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Updated August 2020
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The Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge is proud to present CSaP's Science & Policy Podcast. Join us each week as our host, Dr Rob Doubleday, leads evidence-based discussions about the pressing challenges facing policymakers. Our first series - Science, Policy & Pandemics - is produced in partnership with Cambridge Infectious Diseases and the Cambridge Immunology Network and focuses on sharing the evidence and expertise policymakers need to know as they respond to co ...
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
Alix Robertson and Phil Yeeles of The Centre for Education and Youth (along with their expert guests) explore developments in education and youth research and policy. There is a particular focus on how research can affect teachers, educational leaders and policy makers as well as others with a wider interest in improving outcomes for all of our young people. This is a UK based show.
 
The Ganatantra podcast is about politics in India, but steering clear of intrigue and personalities, and the everyday news cycle. Join political science thinker Dr Sarayu Natarajan, the founder of Aapti Institute, a think tank which looks at issues of technology and policy; and policy lawyer Alok Prasanna Kumar, Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy in Bengaluru, as we bring data, academic works and nuanced perspectives into understanding how politics in India works, ap ...
 
Hybrid Wars is a podcast series by United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, exploring how violent conflict around the world is becoming more deadly and more difficult to resolve than ever before. This podcast builds upon original field fieldwork of government-led counter-insurgency: the Nigeria’s Civilian Joint Task Force, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units and Somalia’s darwish forces. The research, Hyrbid Conflict, Hybrid Peace, can be found at: https://cpr.unu.edu/hybrid-confl ...
 
A podcast hosted by mortgage broker, Marko Gelo. Born and raised in Calgary, then moved to Vancouver in 2011. Owner of dually licensed mortgage brokerage, Home Financing Solutions Inc. (a franchise of The Mortgage Centre). Mortgagenomics focuses on economics, real estate and feature segments on mortgage qualification strategies and policies. To make things a bit more interesting, Marko produces all the music tracks for the podcast. Songs are typically 1-3 minutes in duration, but may also fe ...
 
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A content warning before this interview. Today’s topic centres around human trafficking activites in the Mekong reagion and our guest does mention some of the physical abuse that does take place in these situations. “I’m still to this day, very supportive of the UN if I’m going to put my policy hat on if you like” This week, we bring you an intervi…
 
This event is the launch of Dr Jessica Watkins' latest paper Iran in Iraq: The Limits of 'Smart Power' Amidst Public Protest. Post 2003, Iran has shown greater aptitude than Western states for penetrating Iraqi politics and society, producing ‘smart power’ by manipulating the combination of identity politics, patronage networks, and coercion which …
 
In this episode of the Youth and Education Podcast, CfEY Associate Alix Robertson interviews Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Alix and Sam discuss: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on this year’s cohort of trainee teachers The challenges of not having time to learn in …
 
How have development organisations been affected by the covid-19 pandemic? What steps are these organisations taking to respond and adapt their work? In this bonus mini episode, the producer of our series on Science, Policy & Pandemics sat down with Wateraid India's Executive Director VK Madhavan to discuss how his organisation is responding to the…
 
As the threat of further foreign military intervention looms over Libya, this webinar will explore the complicated relationships and tensions that exist amongst European states as well as actors such as Egypt, Turkey and Russia. The panel will also discuss the most important next steps to be taken by domestic and international actors to ensure a me…
 
Welcome back to a new season! With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, we bring you another Zoom panel! For this reason, the audio quality will be a little different to our usual studio sound.This week, we are joined by Sophie Chao, who we interviewed previously about her use of multispecies ethnography during her time with the Marind People and …
 
In episode 3 of Instant Coffee, Rasha Obaid Ba Sabih (@Rasha7Rasha) talks to Hafez Al-Bukari of the Yemen Polling Centre (@yemenpolling)about the challenges of researching in Yemen. The Yemen Polling Centre is an independent research centre which aims to impact local and international policymaking with the ultimate goal of improving the living cond…
 
This is an online launch for Simon Mabon's latest book Houses Built on Sand: Violence, Sectarianism and Revolution in the Middle East.The events of the Arab Uprisings posed an existential challenge to sovereign power across the Middle East. Whilst popular movements resulted in the toppling of authoritarian rule in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, other re…
 
In the 17th and final episode of our series on science, policy, and pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests explore lessons learnt during the covid-19 pandemic and how researchers might use those lessons to prepare for future pandemics. CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a production of the Centre for Science and Policy at the Univ…
 
This is an online launch for Ben Hubbard's book 'MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman'. MBS is the untold story of how a mysterious young prince emerged from Saudi Arabia’s sprawling royal family to overhaul the economy and society of the richest country in the Middle East—and gather as much power as possible into his own hands.Based on ye…
 
In this fourth episode, Adam Day speaks to Fanar Haddad, Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute at the National University, about the battle against the Islamic State, tracing the formation of ISIS back to the Iraq War that began in 2003. They focus on the Popular Mobilization Units, paramilitary groups that sprung up in 2014 in local …
 
