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IN-DEPTH: How your favourite social media sites are turbocharging terrorism (w/Tech Against Terrorism)

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FAREWELL FROM US: What's next for Global Questions?
We can’t believe we’re saying this, but this is our last Global Questions episode! After 2.5 years and 100+ episodes, Josh, Rhiannon and Kelly have decided it’s time to turn off the mics and take a well-earned rest. So, join the entire GQ team as they: Recap their favourite episodes Give a sneak peak behind the scenes Chat about the highs (and lows) of putting together a podcast Hopefully you'll miss us just as much as we'll miss you!  Thanks for tuning in and providing us with a reason to put the show together.   If you've enjoyed listening to us, we'd love to hear from you.  Shoot us a message on our Instagram page: @global.questions. Although we’re finishing up, the Young Diplomats Society (our parent organisation) isn’t!  If you love international affairs, attending events and hearing from inspiring people, follow them here on Facebook or Instagram. From all of us here at Global Questions, thank you.
21:05
August 15, 2022
IN-DEPTH: The Digital Divide (and why failing to stop it could be catastrophic)
Inequality is complex and varied, but have you ever heard of the digital divide? As new technologies emerge and we live more of our lives online, the divide between those who have reliable internet access and those who don't only deepens.   This week, for our final In-Depth episode on technology, Rhiannon talks to Dr George Ingram, a senior fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.  They chat about: What the digital divide is The impact of Covid-19 on tech inequality The role of private companies in making things better (and worse) Why we can (and must) bridge the digital divide. Want to know more? Check out Dr George Ingram’s bio on the Brookings Institute here. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!  Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people.  We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
14:31
July 12, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: Could Netanyahu return as PM? Why the Rwanda Deal is controversial. Can democracy survive in Cambodia? The 50-year Whisky War.
Join Kelly and Josh as they discuss: The collapse of Israel’s government, and why it means Netanyahu could become PM *again*. Why the UK’s attempt to send asylum seekers to Rwanda was temporarily blocked by a European court. Hun Sen’s strategy to crush Cambodian democracy and establish a dictatorship. The ‘civilised’ conflict you’ve probably never heard of: the Whisky War. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
25:19
June 21, 2022
IN-DEPTH: How your favourite social media sites are turbocharging terrorism (w/Tech Against Terrorism)
Social media has revolutionized terrorism.  It has made recruitment easier, sped up the process of radicalisation and provided a safe haven for extremists to talk to each other. It's also increased the impact of acts of terror. With a click of a button, terrorists can livestream their acts to millions of people.  So, what are tech companies doing to address the issue? Should governments step in? And is using AI to remove violent content a good idea, or could it pose hidden dangers? Rhiannon chats to two guests from Tech Against Terrorism, an UN-supported initiative that helps the global tech industry tackle terrorism while respecting human rights. Want to know more? Check out the Tech Against Terrorism website or contact them via contact@techagainstterrorism.org.  Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content. For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
15:28
June 13, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: North Korea to lead anti-nuclear group. El Salvador’s prison spree. Putin meets with African leaders. Can the British monarchy survive?
Join Kelly and Josh as they discuss: Why the new president of the Conference on Disarmament is ... North Korea. Why El Salvador’s president has jailed 36,000 people in two months. What Putin's recent meeting with the head of the African Union was about. Whether the British monarchy can survive the next few decades. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
24:29
June 06, 2022
IN-DEPTH: Is space exploration causing geopolitical tensions? W/ Leonard David
In this episode we are talking all things space! Does space law actually constrain the behaviour of states? Do we have a responsibility to care for the environment in space? Is there a space race between the US and China, and if so, what are the stakes? Does space exploration represent the latest form of colonialism?  Discussing all of these questions and more, this episode will look at the overlap between modern technologies and space, focusing on the benefits that space exploration has brought. Our guest today is Leonard David, a space journalist from the US, who has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years. Leonard is the author of the new book, Moon Rush: The New Space Race, published by National Geographic in May 2019. They discuss: political tensions over the race to space  the militarization of space and great power space dynamics legal and political space regulations and environmental protection of space Want to know more? Check out Leonard's website for all of his work and links to the books he has written! Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content. For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
16:40
May 30, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: Why a dictator’s son was elected president. How one family helped derail Sri Lanka’s economy.
In light of the recent federal election, today's episode is a shorter one that keeps with the election theme!  Join Kelly and Josh as they discuss: How BongBong Marcos, son of a brutal dictator, convinced the Philippines to elect him President. Why the collapse of Sri Lanka’s economy can be attributed to one family. As Josh mentioned, here are some fascinating articles on how Labor’s win could shape Australia’s foreign policy: Can Penny Wong reset difficult relationships? (ABC News): https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-25/wong-albanese-labor-foreign-policy-security-defence-diplomacy/101097144 How will the Labor government shape foreign policy on China? (ABC News): https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-25/china-australia-relations-foreign-policy-labor-win/101091996 Imagining Labor’s first 100 days in foreign policy (Lowy Institute): https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/imagining-labor-s-first-100-days-foreign-policy Labor will rebuild Australia’s international development program (DevPolicy): https://devpolicy.org/labor-will-rebuild-australias-international-development-program-20220516/ Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
15:11
May 25, 2022
IN-DEPTH: How is artificial intelligence (AI) revolutionising modern warfare? W/Dr Peter Layton
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used to augment military capabilities since the missile defence systems of the 1980s, but today’s AI is becoming more sophisticated and pervasive in the development of semi-autonomous weapons. So what does this mean for the future of warfare and contemporary conflicts around the globe? This week, Rhiannon chats with Dr Peter Layton, a Visiting Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University. He has extensive aviation and defence experience and, for his work at the Pentagon on force structure matters, he was awarded the United States Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Public Service Medal. His research interests include grand strategy, national security policies particularly relating to middle powers, defence force structure concepts and the effects of emerging technology.  They chat about: Why AI is becoming integral to warfare and military operations When AI should be used over human decision making the competition over the development of AI technology and how this will play a role in great power politics and the future of AI in warfare Want to know more? Check out Peter's book 'Grand Strategy', his LinkedIn or email him at p.layton@griffith.edu.au.  Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content. For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
14:25
May 16, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: Anger at Xi’s Covid strategy. America’s dystopian post-Roe future. Could Israel spiral into war? Northern Ireland considers leaving UK.
Join Kelly and Josh as they discuss … Unprecedented anger within China at Xi Jinping’s harsh Covid strategy. What the Supreme Court’s abortion decision could mean for America *and the world*. The growing threat of war between Israel and Palestine over evictions. Sinn Fein’s historic victory in Northern Ireland’s elections – and their plan to leave the UK. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
24:36
May 11, 2022
IN-DEPTH: Is Bitcoin going to change the world? Or is it a scam? W/David Gerard
There is little that is uncontroversial when it comes to cryptocurrency, from its wild fluctuations and energy usage to its links to transnational crime and mysterious origins. In this episode, Rhiannon chats to David Gerard, an author and cryptocurrency journalist from London.  They talk about: What cryptocurrency is and how it came about back in 2008 The benefits and dangers of digital currencies The failure of Facebook’s stable coin Libra and the approach of state regulators El Salvador’s fiasco integrating bitcoin as legal tender The future of crypto and what it means for our society You can read more of David’s articles on cryptocurrency here and find him on Twitter. David also has several books out – find them here. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content. For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
18:29
May 02, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: The elaborate conspiracy to blame France for war crimes. China’s aim in the Solomons. Is the Arab Spring dead? Honduras’ drug-trafficking president.
It's finally here!  Join Josh and Kelly as they discuss some of the *crazy* stories from the last fortnight.  They chat about: The secretive private army that murdered civilians, and then tried to blame the French military. Why China's deal with the Solomon Islands is controversial. Whether Tunisia's President is a democratic hero, or an aspiring dictator (spoiler: no one knows!). How Honduras' president helped traffick 500 tonnes of drugs to the US. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
23:35
April 27, 2022
IN-DEPTH: We're all being monitored. How does it affect society? W/ Kevin Macnish & Moira Patterson
Our first in-depth episode for Season 6 tackles the controversial topic of mass surveillance.  New technology allows governments and companies to track nearly everything we do: what we buy, where we go, who we meet and how we think.  It's given them an unprecedented amount of power. So, what does this mean for our safety, democracy and global stability?  Join Rhiannon, Kevin Macnish and Moira Paterson as they consider: The future of surveillance and "smart cities". Whether mass surveillance is good for us in the long-run. What we should make of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. Whether the law and civil society can hold governments to account. Kevin Macnish is the Digital Ethics Consulting Manager at Sopra Steria, a leading tech company in Europe.  He has taught ethics and IT at the University of Twente and the University of Leeds.  Kevin researches the ethics of surveillance, cybersecurity and technology.  Read more of Kevin's work here.  Moira Patterson teaches and researches in field of information law at Monash University.  She focuses on freedom of information, privacy and data protection, and has advised the Australian Information Commissioner.  Moira's articles can be found here. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram and Facebook for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
28:41
April 18, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: UNHRC kicks out Russia. Pakistan’s crazy politics. 6,500+ deaths tied to World Cup. How Taiwan’s fate will affect your shopping.
