8 episodes

Recording from Geneva and Washington, this is ‘Rethinking Humanitarianism’, a limited podcast series co-hosted by The New Humanitarian and the Center for Global Development, exploring the future of crisis response.

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Recording from Geneva and Washington, this is ‘Rethinking Humanitarianism’, a limited podcast series co-hosted by The New Humanitarian and the Center for Global Development, exploring the future of crisis response.

    RH Episode 3 | US election special

    RH Episode 3 | US election special

    After a few torturous days of suspense, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential elections. Biden says he seeks “to make America respected around the world again”. But how will the Biden administration show up in the world? Is this an opportunity to reimagine US foreign policy and its humanitarian implications? Join host Heba Aly for a special US election edition of Rethinking Humanitarianism, with guest Sarah Margon, director of US Foreign Policy at the Open Society Foundations.

    • 48 min
    RH Episode 2 | Humanitarianism: the making of

    RH Episode 2 | Humanitarianism: the making of

    If aid were a superhero, what would its origin story sound like? Which problems was it initially set up to solve and how are they different from the problems today? The answers to these questions should help us understand why efforts at reform have fallen short in the past. 

    • 49 min
    RH Episode 1 | COVID-19 and BLM: A new era for aid?

    RH Episode 1 | COVID-19 and BLM: A new era for aid?

    In this episode, we ask whether COVID-19 is a wake-up call to rethink humanitarianism. Join hosts Heba Aly, director of The New Humanitarian, and Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, as they explore what change is possible, and what has been achieved.

    We are pleased to pick the brains of Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam Great Britain, who will help us frame current events and pick apart what change in the aid sector might look like.

    • 42 min
    Introducing Rethinking Humanitarianism

    Introducing Rethinking Humanitarianism

    Rethinking Humanitarianism is a new podcast series from The New Humanitarian and the Center for Global Development. Join hosts Heba Aly and Jeremy Konyndyk as they explore the future of humanitarian aid at a critical time of transformation.

    New episodes every fortnight from Wednesday 21 October.

    • 3 min
    Jessica Alexander talks to the Rethinking Development Podcast

    Jessica Alexander talks to the Rethinking Development Podcast

    Tune in to the Rethinking Development podcast's new episode with The New Humanitarian. In conversation with Jessica Alexander, the editor of The New Humanitarian's #RethinkingHumanitarianism series.  

    • 40 min
    When the West falls into crisis

    When the West falls into crisis

    The globalisation of vulnerability – made clear by the coronavirus pandemic and a global anti-racism movement – is putting into question traditional conceptions of humanitarian aid too.

    Will this historic moment force a rethink of international solidarity?

    Featuring Candace Rondeaux, Uzodinma Iweala, Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Abby Maxman, Patrick Gathara, Degan Ali, Aarathi Krishnan. Moderated by Heba Aly.

    • 1 hr 58 min

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