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Social Europe Podcast

The mission of Social Europe (SE) is to strengthen democracy by finding and discussing solutions to the most pressing political, economic and social issues of our time. We use the values of freedom, sustainability and equality as the foundation on which we examine society's most pressing challenges. We are committed to publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people. Our in-depth analyses and constructive proposals seek to link policy-making to wider societal concerns. It is our goal to promote progressive societies, sustainable economies and responsible business.

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Pasi Sahlberg: lessons from Finnish education
Around the world, education 'reforms' have made schooling more market-mimicking and competitive, rendering education a 'club good' for the better off. Finland shows how treating education as a public good and teachers as autonomous professionals brings better student performance overall, without intrusive and expensive inspection.
24:17 07.02.22
Philipp Ther: The Outsiders
Philipp Ther, professor of central-European history at the University of Vienna and director of its Research Centre for the History of Transformations, talks to Robin Wilson of Social Europe about how societies which show hospitality to refugees in the long run benefit from their openness. Prof Ther is author of The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe Since 1492 (Princeton University Press).
39:15 16.08.21
Albena Azmanova: Capitalism on Edge
Albena Azmanova is an associate professor in political and social thought at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies and author most recently of Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity can Achieve Radical Change without Crisis or Utopia (Columbia University Press). She talks to Robin Wilson, acting editor-in-chief of Social Europe.
29:46 29.01.21
Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology
Thomas Piketty is a French economist who is professor of economics at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), associate chair at the Paris School of Economics and centennial professor of economics in the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics.
35:49 10.01.21
Vivien A. Schmidt: Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy
Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations, and Professor of Political Science at Boston University talks to Social Europe about Europe's crisis of legitimacy and the interrelationship between democratic legitimacy at the European level and the ongoing Eurozone crisis.
47:36 05.12.20
Mary Daly: Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe
Mary Daly, professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Oxford and author of Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe, talks to Social Europe about how applying a gender lens changes our understanding of the welfare state and how it should be reconstructed after the pandemic.
32:37 09.10.20
Social Europe Talk: Financing the EU Budget and the Recovery Plan
Listen to the latest episode of Social Europe Talk on the politics surrounding the negotiations of the EU's next multiannual financial framework and the Recovery Plan. The show, hosted by Social Europe's editor Robin Wilson, brought together Margarida Marques (Member of the European Parliament and co-rapporteur on the MFF), Kimmo Kiljunen (Member of the Grand Committee at the Parliament of Finland) and Miguel Costa Matos (Member of the Portuguese National Parliament and rapporteur on Own Resources). The show was organised in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Europe office.
60:32 15.07.20
Gabriel Zucman: The Triumph of Injustice
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Gabriel Zucman. They discuss wealth and income inequality as well as potential policy solution to address the widening gap between rich and poor. Gabriel Zucman is the Director of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD in 2013 from the Paris School of Economics and taught at the London School of Economics before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2015. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
34:24 19.03.20
Friederike Otto: How is Climate Change affecting our Weather?
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Friederike Otto. They discuss man-made climate change and its impact on weather events as well as potential policy reactions to deal with the threat. Friederike Otto is the Acting Director of the Environmental Change Institute and an Associate Professor in the Global Climate Science Programme at the University of Oxford. She leads several projects understanding the impacts of man-made climate change on natural and social systems. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
44:56 20.02.20
David Webber: The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with David Webber. They discuss the potential (institutional) power of working class shareholders and how this power could be used to further working class interests. David Webber is Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law at Boston University Law School. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
50:31 03.02.20
Kimberly Clausing: The Progressive Case for Free Trade and Immigration
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Kimberly Clausing. They discuss the progressive case for free trade and immigration. Kimberly Clausing is the Thormund Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics at Reed College, where she teaches international trade, international finance, and public finance. Her research studies the taxation of multinational firms. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
44:43 14.01.20
Sarah Kessler: Understanding the Gig Economy
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Branko Milanovic. They discuss the evolution of capitalism, inequality and technology based on Branko's new book "Capitalism, Alone" published by Harvard University Press. Branko Milanovic is one of the world's leading experts on inequality. He is a visiting presidential professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). He also teaches at the London School of Economics and the Barcelona Institute for International Studies. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website https://www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
30:37 03.01.20
Social Europe Talk: Towards a Just Transition
Listen to the eighth episode of Social Europe Talk recorded in the European Parliament in Brussels. The topic of this discussion is the "just transition" and how it could be brought about. Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer is joined by Montserrat Mir of the Just Transition Centre of the ITUC, Stanislas Jourdan from Positive Money and Spanish MEP Javi Lopez. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website https://www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
40:14 03.12.19
Branko Milanovic: Why we are all Capitalists now!
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Branko Milanovic. They discuss the evolution of capitalism, inequality and technology based on Branko's new book "Capitalism, Alone" published by Harvard University Press. Branko Milanovic is one of the world's leading experts on inequality. He is a visiting presidential professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). He also teaches at the London School of Economics and the Barcelona Institute for International Studies. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website https://www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
41:51 18.11.19
Philippe Pochet: Social Europe and the European Commission
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Philippe Pochet. They discuss the social policy record of the Juncker Commission and what one should expect from the new one. Philippe Pochet is the Director General of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website https://www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
30:31 22.10.19
Katharina Pistor: The Code of Capital
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Katharina Pistor. They discuss "The Code of Capital - How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality", the topic of Pistor's most recent book published by Princeton University Press. Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website https://www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
37:32 15.10.19
Guy Standing: The Plunder of the Commons
