Episode 19: Rising Powers, Status, and Hypocrisy
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4M ago
Ilen Madhavji sits down with the 2023 winner of the HJD Book Award, Dr. Rohan Mukherjee, to discuss how rising powers seek status from the established international order, to reserve their seat at the table of power. Inspired by Dr. Mukherjee's award-winning book 'Ascending Order: Rising Powers and the Politics of Status in International Institutions", they explore how countries like China and India have been motivated by ascending the global order, benefitting from it, and not necessarily the desire to dismantle it. After listening, if you’re left with more questions than answers, or just wan ..read more
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Episode 18: Japan's Space Diplomacy
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
11M ago
Host Ilen Madhavji speaks with Saadia Pekkanen, co-editor of the recent HJD Special Issues on Space Diplomacy, to see what there is to learn from Japan's approach to Space Diplomacy. Uniquely situated next to China but with extensive military ties to the United States, Japan cleverly employs Space Diplomacy to maintain its position between the two. This happens all the while they continue to be a global leader in dual-use space technology, which can be used for civil and military purposes. This "all fronts" strategy means Japan has found a way to operate bilaterally, regionally, and multilater ..read more
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Episode 14.5: Stirring the Cultural Pot (cont'd)
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
1y ago
In part 2 of this extended episode, Ilen Madhavji returns to the delicious world of culinary diplomacy alongside Chef Ritu Dalmia and Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, to get a taste of their perspective from the kitchen. After previously exploring how food connects heads of state and communities, the Podcast now focuses on the inter-cultural element of food and its potential to unite people of difference. Our chef guests, who both have combined European and Asian approaches to cuisine, speak from their experiences of breaking down fears, traditions, and barriers through food. After listening, if you'r ..read more
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Episode 14: Stirring the Cultural Pot
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
1y ago
In part 1 of this extended episode, Ilen Madhavji returns to the delicious world of culinary diplomacy alongside Chef Ritu Dalmia and Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, to get a taste of their perspective from the kitchen. After previously exploring how food connects heads of state and communities, the Podcast now focuses on the inter-cultural element of food and its potential to unite people of difference. Our chef guests, who both have combined European and Asian approaches to cuisine, speak from their experiences of breaking down fears, traditions, and barriers through food. After listening, if you'r ..read more
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Episode 13: How States Co-manage a Crisis
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In the first episode of the year, our host Ilen Madhavji guides us through a conversation on crisis co-management with The Hague Journal of Diplomacy's Book Award winner, Markus Kornprobst. His work titled "Co-Managing International Crises: Judgments and Justifications" sets the agenda by asking how states have traditionally worked together to solve security crises that demand immediate responses. Everything from the psychology of individual world leaders to how public opinion influences states' collaboration is brought to the table, especially as Ilen and Markus consider broader crises of the ..read more
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Episode 12: Culinary Diplomacy, Part II
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In the second part of our mini series on Culinary Diplomacy, Ilen Madhavji dives further to explore how states have harnessed the soft power of cuisine to brand themselves globally and influence the masses. Particularly the cases of Peru and Thailand are proof that good food can boost a country's reputation and spread their culture with ease. Also, Gilles Bragard and Sam Chapple-Sokol return once more to highlight the bridge-building and peacemaking ability of culinary diplomacy in conflicts and at the local level. After listening, if you're left with more questions than answers, or just want ..read more
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Episode 11: Culinary Diplomacy, Part I
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In the first of two episodes on Culinary Diplomacy, Ilen Madhavji delves into the roots of this field to find out how Heads of State have used food as a tool of influence, cultural exchange, and public diplomacy. With the help of Sam Chapple-Sokol's expert insights and Gilles Bragard's diplomatic experience with the chefs of world leaders, The Hague Diplomacy Podcast learns about the power of food, and the food of the powerful. This is a podcast created by The Hague Journal of Diplomacy: www.haguejournalofdiplomacy.org ..read more
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Episode 10: Jorg Kustermans on Diplomatic Gifts
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In this episode, Ilen Madhavji sits down with Jorg Kustermans to unwrap the world of diplomatic gift giving and the influence it has on power dynamics. By building on The Hague Journal of Diplomacy's recent forum on this same topic, they try to understand the evolution of this practice over time, as well as how dominant and subordinate states use it differently. Additionally, the United Nations has been the recipient of diverse gifts in the form of artwork, entire rooms, and building materials for their HQ structures--what are states trying to achieve by donating these? Listen in to find out ..read more
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Episode 9: Heidi Maurer and Sophie Vériter on the Future of Diplomacy in Europe
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In our ninth episode, our host Sophie Vériter talks to Heidi Maurer to discuss their recent contributions to the “Diplomacy After COVID” Forum, which both focus on the European Union. Heidi and Sophie talk us through their papers’ relevance, key points, avenues for research, and takeaways for practitioners - highlighting both the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated for the EU and its member states. They discuss how the virtual negotiations of the Council of the EU may bring about change and questions related to the role of physical presence in diplomacy, as we ..read more
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Episode 8: Ye-Min Wu & Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi on Diplomacy and Multilateralism During & After COVID
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by The Hague Diplomacy Podcast
2y ago
In the first episode of the new year, our host, Ilen Madhavji, builds on Episode 7 and the Journal's "Diplomacy After COVID" Forum with insights from two guests with practical experience within the world of diplomacy during COVID. Ye-Min Wu, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Singapore to the World Trade Organisation, and Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi, former representative of the US at the UN, current academic, and diplomatic trainer, touch on the pandemic's influence on multilateralism, decision-making at the highest level, and the importance of interpersonal relationships. As co-authors of "N ..read more
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