Join Josh and Kelly as they unpack the wild stories making news over the last fortnight!  We chat about:  Why Russia was removed from the UNHRC, and whether it could be kicked out of the UN entirely.  The fate of Pakistan's ex-cricketer and ex-PM, Imran Khan.  Why this year's World Cup in Qatar may be responsible for up to 6,750 deaths.  How a Chinese invasion of Taiwan could see year-long delays for a new phone, computer or car.  For more on the tragic situation in Qatar, check out The Guardian's report.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
22:55
April 11, 2022
TEASER: Season 6 REVEAL
We are back!! Join Rhiannon, Josh and our *new co-host* as they reveal the topic for this season's fortnightly IN-DEPTH episodes. Season 6 will also feature our popular news summaries (THE WRAP UP) and tips for how to start your international career (TRAILBLAZERS).  First episode is out next Tuesday 12th April. Tell your friends, share it on your socials and get ready for our best season yet!! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
06:51
April 04, 2022
REPLAY: Gillian Triggs on Australia's refugee crisis
This is a throwback to the very first episode ever published on Global Questions!  At the end of 2019, Gen interviewed Gillian Triggs, the former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission and current Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.   Gillian chats with Gen about: Australia's inhumane refugee policies;  What the Commission uncovered during its investigation into offshore detention; How it felt being on the receiving end of personal attacks from the Abbott government; and Gillian's hopes for her role at the United Nations. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
22:15
March 21, 2022
REPLAY: Kevin Rudd on why Murdoch is a "cancer on our democracy"
In 2020, Gen had the privilege to interview the former PM, Kevin Rudd, about his campaign for a royal commission into the Murdoch empire.  They discuss: Why media diversity is so important How the Murdoch empire influences media coverage, politics and public discourse What you can do to speak up for media diversity in Australia FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
24:52
March 14, 2022
REPLAY: The horror of China's 're-education' camps W/ Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser
In 2021, Gen spoke to Nuria Yu and Nathan Ruser about the ongoing persecution of the Uyghur ethnic group in China.  It's estimated that up to 2 million Uyghurs have been detained in 're-education' camps that are similar to the concentration camps of World War II.  There's evidence the Chinese government is forcibly sterilising, torturing and enslaving Uyghurs -- which human rights groups say constitutes genocide. Nuria Yu is a Uyghur woman and activist living in Australia.  She has family in China who have been persecuted and detained.   Nathan Ruser is a research at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).  Through looking at satellite images, he was able to uncover multiple 're-education' camps. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
31:01
March 08, 2022
REPLAY: Meet the student who sued his super company over climate change. W/ Paul Govind and Mark McVeigh
We may be on a break, but you can still listen to some of our favourite episodes! In 2021, Josh chatted to Paul Govind and Mark McVeigh about why young people are suing companies and governments over climate change.  At age 23, Mark took his super company, REST, to court.  He argued the $57bn company failed to consider climate change when investing.  Days before the trial, REST admitted Mark was right!  Mark tells Josh about his experience and why it's necessary to hold companies accountable for their climate change records.   To understand why people are taking companies and governments to court, Josh also chats to Paul.  Paul is a Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University Law School.  Paul unpacks recent climate change cases and explains how environmental law is changing our globalised world. For more info and to connect with both our fascinating guests, check out Mark’s LinkedIn and Paul’s blog ‘Law and Nature Dialogue’.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
30:19
February 28, 2022
IN-DEPTH: Can we save democracy? W/Iain Walker & Tim Hollo
We have finally reached the last episode of season 5 on the decline of democracy and boy is it a good one! This week Rhiannon brings you two incredibly passionate guests, Iain Walker and Tim Hollo. Iain is the executive director of New Democracy – a research organisation established to ensure citizens trust their government's decision making and democratic processes. Rhiannon chats to Iain about deliberative democracies, increasing participation and community involvement in democratic processes, and what new kinds of democracy could look like in the future. Then Rhiannon chats to Tim Hollo, who is not only the executive director of the Greens institute and an author but is the Greens candidate for the seat of Canberra. They discuss the crisis of democracy in contemporary society, international and national issues influencing democracy and citizens involvement, and how to work towards ecological democracy. You can find more about Iain and his organisation New Democracy here! Tim is active on Twitter and Facebook and you can also check out his page on The Greens! We hope you have loved this season as much as we have and are inspired to help protect democracy in the future. The Global Questions team will be taking a short break and getting ready for next season, so don't go anywhere!! Stay tuned for updates on next season on our socials! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
25:31
February 14, 2022
TRAILBLAZER: Using music and education to inspire social change and international peace-building W/Janielle Beh
Our monthly Trailblazer episodes are back and Rhiannon had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Janielle Beh for this month's episode! After completing her schooling at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Janielle graduated from the Melbourne Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in 2014, and then went on to complete her Master of Teaching (Music Education) at Monash University in 2017.  Since then, she has taken her passion for music and combined it with social change and peacebuilding initiatives all across the globe. Janielle has run music workshops in Israel, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda, India and the United Arab Emirates, and was the Head of Piano at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music since 2018 into the period of the Taliban takeover in 2021. Janielle chats to Rhiannon about: transforming her creativity and passion for music into a global career path how she is developing programs for social change and peacebuilding through music her inspirations and motivations in her career  teaching music during the Taliban takeover in 2021 Check out more of Janielle's work and experiences on her website.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
14:59
February 02, 2022
THE WRAP-UP: A gas war in Ukraine? Fishermen defeat Russian navy. Far-right meet in Hungary. Why Honduras’ election matters.
Join Josh and our special guest, Kelly, as they both unpack: Why the potential invasion of Ukraine could cripple Europe’s gas supplies How a group of Irish fishermen took on the Russian navy … and won Why leaders of the far-right are gathering in Budapest next month The global implications of Honduras’ first female president Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
20:57
January 31, 2022
IN-DEPTH: Can the CCP and democracy co-exist? It's complicated. W/Roger Huang
We're back!!  After the Christmas holidays, it's time to bring you the final episodes in our series on the decline of democracy. Today, we take a closer look at the Chinese Communist Party.  Under Xi Jingping, China has sought to undermine democratic nations and to export its authoritarian form of government to other countries.  What does this mean for the future of liberal democracy around the world?   Our guest is Dr Roger Huang, a lecturer in terrorism studies and political violence at Macquarie University.  We discuss: The relationship between Chinese culture and democracy; What the crackdown in Hong Kong can tell us about the CCP; and Whether tensions between the US and China could trigger a new Cold War. To get in contact with Roger or read more of his work, check out his academic profile. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
15:45
January 24, 2022
IN-DEPTH: Are conspiracy theories and political paranoia destroying democracy? W/Jesse Walker
It is the last episode of the year and boy is it a good one!! Rhiannon chats to Jesse Walker, a renowned writer and an editor of Reason magazine, on conspiracy theories and political paranoia, and how they are affecting democracy worldwide. Jesse has written numerous books including his most recent book - "The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory”. They discuss: the history of conspiracy theories around the world and the united states why people continue to reach for conspiracy theories how political paranoia persists throughout time how conspiracy theories are eroding democratic institutions and processes more broadly. Check out Jesse's Twitter here and don't forget to look at his book "The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory” for more info on conspiracy theories!! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
25:18
December 20, 2021
HUGH’S FINAL WRAP-UP: Refugees sue Facebook. Is the Iran Deal back? The dark side of renewables. A Saharan sports saga.
