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IPCS Podcast

IPCS Podcast

By Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
This podcast is produced by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), India. IPCS is an independent, non-partisan think-tank founded in 1996 to develop an alternative framework for peace and security in South Asia and the extended neighbourhood. It aims to bring policy-relevant research into scholarly and public debate through an emphasis on events, capacity building of the next generation of thought leaders, and media and online outreach.
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The Pandemic’s Gendered Economic Impact in South Asia

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The Pandemic’s Gendered Economic Impact in South Asia

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What caused the COVID-19 pandemic? | Investigating origins, theories & controversies
In this episode, Jahnavi Pande and Rahul Karan Reddy, interns with IPCS' South East Asia and China Research Programmes, respectively, discuss the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic with Kamal Madishetty. They explore the various theories about its origin and associated controversies, including China's alleged mishandling and withholding of information. They also delve into the pandemic's geopolitical and scientific dimensions.
42:34
November 19, 2021
The Pandemic’s Gendered Economic Impact in South Asia
In this episode, Mitali Nikore, who is an economist and founder of Nikore Associates, speaks with Zoya Raj Singh on the gendered economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in South Asia. The conversation explores the pandemic’s differentiated economic impact on women in terms of its fallout across various sectors in India and the region. It highlights, among other conclusions, the need for improved data collection for a more rigorous understanding of the subject area.
35:19
October 05, 2021
Four Months of Myanmar Coup: Internal and External Dynamics | Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya
In this episode, Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya, who is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and a former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, speaks with Angshuman Choudhury about the complex domestic and international dynamics surrounding the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 and the events that have followed. The conversation explores various developments that have transpired inside the country in the last four months, including the emergence of a vibrant popular resistance and a shadow civilian government. It discusses the international community's divided response to the developments in Myanmar, with a particular focus on India's response. 
44:01
June 01, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic's Gendered Impact | Dr. Meltem İnce Yenilmez
In this episode, Dr. Meltem İnce Yenilmez, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Yaşar University, Turkey, speaks with Akanksha Khullar about the COVID-19 pandemic's cross-cutting impacts. The conversation looks at the importance of data disaggregated at minimum by sex and age—if not by other classifications at this stage such as socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, refugee status, etc.—in identifying and addressing inequities created and/or further stressed by COVID-19. 
15:03
May 24, 2021