Analogue Leadership in a Digital Generation

Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Join Stephanie Busari and Evan Mawarire, 2020 World Fellows, as they discuss Africa's leadership renewal. Africa is the youngest continent in the world, and yet is run by some of the world's oldest leaders. In 2015, young people aged 15-24 made up 20% of Africa's population, and yet the mean age of the ten oldest African leaders was 80.2 years, 4 times older than the average African citizen. Stephanie, who is Nigerian, and Evan, from Zimbabwe, …
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Join Stephanie Busari and Evan Mawarire, 2020 World Fellows, as they discuss Africa's leadership renewal. Africa is the youngest continent in the world, and yet is run by some of the world's oldest leaders. In 2015, young people aged 15-24 made up 20% of Africa's population, and yet the mean age of the ten oldest African leaders was 80.2 years, 4 times older than the average African citizen. Stephanie, who is Nigerian, and Evan, from Zimbabwe, will lead a discussion on what this phenomenon of analogue leadership means for Africa's digital generation. In particular, they will examine the ways in which leaders threatened by the tools that give young Africans a voice have responded to social movements, such as Ugandan President Museveni's tax on social media in 2019 to control online "gossip". Stephanie, leader of CNN's Nigeria bureau, will share her perspective as a journalist crafting a new African narrative, having chronicled these issues for many years; while Evan will contribute his personal experience as a victim of analogue leadership, having led a movement born on Facebook for which he faced an 80-year prison sentence on charges of treason against Robert Mugabe's government. Eddie Mandhry, Director for Africa and the Middle East …
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Biodiversity Conservation in Papua New Guinea: the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion about what the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country of Papua New Guinea to preserve tropical rainforests and coral reefs and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting information. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. He leads the largest field conservation program …
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion about what the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country of Papua New Guinea to preserve tropical rainforests and coral reefs and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting information. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. He leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people’s …
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Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit Panel

Monday, November 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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The EU Studies Program along with Hamish Falconer, World Fellow 2020, present a panel of experts to discuss "Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit" Featuring the following speakers: Ben Judah is a foreign policy writer based in New York, with his current research focus on the foreign and economic policy of both post-Brexit Britain and a potential future Biden-Harris Administration. Georgina is a senior researcher at the Institute for Government where she focuses on Global …
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The EU Studies Program along with Hamish Falconer, World Fellow 2020, present a panel of experts to discuss "Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit" Featuring the following speakers: Ben Judah is a foreign policy writer based in New York, with his current research focus on the foreign and economic policy of both post-Brexit Britain and a potential future Biden-Harris Administration. Georgina is a senior researcher at the Institute for Government where she focuses on Global Britain, Franco-British relations and the future of the EU. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Hamish Falconer is a former member of Britain’s foreign service and a current World Fellow Moderated by: Professor David Cameron, Professor of Political Science Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: …
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A Conversation with Ambroise Brenier, Country Director, Papua New Guinea Wildlife Conservation Society

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on conservation and the environment in Papua New Guinea. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea, where he leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the …
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on conservation and the environment in Papua New Guinea. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea, where he leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's …
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The Taliban Endorse Trump: American Choices in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Can peace talks in Afghanistan succeed? Is the establishment of a misogynist Taliban theocracy in Afghanistan inevitable? What choices face the next U.S. administration and what hope is there for a ceasefire? Dr. Naysan Adlparvar talks with 2020 World Fellows Musa Mahmodi, the former director of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission, and Hamish Falconer, a former British diplomat about Afghanistan’s peace talks, which have been running for over a month in Qatar. With a Taliban …
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Can peace talks in Afghanistan succeed? Is the establishment of a misogynist Taliban theocracy in Afghanistan inevitable? What choices face the next U.S. administration and what hope is there for a ceasefire? Dr. Naysan Adlparvar talks with 2020 World Fellows Musa Mahmodi, the former director of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission, and Hamish Falconer, a former British diplomat about Afghanistan’s peace talks, which have been running for over a month in Qatar. With a Taliban offensive in the south, terrorist attacks in Kabul, and ongoing US efforts to negotiate a reduction in violence floundering, the approach of the next American administration will be vital. Following his late-night tweet claiming that all US troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, the Taliban have endorsed President Trump. Where next for U.S. policy in …
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Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Conflict

Friday, November 13, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join Musa Mahmodi, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on human rights during conflicts. Musa is a human rights defender and lawyer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served as Executive Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission for ten years, providing strategic direction for programs and activities to monitor, protect, and promote human rights in a conflict-affected country. Open to the public, join the Zoom webinar using this link: …
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Join Musa Mahmodi, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on human rights during conflicts. Musa is a human rights defender and lawyer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served as Executive Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission for ten years, providing strategic direction for programs and activities to monitor, protect, and promote human rights in a conflict-affected country. Open to the public, join the Zoom webinar using this link: …
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African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the Pandemic on African Women

Monday, November 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, …
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The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs. Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, as she moderates a discussion on the economic impact of COVID-19 on African women. The panelists are Ramatoulaye Diallo, former Minister of Culture and Tourism (Mali), Martha Karua, former Minister of Justice, MP, and presidential candidate (Kenya), and Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Adviser, Finance (Uganda). Open to the public, please register in advance to receive the Zoom …
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A Decade into the European Refugees Crisis: Movie Screening & Talk with Mauro Mondello