Join us for Hugh’s final episode on The Wrap Up (more details in the episode!).  Today on the show: Why Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook for US$150 billion. Can the Iran deal be saved, or is war on the horizon? Protests in Serbia over Europe’s biggest lithium mine. Why Algeria and Morocco are fighting over the African Men’s Handball Championships. Josh and Hugh also chat about their favourite stories from the year and give a preview of what The Wrap Up will sound like in 2022. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
24:58
December 13, 2021
IN-DEPTH: Is India (the world's largest democracy) turning authoritarian? W/ Mauktik Kulkarni
Since receiving its independence in 1947, India has stood as a bastion of democracy in the Indo-Pacific. However, while India boasts a liberal-democratic constitution and a strong culture of political participation, we have seen shifts away from democracy to arguably more authoritarian systems. In this In-Depth episode, Rhiannon chats with Mauktik Kulkarni, an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, author, and filmmaker from India who currently lives and works in the United States. After training in engineering, biophysics and neuroscience at several prestigious universities across India and the United States, Mauktik became involved in multiple health care and tech startups, backpacked across 50 countries and even wrote two books! Since then he has written articles on US domestic and foreign policies, international news, technology, Indian democracy and politics for places like the Fair Observer and The Wire. In this episode, Rhiannon and Mauktik discuss: The relationship between democracy, Indian and Hindu nationalism, and authoritarianism India’s long and multifaceted history as a democracy in South Asia Modi’s populist India and how he has influenced Hindu nationalism The rivalry between India and Pakistan in the region of Jammu and Kashmir and whether the decline in democracy in India will influence the region more broadly. You can catch Mauktik on LinkedIn or see his work on his website - https://www.mauktik.me/. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
23:23
December 06, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: Developing a career in cyber security W/ Bronte Munro
It's the first Thursday of the month, so it's time for another Trailblazer Thursday! Today’s guest is Bronte Munro. Bronte is completing her Master of Cybersecurity at Macquarie University and is the Cyber and Technology Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA). She also interns as a research officer at Thales Australia, a global technology leader that invests in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology. On top of that, she is a contributing writer to the Young Diplomats Society!  Bronte chats to Rhiannon about: Becoming interested in cybersecurity and technology throughout her university study Gaining experience as a researcher through internships  How to think critically about global issues  Tips for turning your passion for international affairs into practical experience as a writer Check out Bronte on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bronte-munro-2b382714a/. You can see her journey as the Cyber and Technology Fellow at YAIA here - https://www.youngausint.org.au/fellows.  Her work is also featured on the Young Diplomats Society publications page - https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/post/blurred-lines-solarwinds-and-the-private-sector-in-national-cyber-security Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content. For more info about us, check out our website.
11:56
December 01, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Ethiopia’s PM *literally* goes to war. Australia helps Solomons. Taiwan's uncertain future. Sweden’s 7-hour female PM.
Join Josh and Hugh as they unpack: Why Ethiopia’s PM has left his palace and is now living on a battlefield. The dramatic events in the Solomon Islands, including why Australia is sending troops there. Competition between the US and China over the future of Taiwan. Sweden’s first female PM (who resigned on her first day in office!) Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
22:21
November 29, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How has globalisation affected inequality and democracy around the world? W/ Steven Slaughter & Estella Kabachwezi
The world has witnessed unprecedented levels of globalisation over the past few decades, and while it has substantially improved living conditions, communication and flow of information, it has also created new levels of inequality within and between countries.  In today's In-Depth episode, Rhiannon chats to Steven Slaughter, Associate Professor in International Relations at Deakin University, and Estella Kabachwezi, an activist and lawyer in Uganda, on the intersection between globalisation and inequality and whether it is contributing to the decline in democracy internationally.  They discuss: the rise of globalisation through communication and the internet, and whether this helps promote democracy the relationship between inequality and globalisation how the developed world and the developing world can work to protect democracy the implications and benefits of globalisation in Africa  Check out Steven's profile or you can find him on Twitter! You can get in touch with Estella via her Twitter here.  Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
24:36
November 22, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Was COP26 worth it? Belarus weaponises migrants. Democratic setback for Thailand. A boycott of the Winter Olympics?
Your fortnightly dose of news is here! Join Josh and Hugh as they unpack: The good, the bad and the ugly from COP26. Why Belarus is flying migrants to the EU border. The latest attempt to silence Thailand's student activists. A potential boycott of the Winter Olympics as China/US tensions rise. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
21:44
November 15, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What is populism and is it destroying democracy? W/ Anastasia Kapetas & Brandon Wu
The rise of populism in recent years has provoked profound questions around the viability of existing democratic systems and the future of developing democracies. This week we have two insightful guests to discuss the rise of populism and how it is influencing democracy around the world. First up, Rhiannon chats to Anastasia Kapetas, the National Security Editor at The Strategist from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, about the history of populism, its rise throughout politics and politicians in the United States, the impact of faux-populism and if there is any hope for democracy internationally.  Then, we welcome Brandon Wu, a political activist from the United States, who chats to Rhiannon about Trump-style populism and its influence on democratic processes and institutions in the US in today's society.  If you want to get in touch you can reach Anastasia via her email - anastasiakapetas@aspi.org.au. You can also touch base with Brandon via his email - brandonw2002@gmail.com.  Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
25:13
November 08, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: Turning your love for international affairs into a meaningful career in research W/ Daria Impiombato
We are back with our new Trailblazer Thursdays - our special monthly episode where we chat to young professionals about their global careers.  Today's guest is Daria Impiombato, a researcher at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) International Cyber Policy Centre in Canberra, Australia. Her research includes human rights, technological advancements, activism in authoritarian regimes, Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and the role of communication/media in international politics.  We chat about: gaining knowledge and experience through internships how she turned her interest in global issues and politics into an exciting career tips for young people embarking on a career in research and international relations. Check out Daria's work at ASPI here, follow her on Twitter, and/or get in touch via her email - dariaimpiombato@aspi.org.au.  Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
12:35
November 03, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: What to expect from COP26. Why Sudan’s coup matters. Azerbaijan vs Armenia. How an actor could jail Italy’s ex-deputy PM.
Josh and Hugh’s fortnightly recap of international news is here!  Join us as we discuss: The aim of COP26 (and why it’s been dubbed the world’s “last chance”). How Sudan’s coup could affect global trade and help Russia. Why a dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has worried Iran. Why Richard Gere is testifying against Italy’s former deputy PM in a kidnapping trial. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
19:60
November 01, 2021
IN-DEPTH: When press freedom declines, what happens to democracy? W/ Marcus Strom
Press freedom is the 'cornerstone' of democracy according to the UN. Yet in the past few years, journalism has been under attack. Reporters face physical and legal threats both in Australia and around the world. This week Josh chats with Marcus Strom about the decline in press freedom, what it means for democracy and how we can repair the damage.  Marcus Strom is the President of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. He's worked as a journalist in Australia and the United Kingdom for over 25 years, including for news outlets like the Sydney Morning Herald.  Check out Marcus on Twitter for all his work!  For more info about the MEAA, visit its website. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
23:12
October 25, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Civil war in Lebanon? Billions for the Taliban. Kenya ignores the ICJ. America’s cyber reckoning.
Josh and Hugh’s fortnightly recap of international news is here!  Join us as we discuss: Why Beirut was in chaos last week (and what it means for Lebanon). How the world is responding to Afghanistan’s aid crisis. Kenya and Somalia’s ocean spat in the world’s highest court. Controversy over the US’s “kindergarten level” cyber security. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news updates, quizzes, and bonus content.  For more info about us, check out our website.
20:04
October 18, 2021
IN-DEPTH: Is Covid-19 killing democracy? W/ Tom Daly & Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
Tune in for the first episode in our In-Depth series on Democracy in Decline. This week, Rhiannon chats to Associate Professor Tom Daly and Asanga Abeyagoonesekera about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting democracy around the globe. Tom is the Deputy Director of the University of Melbourne's School of Government. He's also the Director of the research platform Democratic Decay and Renewal. His research focuses on the future of liberal democracy and how it's been tested by the pandemic over the past 18 months.  Asanga is an international security and geopolitics analyst, as well as a strategic advisor from Sri Lanka. He has almost 2 decades of experience in the government sector, working in foreign policy and defence think tanks. Asanga is an expert in Sri Lankan geopolitical security.  We discuss how politicians have used Covid-19 as a distraction to consolidate power and the interplay between certain political systems and democracy in the Covid-19 era. We look at Sri Lanka as a case study, focusing on how the Rajapaksa dynasty has used the pandemic to concentrate power.  Get in touch with Tom Daly via his Twitter page or LinkedIn.  Check out Asanga’s work and get in touch with him on Twitter and read his article on the Rajapaksa regime here.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
24:22
October 11, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: China turns off power. Germany’s election stalemate. A sports star President? Nigeria's phone ban.
