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The Bulletin Podcast

The Bulletin Podcast

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We are excited to introduce The Bulletin Podcast.

This podcast's goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and hear experiences and voices from all over the world.

We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes.
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Episode 19: Security Cooperation in the Global North and the Ukraine War
Dear readers and listeners, We are thrilled to bring you 19th episode of The Bulletin Podcast! Every last Thurday of the month you'll find a new conversation on a fresh and trending topic. Follow us and don't miss the next ones! In this episode, we talk about NATO and it’s relevance as a security organization with Prof. Patrik Mello. We touch upon the ongoing war in Ukraine and delve further into the influence of security cooperation in both peace and conflict. Patrick A. Mello is Privatdozent at the Technical University of Munich and Research Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance of the Hochschule für Politik München. Previously, he held Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy 2017-18 and was a visiting scholar 2018-21 at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy.
29:46
April 29, 2022
The Bulletin Podcast #18: Labor Violations Against Migrants in Mega-Events
Dear readers and listeners, We are thrilled to bring you the 17th episode of The Bulletin Podcast! Every last Thurday of the month you'll find a new conversation on a fresh and trending topic.Follow us and don't miss the next ones! We are all familiar with the pageantry and excitement of mega-events like the Olympics or the World Cup. But mega-events like these are far too often accompanied by labor violations against migrants. In this episode, we talk to Professor Dr. Achim Kemmerling about how mega-events can shine a spotlight on labor violations, what sort of leverage exists to curtail labor violations and why authoritarian countries seem so keen to host renowned international events. Professor Dr. Achim Kemmerling is the Gerhard Haniel Chair of Public Policy and International Development and currently the director of Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. Before coming to the Willy Brandt School, Achim Kemmerling worked as a Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest teaching courses on methodology, public policy and development. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and an M.A. in International Political Economy from Warwick University. This episode was hosted by Smriti Rai and Noor Alam with an introduction by Guilherme Deganello.
33:11
March 04, 2022
The Bulletin Podcast #17: German Migration Policy — A Practitioner's Approach
Dear readers and listeners, We are thrilled to bring you the 17th episode of The Bulletin Podcast! Every last Thurday of the month you'll find a new conversation on a fresh and trending topic.Follow us and don't miss the next ones! How much do you know about the migration and refugees situations in the state we are in, Thuringia? We sit down with Willy Brandt School Alum, Rahmatullah Batoor, who is working as a Coordinator at the office of the Thuringian Commissioner for Integration, Migration and Refugees in the Ministry of Migration and Justice. He shares his experiences working on the changes in recent years and his view on the new coalition's migration policies from a frontline practitioner's perspective. Rahmatullah Batoor obtained his Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in 2018.
29:50
February 03, 2022
The Bulletin Podcast #16: The Venezuelan Migration
We are thrilled to bring you the 16th episode of The Bulletin Podcast! Every last Thurday of the month you'll find a new conversation on a fresh and trending topic. Follow us and don't miss the next ones! Venezuela has been rocked by some of the worst crises in its history in recent years. These crises have sparked one of the largest migration crises of the 21st century. However, unlike other migrations, there is no one single event that the migration can be attributed to, making it a complex migration crisis to fully comprehend What are the roots of this crisis and what is happening to the Venezuelans that are migrating? We are glad to have Dr. Pau Palop-Garcia, a Research Fellow at the Willy Brandt School and Eva Serrano with us. Dr. Pau Palop-Garcia holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the Free University of Berlin (2019). He specializes in the study of migration policies and the political representation of migrant communities. He has published widely about these topics in journals such as Democratization, Citizenship Studies, Comparative Migration Studies, Citizenship Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Eva Serrano recently completed her Master's at the Willy Brandt School, writing her thesis on the Colombian response to the Venezuelan crisis. She is currently beginning her career advocating for migrants and working to help migrants integrate into German life.
36:22
December 31, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #15: The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law
The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law was enacted by the German Bundestag on 11 June 2021, and will come into force from 1 January 2023. This represents the first time that the responsibility of German companies to respect human rights and environmental obligations in global supply chains has been given a legal foundation. Starting from 1 January 2023, companies with at least 3,000 employees will be covered. While it is a big step forward, why do some still find the law controversial? How would the law impact Global South countries on the supply chain? We are glad to have Karina Marzano, a PhD Candidate of Willy Brandt School with us. Karina Marzano has been researching Private Environmental Governance and the Global South under the supervision of Professor Andreas Goldthau. She shares her insight and analysis on the newly passed German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law.
