Terrorism is something society as a whole fears because it appears as though it can affect anyone. However, a closer look at the victims of terrorism reveals that attacks can be both gendered and racialized. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Candice Ortbals, a professor of Political Science, and Charlotte Lang, a student of Political Science, about their research on the victims of terrorism.
Countries throughout the world are scrambling to devise plans that will enable them to escape the climate disaster caused, partly, by the use of fossil fuels. A possible way to quickly enact climate-conscious policy in the energy sector is through State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). In this episode, I talk to Filippo Margheritini, an International Studies student, about SOEs, climate action, and energetic independence.
Although economic development in India has been outstanding for several decades, the country's social inequality still remains prevalent. Could social entrepreneurship be a way to eradicate these social hierarchies? In this episode, I talk to Heet Ghodasara about the prospects of bringing social and gender equality to India through social entrepreneurship.
A project developed by Pepperdine Law is trying to introduce plea bargaining, an arrangement whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for concessions from the prosecutor, in Uganda. In theory, this practice could decrease case backlog and increase trust in institutions, but is that happening in practice? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Julia Norgaard, a Professor of Economics who is evaluating the progress of this project.
As the world becomes less hospitable to humans due to anthropogenic changes to the environment, more and more people will become displaced. The legal status of these displaced persons, commonly known as climate refugees, is still to be discussed by the international community. In this episode, I talk to Caroline Sisson, a Political Science Honors student who has written her senior thesis on the international law of climate refugees.
Hi! My name is Daniel Iturri and welcome to Global Tides, a new podcast by Pepperdine University that highlights exciting Social Science research done by students and faculty. In this 5-episode series, I will have conversations with 4 students and 2 professors about topics ranging from the victims of terrorism to climate refugees. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy!