WORLD: we got this
A public health approach to online abuse with Seyi Akiwowo
We speak with campaigner, activist and CEO Seyi Akiwowo about the impact of online abuse, and why taking a public health approach might be a way forward. Seyi founded and now runs the charity 'Glitch'. You can find out more by heading to https://fixtheglitch.org/
Facing up to the energy crisis
Season 3, Ep. 13
This episode explores the important role of energy in the geopolitical order on our planet. It explores how China can meet its energy needs and climate commitments, the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on Russia's role as an energy superpower, plus why we are still so reliant on fossil fuels to power our daily lives.It features Dr Thomas Froehlich, Kalina Damianova and Isabel Hilton, all of whom are part of the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London.
In conversation about the war on drugs in Guatemala
Season 3, Ep. 12
With the mass incarceration of women quintupling in Guatemala as a result of the 'war on drugs', Gloriana Rodriguez Alvarez, PhD candidate and human rights advocate, asks how the country's policies and institutions perpetuate social prejudices and impact marginalised communities.In this episode, Gloriana speaks with David Mwambari, Lecturer in African Security and Leadership Studies at King’s African Leadership Centre, about her research, her time interviewing inmates in Guatemalan prisons and the importance of being an empathetic researcher.
The role of space in modern-day warfare
Season 3, Ep. 11
The invasion of Ukraine has shown how new technologies are now used alongside more traditional means of waging war. This episode, the second on the Changing Face of War, looks at how space has become an integral part of military and security operations today, how countries around the world and private individuals are expanding their activities into space, and how closely these are linked to what is happening on Earth.It also explores whether we need to put in safeguards now, how we can learn lessons from the past and why we should encourage international collaboration to ensure space doesn’t become dangerous overcrowded by satellites and space debris.The episode feature Dr Sophy Antrobus, Dr Mark Hilborne and Julia Balm, who are all based in the School of Security Studies in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.