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Episode List

Find a collection of recent episodes of Global Governance Futures and stay tuned for upcoming audio and video content.

16: Vinay Gupta: A Radical Manifesto for Fixing the World

Abstract globe
Vinay Gupta joins us to discuss pathways towards a radical restructuring of society.

15: Robyn Eckersley – Green Political Theory, The State and the Climate Emergency

Forest fire in Australia
Robyn Eckersley joins us to discuss green political theory and the future of the state and democracy in a context of climate emergency. 

14: Zak Stein – Why All Global Crises Are Crises of Education

Zak Stein drops in to help us make sense of the global educational crisis and possible responses at scale.

13: Sophie Harman – Global Health and Power in a Visual World

Mother and child in Sierra Leone
Sophie Harman joins us to discuss global health, making films and seeing politics through the eyes of others.

12: Daniel Schmachtenberger – Existential Risk and Phase Shifting to a New World System

Lights in front of dark background
Daniel Schmachtenberger joins us to discuss existential risk, exponential curves and why a phase shift to a new world system is inevitable.

11: Patrick (William) Ophuls – Politics in the Age of Ecology

Industrial Pollution
Patrick Ophuls explains why we must embrace a politics of ecology which respects planetary limits.

10: Richard Falk – Reflections of a Public Intellectual and Citizen Pilgrim

Dove of Peace
Richard Falk joins us to reflect on a career spanning 70 years as a “citizen pilgrim” combining academic work and political activism.

9: Jonathan Rowson – Dear Human Rights Movement

World on fire
Jonathan Rowson joins us for our first Podclass to discuss his recent essay on the future of human rights in the 21st Century.

8: Susan K. Sell – Winners and Losers in the Global Political Economy

Professor Susan K. Sell reflects on a scholarly career at the forefront of shining a light on the use and misuse of global private power.

7: Forrest Landry – Principles To Live By 

Social Media
Why is asking the right questions so important? What is a good basis of choice? We discuss this and much more with the multi-talented Forrest Landry.

6: Scott Williams – Living In Right Relationship In Times of Systemic Risk

Trees from below
Scott Williams joins us for a deep dive into what it means to live in right relationship in times of systemic and accelerating risk.

5: Nafeez Ahmed - Taking a Step Back to Move Forward in Times of Transition

Systems journalist Nafeez Ahmed joins us to discuss why it is so important to draw on systems thinking to understand global politics.

4: Farhana Yamin - A Journey to Green Radicalism

Extinction Rebellion
Environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin speaks about the green activist imperative as we enter a crucial decade for climate action.

3: Jordan Hall – Global Politics and Civilizational Redesign

Spiral Staircase
Jordan Hall explores the inadequacies of having had, since the dawn of civilisation, one fundamental toolkit to respond to problems larger than human scale.

2: Mark Maslin – Un-Denialism and the Politics of Enabling Climate Action

Husky sleighs in Greenland
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL) joins us to discuss climate action in 2020 and what a decisive political response to the climate emergency might look like. 

1: Mary Lawlor – Human Rights on the Front Line

Human Rights Statue
UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor speaks about the challenge of protecting human rights and those defending them.