Global Shocks Podcast

Global Shocks

In a world facing multiple overlapping crises and wars, understanding how existing international institutions can tackle mounting global challenges is more crucial than ever. At Global Shocks, the podcast of the Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders, we enter the conversation with leading figures from the world’s major international organisations — from the International Committee of the Red Cross to the World Health Organisation.

As an integral element of our research programme, the podcast explores the different strategies used by international organisations to adapt and shape global turbulence.

Dr. Jan Eijking, along with his guests, will draw insights from conversations with experienced and leading practitioners. Together, they will explore a range of experiences and ideas regarding institutional responses to a spectrum of international crises, spanning fields as diverse as health, political economy, humanitarianism, and more.

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In the first episode of Global Shocks, we speak to humanitarian leader Yves Daccord, former Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. Hear Yves share his first-hand experience with how the ICRC dealt with humanitarian crises in Yemen, how social media affects the work of ICRC staff, and how 9/11 has affected the work of Red Cross organisations around the world


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