn.de/en/themen/finanzierung-von-wissenschaft-und-forschung/koenigsteiner-schluessel ;

    Uwe Tellkamp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Tellkamp ;

    Der Turm: https://www.suhrkamp.de/buch/uwe-tellkamp-der-turm-t-9783518461600 ;

    How to lose a country. The 7 steps from Democracy to Dictatorship. : https://www.amazon.de/How-Lose-Country-Ece-Temelkuran/dp/0008294011/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1697199364&sr=8-1 ;

    The Myth of the Muslim tide. Do immigrants threaten the West? : https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Muslim-Tide-Immigrants-Threaten/dp/0307951170 ;

    Petra Köpping : https://www.sms.sachsen.de/staatsministerin.html ; 

    • 46 min
    Kate Crawford talks about Artificial Intelligence

    Kate Crawford talks about Artificial Intelligence

    In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Kate Crawford about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on politics, society and the environment. 

    References:

    Atlas of AI: https://www.amazon.de/Atlas-AI-Kate-Crawford/dp/0300209576 ;

    Cambridge Analytica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Analytica ;

    EU AI Act: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20230601STO93804/eu-ai-act-first-regulation-on-artificial-intelligence?&at_campaign=20226-Digital&at_medium=Google_Ads&at_platform=Search&at_creation=RSA&at_goal=TR_G&at_advertiser=Webcomm&at_audience=ai%20legislation&at_topic=Artificial_intelligence_Act&at_location=DE&gclid=CjwKCAjw38SoBhB6EiwA8EQVLp2jgJig_SOoEmahWuJMFS5YatGjK4HfMefcFF5U-jDdE2nNghrNthoCEWwQAvD_BwE ;

    Lisa Feldman Barrett: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1529100619832930 ;

    Oppenheimer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppenheimer_(film) ;

    Knowing Machines: https://knowingmachines.org/ ;

    Trevor Paglen: https://paglen.studio/ ;

    ImageNet: https://www.image-net.org/ ;

    Black Mirror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror ;

    Spawning AI: https://spawning.ai/;

    Laion 5: https://laion.ai/blog/laion-5b/ ; 

    • 45 min
    Amy Sample Ward talks about non-profit technology

    Amy Sample Ward talks about non-profit technology

    In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Amy Sample Ward about non-profit technology and the role it can play in addressing societal inequalities.

    References: Nten: https://www.nten.org/;

    Postmodernism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism ;

    Postcolonialism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonialism

    • 42 min

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Frank, friendly discussions with real depth of content

The first two episodes have been really fascinating. They let their guests speak at length and be very frank.

The first one was from a climate activist with some good discussion of access vs influence and whether activism achieves anything at all.

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