Prof. Laura Rival: Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?

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 Prof. Laura Rival: Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?

Prof. Bashar Malkawi: Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development

In 2008, the unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip reached 71%. The Palestinian economy is endemically weak, in part due to its split geography between Gaza and the West Bank, and its challenges have been exacerbated by political instability, conflict, and the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode, our Middle East Events Officer, Shariq Haidery, speaks … Continue reading Prof. Bashar Malkawi: Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development

Dr Sa’ed Atshan: ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’

Middle East Events Officer, Caitlin Hennessy, speaks with Dr Sa'ed Atshan Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College and who is currently on sabbatical a Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkley about his recent publication 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ZyErTQMaElfWyLplrVPzD?si=vO92Wm0mSu2xJSzm3AhGyQ Interview by Caitlin Hennessy. … Continue reading Dr Sa’ed Atshan: ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’

Matthew Page: A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Politician

Africa Events Director, Priyan Selvakumar speaks with Matthew Page, Chatham House Associate fellow for the Africa programme. He is also the former US intelligence Nigeria expert as well as former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Africa on the National Intelligence Council. Since this interview we've seen a major development in the situation in Nigeria as … Continue reading Matthew Page: A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Politician

Prof. Cathryn Costello: Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19

In this podcast with academic and author Professor Cathryn Costello, we discuss the significance of refugee and asylum law for human rights, and investigate the ways that systems of international law have been put into question during COVID-19. We use migration as a lens of analysis to interrogate assumptions that law is fixed in order … Continue reading Prof. Cathryn Costello: Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19

Jonathan Watts: Journalism and Climate Activism

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Watts, the Global Environment Editor at The Guardian Newspaper. Jonathan has been a journalist at the Guardian for 24 years, taking up roles such as North Korea visiting reporter, Asia Environment correspondent, East Asia correspondent, Disaster coverage, and Latin America correspondent, writing extensively on environmental degradation, deforestation and … Continue reading Jonathan Watts: Journalism and Climate Activism

Kolbassia Haoussou MBE: Speaking Out About Torture

In this episode, Hannah Brock speaks to Kolbassia Haoussou MBE, co-founder of Survivors Speak Out a national network of torture survivors connected with the charity Freedom From Torture. A survivor himself, Kolbassia has been through the journey of life after torture and shares his insights about policy issues surrounding torture survivors and asylum seekers both … Continue reading Kolbassia Haoussou MBE: Speaking Out About Torture