politics

Episode 120      25 min 02 sec
Mental health strategies in post-crisis Sri Lanka

Associate Professor Harry Minas
Assoc Prof Daya Somasundaram
Dr Palitha Mahipala

Psychiatrist Prof Harry Minas, A/Prof Daya Somasundaram, and Dr Palitha Mahipala discuss the mental health landscape in Sri Lanka after decades of armed civil conflict and recent tsunami devastation. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 117      32 min 18 sec
Flavors of democracy: United States' ambitions in the Middle East

James Piscatori

Political analyst Prof James Piscatori explains why the efforts by the United States to promote democracy in the Middle East may not result in the type of democracy Washington wants. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 116      22 min 32 sec
Destined to fail: US policy in the Middle East and where it has gone wrong

Professor Marina Ottaway

Professor Marina Ottaway argues that past and current United States policy toward the Middle East is failing America, and needs to be recreated from a new perspective. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 106      28 min 13 sec
Nothing To Eat: Famine and Its Consequences

Cormac O Grada

Economic Historian Prof Cormac O Grada joins host Jennifer Cook to discuss famine, its causes and repercussions, and the human condition in times of mass food scarcity.

Episode 100      18 min 10 sec
Indonesia: Pathways to a Future

Dr Max Lane

Historian Max Lane spies Indonesia's possible futures through the lens of its recent history and current political and economic climate. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 85      34 min 40 sec
Mythbusting International Refugee Law

Prof James C. Hathaway

Law Professor Jim Hathaway untangles the complexity and dispels misconceptions surrounding refugees and their status under international law. With host Eric van Bemmel. 

Episode 77      28 min 19 sec
Searching for Russia's Future in Its Past

Prof Leslie Holmes
Leslie Rowe

Prof Leslie Holmes and former Ambassador Leslie Rowe discuss how Russia's past influences this great nation's future. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 74      20 min 39 sec
Broadcasting hope among refugees in East Africa

Elias Mokua Nyatete

Elias Nyatete describes how Tanzanian media outlet Radio Kwizera has been an important source of information and hope for refugees in recent and current East African conflicts. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 73      22 min 01 sec
Al Jazeera statecraft: New media as public diplomacy tools

Philip Seib

Journalism professor Phillip Seib of the University of Southern California discusses public diplomacy via broadcast and digital media, and its success -- or otherwise -- in the Middle East and elsewhere. Prof Seib delivered the keynote speech at the Journalism in the 21st Century Conference on July 16, 2009. The conference was organized by the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 72      34 min 45 sec
The Fourth Rise of China

Prof Wang Gungwu
Dr Pradeep Taneja

Prof Wang Gungwu and Dr Pradeep Taneja examine the latest rise of China in its historic, economic and strategic dimensions. With host Jennifer Cook.