Global Strain

Global Strain

By GGF
2020 will be remembered as the year when a novel strain of coronavirus spread around the globe, leaving a trail of death, despair and disruption in its wake. In this podcast, we explore the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives worldwide. We ask how it will change the world as we know it - from the global economy and geopolitics to the long-term consequences for people, societies and cultures. Global Strain is produced by the team from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. This podcast is supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung.
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Inequality: Are We All in This Together?
While the ongoing global medical emergency deepens inequalities between and within societies, and further entrenches gender inequality, public health experts are aware of inequality itself acting as a multiplier on virus’s spread. While it is impossible to explore all relevant dimensions of inequality in this podcast, in this episode Joel Sandhu speaks to four guests about who suffers disproportionately from the current pandemic. And asks: What can be done? The Global Strain Podcast is produced by the team at Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. 
54:26
May 19, 2020
Surveillance: Means or End?
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work and school from home, to self-quarantine, and to maintain social distance. As more of our lives have gone online, Western governments are considering to follow South Korean and Chinese approaches and embrace sophisticated surveillance tools that can track even individual population movements in order to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. So, will the move towards increasing levels of surveillance, especially in Western liberal democracies, hollow out after the Coronavirus pandemic ends, or are we on the cusp of a new normal, one where governments embrace surveillance? In this episode Joel Sandhu talks to Steven Feldstein, Jan-David Franke, Allie Funk, Ulrike Franke, and Xiao Qiang.
53:19
April 29, 2020
Introducing the Global Strain Podcast
2020 will be remembered as the year when a novel strain of coronavirus spread around the globe, leaving a trail of death, despair and disruption in its wake. In this podcast, we explore the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives worldwide. We ask how it will change the world as we know it - from the global economy and geopolitics to the long-term consequences for people, societies and cultures. And we want to know: What can we learn from this pandemic and our responses to it? Global Strain is produced by the team behind Global Governance Futures (GGF), an international fellowship program for young professionals who seek better ways to address global challenges. In each episode, we will draw on a diverse community of current and former GGF fellows as well as a range of experts that have contributed to the program over the years. Join us for the ride!
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April 24, 2020