Josh and Hugh’s fortnightly recap of international news is back! (Trust us, we're as excited as you are!!) Join us as we discuss: The power outages crippling Chinese cities and factories. What Germany's election stalemate means for EU stability. Whether a boxing champ could be the Philippines’ next President. Nigeria’s decision to turn off phone networks and ban motorcycles. Are you enjoying Global Questions? If so, subscribe, leave a review and share us on your socials!  Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for breaking news, quizzes, and bonus content.  And if you'd like to get in touch, check out our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
20:17
October 04, 2021
TEASER: Season 5 REVEAL
Global Questions is back for an exciting fifth season!  We have had a decent break over the past few weeks and are super excited to be back in your ears delivering you guys a new season on the topic 'Democracy in Decline'.  In the break, we underwent some pretty big changes, and we would like to introduce you to one of them - our new In-Depth host Rhiannon! Join Josh, Hugh and Rhiannon as they discuss what we will be covering this season. From Covid-19 and democratic backsliding to freedom of the press and conspiracy theories - this season really has it all.  So stay tuned, as Season 5 begins NEXT WEEK on Tuesday 5 October 2021!!!! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find out more about the Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
06:44
September 27, 2021
REPLAY IN-DEPTH: How does the Black Lives Matter movement relate to Indigenous Australians? W/ Ama Burkoh & Nayonika Bhattacharya
Given some of our founding members are moving on from Global Questions, we are bringing you their all-time favourite episodes! This week, we are re-sharing Emma's favourite episode - the In-Depth discussion with  Ama Burkoh and Nayonika Bhattacharya on the BLM movement and how it relates to Indigenous Australians. For this episode we delve into the increasing protests against police brutality in the United States, analysing how systematic racism has transpired through American history, and link it back to Australia’s own systematic racism towards Indigenous Australians. What is the BLM movement? What is systematic racism? What is America's history that concerns African Americans? How can we see this in Australia? What is a good ally? What is white privilege? How can you support the movement? Ama Berkoh is a 20-year-old African Australian, born in Ghana and raised in Australia, who has recently graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Communication (Public Communication) majoring in PR and Digital & Social Media. Ama is passionate about all things technology and is incredibly passionate about utilising empathy, innovative design, and human-centred principles to solve some of the world’s most complex problems through social change. Nayonika is a 5th year Arts/Law student at UNSW specialising in Politics and International Relations. She is passionate about creating platforms for young women in tech and reforming the law to make it more accessible. She is a City of Sydney ISLA AMbassador, MHAHS International Student Advisor, Executive Assistant to the CISA Education Officer and the UNSW Student Council Welfare Officer. You can connect with Ama on Linkedin here and Nayonika here. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
33:05
August 30, 2021
REPLAY IN-DEPTH: Who is Witness K and why is he being charged with conspiracy? W/ Bernard Collaery
Given some of our founding members are moving on from Global Questions, we are bringing you their all-time favourite episodes! This week, we are re-sharing Gen's favourite episode - the In-Depth discussion with Bernard Collaery on Witness K during our season on security. Bernard Collaery is an Australian barrister, lawyer and former Attorney-General being prosecuted for conspiring against the government. Gen and Bernard discuss Australia’s national security through the lens of the Witness K trial. Since this episode aired, Witness K and Bernard Collaery were charged over their alleged roles in exposing how Australia bugged Timor-Leste during negotiations surrounding oil and gas in the region in 2004. The trial was held in private through special powers meant for counter-terrorism. Out of almost 40 court appearances, little has been publicly reported. The Australian Government was accused of abusing its power for condemning an honest whistleblower and his lawyer to hide its own actions. This case has the potential to inflict negative relationships with Australia's international partners and affect Australia's global reputation. What was the government hiding from the public in Witness K's case? Why were Collaery and Witness K targeted? Does this represent a change in culture within the Australian government? And how can we make sure this doesn’t happen again? References in the episode: ‘Killing Field’ by ABC Four Corners: Documentary exposing killings and cover-ups by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. ‘Official Secrets': Book about the British secret service whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq War. 'Oil Under Troubled Water: Australia’s Intrigue’: Book by Bernard Collaery FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
29:58
August 23, 2021
BONUS: Saying farewell to the founders of Global Questions W/ Genevieve Marcocci & Emma Fabreguette
Today's episode is a farewell to Genevieve Marcocci and Emma Fabreguette, two of the founding members of Global Questions. Both Gen and Emma are moving on to bigger and better things, so we wanted to give them a proper send-off by inviting them on the show and quizzing them on a range of topics -- including what it was like to start the podcast and to interview an ex-prime minister. Gen and Emma, from all our listeners and the Global Questions team, thank you ❤️❤️❤️ We will miss you greatly, but we are so excited to see where your future takes you! One last thing - don't forget to fill out our survey/give your feedback to our team!!! You can find the link here: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/tKQZEgnW FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
15:60
August 16, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: Exploring opportunities and engaging in global affairs W/ Ryan Attard
Surprise!! You thought Season 4 was over, but we have one more bonus episode for you!  --- Before you read any further, we need your help!  We're changing things up at Global Questions, and we want to hear from you about what we should alter.  Complete our survey, and you'll go into the draw to win a $20 voucher. --- In this Trailblazers episode, Hugh chats to Ryan Attard, the Treasurer of the Young Diplomats Society, about engaging in student-led organisations, building real-world knowledge by getting involved in extra-curricular activities, and navigating professional experiences as a law clerk. Ryan is completing his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) at Monash University, with his Honours thesis focussing on successionism under international law. Not only is Ryan a well-seasoned law clerk, he is a fantastic role model for young people looking to get involved in all things law, politics, and global affairs. Feel free to connect with Ryan on LinkedIn! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
18:21
August 09, 2021
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ... and win a prize!
Here at Global Questions, we're making some BIG changes.  And we want your input. Complete this survey and you could win a $20 voucher to a store of your choice. https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/tKQZEgnW From all of us at Global Questions, thank you. ❤️❤️  It means a lot. T&C's To enter the draw, enter your email at the end of the survey.  A winner will be randomly selected on 31 August 2021. The winner will have a choice from the following stores: Amazon, Apple App Store, ASOS, BCF, Big W, Binge, BWS, Caltex, Catch, Coles, Dan Murphy's, Dominos, EB Games, eBay, Event Cinemas, Freedom, Google Play, Harvey Norman, Hoyts, JB Hi-Fi, Kathmandu, Kmart, Lorna Jane, Myer, Optus, Priceline Pharmacy, Rebel Sport, Supercheap Auto, Target, Vodaphone or Woolworths.
01:13
August 06, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How is climate change law paving the way for the future? W/ Paul Govind and Mark McVeigh
In our last episode of Season 4 on Climate Change, Josh chats to Paul Govind and Mark McVeigh on how climate change and the law are increasingly intertwined through both environmental litigation and community-led activism. Paul is a Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University Law School; his research and interest focussing on the relationship between climate adaptation, extinction, responsibility and environmental law. Josh and Paul discuss climate litigation, how to contextualise the law in a climate change era and how the environmental law fits into our globalised world. Mark is a pioneer in the way of ensuring companies are held accountable for the risks of climate change. In 2018, then only 23 years old, Mark filed a suit against Rest, the $57bn superfund, alleging that they failed to provide information on climate change business risks and their plans to address the risks. Josh and Mark discuss the impacts of this case, how necessary it is to hold companies accountable for the risks of climate change, as well as how the law is an integral tool in aiding climate change mitigation. For more info and to connect with both our fascinating guests, check out Mark’s LinkedIn and Paul’s blog ‘Law and Nature Dialogue’.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
30:19
August 03, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Haiti’s competing Prime Ministers. China’s vaccine woes. Secret trials in Cuba. Russia’s weaponised gas pipeline.
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly chat about news from around the world is here! Join us as we discuss: The battle between Haiti’s rival PMs, following President Moise’s assassination. Why the Sinovac vaccine is causing headaches for China and the world. The fallout from the biggest Cuban protests in 27 years. How a gas pipeline could help Russia cripple Eastern Europe. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
23:30
July 26, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What does climate change have to do with the Egypto-Ethiopian Nile dispute and the internationalisation of the Amazon? W/ Anet McClintock & Professor Stephen M. Walt.
Emma and Gen chat with Anet McClintock and Professor Stephen M. Walt on the convergence of conflict and climate change on a global scale. Anet is completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and German at the University of Melbourne and is also a Senior Correspondent at the Young Diplomats Society, with a particular interest in Africa, development, gender and international security. Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a Contributing Editor at Foreign Policy magazine.  Emma and Anet discuss the Egypto-Ethiopian Nile dispute, international involvement in the conflict, the effects on regional communities, and whether we will see the militarization of the conflict.  Gen and Professor Stephen M. Walt will discuss the intersection between conflict, climate change and sovereignty, the challenges facing the internationalisation of climate change, and the globalisation of the Amazon in the climate change debate.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
24:32
July 19, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Lebanon’s ‘social explosion’. South Africa’s ex-President in jail. The rise of private armies. France’s climate constitution.
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly chat about news from around the world is here! Join us as we discuss: Why Lebanon is facing a 'social explosion'. The dramatic arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma. A plan to turn Ukraine into a mercenary hub. Controversy as France tries to fight climate change via its constitution. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
26:15
July 13, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How is climate change affecting the developing world? W/Anna Gero
Josh chats to Anna Gero about how climate change is affecting the developing world. Anna is a research principal at the University of Technology Sydney's Institute for Sustainable Futures, her work focuses on the intersection between climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and development in the Asia-Pacific region. In this episode Josh and Anna discuss: How climate change has diverse impacts and is a threat multiplier in the developing world  How wealthy and developed countries can aid and help more vulnerable countries in their climate change adaptation Partnerships and co-benefits between states in climate change mitigation The economic, social and political responsibilities of developed countries in this climate crisis Find Anna Gero on Linkedin here, and check out her Twitter. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
29:02
July 05, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Iran’s hardliners seize control. 100 years of the CCP. Pardons divide Spain. Far-right soldiers threaten EU.
