“Where can we be black if we can’t be black in Africa?” Western European standards continue to dominate education in South Africa, affecting students across races and wealth tiers. Even though Apartheid was dismantled in 1991, why do South African primary and secondary schools still appear so racially divided? How does the lasting footprint of colonialism affect schools, and how does the universal trend of denialism feed into these issues?
Episode #11 - Live Episode: Innovation Or Digital Colonization - What's Behind Facebook's Plan to Connect the Whol
What if we connected the whole world to the Internet? Launched in 2013, Facebook's Free Basics platform promises to do just this. Stemming from an altruistic vision to expand access to information, Free Basics provides affordable Internet access to remote areas in developing countries. What else is behind Facebook's vision to expand Internet access, and why are some communities rejecting the platform? What are the implications of Facebook being the primary Internet service provider in a communit
Anywheres have taken the streets. Somewheres remain complacent. What's at stake in Poland as the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) make sweeping changes to the judicial system, and how has the media in the West and East portrayed these changes? Is the media exacerbating tensions in Europe and the US, or simply conveying increasingly divergent perspectives?
It promised to turn the desert green. Billions of dollars and almost two decades later, not only have these promises not been realized, but the continued obsession with similar projects has diverted important resources. In this episode, we look at the New Valley development project in Egypt and other White Elephant projects. Why do governments continue to pursue wasteful projects with dubious benefits? How can our generation change the development paradigm?
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?