Environmental physicist Prof Mark Sutton explains how our fast growing "nitrogen footprint" from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels as reactive nitrogen pollutes our air and soil and is a direct threat to human health. A leading researcher and advisor on nitrogen policy, Prof Sutton argues that smarter nitrogen management is not only a health and environmental priority but will prevent continued enormous economic losses. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.
Innovation and entrepreneurship researcher Prof Gerry George looks at how organizations are able to leverage constraints to bring creative approaches to lifting and developing social wellbeing. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.
Housing and real estate researcher Assoc Prof Piyush Tiwari discusses urbanization in India and its implications for policy makers. He also explains why Indian slums don’t always deserve the bad rap they get in popular culture. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Higher education globalization expert Professor Simon Marginson examines the factors that have fuelled the inexorable rise of higher education in China and elsewhere in Asia. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Medieval historian Prof William Reddy examines the conditions in Europe that led to the notion of romantic love. He also looks at the early constructs of love and desire in India and Japan. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
Senior journalist and political commentator Dr Swapan Dasgupta explains how secularism is defined and applied in ethnically, linguistically and religiously diverse India. And how a sense of harmony -- and occasional lack thereof -- is wrapped up in India's unique take on being secular. With host Jennifer Cook.
Professor of Literature Alok Rai discusses the many roles played by the English language in contemporary India - as an instrument of mobility, as a marker of privilege, as a badge of identity, and as a forge of a new caste system. With host Jennifer Cook.
Media historian Professor Robin Jeffrey explains how the cell or mobile phone has hugely advanced India‘s economic development and is changing the very fabric of its society. With host Elizabeth Lopez.
Politico-strategy analyst Dr Christopher Snedden examines the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan in light of new understanding of the conflict's origins. With host Elisabeth Lopez.