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly wrap-up of news from around the world is here! Join us as we chat about: Iran’s controversial new president. The CCP's 100th birthday celebrations. Protests in Spain as separatists are freed from jail. The threat posed by far-right security officials within the EU. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
24:39
June 28, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How is veganism integral to climate change mitigation? W/ Alana Mann
Emma chats to Alana Mann about the intersection between food security, veganism and climate change. Alana Mann is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), University of Sydney, Australia, and a key researcher in the University's Sydney Environment Institute. Her research focuses on food sovereignty and social movements, citizen engagement, and collective action in food systems planning and governance. In this episode Emma and Alana discuss:  The impact of food systems on countries around the world  Changing the culture around food consumption Greenwashing of vegan food and the politicisation of the food industry What individuals can do through food consumption to help mitigate climate change Find Alana Mann on Linkedin here, and check out her Twitter.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
40:20
June 21, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Chaos in Afghanistan. Myanmar’s rebel armies. El Salvador’s bitcoin revolution. Can the UN end HIV/AIDS?
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly recap of news from around the world is here! Join us as we discuss: - Upheaval in Afghanistan as the Taliban gains new ground. - The protestors training to take down Myanmar’s military. - El Salvador's decision to make Bitcoin legal tender. - Arguments within the UN over how to end HIV/AIDS. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
21:20
June 15, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How is climate change affecting Antarctica? W/ Dr Alessandro Antonello
Josh chats to Dr Alessandro Antonello on how climate change has an uneven presence in Antarctic geopolitics. As a senior research fellow at Flinders University in Adelaide, Dr Alessandro Antonello's work focuses on how the Antarctic environment is managed, how scientific and environmental knowledge is formed, and how such information and knowledge intersects with international geopolitics.  In this episode Josh and Alessandro discuss: The geopolitics and diplomacy of Antarctica How climate change is affecting Antarctica's environment  The future of the region as a commercial and tourist destination Check out Dr Alessandro Antonello’s book - The Greening of Antarctica and his Twitter. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
23:02
June 07, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: Indigenous activism & climate change W/Joshua Gilbert
Joshua is a Worimi man who seeks to connect traditional Aboriginal knowledge and history to current contexts. He works as a PwC consultant, business advisor, farmer and climate/environmental advocate, promoting indigenous history, culture and knowledge throughout all of his endeavours. Gen chats to Josh about: indigenous activism and climate change working with indigenous culture and connecting it to governmental and business policy reform the intersection of agriculture and indigenous history/knowledge  Follow Josh on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram and Facebook for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
16:58
May 31, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What is climate-induced migration? W/ Dr Celia McMichael
Emma talks to Dr Celia McMichael about climate-induced migration. Dr Celia McMichael is an Associate Professor in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on human migration that is related to climatic and environmental change. In this episode, Emma and Celia discuss: How climate change is a driver of human migration and displacement The rate of global warming and effects on coastal nations International responses/action to climate-induced migration FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
26:13
May 24, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: The Israel-Palestine crisis. An unprecedented cyber attack. Will the Olympics go ahead? A political shake-up in Venezuela.
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly recap of global news is back! Join us as we discuss: - The horrific violence in Israel and Palestine. - An extraordinary cyber attack on the United States. - The future of the Tokyo Olympics - will they take place in just 2 months? - An unexpected win for the Maduro regime. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. We're also recruiting audio editors! Go to the Young Diplomats Facebook page for more info. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
22:54
May 17, 2021
TEASER: Season 4 REVEAL
Global Questions is BACK for a fascinating fourth season! Join Emma and Josh as they introduce our new In-Depth topic: the global effects of climate change. Season 4 begins NEXT WEEK on Tuesday 18 May 2021. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find out more about the Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
02:36
May 10, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Samoa’s jaw-dropping election. Chad’s president dies in battle. TikTok faces a historic lawsuit. French secularism ignites Pakistani protests.
Joshua and Hugh’s fortnightly chat about the crazy international news you've probably missed. Join us as we discuss: - The woman who's upended Samoan politics. - The mysterious death of Chad’s president. - Why TikTok could owe European children billions of dollars. - The connection between Pakistani protests and French secularism. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. We're also recruiting audio editors! Go to the Young Diplomats Facebook page for more info. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
21:57
April 26, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: How to navigate opportunities and create agency W/Yasmin Poole
Gen talks to Yasmin Poole about how to navigate which graduate, intern and volunteer opportunities are right for you and how to bring agency and impact into the work you complete. Yasmin is a young person who is a Non-executive Board Director at YWCA Australia and OZHarvest, interned and works at The World Bank, a National Ambassador for Plan International Australia and a freelance speaker, writer and facilitator as well as completing her Bachelor of Law and Intentional Relations at ANU. In this episode, Gen and Yasmin discuss: Methods of selecting which opportunities are right for you Creating agency in your career Creating a network and discovering pathways Follow Yasmin on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram and Facebook for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
16:19
April 19, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Is Russia going to war? North Korea’s ‘worst-ever situation'. Nigeria’s mass prison break. Hong Kong’s anti-democratic revival.
Joshua and Hugh's fortnightly highlight of news from around the world. Join us as we discuss: - Will Russia invade Ukraine? - North Korea faces its “worst-ever situation”. - A mass prison break in Nigeria. - Is Hong Kong trading democracy for big business? Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page. We're also recruiting audio editors! Go to the Young Diplomats Facebook page for more info. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.
24:34
April 12, 2021
IN-DEPTH: How is Islam changing Indonesian politics? W/ Dr Rachel Rinaldo and Dr Dina Afrianty
Gen talks to Dr Rachel Rinaldo and Dr Dina Afrianty about how Islam is shaping Indonesian politics, women's rights and democracy.  Dr Rinaldo is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and is interested in gender, globalisation and religion in Southeast Asia. Dr Afrianty is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University.  She focuses on women’s rights and disability rights in Muslim societies. Are you enjoying Global Questions? Do you have a tip for how we can improve? Got an idea for an upcoming episode? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Head to our suggestions page: www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions We're also recruiting audio editors. Go to the Young Diplomats Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/theyoungdiplomats
31:51
April 06, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Double-mutant strains, China's fashion boycott, Columbian border conflict and Haiti's government chaos
Josh and Gen's (stepping in for Hugh this week) fortnightly discussion of surprising news from around the world. Join us as we chat about:  - India's battle with a rare 'double mutant' strain of Coronavirus; - China's attack on famous Western fashion brands; - The ongoing conflict at the Columbian-Venezuelan border; and - Haiti's constitutional, security and humanitarian crisis. Follow us on Instagram for more content or visit our website. If you like Global Questions or have an idea for our podcast, we'd love to hear from you! Send us your thoughts at https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Wallumedegal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
19:22
March 29, 2021
IN-DEPTH: Why Is Anti-Semitism On The Rise? W/ Harrison Rosen
Emma talks to Harrison Rosen about the rise of Anti-Semitism. Harrison is the Fellowship Coordinator at the Susan Wakil Fellowship, he is an advocate for Jewish issues and interested in Holocaust commemoration. He helped founder Youth HEAR, a charity which is dedicated to bridging the gap between Australian youth and the memory of the Holocaust.  In this episode, Emma and Harrison discuss: What is Anti-Semitism? Why is Anti-Semitism accepted today? How is it influencing Holocaust denialism?  What can be done to combat this issue? Check out Youth Hear HERE and HERE. FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
14:04
March 22, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Turmoil in Yemen, Kiribati’s Change of Address, the Pope in Iraq and a Brazilian Ex-President’s Prison Release