27:21
December 02, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #14: The 'Hack' of Wall Street
We’re back, and we’re in person! In this episode, we invited Bakhtiyor Tukhtabaev, a Brandt School alum to discuss the wild year in finance and economics. Inflation, crypto, meme stocks. 2021 has been a weird year. To kick off Season 2 of the Bulletin Podcast, Jesus and Caroline are joined by Bakhtiyor Tukhtabaev to recap what happened with the GameStop stock (GME). They ask, ‘are markets rational? If markets aren’t rational, what are they?’ Then, with Bakhtiyor serving as their guide, the team looks at cryptocurrency and instability in markets and asks, ‘how can policy prevent instability in markets?’ Bakhtiyor Tukhtabaev has spent a decade working in both the public sector and the financial services industry. In his current role as Senior Business Analyst, he analyzes EU regulations and works to implement them into business processes.
33:25
October 27, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #6 - Right to privacy in the digital age
This is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series  analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future.  In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th  General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the  pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts  and dilemmas and what challenges remain.
30:29
September 29, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #5 - Shining a Light on the Unseen: Discussing the Women Trafficking and Forced Marriage
This  is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series  analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future.  In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th  General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the  pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts and dilemmas and what challenges remain.
37:55
September 23, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #4 - Strengthening national and international response to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on women and girls
This  is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series  analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future.  In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th  General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the  pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts  and dilemmas and what challenges remain.
33:34
September 15, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #3 - International cooperation as a solution to tackling crimes of organ trafficking and trafficking of persons for the purpose of organ removal
This  is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series  analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future.  In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th  General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the  pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts  and dilemmas and what challenges remain.
30:12
September 08, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #2 - How to ensure a fair global energy transition?
This  is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series  analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future.  In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th  General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the  pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts  and dilemmas and what challenges remain. This episode covers the 2020 UN Resolution of “Ensuring access to energy for all”.
26:52
September 01, 2021
Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #1 - In Plain Sight: Racism, Xenophobia, and Neonazism During Covid-19 and the United Nations
This is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations. Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future. In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts and dilemmas and what challenges remain. This episode covers the Resolutions 75/237 and 75/169 of the United Nations.
24:08
August 25, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #13: The Vaccine Roll-Out in the Global South
In this episode, we invited Patricia Loggetto, Brandt School's alumna, to discuss the vaccine roll-out in the Global South! How to overcome the pandemics when vaccines fall short in more than the half of the world?
37:12
July 08, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #12: Digitalisation and the Welfare State
In this episode, we invited Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling, Brandt School's Director, to answer the most pressing questions on the digitalization of the welfare state and introduces his new volume coming out soon!. What happens when the welfare state goes digital?
36:21
May 27, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #11: Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement
In this episode, we invited Carolina Reis, Brandt School's alumna, to discuss about the deployment of facial recognition technologies by law enforcement agencies. Who has your face data? Ms. Carolina Reis is a Brazilian attorney specialised in digital rights and democracy. She holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Brandt School and a Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. During her studies, she was awarded scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Botin Foundation, and the Wilhelm von Finck Foundation.
27:29
April 29, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #10: Gender and Migration
In this new episode, we talked to Johanna Botia, Brandt School's alumna and analyst at the United Nations, about migration, gender, and the challenges related to being a foreigner. How much do you know about being a (female) migrant?
30:40
March 25, 2021
The Bulletin Podcast #09: Internet Privacy and Social Media
This episode sets the relaunch of the Bulletin Podcast! For our first  episode of this season, we invited Dr. Hasnain Bokhari to discuss about  privacy in the digital era and what governments, companies and users are (not) doing to secure it. At the end we have announcements from the Brandt School too!
30:16
February 25, 2021
Episode 8 - COVID-19 Pandemic and Conflict Management
Dear readers and listeners,  we are very proud to bring you the 8th episode of The Bulletin Podcast. The podcast's goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Brandt School and hear experiences and voices from all over the world. In this episode, our host Eva Serano interviews Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter, the Junior Professor for International Conflict Management at the Brandt School in the midst of the lockdown that the world is facing due to the COVID19 outbreak. On this occasion, and following the Willy Brandt School's #MindsAreStillOpen initiative, the Bulletin will be talking with Professor Richter about the impact of the current pandemic on the conflict field, answering key questions about its consequences and sharing some thoughts and comments.
