'Global Governance Futures' is co-hosted and produced by Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Global Governance Institute) and a team of students and alumni from UCL's MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme.
Sam is currently at law school, having been a graduate of the MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme at UCL. A cautious optimist, Sam recognises that the challenges facing our world cannot be solved in isolation. With a keen interest in what it might mean to 'think globally', he hopes the podcast can highlight ideas from diverse thought eco-systems and apply these as lens for solving global issues.
- Sam's Book Picks
- A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
- Wang Hui (and Shu Wei). 2012. ‘A Dialogue on The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought: Liberating the Object and an Inquiry into the Modern’, trans. Tani Barlow. Positions, 20(1), 287-306
- Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, by Jason Moore
- Open City, by Teju Cole
- Auguries of Innocence, by William Blake
Tom is studying on the MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme after completing a degree in Politics and Philosophy. He is interested in the structural and epistemic inequalities that define many of today's global problems. He maintains a strong sense of hope that through humble and honest discussion, these problems can be addressed.
- Tom's Book Picks
- The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci, by Perry Anderson
- Beloved, by Toni Morrison
- The Right to Sex, by Amia Srinivasan
- Platform Capitalism, by Nick Srnicek
- The Trap, by Adam Curtis
Jess is an alumna of the MSc in Global Governance and Ethics program. In the years since this podcast’s inception, she has veered steeply from rationalism into an understanding that knowledge derived from human reason is fundamentally incomplete, and to develop sustainable global governance practices we must take our cue from the natural world within which we live. Jess hopes to continue building this platform into a place where our guests can share innovative and exceptional thoughts on our present governance challenges, and future paths to a more harmonious relationship with one another and our Earth.
- Jess's Book Picks
- Let’s Meet at the Crossroads, by Bayo Akomolafe
- A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It, by Nafeez Ahmed
- Science and Technology for Development, by James Smith
- Soil Not Oil, by Vandana Shiva
- Non-Stop Inertia, by Ivor Southwood
Tom is an Associate Professor in Global Governance at the Department of Political Science, UCL and Deputy Director of the UCL Global Governance Institute. He is doing his best to reconcile his political realism/idealism in understanding how the world actually works, what has gone wrong, and what global governance has got to do with it.
- Tom's Book Picks
- Small Arcs of Larger Circles, by Nora Bateson
- On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society, by Andrew Hurrell
- The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
- The Overstory, by Richard Powers
- Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change, by William R. Catton Jr.
Zoë has an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics and a BA in Philosophy and Literature. She currently works in public affairs. Zoë seeks to explore realistic but optimistic solutions in the realm of global governance through curious, open and frank conversations. She is particularly interested in the intersection of cultures.
- Zoë's Book Pick
- Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, by Peter Frase
- Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by TS Eliot
- Capitalist Realism, by Mark Fisher
- The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
- Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih