As the Trump administration works through NAFTA renegotiations, we discuss the costs and benefits of a tariff placed on Canadian lumber, the goal of NAFTA renegotiations and why trade deals are becoming so hard to implement in the 21st century. Does it simply reflect increasing levels of protectionism, or is it the nature of 21st century trade deals themselves? Host: Niko Marcich Researcher: Katya Sankow Guest Interviews: International Economics Professor Kerem Cosar and Lumber Salesman Chris B
Cheap commercial drones are carving out a unique space in warfare and challenging some of the norms in the US tactical playbook. What's the best viable solution? Can $80 drones turn conventional warfare on its head? Host: Niko Marcich Researcher: Nicholas Mortensen Guest Interview: Dan Brown, Assistant Professor of Sciences at UVa Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVa. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the UVa undergraduate podcasting network.
A new rail line connecting Addis Ababa to Djibouti, built by China. Estimates of over 1 million Chinese workers in Africa. China has been expanding infrastructure and investment projects in Africa. What is driving this expansion, and how is it affecting life in Africa? Should we be concerned? Host: Niko Marcich Researchers: Derrick Wang and Kay Khosbayar Guest interview: David Dollar Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVa. We are also affiliated wit
Black and white. Charlottesville and UVa. Townies and Students. Following the August 12th white supremacist march in Charlottesville, we take a step back from our global perspective to talk about race relations in Charlottesville from both a historical and modern perspective. Furthermore, we sit down with a local Black Lives Matter activist and discuss the disconnect between UVa, its students and the community around us, and what students can do moving forward. Hosted by Niko Marcich. Research
In the final episode of the semester, our host Niko Marcich and researchers Saajid Hasan and Tyler Hinkle explore the Universal Basic Income debate in India. We also host a special guest interview with International Economics Professor Kerem Cosar and the Software and Information Industry's (SIIA) David LeDuc, where we discuss the economic effects of automation, and learn how this global trend is changing the socio-political climate across the world.