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Episode 15: #Multilateralism100 - Multilateralism in Motion: the lasting impact & innovations of the League of Nations.

Episode 15: #Multilateralism100 - Multilateralism in Motion: the lasting impact & innovations of the League of Nations.

November 22, 2019

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library Geneva. This episode continues our #Multilateralism100 series, where we explore some of the issues and the people that have shaped multilateralism since the creation of the League of Nations to its transition to the United Nations today, as we mark the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva. 

What ideas are coming out today on the impact and the work of the League, and what opportunities for research are still to come? For this conversation, we had two academics in the studio, Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor at Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen), to share what they’re up to, and a recently published book that they edited, called The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present

How did the League shape modern multilateralism, what are some innovations that have continued in today’s international organisations, what is being thought of and seen in new ways? They both share their views and some insights from the book, which brings in new ideas from a range of researchers currently exploring the workings of the League. 

Further resources: 

Read more at the Aarhus University Blog, The Invention of International Bureaucracy: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/blog/  as well as publications that have come out of the blog project: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/publications/  

Find out about the book, The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present: https://unipress.dk/udgivelser/l/the-league-of-nations/    

Learn more about the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Content:

Speakers: Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor, PhD, Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Copenhagen)

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Aarhus University & UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

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Episode 14: Borders and Walls - a conversation with Dr. Anna Grichting on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Episode 14: Borders and Walls - a conversation with Dr. Anna Grichting on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

November 9, 2019

Welcome to this Special Episode of The Next Page, released on 9 November 2019, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion, the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, spoke with Dr. Anna Grichting, an architect, urbanist and musician who has devoted much of her work to studying borders and their connection to societies and the environment.  

In this conversation, Anna shares how she came to be in Berlin the day the Wall fell, and how this propelled her to further explore the wider subject of borders and border zones, be they gone or existing, and what they symbolize across the "long-view of history". She shares her thoughts on the opportunities for a more flexible view of borders, from memory and public spaces, to their connections to social ecology and environmental diplomacy, and the potential to collaborate in helping people to see the value of such spaces for future development.

Dr. Anna Grichting graduated with a Doctor of Design in Urbanism from Harvard University. She has taught as a Professor and fellow at the Universities of Geneva, Harvard, MIT and Qatar, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Vermont and a Lead Research Consultant for Qatar University. She has published an edited book entitled The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes:  http://www.anthempress.com/the-social-ecology-of-border-landscapes. 

To find out more about Anna's work, visit her website: www.annagrichting.com and her Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/annakatarinag/?hl=en.

Content:

Speaker: Dr. Anna Grichting. 

Host: Francesco Pisano.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Dr. Anna Grichting.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

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Episode 13: Library Talk - Storytelling session with science expedition leader Paul Rose

Episode 13: Library Talk - Storytelling session with science expedition leader Paul Rose

November 1, 2019

This episode of The Next Page brings you a curated recording of our recent Storytelling session with science expedition leader, Paul Rose. In 2019, our Library Talks programme focuses on SDG 13 on climate action, and the issues the world is facing amid environmental changes. In this context, Paul Rose joined us at the Library to share his life story of engagement for the planet, his thoughts on the some of the biodiversity and sustainability challenges of today, and the opportunities he sees for everyone to make a change and advocate for the environment, both in our own spheres of influence and collectively.

As an experienced diver, field science and polar expert, Paul Rose has for many years traveled around the world, supporting scientists to experience, explore and communicate nature's mysteries and diversity. Enjoy this learning moment with him, as he shares his experiences and answers questions from the audience.  

To find our more about Paul and his work, head to his websitehttps://www.paulrose.org/ and find him on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Paul_Rose

And also check out the Library's two Research Guides on the SDGs: http://libraryresources.unog.ch/sdgs and climate changehttp://libraryresources.unog.ch/climatechange

Content: 

Speakers: Paul Rose and Sigrun Habermann (moderator, UN Library Geneva) 

Host: Natalie Alexander. 

Sound Editor: Camille Chambinaud.

Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Paul Rose.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva. 

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