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THE WRAP-UP: Samoa’s jaw-dropping election. Chad’s president dies in battle. TikTok faces a historic lawsuit. French secularism ignites Pakistani protests.

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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 7, 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 6, 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 8, 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 1, 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 8, 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 1, 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 7, 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 9, 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 2, 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 5, 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.
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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 7, 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 3, 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 6, 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 9, 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 1, 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 2, 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 3, 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