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Our podcasts are theme specific presentations addressed by our network of experts and partners. You can browse the podcasts and download or listen to the ones of interest. We also invite you to subscribe to Policy Center for the New South’s Itunes Podcast station in order to stay informed of the latest briefs.  



The European Refugee Crisis and the Rise of Populism in Europe

Elena Sanchez | Tue, 08 November 2016

This podcast is performed by Elena Sanchez. The complexity of the refugees crisis needs of a very in-depth analysis. There are so many factors and variables involved in this phenomenon that the risk to forget few of them is rather usual among the analysis. The briefing will be focus on the main dimensions that explain what is happening with the refugees crisis and some of the consequences that this refugee crisis is having for the European Union. The presentation will focus on 3 main dimensions: 1) The Governance in the EU, or the lack of it; 2) The relocation of refugees in the EU; 3) The necessity to bolster the external actions to prevent an increase of the crisis

Elections locales en Afrique du Sud : Quel avenir pour l’ANC ? Quelles sont les forces d’opposition ?

Victor Mangani | Tue, 18 October 2016

Ce podcast est délivré par Victor Mangani. Les élections locales organisées en août 2016 en Afrique du Sud ont été largement commentées car le résultat s’est avéré inattendu et inédit. En effet, l’ANC, parti jusqu’alors ultra-majoritaire, a seulement obtenu 54% des voix, ce qui constitue sa plus faible performance électorale depuis les premières élections libres et démocratiques, en 1994. Cette « défaite » historique a notamment profité aux deux principaux partis d’opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) et l’Alliance Démocratique (DA). Ce dernier parti se retrouve ainsi à la tête de quatre des huit municipalités métropolitaines sud-africaines (Le Cap, Pretoria, Johannesburg et Nelson Mandela Bay). Nous essaierons de comprendre les raisons de la lourde perte de suffrages subie par l’ANC, d’évaluer une potentielle alternance politique au sein du pays et de présenter les enjeux à venir pour l’ANC et pour l’Afrique du Sud.

Renewable Energy: Costs and Investments in the Atlantic

Kristine Berzina | Thu, 13 October 2016

This podcast is performed by Kristine Berzina. The EU has prided itself on being a leader on renewable energy and climate change policy, but it is quickly losing that status. Disparate policy making me slow political processes has made the EU much later to ratify the Paris Agreement than China, India, and the United States. Why is Europe losing its seat at the head of climate and renewable energy efforts? Which countries in the Atlantic Basin have taken over the momentum? What is the role for partnership?

The Road to Marrakech: Key Issues for COP22

Laura El-Katiri | Thu, 13 October 2016

This podcast is performed by Laura El Katiri. Climate change is an increasingly integral part of our reality. Over the coming decades, global warming will affect our socio-economic development, human health, our availability of food, water along with our ecosystems and wildlife, more than we are likely able to imagine. The Paris Agreement, adopted last year in December at 21st session of Conference of the Parties (COP 21) by 196 parties (195 countries and the European Union) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) constitutes by the views of many a landslide agreement in global efforts to mitigate climate change, as well as prepare societies through adaptive action to the likely negative consequences we are yet to encounter even if mitigation efforts succeed in limiting global warming to the below-2°C target.

Tunisia's Economic and Political Challenges in 2016

Francis Ghilès | Tue, 11 October 2016

This podcast is performed by Francis Ghilès. Tunisia is facing a year of great uncertainty as fighting rages in the ruling Nida Tunes Party and the En-Nahda Islamist Party finds itself in the curious position, as a junior member of the government led by habib Essid of hoping Nida Tunes holds together. Economic growth is very weak and the country's debt level is rising. The tourist sector has been badly damaged by the terrorist attacks earlier this year and phosphate production remains at a third of its pre-revolution level.