Die Kulturmittler - ifa's Podcast on Foreign Cultural Policy

What does culture do in foreign policy? 'Die Kulturmittler' (Cultural Conciliators) provide background information, strategies and opinions on everything from biennials to cyber security and civil conflict management. Conversations with actors and stakeholders on current topics around the third pillar of foreign policy. A podcast by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) - Germany's oldest intermediary organisation.

#41: Afghanistan: Of Values, Human Rights and Freedom. With Negina Yari – English Edition

One year after the Taliban took control over Afghanistan, the life of women and society have changed fundamentally. Civil society activists have either fled the country or shifted their ...

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Folge #38: (Dis)functional democracy? Western values and global realities. With Bernd Reiter

About 21 countries are full democracies, about 53 flawed ones and the rest are not considered democratic, states our guest for this episode, political scientist Bernd Reiter. We talk ...

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English Edition: Time to rethink politics. With Oby Ezekwesili

Democracies across the globe are in crisis. To rebuild trust and strengthen good governance, our guest Oby Ezekwesili advocates for the citizens to be put on centerstage of the ...

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English Edition: Queer Rights Under Pressure. With 'Bonobo'

In the context of the Trans Awareness Week in November, we talked to Egyptian LGBTQIA+ activist 'Bonobo' about the situation in their home country. In addition to the global backlash of ...

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English Edition: Why Election Observation Matters. With Therese Pearce Laanela

Increasingly, elections that are fair, just and accessible to all cannot be taken for granted anymore. Hence, the role of election observers is becoming more and more important: ...

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English Edition: Is America back? With J.P. Singh

It's been 100 days since the start of Joe Biden's Presidency. A lot has changed in the way the U.S. and Europe communicate. What common goals can be established between the U.S. and ...

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English Edition: Overestimated Brexit? With Stuart MacDonald

How does Brexit affect universities, the cultural sector and European cultural relations? We talked to public diplomacy expert Stuart MacDonald about European identity, nation branding ...

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