“Internet Censorship in China” (Part 2/2) with Rongbin Han

Is censorship ever effective? What methods do the Chinese government use to censor the internet? Why does the Chinese government believe in censorship, and why do so many people in China agree? In the second half of this two-part series on internet censorship in China, Jemima talks to Rongbin Han about social, political, and economic … Continue reading “Internet Censorship in China” (Part 2/2) with Rongbin Han

“Internet Censorship in China” (Part 1/2) with James Griffiths

What happens if you criticize the Chinese government on the internet? Can the government censor any opinion that it doesn’t like or is there a line which it cannot cross? In this half of the two-part series on internet censorship in China, Zilun talks to James Griffiths about the anatomy of censorship in China and … Continue reading “Internet Censorship in China” (Part 1/2) with James Griffiths

“Violence Against Women and the Law in La Paz, Bolivia” with Dr. Ashley Rogers

What laws exist in Bolivia to combat violence against women? Where did they come from? How are they used by the women that they exist to protect? In this episode of our podcast series, our South American Events officer, Maddie Whitehead, speaks to Dr. Ashley Rogers about her PhD on Violence Against Women in La … Continue reading “Violence Against Women and the Law in La Paz, Bolivia” with Dr. Ashley Rogers

“The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen” with Mercy Corps policy advisor Jared Wright

Yemen is currently undergoing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The most recent conflict, which has now progressed for more than 6 years, has claimed many lives and continues to deprive civilians of basic rights and needs. Our Middle East events officer Sara Al Soodi explores the reasons behind both the conflict and crisis, … Continue reading “The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen” with Mercy Corps policy advisor Jared Wright

“The Economics of Happiness in Asia” with Dr. Kent Schroeder and Prof. Jeremy Brooks

Is there more to development than economic growth? Why are East Asian countries experiencing worrying rates of depression and suicide despite their drastic improvements in GDP? In this episode, our Asia Events Officer, Zilun Lin, speaks to Dr. Kent Schroeder and Prof. Jeremy Brooks about Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness model as an alternative developmental framework. … Continue reading “The Economics of Happiness in Asia” with Dr. Kent Schroeder and Prof. Jeremy Brooks

“Gender Based Violence Across the World” with Dr. Lina AbiRafeh

Dr. Lina AbiRafeh is the executive director of the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University. She specialises in working against gender based violence across the world. She is in conversation with Jaimini, the North America Events Officer, and Sara, the Middle East Events Officer, about her experiences helping women stricken by conflict … Continue reading “Gender Based Violence Across the World” with Dr. Lina AbiRafeh

“The Dark Side of the Middle East” with ‘Blood and Oil’ authors Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck

Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has recently gone from a reformist figure of the Middle East, praised by leaders worldwide, to a suspect in the murder of a journalist, raising questions about the true nature of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Our Middle East Events Officer, Sara Al Soodi, discusses the complex nature of MBS … Continue reading “The Dark Side of the Middle East” with ‘Blood and Oil’ authors Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck

“Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?” with Prof. Laura Rival

In what sense can it be said that indigenous people are ecologists and poor people environmentalists? How are continuities and discontinuities between humans, living kinds and other objects in the world established? How have people from different cultures perceived and acted upon the material properties of the biophysical world, and how do different social groups … Continue reading “Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?” with Prof. Laura Rival