Joshua and Hugh's fortnightly highlight of news from around the world. Join us as we discuss:  - War and peace in Yemen.  - A bizarre tale involving Kiribati, Fiji, China and the Anglican Church. - The Pope’s visit to Iraq. - Brazillian ex-President Lula’s prison release. Follow us on Instagram for more content or visit our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Wallumedegal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
22:07
March 15, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What is Political Evangelicalism? W/ Dr. Joshua Roose
Gen talks to Dr. Joshua Roose about political Evangelicalism and the populist right. Dr. Joshua Roose has released a book on the subject (check it out here). He's previously worked in the army, completed a PhD on Political Islam and is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. With a strong interest in political violence and Islam and populism.  In this episode, Gen and Dr. Roose discuss: What is political evangelicalism? How does masculinity play into it? What is the connection between political evangelicals and the populist right? What are the risks? Where is political evangelicalism strongest around the world? What does this mean for foreign policy? FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram and Facebook for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
23:47
March 08, 2021
THE WRAP-UP: Upheaval in Ethiopia, an Armenian coup, vaccine diplomacy and New Caledonia's separatist government
Joshua and Hugh's fortnightly highlight of news from around the world. In this episode we'll be discussing: - Turbulence in the Horn of Africa. - An attempted military coup in Armenia. - The latest in vaccine diplomacy. - New Caledonia's new pro-independence government. Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
20:31
March 01, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What is Reclaiming Saudi Salafism? w/ Dr Raihan Ismail
Emma talks to Dr. Raihan Ismail about Reclaiming Saudi Salafism. Dr. Raihan Ismail is an ARC DECRA fellow and a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU. She is the author of Saudi Clerics and Shia Islam, published by Oxford University Press in 2016. In this episode, Emma and Dr. Raihan Ismail discuss: What is Salafism Whats the difference between Saudi Sudanese and Shia muslim What are the trends within Salafism  How could Salafism be preserved and distinguish it from Islamic Extremism  Find Dr. Raihan Ismail at ANU FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
22:54
February 22, 2021
TRAILBLAZER: What does it take to realise your passion? W/ Joel MacKay
Emma talks to Joel MacKay about using your passion and finding jobs that fit that interest. Joel MacKay works as a strategic campaigns lead at Amnesty International. He's also worked in government relations and Indigenous rights advocacy.  In this episode, Emma and Joel discuss: How to use your passion to realise your potential How to deal with set backs in your career What the biggest issues are in advocacy What it takes to lead an impactful career  Follow Joel on LinkedIn or email him at Joel.Mackay@amnesty.com.au to follow his work.  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
16:51
February 15, 2021
IN-DEPTH: What is happening to Uyghur Muslims in China? W/ Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser
Gen talks to Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser about Uyghur Muslims experiencing genocide and human rights abuses.  Nuria Yu is an Uyghur Muslim and advocate who grew up in Xinjiang. Nuria is currently studying full-time and research assistant at Melbourne University.  Nathan Ruser is a satellite data expert at the Australia Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and has contributed to large bodies of research on the topic.    In this episode, Gen, Nuria and Nathan discuss:   How did the persecution of Uyghur Muslims start?   What's going on inside China's "detention" camps?   What happens when you speak out?   How can we end the abuse?  Find out more about ASPI's research on Uyghur Muslims here!  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
31:01
February 08, 2021
THE WRAP UP: The EU vaccine scuffle, protests in India, Israel, Iran, and Biden, and the lawsuit against Brazil's president
SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW HOSTS - JOSH AND HUGH! Every fortnight, they will recap the biggest news from around the world in under 30 minutes.  In this episode we'll be discussing: - What is the global impact of the disrupted vaccine rollout in the EU? - Why are farmers protesting in India and what influence will this have on their government? - What impact is the Biden administration having on Israel and Iran's relationship? - Why are Brazil Indigenous leaders suing President Jair Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity? Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
17:49
February 01, 2021
IN-DEPTH: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict W/ Ronald Zweig
Emma talks to Ronald Zweig about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Ronald Zweig is the Taub Chair of Israel Studies at NYU and director of the Taub Centre for Israel Studies. He obtained his PhD in Modern History from the University of Cambridge, England (1978).  In 1977-1978 he was the Junior Fellow in Modern History at the Oxford University Center for Hebrew Studies, after which he joined the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.  In this episode, Emma and Ronald Zweig discuss: Is the conflict founded on just religious grounds? Is there a path to peace? How has COVID-19 affected the relationship between the Israeli and Palestinian community? Zweig has published three books: Britain and Palestine during the Second World War; German Reparations and the Jewish World: a History of the Claims Conference; and The Gold Train as well as many scholarly articles  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
28:53
January 25, 2021
TEASER: Season 3 - What will be covered?
Gen and Emma presenting to you Season 3 of Global Questions: - What topics will be covered? - What is the overarching theme? - Who are they interviewing? FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
03:09
January 18, 2021
BONUS: How is UNESCO reimagining education? W/ Noah Sobe
Gen talks to Noah Sobe about what the future holds for education globally and how do we adapt to it. Noah Sobe is the senior project officer at UNESCO's Futures of Education initiative. UNESCO's Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity. In this episode, Gen and Noah discuss: Predicting the future of education and how to meet those challenges Biggest barriers facing education Why the early childhood sector is consistently framed as the most vulnerable sector How you can contribute to a UNESCO produced report Futures of Education: contribute here! FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
29:17
January 17, 2021
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Yemen famine, News Media Commission & Cancel Culture W/ Josh & Saacha 2/2
Gen talks with Joshua Kaye (Global Questions Audio Producer) and Saacha Neilson (Global Questions Marketing Officer) about global news topics that shaped 2020. In this episode, Gen, Josh and Saacha reflect on: The worst humanitarian crisis: the Yemen famine Kevin Rudd's campaign against the Murdoch empire Cancel Culture and its impact FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
19:01
December 21, 2020
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Megxit, Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy & BLM W/ Hugh & Kelly 1/2
Emma talks with Hugh Mcfarlane (Global Questions OutReach Officer) and Kelly Phan (YDS Marketing Director) about global news topics that shaped 2020. In this episode, Emma, Hugh and Kelly reflect on: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry exit the royal family  China diplomacy tactic Black Lives Matter movement  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
19:48
December 14, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Australian money-laundering, West Papuan independence, France's 'values' charter and UN Security Council negligence
Join Gen and Emma as they highlight fort-nightly news around the world. - The difference between money laundering and legal remittance - Rallies in West Papua and government response - France's charter of Republican values and its potential influence on the secular state - UN security council's negligence following the killing of an Iranian scientist This is our last WRAP-UP episode for season 2, but don't worry we'll be back soon with our end of year special, be sure to keep an eye out!  Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website.  CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
15:25
December 07, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Australia's war crimes, Who gets the vaccine, Armenia Azerbaijan and a peace deal and Typhoon Vamco
Join Gen and Emma as they highlight fort-nightly news around the world.  - What War Crimes haas Australia's special forces committed and what does it say about warrior culture?  - How global is a global vaccine and who will receive it first?  - How Russia brokered a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan  - What Typhoon Vamco means for the Philippines and how they prepare for natural disasters alike 
17:39
November 23, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Why is the South China Sea such a pivotal region? W/ Professor Rory Medcalf
Gen talks to Professor Rory Medcalf about Australia's maritime security specifically the tensions between the US and China and how Australia will be involved. Professor Medcalf is the Head of the National Security College at ANU, he has published two books Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World's Pivotal Region and Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won't Map the Future In this episode, Gen and Professor Medcalf discuss: - Inside China's nationalism and instability in the indo-pacific region  - What kind of relationship does Australia want with China?  - China's claim over the South China Sea and its impact on surrounding countries - What precedents does China's artificial islands set for the International Law of the Sea?  - The role of Belt and Road Initiative  Follow Professor Rory Medcalf on Twitter or LinkedIn FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
32:35
November 16, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Why is terror on the rise? How does Iran benefit from Biden? Is Thailand becoming a democracy? What's going on in Ethiopia?
