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The Global Pathways Podcast with Ray Offenheiser
46 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Building Paths to Better Health
Jim Ansara is the co-founder and managing director of Build Health International (BHI), whose mission is to design, build and equip high-quality health infrastructure for the most marginalized populations in under-resourced settings, while also promoting international philanthropy and development. In this episode, Jim discusses the past, present, and future of BHI as well as the unique challenges and rewards of relief response. To learn more and support the work BHI is doing to ensure critical health infrastructure is accessible to patients in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, visit buildhealthinternational.org.
50 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Power Switch: How We Can Reverse Extreme Inequality
Paul O’Brien, the recently-appointed Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, discusses his new book entitled, Power Switch: How We Can Reverse Extreme Inequality and poses the following provocative question: Is it actually possible—that we might emerge from this pandemic with a peaceful global power switch from those who have too much to those who don't have enough?
63 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
The Rise of Digital Repression
Steven Feldstein is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program where he focuses on issues of technology and democracy, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and Africa. Feldstein discusses his new book entitled, The Rise of Digital Repression, where he documents how the emergence of advanced digital tools brings new dimensions to political repression. Presenting new field research from Thailand, the Philippines, and Ethiopia, he investigates the goals, motivations, and drivers of these digital tactics. More of Feldstein's recent publications include: How the Dictator’s Digital Dilemma Constrains Leaders’ Choices and Democracy Dies in Disinformation.
47 minutes | May 7, 2021
Fear and Isolation: Understanding the Psychological Effects of the Global Pandemic
Here we are one year into this pandemic and finally, we are beginning to see the effect of mass vaccinations knocking back the numbers of new infections here in the US. A weary public is just beginning to believe that it may be possible to return to some semblance of normalcy by sometime this fall. As the numbers of the vaccinated increases, there is a palpable sense of relief and hope that has returned to everyday conversations. Dr. Paul Perrin is the director of monitoring and evaluation at the Pulte Institute for Global Development within the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses the psychological effects of global pandemics both short-term and long-term, and the hope he has found as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
63 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Revisioning Corporate Culture in a 21st Century World
Judy Samuelson, vice president, founder, and executive director of the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute, led pioneering work on impact investing with the Ford Foundation for over a decade. After doing so, Judy became possessed with a simple question: Why doesn’t anyone at the Ford Foundation talk about business? Is it possible to enlist business as a partner and collaborator in our work? Judy discusses these questions as well as her new book, The Six New Rules of Business: Creating Real Value in a Changing World. For more information on this topic, visit aspenbsp.org and judysamuelson.com.
70 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
China in Africa: Development Partner or Neo-Colonial Trojan Horse?
The first Forum on China and Africa Cooperation Summit (FOCAC) were held in Beijing from November 3 to 5, 2006. This was a grand affair; however, much has happened since this major event. This episode discusses the Chinese presence and ambitions in Africa today. Dr. Joshua Eisenman is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on the political economy of China’s development and its foreign relations with the United States and the developing world – particularly Africa. He is the author of several books, two of which are forthcoming on China in Africa.
47 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Looking Beyond the Rhetoric in US-China Relations with Dr. Michel Hockx
The current narrative of US-China relations is one of confrontational, geopolitical jockeying – but is this consistent with reality? Dr. Michel Hockx, Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies within Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, joins Ray Offenheiser to help us look beyond this existing rhetoric of US-China relations and imagine an alternative narrative. For the past 30 years, Dr. Hockx has lived, worked, and conducted research in China and has published widely on topics related to modern Chines literature and culture. His ongoing research focuses on the effects of moral censorship on the preservation and digitization of modern Chinese cultural products. In the first of a two-part series on China, Dr. Hockx breaks down the current state of US-China relations and brings a new perspective to this complicated conversation.
64 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Gary Gereffi on Global Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Gary Gereffi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University, joins Ray Offenheiser to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on global supply chains. Recognized as one of the founders of the Global Value Chains framework, Dr. Gereffi speaks about what we can expect post-crisis and how COVID-19 could affect globalization as we know it. For those interested in a deeper dive into this subject, we recommend the several resources available online here.
49 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Strategic Monitoring in Fragile States: Understanding the Global Fragility Act
Listeners will get an insight into the Global Fragility Act (GFA) in this discussion with Maura Policelli, Executive Director of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office, and Paul Perrin, Director of Evidence & Learning with the Pulte Institute for Global Development. Both Policelli and Perrin are part of the Keough School team that produced a policy paper in support of the US government’s efforts to implement the GFA and address global fragility. You can read the paper online at go.nd.edu/globalfragility.
34 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Rethinking the role of the Extractive Industries with Peter Bryant of the Development Partner Institute
Peter Bryant – Chair and Co-Founder of the Development Partner Institute – talks with Ray Offenheiser and discusses how the Extractive Industries are rethinking their role in society. This episode is a recording of Offenheiser’s conversation with Bryant as part of a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, part of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. You can learn more about the Development Partner Institute at dpimining.org.
64 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Activism in the Extractive Industries with Ian Gary of Oxfam America
Ian Gary – Director of Power and Money at Oxfam America – talks with Ray Offenheiser and discusses the ethics and activism in the extractive industries. This episode is a recording of Offenheiser’s conversation with Gary as part of a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, part of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Learn more about Gary and his work at oxfamamerica.org, or on Twitter at @IanPGary.
38 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Global Inequality with Ben Phillips of the Fight Inequality Alliance
Ben Phillips—co-founder of the Fight Inequality Alliance—sits down with Ray Offenheiser and discusses a variety of topics related to domestic and global inequality, including the concentration of wealth among a handful of individuals; the relationship between taxes on the wealthy and economic growth; and the links between inequality and poverty. Phillips was at the University of Notre Dame in spring 2019 as a Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, of which NDIGD is also a part of. Learn more about Phillips and his work at fightinequality.org, or on Twitter at @benphillips76.
42 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
U.S. Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Response with Admiral Tim Ziemer of USAID
Admiral Tim Ziemer—the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—sits down with Ray Offenheiser and discusses how the U.S. is working to address critical health and humanitarian issues across the globe. Admiral Ziemer was at the University of Notre Dame on April 24, 2019 for an event organized by Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) titled, "The Importance of U.S. Leadership in Global Health: A Conversation with Admiral Tim Ziemer." Learn more about the event, as well as the Eck Institute, at globalhealth.nd.edu. Learn more about Admiral Ziemer and his work at usaid.gov.
37 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen with Scott Paul of Oxfam America
Scott Paul, the Humanitarian Policy Lead at Oxfam America, sits down with Ray Offenheiser and discusses the Saudi Arabian–led intervention in Yemen, which has led to a humanitarian crisis that has been called "the worst in the world" by the United Nations. Paul was at the University of Notre Dame for a panel event titled "Hope for Yemen: Ending the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis." Other panelists included Awssan Kamal, the Rights in Crisis Acting Head at Oxfam International, and Nawal al-Maghafi a Special Correspondent with the BBC. Learn more and see a recording of the panel at ndigd.nd.edu/HopeforYemenPanel.
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