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Think. Debate. Inspire. A Podcast of the Robert Bosch Academy

In our podcast “Think. Debate. Inspire.“, Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar of the Robert Bosch Academy invite one Richard Weizsäcker Fellow every month to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges of our times. The conversations revolve around a wide range of issues, such as foreign policy, global governance, climate change, health, and education. The podcast presents ideas and approaches for joint global responses to international problems. Moderators: Henry Alt-Haaker, Pradnya Bivalkar Publisher: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

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Cathy Mulligan talks about digital technologies and challenges in regulating them
In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Cathy Mulligan about digital technologies and challenges in regulating them.  References: DPI (Digital Public Infrastructure): https://www.undp.org/digital/digital-public-infrastructure ; Pope in a down jacket: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-puffer-jacket-fake-photos-deepfake-power-peril-of-ai/ ; Crowdfunding for Ukraine: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63121649 ; Continuum (Canadian series): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuum_(TV_series) ; Olaf Stapledon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_Stapledon ; Last and First Men: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_and_First_Men ; Starmaker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Maker
45:29 29.02.24
Bogi Eliasen talks about secondary prevention and healthcare
In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Bogi Eliasen about different aspects of healthcare and the variety of challenges it currently faces. References: FarGen: https://www.fargen.fo/en ; Nordic Health 2030: http://nordichealth2030.org/ ; Movement Health 2030: https://www.movementhealth2030.com/fr
49:03 31.01.24
Anasuya Sengupta talks about decolonising the Internet
In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Anasuya Sengupta about decolonising the Internet, hierarchy of knowledge systems and how all of it is interconnected.  References: Wikimedia Foundation: https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ; Thonas Macaulay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Babington_Macaulay; Jason Hickel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Hickel ; Aadhar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aadhaar ; Rising Democracies Network:  https://carnegieendowment.org/specialprojects/risingdemocraciesnetwork/ ; Sachsenhausen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsenhausen_concentration_camp ; Mariame Kaba: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariame_Kaba ;  All our knowlege brings us near to our ignorance, All our ignorance brings us nearer to death, But nearness to death, no nearer to God. Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries Bring us farther from God and nearer to the Dust. By TS Eliot in The Rock (1934)
47:34 27.12.23
Senem Aydın-Düzgit talks about modern day Turkey, President Erdoğan and Anti-Western sentiments
In this epsiode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Senem Aydın-Düzgit about modern day Turkey, President Erdoğan and Anti-Western sentiments. References: AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_and_Development_Party_(Turkey); PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Union_Party_(Syria); DİTİB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish-Islamic_Union_for_Religious_Affairs; How Erdoğan rules through crisis? : https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/how-erdogan-rules-through-crisis/; Amitav Acharya: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitav_Acharya; Treaty of Sèvres: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_S%C3%A8vres; Richard von Weizsäcker Forum: https://www.robertboschacademy.de/en/richard-von-weizsaecker-forum-2023
46:32 30.11.23
Ece Temelkuran and Doug Saunders talk about social cohesion and polarisation of societies
In this special episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Ece Temelkuran and Doug Saunders about social cohesion, political polarisation in Germany and elsewhere.  References: Königsteiner Schlüssel: https://www.gwk-bonn.de/en/themen/finanzierung-von-wissenschaft-und-forschung/koenigsteiner-schluessel ; Uwe Tellkamp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Tellkamp ; Der Turm: https://www.suhrkamp.de/buch/uwe-tellkamp-der-turm-t-9783518461600 ; How to lose a country. The 7 steps from Democracy to Dictatorship. : https://www.amazon.de/How-Lose-Country-Ece-Temelkuran/dp/0008294011/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1697199364&sr=8-1 ; The Myth of the Muslim tide. Do immigrants threaten the West? : https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Muslim-Tide-Immigrants-Threaten/dp/0307951170 ; Petra Köpping : https://www.sms.sachsen.de/staatsministerin.html ; 
46:38 27.10.23
Kate Crawford talks about Artificial Intelligence
In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Kate Crawford about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on politics, society and the environment.  References: Atlas of AI: https://www.amazon.de/Atlas-AI-Kate-Crawford/dp/0300209576 ; Cambridge Analytica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Analytica ; EU AI Act: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20230601STO93804/eu-ai-act-first-regulation-on-artificial-intelligence?&at_campaign=20226-Digital&at_medium=Google_Ads&at_platform=Search&at_creation=RSA&at_goal=TR_G&at_advertiser=Webcomm&at_audience=ai%20legislation&at_topic=Artificial_intelligence_Act&at_location=DE&gclid=CjwKCAjw38SoBhB6EiwA8EQVLp2jgJig_SOoEmahWuJMFS5YatGjK4HfMefcFF5U-jDdE2nNghrNthoCEWwQAvD_BwE ; Lisa Feldman Barrett: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1529100619832930 ; Oppenheimer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppenheimer_(film) ; Knowing Machines: https://knowingmachines.org/ ; Trevor Paglen: https://paglen.studio/ ; ImageNet: https://www.image-net.org/ ; Black Mirror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror ; Spawning AI: https://spawning.ai/; Laion 5: https://laion.ai/blog/laion-5b/ ; 
