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Listen in to all of the events hosted by Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. We believe that relationships – among individuals and institutions, globally and locally – can fuel knowledge and develop solutions to global challenges. The views and opinions expressed within our podcast episodes are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.
 
The Global Pathways Podcast with Ray Offenheiser features leading policy-makers, academics, and activists working to address today's most pressing global challenges. Together with host Ray Offenheiser—the Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development and a Distinguished Professor of the Practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame—guests discuss current events, public policy, cutting-edge research, and more.
 
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders ...
 
GLOBAL IMPACT, hosted by Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL AFFAIRS MEDIA, will address strategic issues impacting the global community. Thought leadership will be provided that will elevate listeners' awareness and understanding of complex global issues such as geopolitics of technology and resources, globalization & immigration policy, diplomacy & peace negotiations, global health crisis, political economy of the media, impact of technology on society, humanitariani ...
 
The longest running independent international affairs podcast features in-depth interviews with policymakers, journalists and experts around the world who discuss global news, international relations, global development and key trends driving world affairs. Named by The Guardian as "a podcast to make you smarter," Global Dispatches is a podcast for people who crave a deeper understanding of international news.
 
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The Global Current

Seton Hall University

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The Global Current is the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy’s premier podcast on international affairs. Each week, we explore and analyze a news story making waves around the world. From the Capitol Hill riots to the Uighur camps in China, Current members break down pressing stories while engaging in thoughtful conversation with fellow students and faculty. Catch the Current on Instagram @TheGlobalCurrent and tune in live every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST on 89.5 FM WSOU.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 10) along with co-presenters Aiza (age ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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International Republican Institute

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Global, a podcast brought to you by IRI, is not your usual foreign policy podcast. Each episode dives into history, current events, and complex topics that impact how countries can become more democratic. Our dynamic hosts interview top country experts, including heads of state, elected officials, foreign policy analysts, journalists, and on-the-ground activists. Whether you’re a foreign policy expert learning about a new country in your portfolio, a world traveler looking for your next dest ...
 
South Korea as a Global Power is a three-year study launched by the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2014 to examine South Korea's global commitment and proactive participation in world affairs. Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser at CSIS and Professor of Government at Georgetown University will lead this project along with a research team to provide empirical analysis and conceptual study of Korea's accomplishments as a middle and global power in a wide ...
 
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The Global Cable

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The Global Cable

Perry World House

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Welcome to the Global Cable, a brand new podcast at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. In it, we discuss the world's most pressing challenges and the people who work on them! You should listen to this show if you: - Find foreign affairs and international politics interesting. - Want great career advice from experts. - Want to sound smart at your next dinner party.
 
The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions in international affairs but have been excluded from the discipline due to biases of language, region, and gender. By encouraging IR to 'rethink its thinkers', our project responds to a call for a more inclusive, diverse, and ‘Global IR’, making Oxfor ...
 
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For decades, American foreign policy on Taiwan has been rooted in strategic ambiguity, but after China’s President Xi Jinping’s call for “reunification” with Taiwan and record military presence near the island, is it time to rethink this approach? Rand Corporation’s Michael Mazarr and the Commander Michele Lowe join Deep Dish to explore the options…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on global energy shortages, Prince Charles's recent comments on climate change activism, World Mental Health Day, and a new movie being filmed at the International Space Station.NewzKidz
 
Tunisia, regarded by most experts to be the only successful democratic government to emerge from the Arab Spring, is in the midst of its worst post-revolution political crisis. The country's president, after dissolving Parliament and suspending the constitution, has appointed a new government featuring Tunisia's first female prime minister and a re…
 
In his new book International Courts and Mass atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) Ivor Sokolić explores the effects of international and national transitional justice in Croatia, and in particular the consequences of the work of the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, …
 
Why do Southeast Asia specialists get tired of explaining that the politics of the region cannot be reduced to a zero-sum game of Chinese-US great power rivalries? How do relatively small Southeast Asian states negotiate their relations with these major powers in an increasingly antagonistic environment? And why has the idea of the Indo-Pacific bec…
 
Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This episode is hosted by Francette Dusan, Senior Advisor at the Centre. In today’s episode, we speak to Dr Thu Anh Nguyen. Dr Thu Anh Nguyen is an infectious diseases and public health res…
 
Interpreting International Politics (Routledge, 2014) is a short and lively account of how international relations was founded and developed as an interpretivist discipline, and why it matters that it was. Its author, Cecelia Lynch, joins this episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science to discuss the interplay between interpr…
 
Dr. Erica R. Edwards's The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of US Empire (New York University, 2021) reveals the troubling intimacy between Black women and the making of US global power. The year 1968 marked both the height of the worldwide Black liberation struggle and a turning point for the global reach of American power, which …
 
The government of Ethiopia has expelled seven top UN officials from the country. This move comes as the federal government launches a new military offensive against the TPLF -- the Tigray People's Liberation Front. William Davison of the International Crisis Group explains how the civil war in Ethiopia has evolved in recent weeks and describes the …
 
Theosophy across Boundaries: Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement (SUNY Press, 2020) brings a global history approach to the study of esotericism, highlighting the important role of Theosophy in the general histories of religion, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The first half of the book consists of…
 
Genocide denial not only abuses history and insults the victims but paves the way for future atrocities. Yet few, if any, books have offered a comparative overview and analysis of this problem. Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide? (Routledge, 2021) is a resource for understanding and countering denial. Denial spans a broad geographic and thematic r…
 
From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East. The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', …
 
Potatoes are the world's fourth most important food crop, yet they were unknown to most of humanity before 1500. Rebecca Earle, Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato (Cambridge UP, 2020) traces the global journey of this popular foodstuff from the Andes to everywhere. The potato's global history reveals the ways in which our ideas about ea…
 
