About This Show
Global, a podcast brought to you by IRI, is not your usual foreign policy podcast. Each 45-minute episode dives into one country’s history, current events and prospects for a democratic future. Our dynamic hosts interview top country experts, including heads of state, elected officials, foreign policy analysts, journalists, and on-the-ground activists.
Whether you’re a foreign policy expert learning about a new country in your portfolio or a world traveler looking for your next destination, Global provides unique context from all corners of the world.
If you’d like to request a country or contact our hosts, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @IRIGlobal.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
The April 2018 election of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has been seen as a turning point for Ethiopia. Against a backdrop of both economic growth and civil unrest the past decade, Ethiopians at home and abroad are cautiously optimistic about the change Dr. Abiy represents. Will the country be able to sustain this momentum to improve in areas like human rights, ethnically-driven politics, and opportunities for youth?
Our hosts speak to Dr. Menna Demessie, Vice President for Research & Policy Analysis, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and National Youth Coordinator at Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora; former political prisoner and Secretary General of the Oromo Federalist Congress opposition party Bekele Gerba; and civic activist and survivor of torture Fekade Ancho who currently works with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition.Read more »