26:33
May 05, 2020
Episode 07 - Commitment Award 2019 Projects
Projects (English translations): 01:39 - 09:23 Green Land 09:24-16:47 MINTY girls 16:48- 28:01 Nature Trending 28:02-37:36  The Reading Hub 37:37-46:26  The Learned Craft 46:27- 53:28 EduSex 53:29-1:03:26 Our Digital Service 1:03:27-1:10:15  Clean Fuel for Life 1:10:16-1:19:28  Vijena Mobile Application 1:19:29-1:28:24  Books 2 Blue Bus 1:28:25-1:37:37 Community Garden
01:38:35
June 27, 2019
Episode 06 - Danielle Al-Qassir: Frauen für den Nahen Osten e.V
 Danielle discusses her inspiration, successes and challenges in establishing Frauen für den Nahen Osten.
33:30
April 18, 2019
Episode 05 – Commitment Award 2018 Projects (2/2)
Dear readers and listeners, We are very proud to bring you the fifth episode of The Bulletin Podcast. In this episode, our host Maria Brackin and co-host Raphael Robiatti interview four project applicants to 2018’s Commitment Award. Below you can find a short description of the projects we have interviewed in this episode: Kanishka Mirwais – “The Orange Uniform” (Afghanistan) Workers of Kabul Municipality, known for their orange uniforms, perform hard labor to keep the city of Kabul clean, while receiving the lowest government salary and little recognition for the work they do. Brandt School alumn Kanishka Mirwais and his project “The Orange Uniform” aim to promote the social inclusion of these workers and their interaction with the general public by bringing together people, regardless of their socio-economic situation, to increase social awareness about the poor working class. Steve Wakhu Khaemba – “Brufut Primary Schools Children Football League” (The Gambia) Brandt School alumn and Ph.D. student Steve Wakhu Khaemba plans to support the “Brufut Primary Schools Children Football League” in The Gambia. The project seeks to integrate sports and co-curricular activities into formal learning for primary school students in Brufut and to increase school attendance by doing so. Steve also aims to use his knowledge from his previous project, “Adopt-a-Girl”, to integrate sexual and reproductive health education for girls’ teams. Rubén I. González Tinoco and Celene P. Mujica Alfonzo – “Cuidando a Mami (Taking care of Mommy)” (Venezuela) The project “Cuidando a Mami (Taking care of Mommy)”, created by Celene P. Mujica Alfonzo and alum Rubén I. González Tinoco, seeks to help those who are especially vulnerable after the collapse of the Venezuelan public health system: pregnant women and infants. To reduce the dependency on hospitals, their project aims to train local midwives and to provide them with basic medical equipment so that they can support the pregnant women of their community. Rubén León, Aaron Sandoval, Hendrik Hebel, Maria Brackin and Richard Henahan – “Sharing Living Project” (Germany) First-year students Maria Brackin and Richard Henahan and their “Sharing Living Project” aim to promote intergenerational interaction through shared living in Erfurt. The project seeks to bring together students struggling to find affordable housing and elderly people who face challenges living alone by creating a centralized online platform to match needs with capabilities.  In close cooperation, the Engagementpreis Foundation and the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, have together been organizing the Commitment Award since 2012. Willy Brandt himself represented social change, reflected in his social and political reforms. He believed that policies served no purpose if the policymakers did not have a specific goal in mind when creating it. Thus, in the multicultural and diverse settings of the Brandt School, the Commitment Award seeks to give students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned at the Brandt School and to initiate new social initiatives in Erfurt (where the Brandt School is based, and around the world. Starting in 2014, the Brandt School is accepting applications not only from current students but also from alumni.  Three winning projects will be chosen at the annual award ceremony in July, after careful evaluation of the applications by a jury of experts.  Want to learn more about the Commitment Award? Visit the website http://commitmentaward.org/ We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes! 