Harnessing the Sun is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Jenny Nelson, Professor of Physics and Head of the Climate Change mitigation team at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. After inspiring insights about Jenny Nelson’s academic journey, the conversation examines different solar energy processes, s…
 
The process by which China makes its foreign policy is often considered to be something of a black box, or at least very difficult for outsiders to discern. Suiseng Zhao is a professor of International Studies and director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver. He has written extensively about the tapestry of Chinese in…
 
For more than a decade and a half, Angela Merkel stood as a seminal leader in Europe who dealt with everything from the 2008 financial crisis to the Syrian refugee crisis. September's federal elections mark a sea change as Chancellor Merkel prepares to step down and hand over leadership. The results, which showed a win to the opposing Social Democr…
 
The 2021 Chicago Council Survey shows Americans are on board with the majority of the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda, which is focused on decisions that benefit everyday Americans. But when it comes to trade, there are important differences between public opinion and this approach to foreign policy. Council President Ivo Daalder and t…
 
Today's episode was recorded live in front of a virtual audience and produced in partnership with CGIAR, the world's largest agricultural innovation network. It is part of a series of episodes examining the relationship between climate variability and security. In today's episode, I moderate a panel discussion in which experts discuss the relations…
 
The rapprochement between Germany and Israel in the aftermath of the Holocaust is one of the most striking political developments of the twentieth century. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently referred to it as a 'miracle'. But how did this 'miracle' come about? In this book, Lorena De Vita traces the contradictions and dilemmas that shaped the…
 
The NewzKidz are back! After a long summer break, the NewzKidz are back reporting on a round-up of the week's top news and current affairs stories. This week, they cover the UK fuel supply crisis, why Facebook went offline on Monday, National Poetry Day, the discovery of the world's largest underwater volcano and the latest on the volcanic eruption…
 
Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts …
 
Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, Imperialism, and the League of Nations (Oxford UP, 2019) reveals the various ways in which Colonial Germans attempted to cope with the loss of the German colonies after the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. These Kolonialdeutsche (Colonial Germans) had invested substantial time and money in German imper…
 
Many would rather change worlds than change the world. The settlement of communities in 'empty lands' somewhere else has often been proposed as a solution to growing contradictions. While the lands were never empty, sometimes these communities failed miserably, and sometimes they prospered and grew until they became entire countries. Building on a …
 
Pieter Vanhove’s World Literature After Empire: Rethinking Universality in the Long Cold War (2021), engages with the idea of ‘world’ as it manifests in literary and philosophical studies. Taking an interdisciplinary and multilingual approach, Vanhove centers his discussion on literature and the arts, while drawing an important historical tableau o…
 
The massive Chinese real estate company Evergrande is unable to pay its debts. This has sparked some rare protests in China and is spooking international financial markets. A key question now is whether or not the government of China will let Evergrande collapse -- and whether or not the collapse of this real estate giant will have knock on effects…
 
An agreement to provide Australia with American-built nuclear submarines stole headlines when France, which had an existing submarine deal with Australia, recalled its ambassadors to both nations. The diplomatic spat caught American and Australian officials off-guard and sparked reactions around the globe, including some accusing President Biden of…
 
German voters prioritized stability in the first post-Merkel election—voting for the party who most emulated the former chancellor’s approach to government, the Social Democrats (SPD), instead of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). What does the narrow SPD victory tell us about the German political landscape and important Western trends like…
 
"One of the most enduring myths of history writing about Europe in the 20th century is that the century can be neatly divided into a tale of two halves, with the first half made up of episodes of war, revolution and mass violence while the second is a tale of relative peace and prosperity”. In Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe After the Second Wo…
 
How can we create a healthier world and prevent the crisis next time? In a few short months, COVID-19 devastated the world and, in particular, the United States. It infected millions, killed hundreds of thousands, and effectively made the earth stand still. Yet America was already in poor health before COVID-19 appeared. Racism, marginalization, so…
 
With its ultimate debacle in August 2021, a discussion of the twenty-year military involvement of America and the West in Afghanistan is most timely. Accordingly, there is no one more pertinent to speak to about this history than premier British historian Jeremy Black. In a dialogue with Dr. Charles Coutinho of the Royal Historical Society, Profess…
 
Embracing the Anthropocene: Managing Human Impact is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Mark Maslin, Professor of Geography at University College London. This wide-ranging conversation explores Prof. Maslin’s research on the Anthropocene which according to his definition began when human impacts on the planet irrevoc…
 
On September 5th, a special forces unit of the Guinean military attacked the presidential palace in the capital Conakry, and deposed President Alpha Conde. This was the third coup in West Africa in the last 12 months. David Zounmenou, senior research consultant at the Institute for Security Studies, explains the circumstances that lead to this coup…
 
Today's episode was recorded live in front of a virtual audience and produced in partnership with CGIAR, the world's largest agricultural innovation network. The podcast has partnered with CGIAR for a special series that examines the relationship between climate and security and in today's episode we explore how Africa is experiencing and approachi…
 
This summer has seen Haiti wracked by a devastating earthquake and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. In the ensuing political chaos, there has been no shortage of speculation and accusations on who orchestrated the killing. The situation in the western hemisphere's poorest nation raises longstanding questions of foreign intervention, co…
 
The United Nations General Assembly is always one of the most important weeks of the diplomatic calendar. Each day this week we are bringing you live coverage featuring the latest news and analysis from UNGA, in partnership with the UN Foundation. Today's episode was recorded Friday afternoon, September 24. Peter Maurer, President of the Internatio…
 
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