“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

“Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development” with Prof. Bashar Malkawi

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 “Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development” with Prof. Bashar Malkawi

“Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique” with author Dr. Sa’ed Atshan

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 “Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique” with author Dr. Sa’ed Atshan

“A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Politician” with Matthew Page

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 “A Day in the Life of a Nigerian Politician” with Matthew Page

“Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19” with Prof. Cathryn Costello

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 “Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19” with Prof. Cathryn Costello

“Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian

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 “Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian