WHAT MATTERS TODAY

A Geneva Graduate Institute Podcast

What Matters Today is a current affairs podcast series featuring Graduate Institute faculty commenting on the most pressing global issues impacting, economics, politics, health, and society.

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GLOBAL IMPACT OF ROE v WADE BEING OVERTURNED
 

On Friday 24 June, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade ending 50 years of federal abortion rights. 26 stats are expected to ban abortion immediately or as soon as possible. The ruling has sent shockwaves throughout the US where pro-choice supporters immediately condemned it while many conservatives praised the decision. President Biden condemned the ruling, calling it a “tragic error” and even accused the Supreme Court of “Outrageous behaviour”. But what will be the impact of this ruling outside of the US? How will it affect women’s rights globally? Will this decision open the door to other rights that have previously been protected? These are the questions that we will be looking at in this episode of What Matters Today.

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Nicole Bourbonnais who is an Associate Professor of International History and Politics here at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Dr Bourbonnais’ research focuses on the transnational history of reproduction, population, sex, motherhood, and the family in the 20th century. Her first book, Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean: Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930-1970, traced how birth control campaigns in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and Bermuda were shaped by colonialism, nationalist movements, social activism, and working class women’s efforts to control their reproductive lives (credits: Channel 4 News).
 

IN CONVERSATION WITH
 

In Conversation With is a podcast series in which we ask renowned experts and thought-leaders to address pressing global issues with a Graduate Institute faculty member.

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INSIDE GENEVA
 

Inside Geneva is a Swissinfo production in partnership with the Genève Vision media network and the Graduate Institute Geneva. The series goes behind the scenes of the international organizations in Geneva and provides a global picture of global issues, whether migration crises, human rights, health emergencies, or the future of the United Nations.

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DEMOCRACY IN QUESTION?
 

The Albert Hirschman Centre On Democracy podcast series Democracy in Question? explores the variety of democratic experiences and experiments the world over. Shalini Randeria, Director of the Centre, is in conversation with some of the most important voices in contemporary academia.

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RESEARCH-RELATED PODCASTS
 

Fields

Focusing on research fieldwork, the podcast Fields series seeks to provide insights into the daily life of researchers, including not only their academic activity, but also their emotions, intimate stories, anecdotes, and lived experiences. 

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ABD Stories

Some fifty doctoral students graduate each year from the Graduate Institute. If pursuing doctoral studies always implies strategic choices with regards to the research topics, the path towards a thesis also remains a journey bespeckled with experiences and encounters. Because each path towards a PhD is unique, this podcast series is dedicated to the vagaries of doctoral students’ lives in Geneva.

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LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS: 10 THINGS WE WANT TO KNOW
 

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: 10 things we want to know is a podcast series produced as part of the LAWS and War Crimes research project, based at the International Law department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The podcast is hosted by the members of the research team: Paola Gaeta (the project lead), Marta Bo, Abhimanyu George Jain, and Alessandra Spadaro. Over the course of ten episodes, they will interview experts in various disciplines (science, law, ethics, etc.) who have studied and written about lethal autonomous weapon systems or LAWS. This podcast offers a multidisciplinary introduction concerning the challenges and problems raised by LAWS (or LAWS 1.0) to all those who have an academic interest in this topic.

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