Genevieve and Emma highlight global news from the past 2 weeks! In this episode, we discuss: - Why are acts of terror on the rise around the world? - What does  Bidens Presidency mean for Iran? - Is Thailand becoming a democracy? - Is Ethiopia on the brink of civil war? FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website.  CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
14:29
November 09, 2020
IN-DEPTH: What is the significance of South Korea-Australia Relations? W/ Thomas Corben
Emma talks to Thomas Corben about Australia and South Korea's bilateral relationship over the past decade. Thomas is a Lloyd & Lilian Vasey Fellow at Pacific Forum, a tutor in foreign policy at UNSW and completed his honours in 2017 focusing on International Relations & Asia Studies, specialising in Japan and Korea. Thomas spent two years working on US Asia Policy at the United States Studies Centre while publishing articles with The Diplomat and had a six-month residency as the Indo-Pacific Fellow for Young Australians in International Affairs.  In this episode, Emma and Tom discuss: - Tom's current research on South Korea-Australia relations and how the global pandemic can be leveraged to further cooperation - Tom’s professional background, giving us insight and tips about stepping out from university into working in a think tank, writing articles for online publications and getting his first internship. - Why is the development of Australia-South Korea defence cooperation important? - Why should Australia be interested in the Korean Peninsula? - What is Australia's current Korea Policy? - How can their bilateral relationship be deepened and what benefits would they bring? Follow Thomas Corben on Twitter or LinkedIn  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
38:01
November 02, 2020
BONUS: How to dismantle the Murdoch Empire? W/ Kevin Rudd
Gen talks to The Honourable Kevin Rudd about the monopoly that is the Murdoch empire, the News Media Bargaining Code and the News Royal Commission petition. In this episode, Gen and Mr. Rudd discuss: - Why news media diversity is so important  - The power dynamic between Murdoch's media coverage, politics and public discourse - What you can do on a local level to propel media diversity in Australia - What does the code mean for the future of Australia and the rest of the world  The News Royal Commission Petition closes on the 4th of November, sign and read more about the petition here.  Follow Mr. Rudd on Instagram or Facebook. Mr. Rudd on the Media Bargaining Code  Information on the ACCC Media Bargaining Code  Sign up to the Young Diplomats Society FREE Career Chats Event on the 29th of October at 7:30pm FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website.  CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
30:19
October 27, 2020
TRAILBLAZER: How to choose the right degree W/ Asher Klein
Emma (She/Her) talks with Asher (He/Him) about how he found his passion in his current degree and the journey of discovering what you actually want vs what others expect of you. Asher Klein is a Uni Student studying Secondary Education and English at the University of Sydney. He works as an informal educator at Emanuel school and as a private English Tutor and has had experience teaching English in East Timor, Israel and New York. He’s a big fan of film, TV and books. In this episode, Emma and Asher discuss: - What tools in and out of university help you develop better understanding of your values and core interests. - How to open up to new experiences and listen to what genuinely excites you. - Removing the fear of switching degrees or careers and normalising "failure". FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website.  CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
22:59
October 22, 2020
TRAILBLAZER: How to start a global impact driven career? W/Jacob Thomas
Gen (She/Her) talks with Jacob Thomas (They/Them) about how they started their career path and how it led them into advocacy, equality projects and public speaking. Jacob Thomas is an expert in Mental Health, Human Rights and LGBTIQI+ equality. They have written a chapter on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, focusing on Youth and their role in attaining SDG5. They currently work as the Alliance Education Project Coordinator at Monash Warwick Alliance, and previously have worked as the Coordinator at the Commonwealth Youth and Gender Equality Network. They have met the Queen, been ban from certain countries and have worked on many grass-root equality projects.  In this episode, Gen and Jacob discuss:  - What it means to be an advocate and work in human rights    - How to be the best ally and check your privilege  - How you can make a difference in some difficult spaces of inequality  Follow Jacob Thomas on Instagram or LinkedIn.  Youth and Their Role in Attaining SDG5 by Jacob Thomas  Reform 53, a project Jacob mentioned by the Commonwealth Youth and Gender Equality Network.   FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website.  CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
36:01
October 19, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Trump is COVID-19 positive, Armenia and Azerbaijan reignite tensions, Indonesia’s new labor laws in protest and the Cyprus Papers
Join Gen and Emma as they highlight fort-nightly news around the world. What does Trump's COVID positive actually show? Where is Armenia and Azerbaijan and why are they fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh? Why are there protests going on in Indonesia? What is the cost of being a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus? Follow us on Instagram @global.questions for more content or visit our website https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com
16:29
October 12, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Why care about cyber security? W/Damien Manuel
For today’s IN-DEPTH episode Gen is joined with Damien Manuel, the Chairman for the Executive Advisory Board for Cyber at Deakin University as well as the Chairman of the Australian Information Security Association. Exploring cyber securities key concepts that we  hear in the media yet don't know much about. As people around the world settle in to the new normal of working from home and Zoom meetings, how vulnerable are we? The government is being proactive to towards possible threats that may arise yet, what are the main focuses of these threats? Hear about the evolving changes occurring in the cyber security industry. How can you protect yourself from state-base actors? How much is the government to blame for cyber interference? What does the future look like for Australia Security defences? How important is investment into cyber security? Why should you care about cyber security? FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
45:32
October 05, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: How COVID-19 has helped Italian Mafia gang, Australia's future trade, ICE under investigation and the grand jury on Breonna Taylor’s death.
Join Genevieve and Emma as they highlight fort-nightly news around the world. How has COVID-19  helped the Italian Mafia grow? How is Australia balancing its relationship with China? What are the allegations of the US forcing immigrant sterilisation? Who has been charged for Breonna Taylor's death? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content or visit our website. This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
17:27
September 29, 2020
IN-DEPTH: How to understand Security Risk in International Relations? W/ William Clapton
For todays IN-DEPTH episode Emma is joined with William Clapton, senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of Risk and Hierarchy in International Society: Liberal Interventionism in the Post-Cold Era (Palgrave, 2014) and is currently preparing a forthcoming volume on risk and the immigration practices of the Trump administration, Risk, Security, and Immigration Under the Trump Administration: Keeping Undesirables Out (Palgrave, 2021). They delve into the concept of risk and its centrality to understanding security discourse and practice over the last 20 years. What is Securitisation Theory and Security Discourse? How has it affected the way we see the world? Why and who has the power to create them? What are the hidden motives for it? What are some examples of it here in Australia and in the United States? Can this be changed? Check out William Clapton's book here!  FOLLOW US: Follow Global Questions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content! Find more about Young Diplomats Society on our website. CREDITS: This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
24:60
September 21, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Putin’s Tea, the American Postal Service Political Battle, India-China Nuclear Power Stand-off, and Forced Labour in Xinjiang.
Join Genevieve and Emma as they highlight fort-nightly news around the world. Who is Alexei Navalny and what's the tea with Putin? How is America's postal service being dragged into a political battle? How have the Himalayan mountains caused a Nuclear Power stand-off? How does forced labour in Xinjiang differ from usual supply chain concerns? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more content or visit our website.  Attend our next FREE EVENT! with former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer AC, register here. This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.
16:51
September 13, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Who is Witness K and why is he being charged with conspiracy? W/ Bernard Collaery
Genevieve is joined with Bernard Collaery, Australian barrister, lawyer and former Attorney-General being prosecuted for conspiring against the government. They discuss Australia’s national security through the lens of the Witness K trial.  The trial has been held in private through special powers meant for counter-terrorism. Out of almost 40 court appearances, little has been publicly reported. The Australian Government has been accused of abusing its power for condemning an honest whistleblower and his lawyer to hide its own actions. This case has the potential to inflict negative relationships with Australia's international partners and effect Australia's global reputation. What is the government hiding from the public in Witness K's case? Why are Collaery and Witness K being targeted? Does this represent a change in culture within the Australian government? And how can we make sure this doesn’t happen again? References in the episode: ‘Killing Field’ by ABC Four Corners: Documentary exposing killings and cover-ups by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. ‘Official Secrets': Book about the British secret service whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq War. 'Oil Under Troubled Water: Australia’s Intrigue’: Book by Bernard Collaery This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live. Follow Global Questions and Young Diplomats Society on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
42:22
September 07, 2020
THE WRAP-UP: Beirut, Tiktok, Belarus, and the Middle East
Join Genevieve and Emma, highlighting the latest news around the world. What does the Beirut explosion mean for the future of Lebanon? Why are we saying goodbye to TikTok and what is Instagram Reel?  The Belarus election just occurred but why did it gain so much media attention?  What's going on with Israel's legitimacy to growing acceptance in the Middle East? This episode is produced by Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Gadigal peoples. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live. Follow Global Questions and Young Diplomats Society on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Find out more about Young Diplomats Society here.
13:56
August 30, 2020
Season 2 Trailer
Did someone say weekly episodes? Yes! We did. Global Questions is back! In Season 2, we’re coming back bigger and better to break down global issues for young people who want to know more. Emma Fabreguette and Genevieve Marcocci will be your hosts for this now weekly podcast. Heres how its going to look: THE WRAP-UP will be posted every first and third week each month, Genevieve and Emma will be highlighting latest news around the world for you. We also have fortnightly IN-DEPTH episodes, where we  analyse topics with leading experts. The next series is on security. Last but not least! Every second month we will be posting TRAILBLAZER episodes. We have interviewed some very cool young professionals in global affairs on how you can get your foot in the door of a global career. Follow our socials to get up-to-date news, memes and podcast recommendations on everything to do with global affairs! Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/global.questions/?hl=af Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Globalqpod Check out The Young Diplomats Society: https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/ Check in on Tuesday for our first episode! Hope you're excited as we are.
02:27
August 26, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Sharon Hudson Dean - How important is Australia's relationship with the United States? Covid-19, Historic Allyship and Economic Projections
Sharon Hudson-Dean is a career American diplomat currently serving as U.S. Consul General in Sydney, Australia.  Ms. Hudson-Dean was the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Nordic/Baltic Affairs in the European and Eurasian Affairs Bureau at the Department of State from 2017-18.  Prior to that, she served as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia for three years. She has also represented the United States in Georgia, Russia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nepal, and Australia. We delve into Australia and The United States special bilateral relationship. We discuss the historic ties between both nations and how they translate in everyday life. Reflecting both on the past and ongoing allyship, we also analyse what it may look like in the future, particularly in relations to the effects of COVID-19. Why is The United States considered as Australia’s greatest ally? What common values do they share? What is the role of a Consul General? Why has the United States been more affected by COVID-19 than Australia? What does this mean for the US’s role as an economic powerhouse? What is the future of their relationship? Virtual FREE (but essential to secure a spot) event: 'Diplomacy Today with CG Michael Kleine': https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/upcoming-events If you have any podcast suggestions or feedback head to this link: https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
33:09
August 03, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Ama Burkoh & Nayonika Bhattacharya - What is the BLM movement? Systematic racism and how it relates to Indigenous Australians.