56:24
July 30, 2018
Episode 04 – Commitment Award 2018 (1/2)
 Dear readers and listeners, We are very proud to bring you the fourth episode of The Bulletin Podcast. In this episode, our host Maria Brackin and co-host Raphael Robiatti interview five project applicants to 2018’s Commitment Award. Next episode will feature another four projects. Here you can find a short description of the projects we have interviewed in this episode: Laura Camila Barrios Sabogal -“Community-Based Tourism for Reconciliation: Building bridges between former FARC combatants and conflict-affected communities” (Colombia) The project “Community-Based Tourism for Reconciliation” by second-year student Laura Camila Barrios Sabogal seeks to bridge gaps between former FARC combatants in La Montañita, Colombia and the local communities affected by the conflict. The main goal of the project is to contribute to the local reconciliation process in the region by developing community-based tourism projects, such as trekking and caving, which will aid the reintegration process of former FARC combatants. Ibrahim Koita and Amos Edem Agbenyo  – “Water is Life” (Ghana) First-year student Ibrahim Koita has created a project in conjunction with Amos Edem Agbenyo, President of the Rotaract Club of Adenta Central, which seeks to provide safe and potable drinking water to the people of Kramokrom by commissioning an ultra-modern mechanized borehole with a reservoir and five taps. Clean drinking water prevents the spread of water-related diseases and reduces the amount of time spent fetching water, meaning school attendance rates could increase. Johana Botia Díaz – “TrabajoPorLaPaz.com.co – Work for Peace” (Colombia) Johana Botia Díaz, a first-year student, seeks to integrate ex-combatants, internally displaced people and victims of the Colombian conflict into the labor market through her project “TrabajoPorLaPaz.com.co – Work for Peace”. The goal of the project is to connect companies offering jobs and the targeted population and to train job seekers, while also advising companies regarding the bureaucratic necessities of such an integration. Nabeela Khalid Pervez, Muhammad Usman Khan, and Muhammad Arslan Yaseen – “Har Bacha Mehfooz (Every Child’s Safety)” (Pakistan) The project “Har Bacha Mehfooz (Every Child’s Safety)” by second-year student Nabeela Khalid Pervez and the alumni Muhammad Usman Khan and Muhammad Arslan Yaseen aims to curb child abuse in Pakistan by equipping 315 head teachers and Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The teachers and AEOs will, in turn, share their knowledge with 2700 teaching staff, and each teacher will then further train school children up to grade 8, meaning over 30000 school children would benefit in total. Amit Tyagi – “Vidarbha Peace Project – The Suicide Epidemic of India: Working towards stopping farmer suicides in Vidarbha region of India” (India) Brandt School alumnus Amit Tyagi has created a project that aspires to improve the lives of farmers in the Vidarbha region of India, which has greatly suffered from a suicide epidemic, with over 3000 suicides from 2012 to April of this year. The “Vidarbha Peace Project” aims to combat the alarming suicide rate by improving the economic situation of the cotton farmers of the region, who earn little with their farming and are often trapped in a debt cycle. The project plans to install a cotton ginning machine in the village so that farmers can process their cotton locally and increase their profits by selling a finished product.  We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes! 
01:06:56
July 02, 2018
Episode 03 – Interview with Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter
 Dear readers and listeners, We are very proud to bring you the third episode of The Bulletin Podcast. The podcast’s goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Brandt School and hear experiences and voices from all over the world. In this third episode, our host Maria Brackin interviews Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter, the Junior Professor for International Conflict Management at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter’s focus lies on political conflicts, post-conflict peacebuilding, external democracy promotion, the role of international organizations, esp. the European Union, and on the effectiveness of instruments of civil crisis and conflict management. Before coming to Erfurt, Solveig Richter worked as a senior research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs/Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Berlin (SWP), in the research division EU External Relations. There she primarily concentrated on EU enlargement policy and political transition in South Eastern Europe, the European security architecture and resource conflicts. Solveig Richter researched for her Ph.D. at the University of Technology Dresden and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg (IFSH). She is a trained international election observer and has also worked during her professional career as journalist and political consultant. We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes!
29:49
May 31, 2018
Episode 02 – Spirit of Football e.V. with Andrew Aris
 Dear readers and listeners, We are very proud to bring you the second episode of The Bulletin Podcast. The podcast’s goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Brandt School and hear experiences and voices from all over the world. In this second episode, our host Maria Brackin interviews Andrew Aris, a Brandt School Alumnus, and President of Erfurt-based NGO Spirit of Football e.V. Andrew and the Spirit of Football help to organize and implement global learning education projects in schools, orphanages, and communities. They run fair play football tournaments and undertake road trips to World Cups and European Championships. They bring those experiences and encounters into an interactive education curriculum. The project is called One Ball One World. We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes.
39:59
April 06, 2018
Episode 01 – Interview with Prof. Dr. Patrick Mello
 Dear readers (and now also listeners), We are very proud to bring you The Bulletin Podcast. The podcast’s goal is to interview the fascinating students and researchers of the Brandt School and hear experiences and voices from all over the world. In the very first episode, our host Maria Brackin interviews Dr. Patrick Mello, the Interim Professor for Public Policy at the Brandt School. They discussed his research, publications, and much more. Patrick A. Mello is currently covering for the Franz Haniel Professorship for Public Policy. He is also a Research and Teaching Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin and held a Post-Doc position at the Technical University of Dresden from 2012 to 2016. His substantive research focuses on foreign policy analysis and international security with an emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy and democratic conflict behavior. He also works on comparative and qualitative research methods, especially fuzzy-set QCA We will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as well as to receive suggestions for the next episodes.
30:08
February 06, 2018