Time to rethink politics.

Podcast with Obi 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 political system. To fix politics, as she calls it, we must 'elevate the office of the citizen to its rightful place in our nation and develop a political class of servant leaders'.

But what does it take to empower citizens to understand their power and act on it? Where does international cultural policy come into play in this process? And how could a new multilateral system, based on these values and ideas, look like? Our guest Oby Ezekwesili is an economic policy expert, former vice-president of the World Bank for the African Region and has served twice as Federal Minister in Nigeria.

On a green, blue and black striped background inside a white circle, a woman is illustrated in black and white. The woman has very short hair. Below the person in green letter, it reads Oby Ezekwesili, above her in black letters Die Kulturmittler Number 35. This is the cover of the 35th episode of the ifa podcast on culture and foreign policy with Nigerian human rights activist and politician Oby Ezekwesili on the topic of democracies in crisis. Illustration Lea Dohle
Illustration: Lea Dohle

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