The science of genomics (WP1463)

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We discuss what genomics is, why doctors are interested in it and what personalised medicine is. Contributors: Fahd Al-Mulla, Professor of Molecular Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University; Director, Genatak, The Center of Genomic Medicine, Kuwait City Soo Teo, Chief Executive Officer; Head of Breast Cancer Research Programme, Cancer Research Malaysia

The status of borders (WP1458)

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We discuss whether borders still exist, if they are changing or if we are seeing a cycle of events. We also ask if they are necessary to preserve peace and if fragmentation means isolation. Contributors: Michael Clarke, Former Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee, London Pippa […]

Security concerns of Eastern Europe (WP1441)

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We discuss the concerns of the countries on the eastern flank, how Western Europe is reacting and what indicators there are for other countries to be worried. Contributor: Jochen Bittner, Political Editor, Die Zeit, Hamburg

How Ebola was destroyed (WP1447)

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We talk about the role of community health workers, how an agency who isn’t local deals with the outbreak and what organisations learn from a situation such as this. Contributors: Foday Sawi Lahai, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global […]

The future of peacebuilding in Africa (WP1417)

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We discuss what the priorities are, what needs to change and who should lead the conversations. Contributors: Funmi Olonisakin, Professor of Security, Leadership and Development, African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s College London, Member, UN Advisory Group of Experts for the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture Monde Muyangwa, Director, African Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center […]

The African Union in Mali and the Sahel (WP1417)

Podcast

President Pierre Buyoya discusses the importance and advantages of African Union leadership in African peace processes. We ask if there is a particular African dimension to violent extremism on the continent what unique tools are available for African leaders and institutions to tackle radicalisation and ‘home-grown’ terror. Contributor: President Pierre Buyoya, African Union High Representative […]

How large companies look after the workplace rights of employees (WP1428)

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We discuss how they deal with partners working in other countries where policies are different, how they work together to create a momentum of change, how far a company’s reach extends and how they get involved in the standards of sporting events. Contributor: Brent Wilton, Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta

Women’s engagement in the economic and social world (WP1439)

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We ask what prevents women engaging fully and discuss the conflict between the different roles expected of them. Contributors: Grace Mbugua, Founder and Organisational Director, Women’s Empowerment Link, Nairobi David Nájera, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Mexico, London

Iran – signing the nuclear deal (WP1414)

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We discuss the current situation in Iran and ask what part the NPT played and if the third pillar of the treaty helped in the negotiations. Contributors: Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC Ariane Tabatabai, Visiting Assistant Professor, Security Studies […]