Why is it that banks differ in how much mortgage they approve you for? Even though all banks use the same qualification formulas, there are some banks that have additional boosters that can propel you to higher qualification amounts. Key points: Mortgage Approval Pro Tip #1: Down Payment and Amortization affect your maximum mortgage amount Mortgage…
 
In the 16th episode of our series on science, policy, and pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests are exploring how public health understandings of cities, and broader understandings of how people live in cities, are being highlighted and challenged by our current experience of the covid-19 pandemic. CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast…
 
On this first episode of Instant Coffee, Omar al-Ghazzi (@omar_alghazzi) talks to Jean Kassir about covering the Lebanese revolution in times of Coronavirus. Jean is co-founder of Megaphone news, an independent media platform covering Lebanon and the region.You can find Megaphone on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megaphone.news/Twitter: https:…
 
#043 Research Roundup – Vanessa Joshua: Racism and education In this episode, Vanessa Joshua, Trainee Associate at the Centre for Education and Youth, shares a selection of research that she has been reading lately with Phil Yeeles. This episode focusses on racism. In light of research findings and current events, Vanessa and Phil talk about how ra…
 
In the 15th episode of our series on science, policy, and pandemics, we are exploring the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic in India. Throughout this episode, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests will take a deep-dive into the economic, food security, and health systems impacts of covid-19 in India CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a …
 
This webinar will assess the current state of affairs in MENA during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will look at the effects of the virus in the context of a region already in need of reformed healthcare institutions that not only improve quality, but enable access for all. Speakers will also assess the economic impact of the virus, highlight coun…
 
This webinar will be the launch of Pejman Abdolmohammadi and Giampiero Cama's latest book Contemporary Domestic and Foreign Policies of Iran. Although Professor Abdolmohammadi will be leading the talk, Professor Cama will also be in attendance to answer any questions during the session.This book is a comprehensive analysis of the domestic and forei…
 
In the 14th episode of our series on science, policy and pandemics, we're talking about vaccines and immunology. Throughout this episode, our host Rob Doubleday is joined by Dr Caroline Trotter, Dr Estee Torok, and Dr Flavio Toxvaerd. They explore our current understanding of the immunology and of vaccines under development; challenges involved in …
 
In the thirteenth episode of our series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Salma Shah speak with Dr Shaun Fitzgerald and Mats Persson about the science, policy and decision-making surrounding easing lockdown restrictions. Throughout this episode, we hear perspectives from an engineer, a policy advisor, and an e…
 
Just like that, we have already made it through half of what can only be described as a crazy year. To bring this season to a close, we recorded a short message from our homes (hence the differing audio quality ... we are KEEN to get back to the podcast studio soon) as we are still in the midst of corona virus restrictions. But despite the challeng…
 
In this third episode, Adam Day speaks to Vanda Felbab-Brown, who regularly does fieldwork in Somalia, going to places where very few people from outside the region go, meeting with dozens of armed groups and militias around the country. One of the groups she’s most interested in is Al-Shabaab, a group that emerged as a radical youth wing of the Is…
 
In this second episode, we are going to be talking about Nigeria and the battle against the terrorist insurgency Boko Haram. We’re going to look at one of the untold stories in this fight: the community-based militias that emerged to defend themselves against Boko Haram, militias that began when the Nigerian army couldn’t do the job on its own. Tod…
 
What have we learned about the epidemiology of covid-19 since the onset of the UK’s lockdown? In the twelfth episode of our special series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday welcomes back Professor James Wood and mathematician Professor Julia Gog. Professor Wood and Professor Gog spoke to us in episode one of our series about…
 
This podcast is about how war is changing. Over the past three years, our researchers have spent months in some of the most war-torn places on Earth. They have gone into parts of Iraq where ISIS occupied vast territories. They have witnessed first-hand how the battle against al-Shabaab is being waged in Somalia. They travelled to northern Nigeria w…
 
Urbanisation is one of the central forces shaping social life in the Arab region. As cities grow, disappear, and organise new realities, critical debate on urban policies, histories and everyday life becomes crucial.Arab Urbanism is a new online platform that gives space for urbanists to document, debate and disseminate knowledge on the past, prese…
 
The role of scientific advisers to government is under the spotlight as never before. It is easy enough to talk of “speaking truth to power” – but as governments’ efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic demonstrate – the science is often evolving and uncertain. At a time when politicians are relying on scientists not only to inform decisions but…
 
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we had some technical difficulties towards the end of the webinar which meant that the recording had to be cut off early.Since 2003, despite an abundance of resources and a more pluralistic political settlement, Iraq’s economic reform process has failed to take off.Alexander Hamilton's new paper explores the link between …
 
In this episode, CfEY Associate Alix Robertson interviews Henry Greenwood, Founder and Managing Director of the Green Schools Project, an organisation that supports schools to set up and run student-led environmental projects that benefit their communities. In this episode of the Youth and Education podcast, Alix and Henry discuss: Sustainability p…
 
“Because for a few hours, maybe sometimes a few days, you can shed your human skin and you can take on the body of a creature that will allow you to fly, to swim through the rivers, to glide across the canopy” This week we bring you an interview with Dr Sophie Chao, who won the 2019 Australian Anthropological Society's PhD Thesis Prize with her the…
 