Monday, November 16, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The European Studies Council, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses, and Mauro Mondello, World Fellow 2020; Reporter, Freelance Journalist present a screening of documentary shorts and a discussion addressing both the humanitarian crisis started in 2011 and the refugees in Europe during COVID-19. Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B06VVaf7SWa56Oc_q0DF9w Stateless, by Mauro Mondello and Nunzio Gringery - 2011 Lampedusa in Berlin, by Mauro Mondello, cinematography by Paolo Lafratta - …
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The European Studies Council, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses, and Mauro Mondello, World Fellow 2020; Reporter, Freelance Journalist present a screening of documentary shorts and a discussion addressing both the humanitarian crisis started in 2011 and the refugees in Europe during COVID-19. Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B06VVaf7SWa56Oc_q0DF9w Stateless, by Mauro Mondello and Nunzio Gringery - 2011 Lampedusa in Berlin, by Mauro Mondello, cinematography by Paolo Lafratta - 2015 Among many other crises around the world, the European Refugees Crisis, which started in 2011 as a consequence of the Libyan and Syrian wars, is, still today, the most impactful for Europe. Namely, from security to economic or from political to geostrategic, its impacts on Europe are multifaceted. The migration dimension is, however, the most significant one. In addition to its crucial humanitarian extent, it is a source of dissent, contention and competition among the different EU Member States. Discussions around irregular migration have been threatening the solidarity and damaging the reputation of the EU. Together with the rapidly changing regional and global dynamics, the conditions of EU aspiring refugees/migrants has been worsening. Since the beginning of 2020, besides, COVID-19 and connected anti-migration policies of …
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#EndSARS: Nigerian Activists Discuss Youth Protests, Social Media, and Government Censorship

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion of the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria featuring Nigerian activists. Other panelists include Aisha Yesufu, Akin Olaoye, Olorunrinu Oduala. Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, please register in advance to receive the Zoom webinar …
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Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion of the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria featuring Nigerian activists. Other panelists include Aisha Yesufu, Akin Olaoye, Olorunrinu Oduala. Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, please register in advance to receive the Zoom webinar …
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Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Yale Globalist will co-host the webinar, "Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age." New technologies allow new voices to reach broader audiences at lower costs. This has required journalists to adjust their production and distribution models and find new ways to keep their audiences engaged and informed. The internet has added numerous layers to the news reporting process. Journalists from traditional media organizations are no longer the only monitors of news and the number …
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The Yale Globalist will co-host the webinar, "Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age." New technologies allow new voices to reach broader audiences at lower costs. This has required journalists to adjust their production and distribution models and find new ways to keep their audiences engaged and informed. The internet has added numerous layers to the news reporting process. Journalists from traditional media organizations are no longer the only monitors of news and the number of independent journalists is growing, with various degrees of objectivity, accuracy and skill. In order to remain competitive, journalists must present instant access to the latest stories. They must prepare information for right now, instead of tomorrow. Does this emphasis on instantaneous news mean that journalists are less likely to ensure the accuracy of their content? May efficiency be traded for accuracy, meaning that information is subject to change? Speakers include: Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Intercept, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The New Yorker, and several other publications and websites.She has reported from Sierra Leone, Kenya, and the Philippines. From 2010 to 2014, she also reported from Haiti through grants from The Pulitzer Center on …
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On Conservation in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) for a conversation with 2020 World Fellow Ambroise Brenier, who is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. Ambroise leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple …
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Join the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) for a conversation with 2020 World Fellow Ambroise Brenier, who is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. Ambroise leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's livelihoods. Prior to his work in Papua New Guinea, Ambroise led the Wildlife Conservation Society's marine conservation efforts in Madagascar and created dozens of community-managed fishery zones, which was awarded the United Nations Equator Prize in …
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Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia

Friday, November 20, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Yale Globalist and the International Students‘ Organization will co-host the discussion, “Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia,” featuring 2020 World Fellow Edwan Ngum Tah and 2019 World Fellow Cristina Vélez Valencia. Panelists will discuss their work against gender based violence in their countries. As the Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law in Cameroon, Edwan represents women and young girls in the courts for gender based violence and child marriage cases. Additionally, …
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The Yale Globalist and the International Students‘ Organization will co-host the discussion, “Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia,” featuring 2020 World Fellow Edwan Ngum Tah and 2019 World Fellow Cristina Vélez Valencia. Panelists will discuss their work against gender based violence in their countries. As the Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law in Cameroon, Edwan represents women and young girls in the courts for gender based violence and child marriage cases. Additionally, she is a part of a legal team that drafted a child marriage ban legislation that is currently awaiting adoption at the National Assembly. Cristina Vélez Valencia previously served as the Secretary of Women's Affairs in Bogotá. During her time in this role, she was involved in designing a teenage pregnancy reduction project and oversaw five protection centers for victims of gender based violence. These programs offered services and support to women of all ages, through access to both physical and mental healthcare. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this google form to receive the Zoom …
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