July 14, 2021
Steven Feldstein is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program where he focuses on issues of technology and democracy, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and Africa.
Feldstein discusses his new book entitled, The Rise of Digital Repression, where he documents how the emergence of advanced digital tools brings new dimensions to political repression. Presenting new field research from Thailand, the Philippines, and Ethiopia, he investigates the goals, motivations, and drivers of these digital tactics. More of Feldstein's recent publications include: How the Dictator’s Digital Dilemma Constrains Leaders’ Choices and Democracy Dies in Disinformation.
May 7, 2021
Here we are one year into this pandemic and finally, we are beginning to see the effect of mass vaccinations knocking back the numbers of new infections here in the US. A weary public is just beginning to believe that it may be possible to return to some semblance of normalcy by sometime this fall. As the numbers of the vaccinated increases, there is a palpable sense of relief and hope that has returned to everyday conversations.
Dr. Paul Perrin is the director of monitoring and evaluation at the Pulte Institute for Global Development within the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses the psychological effects of global pandemics both short-term and long-term, and the hope he has found as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2021
Judy Samuelson, vice president, founder, and executive director of the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute, led pioneering work on impact investing with the Ford Foundation for over a decade. After doing so, Judy became possessed with a simple question: Why doesn’t anyone at the Ford Foundation talk about business? Is it possible to enlist business as a partner and collaborator in our work? Judy discusses these questions as well as her new book, The Six New Rules of Business: Creating Real Value in a Changing World. For more information on this topic, visit aspenbsp.org and judysamuelson.com.
November 20, 2020
The first Forum on China and Africa Cooperation Summit (FOCAC) were held in Beijing from November 3 to 5, 2006. This was a grand affair; however, much has happened since this major event. This episode discusses the Chinese presence and ambitions in Africa today.
Dr. Joshua Eisenman is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on the political economy of China’s development and its foreign relations with the United States and the developing world – particularly Africa. He is the author of several books, two of which are forthcoming on China in Africa.
November 3, 2020
The current narrative of US-China relations is one of confrontational, geopolitical jockeying – but is this consistent with reality?
Dr. Michel Hockx, Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies within Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, joins Ray Offenheiser to help us look beyond this existing rhetoric of US-China relations and imagine an alternative narrative.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Hockx has lived, worked, and conducted research in China and has published widely on topics related to modern Chines literature and culture. His ongoing research focuses on the effects of moral censorship on the preservation and digitization of modern Chinese cultural products.
In the first of a two-part series on China, Dr. Hockx breaks down the current state of US-China relations and brings a new perspective to this complicated conversation.
July 10, 2020
Dr. Gary Gereffi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University, joins Ray Offenheiser to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on global supply chains. Recognized as one of the founders of the Global Value Chains framework, Dr. Gereffi speaks about what we can expect post-crisis and how COVID-19 could affect globalization as we know it.
For those interested in a deeper dive into this subject, we recommend the several resources available online here.
June 24, 2020
Listeners will get an insight into the Global Fragility Act (GFA) in this discussion with Maura Policelli, Executive Director of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office, and Paul Perrin, Director of Evidence & Learning with the Pulte Institute for Global Development.
Both Policelli and Perrin are part of the Keough School team that produced a policy paper in support of the US government’s efforts to implement the GFA and address global fragility. You can read the paper online at go.nd.edu/globalfragility.
February 14, 2020
Peter Bryant – Chair and Co-Founder of the Development Partner Institute – talks with Ray Offenheiser and discusses how the Extractive Industries are rethinking their role in society.
This episode is a recording of Offenheiser’s conversation with Bryant as part of a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, part of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. You can learn more about the Development Partner Institute at dpimining.org.