For this episode we delve into the increasing protests against police brutality in the United States, analysing how systematic racism has transpired through American history, and link it back to Australia’s own systematic racism towards Indigenous Australians. What is the BLM movement? What is systematic racism? What is America's history that concerns African Americans? How can we see this is Australia? What is a good ally? What is white privilege? How can you support the movement? For this episode, Emma Fabreguette is joined with Ama Burkoh and Nayonika Bhattacharya. Ama Berkoh is a. 20-year-old African Australian, born in Ghana and raised in Australia, who is passionate about all things tech and fighting to ensure products and services are inclusive for everyone specifically those that are black and to make sure that everyone can see themselves in the many products and services we use on a day to day basis. Soon to graduate from her Bachelors of Communication (Public Communication + Digital and Social Media), she is wanting to take actionable steps towards achieving inclusion and diversity for many underrepresented communities and to champion change. Nayonika is a 4th year Arts/Law student at UNSW. She is passionate about creating platforms for young women in tech and reforming the law to make it more accessible. She is a City of Sydney ISLA AMbassador, MHAHS International Student Advisor, Executive Assistant to the CISA Education Officer and the UNSW Student Council Welfare Officer.
58:18
July 06, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Bill Birtles - What is going on with Australia-China Relations?
Bill Birtles, ABC's China Correspondent explains the deteriorating Aus-China relationship, the WHO probe into COVID-19 and China's harsh calls to boycott and impose tariffs on Australian imported goods.   The future of Australia's relationship with China is hard to pinpoint. However, it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Listen to this episode to hear Bill Birtles discuss trade, the Belt & Road Initiative and how the US is involved in AUS-China relations. Want to hear more about a certain topic? Submit a suggestion here.
39:26
June 25, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Julian Burnside - How does human rights and refugee advocacy expose the need for change in Australia?
Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile offshore-detention legal cases.  In this podcast, we delved into Julian’s experience representing refugees and asylum seekers against the Australian government and its departments - principally the ‘Department of Immigration and Border Protection’ (now subsumed into the new 'Department of Home Affairs’). Throughout, we discussed the importance of human rights advocacy, explore his impact in the Tampa case and beyond and prompted his reflections on the past and present detention policies as well as some of the rationales put forward to justify them. Finally, Julian sheds light on what we can look forward to in the future and where he sees the need for change. For those interested in the cartoon that was spoken about: https://www.cathywilcox.com.au/shop/not-drowning-print-c5ts7 Link to the poem discussed: https://medium.com/poem-of-the-day/warsan-shire-home-46630fcc90ab *TRIGGER WARNING* This episode contains themes of suicide and depression, if you are experiencing negative thoughts please contact  LifeLine https://www.lifeline.org.au/ or call 13 11 14.  If you want to hear more about a certain topic, or want to be in an episode please submit here: https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
56:55
June 09, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Kelly Soderstrom - What does Brexit mean for UK refugee and asylum seeker regluations?
The exit of the UK from the European Union means a lot of things for the global economy, trade and borders. Yet, what does it mean for refugees and asylum seekers or migrants looking for work. How will the two core policies that the EU upholds and uses to protect refugees and asylum seekers (Eurodac Regulation; the Dublin III Regulation) be negotiated through the phases of Brexit. What will the UK change or adopt from these policies. What does it mean for families and children in the future. Discussing these imperative questions is Kelly Soderstrom a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science/International Relations from Carleton College and a Masters degree (distinction) in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.  Got topic ideas, or have questions? https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
44:31
May 24, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Charlotte Owens & Nassim Khadem - What effects will Covid-19 have on Government Relations, Business and Cyber Security in Australia?
For this episode we cover Covid-19 and its effects on businesses, government relations and cyber security in Australia. What does the future of Australia look like as Covid-19 restrictions ease? Will Australia bounce back quickly? What does this mean for our relationship with China? How will the airline industry be effect? What have businesses learnt about cyber security? How will work life change? For this episode I am joined with Charlotte Owens and Nassim Khadem. Charlotte Owens is the Policy Manager of Young Australians in International Affairs and the Executive Assistant at the Sydney Environment Institute. She is a Masters candidate in International Security, with an interest in public health, climate change, and international law. Nassim Khadem is an award-winning journalist, she is currently a reporter for the ABC on business news across online, radio and TV. She has an impressive history in journalism as evident through her work across economics and business at The Australian Financial Review and The Age to name a few. Have a suggestion for a podcast? tell us via this link! https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
33:17
May 11, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Saad Al-Haddad - What is it like fleeing war? - 2/2
Saad AL-Haddad was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He and his family decided to flee Iraq in 2016 as it became too dangerous to live. As the war started to worsen they received targeted threats and found it increasingly difficult to continue their usual lives in Baghdad. Saad and his family resettled in Jordan for two years whilst waiting on their Australian refugee status approval. We explore his life as a refugee, the hardship he and his family faced and his plans for the future. Growing up, Saad received most of his education from Amala Education (formally known as Sky School) in Amman, Jordan. Now as a permanent resident, he has begun the pursuit for a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems at RMIT university whilst participating in a number of community and academic events; including Amala Educations hackathon in Singapore in 2019, where he provided invaluable contributions to a course on Ethical Leadership. Listen to find out more about Saad's journey. Have a suggestion for a podcast? Tell us via this link! https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
18:43
April 27, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Saad Al-Haddad - What is it like fleeing war? - 1/2
Saad AL-Haddad was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He and his family decided to flee Iraq in 2016 as it became too dangerous to live. As the war started to worsen they received targeted threats and found it increasingly difficult to continue their usual lives in Baghdad. Saad and his family resettled in Jordan for two years whilst waiting on their Australian refugee status approval. We explore his life as a refugee, the hardship he and his family faced and his plans for the future.  Growing up, Saad received most of his education from Amala Education (formally known as Sky School) in Amman, Jordan. Now as a permanent resident, Saad has begun the pursuit for a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems at RMIT university whilst participating in a number of community and academic events; including Amala Educations hackathon in Singapore in 2019, where he provided invaluable contributions to a course on Ethical Leadership. Listen to find out more about Saad's journey.  Have a suggestion for a podcast? tell us via this link! https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
21:10
April 14, 2020
TRAILBLAZERS: Zahn Gane - Where does a degree in International Relations get you?
Zahn Gane explores his interest in International Relations and his future career. Zahn speaks about how he never really saw an interest in university until discovering his passion for politics. 
34:52
April 01, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Erika Feller - What are the nuances of representing the UNHCR? - 2/2
Ms Erika Feller dives deep into her work in aiding governments to resettle refugees and asylum seekers and resolve issues of statelessness. Ms Feller worked with the UNHCR for 26 years, and with DFAT for 14 years. What is the importance of the UNHCR? what are the processes the UNHCR undertake? What is statelessness? How does someone become stateless?
36:58
March 28, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Erika Feller - What are the nuances of representing the UNHCR? - 1/2
Ms Erika Feller dives deep into her work in aiding governments to resettle refugees and asylum seekers and resolve issues of statelessness. Ms Feller worked with the UNHCR for 26 years, and with DFAT for 14 years. What is the importance of the UNHCR? what are the processes the UNHCR undertake? What is statelessness? How does someone become stateless? Have a suggestion? tell us via this link! https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/suggestions
31:32
March 02, 2020
TRAILBLAZERS: Caitlin Workman - What is it like heading your own NGO project?
Caitlin Workman is a masters student who headed her own NGO project in Malawi. Listen in as she explores the cultural and political challenges that came with her experience.
28:20
February 17, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Gillian Triggs - How can Australia respond to Asylum Seekers and Refugees? 2/2
PART 2: Gen sits down with Gillian Triggs to explore the hard truths of current immigration policies and practices. No stone is is left unturned as the discussion delves into detention centres, off shore processing and the role of bureaucracy in change making.  Gillian is an accomplished public international law academic with numerous publications, formerly the President of Australia’s Human Rights Commission and was recently appointed as the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  In Part One, Gillian explains how her role in Australia has influenced and interacted with policy making. Contact us if you have suggestions for who we should speak to next: https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/
23:40
February 03, 2020
IN-DEPTH: Gillian Triggs - How can Australia respond to Asylum Seekers and Refugees? 1/2
PART 1: Gen sits down with Gillian Triggs to explore the hard truths of current immigration policies and practices. No stone is is left unturned as the discussion delves into detention centres, offshore processing and the role of bureaucracy in change making.  Gillian is an accomplished public international law academic with numerous publications, formerly the President of Australia’s Human Rights Commission and was recently appointed as the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In Part One, Gillian explains how her role in Australia has influenced and interacted with policymaking.  Contact us if you have suggestions for who we should speak to next: https://www.theyoungdiplomats.com/
25:21
January 19, 2020