45:34 25.09.23
Amy Sample Ward talks about non-profit technology
In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Amy Sample Ward about non-profit technology and the role it can play in addressing societal inequalities. References: Nten: https://www.nten.org/; Postmodernism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism ; Postcolonialism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonialism
42:51 25.08.23
Kamal Amakrane talks about climate emergency and the future of the Atoll island states
In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire." Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Kamal Amakrane about climate emergency, its implications for the Atoll island nation states in the Pacific and what the global community needs to do. References: Rising Nations Initiative: https://climatemobility.org/rising-nations-initiative/; Call to action: https://www.bosch-stiftung.de/en/protection-pacific-islands-become-focus-germanys-foreign-climate-policy ; Richard von Weizsäcker Forum: https://www.robertboschacademy.de/en/richard-von-weizsaecker-forum-2022
43:13 28.07.23
Constanze Stelzenmüller talks about Trans-Atlantic relations and the changing global order
In this special episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire." Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with Constanze Stelzenmüller on how the Transatlantic relations have evolved over the past decades, the upcoming presidential elections in the United States of America as well as the dynamics of a changing world order. References: The Americans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Americans ; The Diplomat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diplomat_(American_TV_series) ; Richard Holbrooke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Holbrooke ; Ted Lasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lasso
49:34 29.06.23
Dennis Shirley and Rana Dajani talk about education, identity and wellbeing
In this special episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire." Henry Alt-Haaker speaks with Dennis Shirley, a professor for Education and Rana Dajani, a molecular biologist. The conversation focuses on various aspects of education, the interconnection between reading, identity and wellbeing. References: We Love reading: https://welovereading.org/ ; Sophie's World: https://www.amazon.de/Sophies-World-History-Philosophy-Classics/dp/0374530718 ; Not ideas about the thing, but the thing itself by Wallace Stevens: https://poets.org/poem/not-ideas-about-thing-thing-itself; The Rights of the Reader by Danielle Pinnock: https://www.amazon.de/Rights-Reader-Daniel-Pennac/dp/1406300918 ; Rio Grande by Gabriel DeLayne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rf_ycBMV-0 ;
47:28 26.05.23
Fiona Hill talks about impacts of post-industrialization on societies, the rise of populism and the distribution of power
In this episode of "Think. Debate. Inspire.", Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with the highly popular foreign policy expert Fiona Hill from the United States. The conversation focuses on the impacts of post-industrialization on societies and the rise of populism across the world. There is nothing for you here. Finding opportunity in the 21st century. By Fiona Hill. https://www.amazon.de/There-Nothing-You-Here-Opportunity/dp/0358574315 A Christmas Carol. By Charles Dickens: https://www.amazon.de/Christmas-Carol-Weihnachtsgeschichte-engl-Ausgabe/dp/0553212443 Trump's Erbe(n): https://www.daserste.de/information/reportage-dokumentation/dokus/sendung/trumps-erben-100.html
53:05 28.04.23
Obiageli Ezekwesili talks about the changing world order and relations between Africa and the West
In this episode of “Think, Debate, Inspire”, Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with the renowned economic policy expert and transparency and good governance activist Obiageli Ezekwesili from Nigeria. The conversation focuses on changing world order, challenges for democracies across Africa and last but not least, the recently concluced Nigerian elections. #FixPolitics Intiative: https://www.fixpolitics.org/ School of Politics, Policy and Governance: https://thesppg.org/our-story/ The Good State. On the principles of Democracy by A.C. Grayling : https://www.amazon.de/Good-State-Principles-Democracy/dp/1786077183
48:01 30.03.23
Ekaterina Schulmann talks about domestic politics in Russia
In this episode of “Think, Debate, Inspire.” Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with the renowned political scientist Ekaterina Schulmann from Russia. The conversation focusses on domestic politics in Russia, taking a pulse of the Russian society and its impact on the ongoing war in Ukraine. References: Levada Center: https://www.levada.ru/en/2021/10/12/trust-in-public-institutions/ Dedovshchina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedovshchina Watership Down by Richard Adams: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down Toy Story 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story_3
48:17 24.02.23
Kumi Naidoo talks about Climate Justice
In this episode of “Think, Debate, Inspire”, Henry Alt-Haaker and Pradnya Bivalkar speak with the renowned climate and human rights activist Kumi Naidoo from South Africa. The conversation focusses on the climate justice, successes and failures of the COP27 in Egypt as well as the need for a stronger global cooperation. YouTube link to Kumi’s favorite song “Stay Shining” by Riky Rick: https://youtu.be/lK9VujaDRJo
32:35 27.01.23
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00:47 24.01.23