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Guy Standing. They discuss the plunder of the commons and ways to share public wealth, the topic of Guy Standing's most recent book published by Pelican Books. Guy Standing is a British professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
48:18 30.09.19
Cas Mudde: How to deal with the Far Right?
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in Chief Henning Meyer in discussion with Cas Mudde. They discuss the anatomy of the far right and far right populism and what progressive actors can do to counter the far right. Cas Mudde is the Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, a columnist for The Guardian newspaper and a world-leading expert on populism and the far right. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website.
46:18 23.09.19
David Bach: Why Companies have to be Political
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in Chief Henning Meyer in discussion with David Bach. They discuss the changing nature of the business - social stakeholder relationship and why companies have to be political as a result of this change. David Bach is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focus on business-government relations, non-market strategy and global market regulation.  If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
43:00 28.07.19
Diane Coyle: The Technology Challenge to Public Policy
Listen to Social Europe Editor in Chief Henning Meyer in discussion with Diane Coyle. They discuss the development of technology and what challenges it poses to economics as a discipline and public policy more widely. Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. She has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2006-2014), member of the Competition Commission (2001-2009), and member of the Migration Advisory Committee (2009-2014). You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
31:52 18.07.19
Danny Blanchflower: How we missed the last economic crisis ...and why we are ill prepared for the next one
Listen to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer in conversation with Danny Blanchflower, the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. They talk about how the last economic and financial crisis was not spotted and why we are ill prepared for the next one. The conversation is based on Danny's new book "Not Working. Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone" published by Princeton University Press (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13485.html). You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
51:23 11.07.19
Social Europe Talk: Europe after the European Elections 2019
This episode of Social Europe podcast brings to you the seventh Social Europe Talk recorded in the European Parliament in Brussels. Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer is joined by Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director of Bruegel, Björn Hacker of the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Maria Joao Rodrigues, President of FEPS. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
44:53 27.06.19
Carl Benedikt Frey: The Technology Trap - Learning from the History of Automation
Is technology destroying or creating jobs? Is today's wave of new technology different from previous historic periods? If it is, what are the key characteristics that make our times unique? What should policy-makers do to shape how technology impacts our lives? Watch Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discuss these and related questions with Carl Benedikt Frey. Carl Benedikt Frey is the Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
45:28 20.06.19
Johannes Becker: How to tax Corporations in the 21st Century?
How can tax avoidance by corporations be tackled? What are the possible reforms that could make sure that companies pay their fair share of taxes? What can we do to shut down tax havens? What changes will the digital economy bring to the way we conceive of taxation and calculate taxes? These are just some of the questions that Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discusses with Johannes Becker. Johannes Becker is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Public Economics at the University of Münster. He is a widely acclaimed expert on corporate taxation and international tax competition. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
48:07 13.06.19
David Autor: Work of the Past, Present and Future
Will robots and AI replace human work? What has the historical impact of technology been on labour markets and what are the current trends that are shaping the present and future of work? Will quantum computing change this future? Watch David Autor discuss these and related questions with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. David Autor is an American economist and Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also acts as co-director of the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative. You might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
49:22 06.06.19
Colin Mayer: The Future of the Corporation - Why Businesses need to rediscover their historic purpose
Listen to Colin Mayer of Oxford University in discussion with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. They discuss the future of the corporation with a particular focus on why businesses are so often failing to fulfil their societal role and why rediscovering the historic purpose of business is the best way forward. Colin Mayer, CBE, is Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities. If you are interested in our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
43:49 23.05.19
Will Marshall: Progressive Politics and Populism in the US and Europe
In this episode, Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer is in conversation with Will Marshall, President and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) in Washington DC. They discuss progressive politics and populism in the United States and Europe. This conversation is brought to you in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum. If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
48:11 16.05.19
Understanding Populism in the United States, Germany and the UK
Episode #40 of Social Europe Podcast brings to you a panel discussion on populism in the United States, Germany and the UK. The debate is brought to you in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum and features Sudha David-Wilp (German Marshall Fund of the United States), Robert Habeck (Leader of the German Green Party), Reiner Hoffman (President of the German DGB), Anneliese Dodds (Labour MP for Oxford East) and Michael Werz (Center for American Progress). If you like our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. This episode of Social Europe Podcast is brought to you by the EMBA programme of the Said Business School, University of Oxford. 
43:46 08.05.19
Anand Menon: Understanding Brexit and the future of the EU-UK relationship
Listen to Anand Menon of King's College London in discussion with Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer. They talk about the key drivers behind Brexit and what the cornerstones of a new EU-UK relationship could be. Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London in the United Kingdom and was appointed in January 2014 as director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. He was a special adviser to the House of Lords EU committee. If you are interested in our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
37:07 02.05.19
Cass Sunstein: Policies, Nudges and Freedom of Choice. And what Policy-Makers could learn from Star Wars...
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University, talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about policies, nudging and freedom of choice (and what policy-makers could learn from Star Wars). From 2009 to 2012, Cass Sunstein was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is also founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. The conversation is based on Cass Sunstein's most recent book "On Freedom" published by Princeton University Press (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/30081.html) If you are interested in our podcast you might also find our regular articles, blogs and other written publications of interest. Just visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest output. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter. You can do so on our website. 
42:55 25.04.19

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