With three inconclusive elections and a political stalemate eventually leading to the formation of a unity government, all under the spectre of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption charges, this event will analyse Israel's unprecedented political crisis. Speakers will discuss what to make of the deal between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz of t…
 
What role does evidence play when the stakes are high, decisions are urgent, and the science is not settled? In this week’s episode of Science, Policy & Pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Salma Shah explore the principles and practice of decision making in Government. With guests Jeremy Hunt MP and Professor Dame Sally Davies, we e…
 
This week, Dr Rob Doubleday is joined by with Dr Jean Adams, NIHR Research Fellow at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research, and Dr Jag Srai, Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing for a discussion about food security and supply chains during the covid-19 pandemic. CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a p…
 
This week we bring you another from home Zoom panel! This week we are joined by Senior lecturer Dr Yasmine Musharbash. Dr Musharbash is currently based in the Northern territory and has research interests in monsters, sleep and death. Alex [1:44] starts us off this week by returning to a topic touched on in the last panel. He dives further into Sab…
 
This week, our host Dr Rob Doubleday is joined by Professor of Communication Systems Jon Crowcroft, and epidemiologist Dr Caroline Trotter, for a discussion focused on the role of technology in the covid-19 pandemic. From trustworthy digital systems to digital identity and immunity pass-porting, they explore some of the new opportunities and challe…
 
This webinar was a discussion around Fanar Haddad's latest book Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World.This book seeks to move the study of modern sectarian dynamics beyond analytically paralysing dichotomies by shifting the focus away from the meaningless '-ism' towards the root: sectarian identity. How are Su…
 
This week, our host Dr Rob Doubleday is joined by Dr Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics, University of Cambridge and Dr Christopher Rauh, Lecturer in Economics, University of Cambridge. They explore the implications of the COVID-19 shock for international trade and labour market inequalities, with a focus on the UK context. CSaP's …
 
How mortgages will play a key role in how Canada's financial system rebounds in the post-COVID era. Ready or not, here we go. Key points: 8 weeks in isolation and the resulting impact on mortgage qualification and Canada's financial system Canada's life saver...our general conservative nature (move ahead with caution approach) yesterday's compromis…
 
“I’m giving mundane examples here, but it can be a matter of life or death in a sense. Whether people are believed or not, it changes their destiny” In this episode, we bring you an interview with Dr Baptiste Brossard. Dr Brossard is a sociologist and lecturer currently based at Australian National University. He has an interest in mental health, s…
 
The United Nations Security Council endorsed the UN Secretary-General's call last month for warring parties in Yemen to immediately cease fighting and focus on reaching a peace agreement whilst countering the outbreak of the coronavirus. The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, responded with a two week ceasefire which was renewed for another month. Whi…
 
How are children, including the most vulnerable, coping with the covid19 pandemic and home schooling? Will the covid-19 pandemic have longer term effects on our education systems? What impact has the pandemic had on adolescents' rites of passage? This week, our host Dr Rob Doubleday sits down with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor of Psychology and …
 
#041 Research Roundup – Kate Bowen-Viner: Domestic abuse and universities [Content warning: this episode contains discussion of domestic abuse and sexual violence.] In this episode Kate Bowen-Viner, Senior Associate at the Centre for Education and Youth, shares a selection of research that she has been reading lately with Phil Yeeles. This episode …
 
Key points: behind the scenes with (COVID19) appraisal procedures and value determination understanding the impact of loan-to-value ratios on your mortgage qualification preparation for your appraisal during COVID19 real estate value trends since COVID outbreak act now, or later? listen to the episode for more details! ALSO INCLUDED: past Marko-Gel…
 
This week, our host Dr Rob Doubleday sits down with Dr Simone Schnall and Dr Sander van der Linden to discuss to psychological aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. We explore topics including the psychological aspects of isolation, why people spread misinformation, and coping with uncertainty. CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a production of th…
 
Join us online for this public webinar where we will be joined by Amel Boubekeur, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. After the first presidential election since the removal of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in December 2019, this event will discuss the origins of the Hirak, it's liabilities and assets, and to what extent Algeria ca…
 
Key points: access to fully discounted interest rates - not POSTED RATES ability to move to another lender without penalty option to change the terms and features of your new mortgage option to pay off any lingering debt without incurring any break fees how to become fully optimized and prepared for your mortgage renewal with minimal effort listen …
 
Given the recently instigated social distancing rules in Canberra, this week we bring you a special “online” episode! For the safety of everyone, and especially in line with our own efforts to flatten the curve, we recorded this panel from the comfort of our own homes using the increasingly popular online video conferencing tool: Zoom. For this rea…
 
This week, our host Dr Rob Doubleday sits down with Prof Daniela De Angelis, Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge to discuss applying statistical methods to epidemiology, disease transmission, and how we're using models to understand the burden on the NHS posed by covid-19. CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is …
 
In this episode, CfEY Associate Alix Robertson interviews Carly Waterman, Headteacher of Lodge Park Academy; Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts; and Eleanor Bernardes, Head of Development and Opportunities at Aspire AP about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the education system. In this episode of the Centre…
 
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