Welcome to NZIIA Podcasts

 

 

NZIIA's podcasts have been created by the NZIIA Youth Panel.

On the NZIIA podcast we talk about all things international, from trade to geopolitics to diplomacy.

EPISODE 7 - THE UKRAINE WAR (SPOTIFY VERSION)

YOUTUBE VERSION 

n this episode, Tanis Heath and Lachie Scott from Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington examine the current political, economic, and military situation in Ukraine. They discuss what Russia desires, its military success and failures, and how the international community has reacted to a new war in Europe. It also explores the importance to New Zealand.

EPISODE 6 - ASTROPOLITICS

In the sixth episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss Astropolitics.

Alex and Tanis chat with Marçal Sanmartí, a member of the Planetary Society and a Research Assistant for the New Zealand International Review. They explore the fast-paced and Science Fiction-like world of Astropolitics, the politics of space in international relations.

EPISODE 5 - AFGHANISTAN

In the fifth episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss Afghanistan.

Alex, Patrick, and Tanis discuss Afghanistan. From breaking down Afghanistan’s long history of conflict and intervention to failed attempts to restore stability and peace, to the terror attacks of 9/11 and their decades-long consequences. What the future holds for Afghanistan, its people, and the wider world are also explored beyond the financial and human cost normally associated with this complicated topic of international relations.

EPISODE 4 - INTERNATIONAL LAW: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GENDER

In the fourth episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss recent issues in international law.

Alex and Jordan from Victoria University Law School talk to Vinod Bal, an international law researcher who has worked in Vietnam and Berlin and has completed his dissertation at the University of Waikato. They discuss recent issues in international law, including the developing area of climate change law, and share some views. Vinod then talks about his ground-breaking dissertation on the extent to which international law protects transgender and non-binary persons from discrimination.

EPISODE 3 - CAREERS AND FUTURE-PROOFING

In the third episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss careers.

Alex and Patrick chat to Jackson Calder, a recent graduate from Victoria University who has started his own geopolitical risk and futures modelling firm. We discuss the current transition from university to the IR space, the importance of understanding risk and futuring tools for policy, and why we should all be futurists.

EPISODE 2 - WARGAMING

In the second episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss Wargaming.

Alex and Lachie talk to James and Helen of the newly established wargaming society. They discuss the background and conception of the Wargaming Society, what wargaming is, its importance in understanding international relations as well as its application to other fields.

EPISODE 1 - COVID-19

In the first episode of the NZIIA podcast, we tackle COVID-19. 

Through looking at the overall numbers, breaking down the situation in India, and NZ's plan to roll out vaccines in 2021, the NZIIA Youth Panel shares their thoughts and insights on one of the biggest international relations topics in decades. 

 

 

 

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